Thursday, July 22, 2010
Oh I do believe there is.
And I am afflicted!
I don't know when it happened - maybe when I was a little girl and used to sit under the big tree in our backyard in Ohio - with my mom's huge button tin, stringing them together for hours and hours - making necklaces (that she would always excitedly wear) and bracelets and yes - the long, long record breaking strands of glass buttons, metal buttons, leather buttons, and wood buttons (very few plastic back then.) Oh how I loved them.
I've recently felt the yearning again to touch buttons as they have found their way into some of the things I have been making - not for purpose - but simply for their aesthetic quality and beauty. They have the coolest buttons now - in beautiful colors, textures and shapes. I picked these up recently on a trip to buy some canvas for a project I'm working on. I couldn't resist. I am particuarly enamored with the large purple one and know exactly what I'm going to do with.