I refinish furniture and hand-paint it with designs ranging from fairy tales to nature. I find suitable pieces, sand them down, and consider each piece before I decide what it will become. A lot of inspiration comes from books and nature, with pictures of things such as Alice in Wonderland, fairies, Japanese art, and trees. I use acrylic paints, and finish items with polycrylic for durability. Each piece is unique - never the same thing twice - and functional art: Yes, it can be used!