Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tribute to Obsessive Consumption

(click on for a better view)

There is a web site called Obsessive Consumption. Kate Bingaman-Burt draws everything she purchases. I found out about this from a newspaper column written by Anna Griffin (check it out). I have cut back on my spending in the last year, but got suckered in by an ad from Staples for bargains for $1. Of course I bought things I didn't need like two rolls of scotch tape (but they were only $1!). More envelopes, photo paper that was actually $9.99 and I have to wait for a rebate. A three hole punch that fits in a binder, which I really don't need, but was a beautiful magenta color. The post-it flags above that were actually $2 but, hey, again they were regularly $4.49. Then I had to have two more $1.00 plastic pencil cases that I do love but didn't need two more! Thank goodness I don't do this often. Even though I only spent $10, I realize that spending like this is how your money disappears. I loved doing this drawing. It was very soothing to draw the receipt. Check out Anna's column and Kate's web site, it's very fun.


Pilgrim said...

Don't beat yourself up over this: we've ALL done it, ha ha.
I liked your receipt. It reminds me of an artist friend who doodles all over her shopping lists: they are mini-works of art!

Ann said...

Nice drawing and thanks for the interesting links. I'm like you with office supplies - they are so hard to resist!

Leah said...

There are certain stores that I can go into for one thing and end up with a bunch of stuff I don't really need...like Target!

I've seen Kate's site before and it's a great idea. I love this drawing!