Meanwhile..Back in the Studio


So, as much as I love being out in nature and capturing it with my camera, I also love creating things. So many different things. I love to color, draw, paint, make pottery and jewelry…pretty much anything that involves imagination. I don’t usually share all of my projects but I was so excited after completing my button piece I just had to share it here.


It all started with this huge collection of buttons given to me by a friend at work. First I made some jewelry pieces with them which was fun and pretty well recieved.

My friend had the buttons all separated pretty well by color; and as I was cleaning up the organization a bit I had an idea to do a painitng with buttons as an added 3 dimensional enhancement. What follows is that process.



It took several weeks overall, but a lot of that was thinking ย she was complete while continuing to add little touches here or there. One thing that holds true for me is that an art piece is never done until I hang it or give it away.



Until finally you put down the buttons, the glue and walk away. ย Now she is hung and I consider her complete. What do you think?




And speaking of jewelry, I have seen these for awhile now and wanted to give them a try. Such fun! I love creating these tree of life pieces…..



Happy creating this week everyone!

27 thoughts on “Meanwhile..Back in the Studio

  1. OH my goodness, Cheryl, these creations are gorgeous!! I LOVE your painting!! You have so many talents you make my head spin! I must admit I’m a bit green cause I too love to create yet with this cat project going, my creating has ceased except for photography. What an imagination! You found a home for those sad little buttons just wanting to be a part of something again. Way to go!! I suggest you sell your creations locally. They are so unique and so gorgeous I bet many people would buy them. Wow!!! โค


    1. Thanks so much Amy. I’m glad you like them. Your cat project is its own creation but I so get what you are expressing. Maybe a few cat sketches? While I am a voracious creator, i fall short in the marketing department. I have always given away far more than I have sold.

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      1. I honestly don’t know why I said what I did because I know this about you. Your art is so different and so beautiful I can honestly see people really wanting it. I too used to give away what I made …. I still don’t feel comfy about putting a price tag on my art either. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚


      2. Maybe I am just lazy abput setting up the proper accounts. Maybe it is about me not wanting to turn my art into a necessity. I would it if people wanted to buy it but pronoting it is another thing altogether. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. These are both amazing pieces. I love the button-dress. The tree pendant is very pretty. I love the way the roots (?) are bent to give it a natural look. Very nicely done!


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