This is a blurb I found on a site called Zany Holidays.
"Today, November 16th, is Button Day. Take this time to honor and recognize the humble button, so simple yet so important to our lives. Where would we be without the red button, not to be pushed under any circumstances? If you've ever worn a button-down shirt, winter jacket, pair of pants, or any sort of corporate ensemble, you're intimately familiar with buttons. Today, bask in your new-found awareness of these fasteners' importance, for without them, our apparel would be a sorry mess of flimsy snaps and busted zippers. True fanatics can join the National Button Society and obsess over buttons all year round."
I don't know how Button Day got started, but I am happy that it did.
I haven't met a fabric artist that wasn't a collector of buttons. Whether we are aware of it or not, it seems like we are all button hoarders. Whether of the Mother-of-Pearl kind, acrylics, metal, wooden, or the handmade bejeweled kind....we all stash them in tin containers, glass jars or in plastic bins. My favorite kind of buttons are the handmade kind...these are some of my polymer clay buttons.
Below are some beautiful photos by other artists that apparently share the same passion.
It is nice to know I am not the only one.
Are you a button collector?
|via Chelsea Donnell|
How do you store your button collection?
|via Button It Up|
|via Sarah Youde|