I have finally finished this piece that I started ages ago. It began with a background of Los Angeles Times newspaper headings and pages ripped out of a very old Thomas Guide of LA County (I still had mine from my college years and couldn't bear to throw it away!) I was careful to rub off a lot of the text so that not a lot of words are legible, and the result is like one of those walls where handbills and posters are pasted up, ripped off, and covered over and over again.
I'm not sure why this one took so long, but I'm very happy with the way it turned out. It measures 11 x 14", and as with most pieces made with gold leaf, it changes with the light.