Sunday, 15 September 2019

Button it. New art.

Here you go then, it is done. It measures 17.5 inches by 19.5 inches. There are two boards one bigger than the other, and screwed together from the back. I have stretched fabric over both boards, laced at the back.
The buttons have one, two, or three coloured threads, I just kept adding it until I thought there was enough. Tried to mix up the colours and sizes. I wanted to place them close together. It was a bit like putting a jigsaw puzzle together where none of the pieces fit. 



The dark blue denim was given to me. 



The back of the red board, the other one was done the same. I used board I already had, it was from a cafĂ© that was being cleared out. 
I used a piece of cotton bed sheet to cover the back. Hand stitched on with tiny stitches. 


I am very pleased with it. I don't make pictures to sell, I make them because I enjoy creating. Keeps my brain working, keeps my hands busy. I may have another exhibition, who knows, no rush, when I'm ready. 
Toodle pip.  ilona


45 comments:

  1. WOW that is a work of art. Veronica

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  2. Just love your new work of art! what a lot of patience that must have taken with all the different threads and colours, and it looks great with your red frame.
    Tilly

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  3. Gorgeous and so pretty. Will be an instant "cheerer-upper". Clever you and great to see it's construction. Thanks. x

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  4. That is lovely, Ilona, really stunning.

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  5. Well done. I really like that picture. You should be well proud of your art work.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. So many colours and different ways of doing the buttons.
    The red and dark blue are lovely.
    WELL DONE.
    Hazel c uk

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  7. I think this is my most favourite thing that you have ever done :)

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  8. I love it and I also love the way you sign and date your work.It makes it so unique!.Just think, there isnt one the same in all the world!!,xx

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  9. That really is very special Ilona and just the sort that I would buy.I'm sure if you ever put it into an Exhibition you could sell it several times over x

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    1. A friend has already said he wants first refusal. I said he might have to wait a long time, a year or two.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! I love all the colours and fancy stitching! Made me smile :)

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  11. It's fantastic - really stunning and full of 'impact'.
    xx

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  12. It is spectacular Ilona! It reminds me of a mosaic! I especially like the different way the buttons have been sewed on and the different colours of thread used. :)

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  13. Dear Ilona
    You should be proud - this looks fantastic! Have you seen Michael Brennand Wood's work? I think you would find it interesting.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. I love his work, thank you for reminding me. I saw it at Sleaford in 2013. Blog post here.
      https://meanqueen-lifeaftermoney.blogspot.com/2013/06/art-at-national-centre-for-craft-design.html

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  14. Very beautiful Ilona. You are very artistic. You certainly should have another exhibition hope you do. Amy and Benny cuddled up to each other today they are so loving at times. My friend Katrina called in to cut our lawn which was very overgrown she adores animals like us and gave Benny a huge hug and kiss. Hope you have had a lovely weekend lots of love to you Mayze Heidi and Oscar. Love Liz Amy and dear sweet old Benny.xxxx

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  15. Wow great craft work Ilona its stunning XXX

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  16. The button art is beautiful. It’s like Valentine conversation hearts.

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  17. I love it! I just don't know where you get the patience - especially when using all the different colours of thread - amazing!

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  18. Lovely artwork Ilona. Will we see you next year? Is your village having another fete? All the best! X

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    1. Our village fair is always on in June. I will probably be there.

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  19. That is lovely, you make some fabulous pieces llona, love the way you make everything with lots of lovely colour. X

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    1. I need colour in my life, it makes me happy.

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  20. I love everything about this Ilona. The coloured thread and the buttons look so cheery and the "frame" is ideal to set of your handiwork. Thrifty, crafty perfection. Wonderful.
    Jacquie x

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  21. Gorgeous one of my favourites!

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  22. A fun project from beginning to end, beautifully done and brings a smile!

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  23. That is beautiful! A real work of art...reminds me of a very intricate quilt. So pretty!!

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  24. It looks great, the colours really 'pop' on the dark background.

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  25. Fabulous, absolutely stunning. I cannot remember having seen something like this before. Contemporary art is often really depresssing, but one look at this will cheer you up.
    Hilde in Germany

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  26. Wow! That is Uber-cool, absolutely love it!! Pam

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  27. Really love this .... the more you look at it, the more tiny detail you see! Brilliant!

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  28. That is truly lovely, you should be extremely proud.

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  29. Un trabajo precioso ¡Felicidades!

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  30. I love that! It's really beautiful. I have followed your blog and your YouToob channel for a while now and alway enjoy your videos. You are a really talented lady! Do have another exhibition!

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    1. Thank you. I need to make some more videos.

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  31. Lovely - I like how the star-like threads make it appear to sparkle

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  32. Lovely! This is my favorite of all your art works so far.

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