It's my birthday today. I got up at 5am and made some funny self portraits. I have been thinking alot about Margaret Kilgallen, who is one of my favorite artists. She lived in the Mission in San Francisco and played the banjo and wrote on trains and painted funny ladies and pretty leaves. She died of breast cancer three weeks after her daughter was born in 2001. I have wanted to do a portrait of her for awhile, and am really happy with this piece.