7/28/2012

"Button Lady" would you paint?????

Last weekend I had a booth at an art festival in Idaho.  Every time I bring my buttons out in public I get various requests to paint new subjects... Some I can quickly say "never".... such as a motorcycle or a spinning wheel.  But this time I did get two I'm going to try.... a frog and an iris...  I had actually thought of doing a frog ever since I did this one on Cathy L's gold work block.





I had stitched this iris on a block for Cathy Kizerian some time back and think I will try  an iris on a button... The problem with iris are the leaves which are strong and linear which is not especially compatible with a round button shape...

I think I will experiment with some Art Nouveau elements such as in this block...  I hadn't remembered using so much gold in this Art Nouveau block.... I guess my love affair with gold goes a way back... I had also forgotten the black fan seam which I really like and must use again... Sometimes it is fun to go back through some old work.. I would certainly do the button cluster differently now..

3 comments:

Linda w said...

Both beautiful pieces. Hugs lin

Marilyn said...

Nice to see you back and I hope you had a successful show. You were missed. I'll be waiting anxiously to see the frog button and the art nouveau iris.

Anonymous said...

Glad your back! I have missed your posts.

Hugs
Crystal

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