I had a wonderful time at the 2018 National Button Society Convention last week. My presentation, "The History of Buttons: Why We Collect the Little Works of Art," attracted almost three dozen people! Afterwards, I sold 10 copies of my presentation in the narrated format. This makes me really happy because it tells me that the buyers will use it as a recruitment tool or at their local meetings. I attended most of the educational presentations and was, once again, overwhelmed by the huge-ness of the vendor showroom and the competition trays display. Whew! But here are photos of most of the buttons I got at the convention. To see photos from the Convention, look on Facebook under Florida State Button Society or the National Button Society.
August 20th, 2018
I'm all ready for my trip to Jacksonville, FL for the National Button Society Convention. I'll arrive on Wednesday. My presentation, "The History of Buttons: Why We Collect the Little Works of Art," is on Thursday at 9 a.m. I am looking forward to it very much! My main purpose is to help get more people interested in the hobby of button collecting. If you'd like to see more about the education and fun programs planned for the week, go to https://youtu.be/R__KDC-xUro
Along with thousands of others all over the world,
I LOVE BUTTONS! Buttons, for me, 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. So, the more one knows about buttons, the more he or she will enjoy the poetry. It's short and sweet and is written with a clever turn of phrase.
You can find it on Amazon: www.amazon.com/-/e/B07GDNQJF5
I hope reading my "Haiku for Button Lovers" will delight button collectors and intrigue others to learn more about buttons and button collecting.
Sylvia Liszka Durell, Author
Owner of HoleyButtons.com and a founding member of the Hernando County Button Collectors Group in Florida.