So the summer began with this obsession with buttons and glue.
Recently, the piece was completed. I wasn't crazy about the colors, so decided, after naming it, to give it a little destructive look to sort of represent the downturn in the number of people who sew. Okay, that's a little dramatic, but you get my drift. I did a couple squirts with the paint and liked how it looked not completely painted. And so, out came the acrylic coating and it's done. I present to you, Buttons and BBs, a collection of buttons from the early 1950s to the present along with BBs filling some of the gaps. Read into that what you will.
There's a heart shaped button over the heart of the form. Awwww.
Closeup of the concrete paint.
Here's the front. It's about 14" tall and used to be on a stand that added a few more inches. I like it better not on the stand.
Both arms have the large yellow buttons.
The top has a large pink button. I believe the large buttons were my mom's.
You can see a big button on her rear. Accidental. I swear!
I wasn't sure where I was going with this when I started it, but there you have it. I like that I was able to use up some of my really old buttons. I did buy some 1/4" buttons for the smaller holes. I just didn't have enough! My summer project is now done. Sort of a scrap stitching project, don't you think?