Creative portraits and what I mean by that is not someone sitting there with no life in their eyes/expression looking like they are being tortured (unless that look is part of your creative set-up than go for it). I want you to get as creative as you want on this. I am including some inspiration images and links that I hope get you in the mood...This first image if from Phillipe Roy of his assistant, he has an explanation on his site of what he did. Click on any of the images to take you to the photographers sites.
I found a site that was all portraits, it is really hit or miss some are great some are um, interesting. This is one I liked by Jareck Kubicke but they have a random picker you can click that will give you a whole new set of portraits.
So no excuses for not being able to find a person to shoot (yourself will do quite nicely thank you AND most point and shoots do have a self-timer). If she could dedicate a 100 portraits to one room I am sure you can do one quite nicely. Pick your place and go outside your comfort zone. I can't wait to see what you come up with!