Pattern, no pattern & blue shop towels. Trust me, it makes a world of difference.
A few months ago I found myself in the paper towel isle at Costco.
There I was, (just like always) humming and hawing over which paper towel to buy.
Finally, I settled on something.
Suddenly, a man next to me says this: "You don't want to buy those. Those aren't on sale. These are on sale!" He did this as he held up another brand.
I was at a loss of what to say. "Um, thank you!" I said with a smile. "But I'm shopping for a certain pattern."
His eyes went wide and he forced a smile. Then he quickly turned his shopping cart around and probably b-lined to the exit.
It was important to me that he understood that I was not crazy: "I'm an artist!" I yelled after him. I don't think this made much of a difference to him.
Here's why I am the world's pickiest paper towel shopper:
1. Pattern: It's all about the pattern. Think about it: The pattern on my paper towel will imprint itself on my canvas. Wether it's diamonds, circles or bows, choose wisely.
2. No Pattern: Well, I guess technically this is still a pattern. But it's as close as I can get to plain & simple so this is my favorite. Kind of looks like "snake skin" on the canvas. Pretty.
3. Blue Shop Towels: Too absorbent. They pick up way too much water and paint.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.