6 x 6 inches, colored pencil and graphite
This is a small colored pencil piece I complete in 2008, after a workshop with artist Kristy Kutch. It was fun at the time, and I was pleased enough to plan a companion piece. After my mother's death I inherited her tin of saved buttons, and I thought using the repeated shapes would be interesting, and also a tribute to her and her sewing.
This is the companion piece, started in 2008, set aside until yesterday, finished today. I'm not sure why I could not bring myself to finish this picture for so long. I think it is like when I ate so much salt water taffy at the county fair a few years ago that even thinking about the candy makes me queasy. All those little circles were driving me up the wall. But I took myself in hand and sat down last night, vowed to finish it so I could clear off part of my workspace.