Glass Jar of Buttons by LindaAppleArt

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“Antique Buttons”
oil on canvas
still life

This was one of my mom’s old jars of buttons.
I try to use them on some of my art doll sculptures but they have
so much sentimental value to me that I find it hard to part with them.

I have been a painter and sculptor for over 43 years professionally and after all this time, I still love it. It is challenging, makes me think about the world and keeps me connected to life.
My art is a mix of realism and impressionism with a bit of humor thrown in.
I am available for commission work- just ask!

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  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    I am so impressed with your work!
    It’s very eyecatching! :)

  • Ming, thanks for all your wonderful supportive words! Funny how we often overlook things, like a\a simple jar of old buttons…….

    – LindaAppleArt

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    Don’t you just love button jars? I even see a snap bottom in there. Let’s see, I could use one of those….;)
    wonderful. Yes they are sentimental, right down to the split shell button.

  • Oh gal, you know your buttons!! THANKX!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 5 years ago

    My dear grandmother always kept a button jar just like this! She would let the grandkids pour them out and look through them. Now I have my own button jar even though I don’t sew a lot like she did. It’s a sentimental memory kind of thing and I find it comforting. You did a great job painting this! :)

  • Sharon, you are RIGHT ON! Funny how the little things like this can bring back such memories! Everytime I look at the old jar….I think of mum!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    fabulous work Linda! My mum also always had a button jar, i now i have one too :)

  • THe comments are really fun on this one……….never thought so many would cherish their button jars!! COOL!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacover 5 years ago

    Hehehe… although my grandmother had a jar like this… it actually looks more like MY button jar!!! When I was sewing a lot I had a fetish for buttons… just couldn’t part with any…. but I got over it and I do use them now…lol!!!

  • With all these button comments……..looks like we should have an “old button” club!! Wonder what it is about old buttons??? FUNNY !!!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • murrstevens
    murrstevensover 5 years ago

    Apple’s Jar Orphanage for Lost Buttons

  • Tee hee, hee……………thanks!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Neale Sommersby
    Neale Sommersbyover 5 years ago

    As always I’m fallling over backwards with awe!!!

  • Hey Neale,
    oh my, don’t hurt yourself!!! :D THanks a bunch!

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Louma Rabah
    Louma Rabahabout 5 years ago

    lovely work..

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 4 years ago

    What a very talented lady you are :) I have one these jars and guess what it has buttons in it :) Does bring a smile to ones faces.

  • Hi Penny, Gee thanks for the compliment! This was my mum’s old jar of buttons……….. gotta luv those buttons!! :) glad you have one too! :))))

    – LindaAppleArt

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 4 years ago

    love a jar of old buttons. so many memories in mom and grandma’s jars! beautiful work!

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