strange…

Sometimes the coincidences that happen online are quite extraordinary. I have been experimenting with buttons as medium to draw with. By drawing with buttons I mean arranging them in such a manner that they form patterns, shapes and make linear marks. In this sample piece you can see triangular formations. I wanted to see if I could make them ‘read’ so I have been experimenting. These are all mens shirt buttons. You know how if you need to replace a button you can never quite match the shade? They all look white or cream until you place them side by side? Well working like this is a bit like that as getting the shading right has taken me an age! Its an interesting challenge and its only a sample …

Tonight I noticed that Serena Fenton of layers of meaning has posted a piece on pointillist button art! Now how amazing is that?

 


Knitting!

Well reading these knitting blogs has had a bad effect on me as a month or so ago, Lincraft had some yarn out on sale so in a moment of sheer crazyness I picked up a few balls. I am not a really a knitter anymore but at a $1.00 or so a ball this ‘feathers’ yarn looked to be fun. Anyway I finished this scarf through the week and I now remember why I don’t knit often. It’s not really my thing as for me the process is pretty boring. Anyway I finished it so at least it is not in my UFO pile.