Buttons have always been a part of my life. My gran was a huge collector and connoisseur of buttons. She had jars and jars, sorted by color on a shelf. Special buttons had important boxes and labels. Books that told the history of buttons crowded her shelves. So it was a perfect fit when author Temple Kinyon asked if I would design her next book cover. The photo above is a small selection of buttons from my gran's collection. They were my inspiration for the book cover.
The start of button painting. Outside in the heat of the end of summer. Each button was painted and then collaged together digitally.