Here is another idea of creating the planter for the garden in the but this one is big. You can see how reshaping the wood pallets can turn them into awesome items for There is no need to paint them as they look amazing in their actual color.
Sharpie Sketches - Horses by ColossalBeltloop . I once heard an artist say that she liked to draw in pen because there was no erasing, and it helped her learn to accept imperfections. That seems like a good (albeit somewhat painful ) idea!