Psyched to share some photos of my latest project: this painted recycling container! A couple of months ago, my design was chosen as one of the winning entries for ecomaine’s 2019 Recycling is a Work of Art contest. In brainstorming how to illustrate their theme of, “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Maine,” I landed on the idea of up-cycling old items as planters for pollinators. Sketching some different layouts, I chose a pattern design - consisting of planters, pollinators, and earth-friendly symbols repeated on each side.
This was by far the largest-scale project I have ever done - but luckily I had the perfect place to work on it (outside my dad’s paint shop) and plenty of time. Spring weather in Maine is pretty unpredictable but I got some excellent sunny days!