Monday, February 03, 2014

The Buttoneers

Some pieces sit unfinished in my studio for ages. Days, months, even years will pass before my little half done bits are paid proper attention. These four have been patiently waiting since November. As is usual, I stumbled upon them while looking for a misplaced whatsit and promptly finished them off when I should have been doing something else entirely.

Originally I had made some faux Liquorice Allsorts to embellish these sweet things. The Allsorts looked fine (my kiddo even tried to eat one!) but they didn't quite fit. I was disappointed, but it's not unusual for the image in my head to not want to become a reality. I've learned it's best not to struggle against it.

Instead I wait until my pieces suggest an altogether better idea. Last night these pieces shouted "We want to be Buttoneers!" Exactly what a Buttoneer is... well I have no idea, but I don't argue with my work.

And in case you're interested, here's the supply list: white Michaels plaques, assorted Graphic 45 papers (12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Pad & French Country Promenade) vintage images, acrylic paint, assorted buttons, hinge, metal charms, vintage wooden lottery number, transparency wings, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Key Holes, Masonite cut bird, Reversible Round Metal Number Tile