Button Club and Barbara’s Studio – A Wonderful Day!!!

Button Club met this past week. Oh, gosh, we have been meeting for years, maybe 10??? Our club is not a “club” but a closed group of button enthusiasts who are friends. Keri and Pat have been collecting the longest. They both knew each other when they lived in the Fort Worth area. We formed the group at Keri’s when she moved to Little Rock. This meeting we met at Barbara’s in Sherwood and for most of us it is an hour away through Little Rock. So, you can tell we like to go. We bring show & tell and discuss what we have found or ask questions about things we need to learn about. It is always fun But, this time we had our Christmas potluck and Dirty Santa exchange.  But, the most interesting thing was Barbara’s studio.  Not only is she a button collector, she is a painter, potter, and  quilt maker. Her studio was amazing!!! She is very prolific and works all the time creating. One of the things she said that amazed me was her children didn’t like her work  and she didn’t know what she was going to do with all the things she made.  Well, Barbara, you can leave the to me!!! I love her pottery!!!! And her watercolor of red roses would fit right in my house. She has stacks and stacks of matted watercolors and boxes and boxes of pottery. We were so blest to get to see all her beautiful creations. Thanks, Barbara! See ya at my house in March. Remind me to tell the maid to dust my button room. Oh, Sally I thought I had pictures of you and I didn’t. Sorry!!!

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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1 Response to Button Club and Barbara’s Studio – A Wonderful Day!!!

  1. Carol Ann Wilbourn says:

    I’ve always known that Barbara was talented and multi-facited, but I had no idea!!! The bowls are magnificent!!!! and that big round, multi-colored one is ‘over the top-fabulous. Thank you Jim, for sharing. And her water colors are beautiful! She is just an amazing woman! And – I understand about family not appreciating our talents – I have the same problem.
    Thanks again for letting us into Barbara’s world.

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