It freed up shelf space around the house, and also changed the way I thought about things, products, merchandise. When I’m at Target or Anthropologie, I stop and think; Is this something I really want? A lot of times the answer is, “Nah.”
Sometimes the answer is, “Oh, heck yeah.” I bought a white coffee cup at a secondhand shop. I can’t remember where or when but I know I bought it simply because I liked it.
I bought it to have in my office – to put stuff in, maybe or to display on a shelf.
I don’t drink out of it, I don’t store things in it. It’s just there to be there.
The week before last, I painted a coffee cup each day. This week, I’ll share those paintings and the story behind each cup.
I sketched this cup super fast after I got frustrated trying to exactly draw the lines of the coffee mug I was looking at. After I did the painting, I still like this one.