I wanted to make something new for my NEW house. Since the move my husband has been using our garage as his storage shed for parts. Woo hoo that means I get all these leftover pallets to create with. Unfortunately, I barely have anytime to keep the house clean much less time to create.
I try to make my husband something special every Christmas. Last Christmas I was obsessed with all these pallets lying around my house and decided I would create something for him. I gave several of these pallets to my grandfather to build me a studio desk.
With the leftover pieces of pallet I began my new construction. I placed the blocks in random order onto a picnic table and began painting (I did not paint the blocks before I began). This was a way for me to immerse myself into my work. Drip, drizzle, splatter, splash as I worked with red, yellow, and brown to create this piece. I even let my children help. We used found air condition parts to make stamps with, and even left some to dry in the paint.
Once the paint dried I thought it needed something more . . . so I began to use different types of stain to add a finished touch to the wood. In some areas I even stained over the painted areas. Some blocks I wiped off, and others I just left the stain to dry in clumps.
This is one of my best pieces I have created in a long time. I would love to create more, but it is hard to find time to create.