My grandfather (“Opa”) just passed. He was a WW2 vet, POW, and retired as a peaceful apple farmer. Someone sent me a picture of him from 2011, the last year he was able to climb and prune his orchard.
I imported the picture, traced over eith vector lines in Inkscape, and cut it on walnut and cherry Proofgrade, then mounted it on a pine backing from the craft store. It will be a gift to his daughter (my mother).
The colors contrast pretty well - and I think it helps that the grains are angled differently with each type of wood.