I received an e-mail from a friend who tells me she saw my art in Somerset Life magazine.
I run over and pick one up. Yippee, I'm creative living idea #46!
The Button Ribbon Spools are made with two large vintage buttons, a straw and some ribbon.
Now, because I am excited about being published as creative living idea #46, I show everyone who walks through my front door.
This is how the conversations go:
"Wow, that's great! What do you do with them?"
"Ahhh, display them?"
"Oh, how beautiful, where did you buy them?"
"Ummm, I made them."
"I'm so proud of you. Did you go out and buy these buttons then just wrap ribbon around them?"
"I had the buttons."
"Why did you have them?"
"I save stuff like this."
"So I can make things like this."
"Who wants things like this?"
"There doesn't seem to be much ribbon on here. What would you do with it?"
"Look at it."
"Did you make the ribbon?"
"Do you get paid to do this?"
"Then why do you do it?"
"Because I'm an artist."
"This is art? What kind of art is it?"
"I DON"T KNOW!"
"IT JUST IS!"