The March ARTwalk was a blast! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to create art -- and then see it materialize onto a cool button! And special thanks to Michelle Hughes and my kids for helping artists create and making it a crazy fun night!
My son, Jakobi, was operating the button-making machine, and wearing about 20 of his own creations on his jacket.
My favorite part of this project is that ANYTHING looks cool once it is turned into something wearable and collectible and professionally finished off with a pin-back. Images from magazines, cut-out words from dictionaries . . . even just regular ol' handwriting! There's something magical about seeing what you create . . . turned into something professionally made.
If you missed it, don't worry! We're going to have our button-making machine back at the April ARTwalk -- plus Jenna, creator of LZPencils, will be back again making custom-imprinted pencils.
Here's one of my favorite pencils she just created for me, pictured below! At the end of a long night, in response to his teenage sister's drama, my 8 year old son told her: "Suck it up, Buttercup!" What a way to end the night laughing!! (I swear I never taught him that phrase! Where do they pick these things up???)
What witty saying would YOU love to see on a button or a pencil??
I smile every time I write with one of these! :)