Saturday, November 6, 2010

i love me some buttons

I think I figured out why sometimes I'm happy with my creative results and sometimes I'm not.
I'm happy with them when I don't have a plan. When I just start doodling, like yesterday, or decide I want to do something with buttons, like today, then I'm happy with what I get.
But when I have an idea of what it should look like, like the chicken or the wreath, I'm more likely to be disappointed.
It has everything to do with expectations. I shouldn't be surprised. Expectations cause of a lot of disappointment in my life. I'm learning (slowly) how to let go of them. Toss them. Give them up and just take what comes. Life is so much more beautiful and satisfying that way.

Buttons glued to card stock.


  1. Very cool. I love your color choice. Now all you need to do is take it to Studio C to have it frames. :)

  2. I wasn't sure why you glued buttons onto card stock. Is it your art-a-day project?

  3. And, oh yeah, I forgot to say that your observation on expectations--very insightful.

  4. Gorgeous!!

    And expectations? Yep. They're of the devil. I'm sure.

  5. Those are some beautiful buttons...
    I've always believed that when you enjoy what you're doing it comes through in your work!

  6. I think I recognize some of those buttons! That is really pretty. Who knew? I used to play with my mother's box of buttons. There were some odd looking brown ones that were flared on one part of the top and I thought they looked like turkey tails so those buttons were my turkeys. Mom

  7. Mom, you recognize them because they came from your button box. :)


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