Just Released! HAIKU for BUTTON LOVERS
About the Author
Sylvia Liszka Durell grew up in New Castle, PA. She graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and attended The University of Akron. She now lives in Spring Hill, FL.
Durell first became interested in buttons as art when she bought a wall hanging covered in buttons at an estate sale. The rectangular piece was hand-sewn of gold velvet, covered with a variety of buttons--all shapes and sizes--and finished with a tassel of golden threads. It was her first impression of buttons as art.
After retiring, Durell fanned her love of buttons by researching the history of buttons and creating a presentation called "The History of Buttons: Why We Collect the Little Masterpieces of Art." The program's purpose was to help button clubs all over the country build their membership numbers. Durell fears the die-off of interest in button collecting. About three years ago, she helped create the Hernando County Button Collectors Group and became a member of the Florida State Button Society, for whom she is Publicity Chair. She presented "How to Market Your Button Club to Increase Membership" at the state button show and her button history program at the 2018 National Button Society Convention.
You can contact Sylvia Liszka Durell via this website contact page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find it in Kindle formation on Amazon: www.amazon.com/-/e/B07GDNQJF5
I LOVE BUTTONS!
For me, buttons are miniature works of art. Examining their designs, colors and materials gives me great pleasure. Haiku for Button Lovers is full of “insider information” -- the details about buttons. The more one knows about buttons, the more she or he will enjoy the poetry. It's short and sweet and is written with a clever turn of phrase.
The 76 Haiku poems are under these categories:
I hope reading my Haiku for Button Lovers will delight button collectors and intrigue others to learn more about buttons and button collecting.
New to Collecting?
Or maybe you have been curious about the button jar your mom or grandmother kept. Please join me when I present "The History of Buttons: Why We Collect the Little Masterpieces of Art" at the National Button Society Convention in Jacksonville, FL, on Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. The program is designed for novices, but the history of buttons can surprise even long-time collectors!
Contact me for information on how to get a narrated, self-playing copy of the program.