I am beginning to get callouses on my hands, like real working hand callouses. Splinters are more common now and no more French manicures that is for sure. I now find myself driving behind stores to see if there are any unused pallets and then go in and ask management if I can take a few or if they are going back to the companies that sent them. Truth is, a lot of people throw them away. I have learned lately to be careful of where I get my pallets as well. Some can be coated with toxic chemicals and I don't want that either. I am considering putting gloves in my car for this new hobby of dumpster diving. Who knew! But you know what I LOVE IT. I am using what other's overlook and discard. I am re-purposing it and making something beautiful. Rustically beautiful, but beautiful all the same.
Having grown up in Oregon and knowing the extremes of hiking in a lush forest and coming across miles of deforestation, I like that I am bringing new life to something once precious and living.
So this is the photo of a typewriter I bought from another one of my favorite stores, Habitat For Humanity. I took this is my living room with the intention of using it for a pallet image transfer. I am pleased and delighted with the results.