Necessary Snacks

the art of noticing and the burlap of chaos

Hi—happy mid-week snack break.

Except, ya know, it’s the weekend, a holiday weekend, so congratulations for making through a very tough week and a very difficult summer.

We have some really good snacks today.

I don’t think you can appreciate the true genius that is Rob Walker without hearing him speak about his passion.

This presentation from April 2019 gives a great overview of The Art of Noticing, with some easy takeaways to get you infected with curiosity for your world. When you’re all hopped up on noticing-juice, don’t forget to sign up for his wisdom to pop straight into your inbox on the regular.

One of the bright spots of this heavy week the best $1.99 I’ve spent: this app.

Artist Hannah Epstein, aka Hanski, creates a pantheon of characters in burlap and wool. One such creature, the Burlap of Chaos, comes to life and merges with Hannah. In this magical assimilation, Hanski’s burlap rugs become paintbrushes. You, the player/artist use these rug brushes to paint on your own burlap. At first you’ve only one brush. You level up when you complete your first painting, things get heated and your brush gets chased around by other brushes. So far, I’ve only made it through 4 levels of this, but there are so many more. I’ve played several times and have never seen the brushes repeat, there are dozens of them.

Todays illustrations are screen shots from my Hanski play.

I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend $1.99 on your own self right now. See her art at @GdGrlHanski on instagram.

Look after yourself,

x rubi