Kate Bingaman Burt’s Daily Purchase Drawings


I recently came across this great Debbie Millman interview with Kate Bingaman-Burt, a Portland, Oregon based designer and illustrator. Kate has been documenting her personal relationship with consumption since 2006 by drawing an item that she purchases each day. Her book, Obsessive Consumption, was published last year and contains 3 years of these lovely drawings.

I like this project for a number of reasons:

—The drawings are really cute.

—It always makes me feel better (read: more sane) to see that other people put themselves up to unnecessary personal challenges too.

—Like Kate, I’m also fascinated with people’s stuff. Most of my personal photography projects have been focused on telling the story of a person through their possessions.

It’s sort of like if “100 Things” and “For the Sake of Drawing” had a baby, a perfect combination of this year’s first 2 challenges.

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