Like parents all across America, my husband and I had to take our son for a sports physical a couple of weeks back. Since our doctor’s dance card was filled, we took the boy to one of those “urgent care”-style clinics where (despite the name) they offer non-urgent sports physicals, and as our going away prize, we received not only a signed form, but also a super cheap magnet, which may or may not have looked like this.
This magnet is seriously SO cheap that it can’t hold anything on the fridge. Hell, it can barely hold itself. I wanted to throw it away, but I hate throwing things like that into a landfill – and that’s when it hit me. LIVING WITH MAGNETS!
For real, I am tired of living with the gross, cheap advertising magnets. The good news is that they paint up quite nicely! Put on a coat of gesso, and you can have your way with them.
Since the magnet itself was sad and cheap, I decided to paint a sad, forgotten man – as in, the poor sap who was on the way to the patent office when the news broke that his invention had been invented out from under him. Poor dude.
Personally, I think these would make awesome gifts for the holidays!