Welcome to 2015.
In late 2012 I ended up throwing together a pallet or two out of craft sticks. While serviceable enough looking, I never ended up using either of them due to an overall feel of something lacking. Every now and again I'd kick around the idea of pallets again, and set it aside. This time when I started thinking about it again, I had a breakthrough. I could use matches along with the craft sticks to get the look I wanted.
This year feels like terrain so far. Stay tuned to see what it brings.