Paper or Plastic? Make Mine Art!
This is just for fun. I got some boring reusable shopping bags at my local grocery store. They’re supposed to eliminate all those wasteful plastic and paper grocery bags we’ve all been using once and throwing away all these years. It’s a good idea, but the reusable bags are ugly. I decided to do something about that.
For a buck or two you can get a cheap, ugly, reusable grocery bag. It’ll hold up to lots of shopping trips. Of course it’s branded with the awful logo of your local supermarket. I find this rather offensive. You paid for the thing! The least it could be is unobtrusive, if not actually decorative. I figure, if they want me to advertise for them, they should be paying me, not the other way around.
So my first thought was I could just cover up the stupid logo. The particular bags I got are black. I have black gesso, I could just gesso over the logos and make myself some ultra-cool stealthy black grocery bags. No logos, no nothing.
But then I thought, heck, I’m an artist. Why not paint on the bags and make them little works of art? Grocery bag art!
“Paper or plastic?” Neither! Make mine art!
Here’s the first one:
I’ll show you more as I finish them up.