Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Buttons & Blooms

Buttons & Blooms 11 x 14"

More than a hint of nostalgia here. Silk cabbage roses (from Flights of Fancy) in mauve and green anchor opposite corners and shabby trim lines the right-hand side. I found the delightfully distressed door escutcheon in Taos at a marvelous little shop by the San Francisco de Asis Church. A waterfall of miniature buttons (found at a 7 Gypsies parking lot sale a few years ago) cascades down the center, along with bits of vintage book spine and a copper stamping of a graceful hand A cabinet card is adorned with a brass stamping. Two young sisters, dressed in their Sunday finery watch wide-eyed. Another piece ready for Open Studios.


  1. You are going to be so prepared for Open Studio...and other art events that come along before then. Your focus on creating is one I admire, that and a daily blog entry. Consistency, I realize, is a virtue.

  2. Okay, I didn't evenknow what an escutchen was, and I LOVE it! And I must use buttons more. look at that button-fall.