Whenever I’m on my lunch break I tend to just find a spot to sit down and eat. No televisions. No mobile devices. Just me staring at a wall and eating my lunch. The main reason I like to eat without anything digital in my face is to rest my eyes. I don’t do the greatest job of taking proper eye breaks each hour of work. So I make sure to just do that for most of my breaks. That being said this little jar of toothpicks is always something my eye is drawn to. At first I just looked to them because I actually needed to pick my teeth after eating. But the more I looked at them the more I thought they looked pretty neat.
The way they’re sitting in the jar is quite attractive. They naturally create this spiral like pattern. And because there were so many different colors it created a very interesting look. So one day after eating I picked up this little jar and shook it up a few times. There were several interesting patterns that it created but I settled on this one. A classic spiral type of look with all of the colors. I had the look I wanted so I brought this jar down to the carpet in the office lobby and took this shot with my phone. Why did I use the carpet as my background? Well, it’s dark color gave the toothpicks a nice contrast. Not to mention the pattern lent itself to an interesting overall image.