Painting: Button Tree – by My Wife

Trisha’s mom was a seamstress. She made many of her daughters’ clothes when they were little as long as the girls cooperated. Obviously high schoolers don’t want homemade clothes anymore. As seamstresses are wont to do, she collected buttons. You never know what you might need that button for. When she passed away too soon about 15 years ago, Trisha inherited the button collection. She sorted them into bins of colors and shapes, and decided to create button art.

Here is the first one: The Button Tree!

This is a 24 x 24 inch work, on a piece of plywood, with the buttons glued on it. I love how it came out. You can click on the image and zoom in for some amazing detail.

There are many, many, many more buttons. I am waiting for more button art!

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