I used layers of water-soluble crayons, an oil paintstick, and gold acrylic paint. The textures were created by scratching through the layers with a pencil.
The gold acrylic paint looks a lot like gold leaf on top of the water-soluble pencil.
Notice... no drawing skills here... I decided not to focus on accurate depiction, just quick movements and lots of color!
How about you? How does your personal history influence your art? What themes come up? How do you put your own spin on those images?