I’ve been getting my craft on recently, having developed a little obsession with the humble button. Long gone are the days of art teachers looking at my drawings with pity. I can do button art now, suckers! Useless with a pencil but a whiz with a button, and that’s fine by me. Ok, so my little creations won’t win any design prizes, but I think they could make rather unique and personal gifts.
The subject of my longing for a more creative life will certainly feature in future posts, particularly the reasons why I quit being a lawyer. Recently I felt that I needed to find ways to ignite the creative juices lying dormant somewhere inside me. Buttons were my salvation (they weren’t really, that’s rather extreme). They were, however, good fun to work with, especially after I was introduced to my new friend mod podge. That’s why I’ve made button art a new hobby and opened up a little Etsy shop called Suzi’s Crafty Buttons! I would love to know what you think.
Even if you feel like the most useless artist ever, which I honestly am (my sister was blessed with that gene), just try something new and see what happens. Enjoying the creative process is much more important than having a perfect finished product. To chuck in an oxymoron, go create your own beautiful mess!