Red pipe cleaner? 3/3/2017

I have started to paint on plastic bags and adhere them wrinkly onto the canvas as a final layer. It adds a shiny multi textured surface- a plastic ocean. I continue to add bits and pieces of natural and man made litter to the work. The other day I stuck a red pipe cleaner into some netting- loved it. It echoed another red line but was a three-D version and curved, not straight. Loved the 3D line, but not the pipe cleaner- it bothered me all day, driving around, buying groceries, talking to people, I was mulling over the question ofred pipe cleaner as red line.wondering - something too obvious, recognizable, kind of not magical. What could I use? tops of ziploc bags? red wire? a scrap of cellophane? finally came upon some red tape- wrapped it over the red pipe cleaner and it kind of worked- almost, not quite, too stiff. Just posting this as an example of the kinds of things going on in an artists mind as they go about their daily life.  we are wandering around absorbed by questions such as " what's wrong with a red pipe cleaner? what else could I use to make a 3D red line?"  luckily, I did not get into an accident......