People are really into recycling and saving the earth these days .. and for very good reason. I decided to turn my artistic talents onto recycled mediums and give these retired sap buckets, windows, bottles, saws and scrap pieces of slate, a second chance. The sap buckets are original Vermont maple sap buckets that have been sanded, painted and finished with a protective coating. It all started when I wanted to give something unique as a gift and I thought I would paint them a bucket - I wasn't sure if I could pull it off or not but I had so much fun with it - I decided to continue and began experimenting by trying my hand at painting from a picture. Since then, I have started to lean more towards specializing in custom designs - it's more fun for me to paint something different each time, it's a new challenge, and keeps my interest - now I'm hooked.