I've been doing a lot of collages lately for gifts. I really like the immediacy of a collage. I love that it's not like I'm making something out of nothing, like I usually do with a painting.
I found a National Geographic with lots of lovely maps and quickly stashed them in my collage pile. It wasn't until I was arranging them on my workspace that I realized they were all of Hitler's old maps. Oops. This was supposed to be a wedding present! I won't tell if you don't. They're just too pretty!