2012 May 05

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Idea Book Prompt Two

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The second prompt for the idea book is to draw everything you buy in a day. Our lives are filled with consumption, ranging from buying coffee at Starbucks or shopping for a little black dress for the party you’re attending next weekend. There is a reasoning behind everything we buy and each product we consume has a story. The prompt is derived from a book named  Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, which also turned into a blog named Obsessive Consumption. The author, Kate Bingaman Burt, is an illustrator living in Portland, Oregon and has been drawing something she has bought everyday since February 5th, 2006. By drawing what you buy, you become aware of how much you are spending. To be mindful about how you spend your money is a good lesson because it teaches you to be more conscious of your consumption.

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