The Buttonheads

Over this weekend, after journaling Friday afternoon, a source of inspiration smacked me in the head and I had to follow it down that twisted path.  Now there is no going back.  The Buttonheads, an art doll series with snippet stories of their own.  Hand stitching, which I find to be like a dream sequence, falling in and rolling out into the never, never land of my curiously odd mind and writing bits of stories, thought fluffs moving into the ether….But really, I feel like all of this is demonstrating  fragility.  The Buttonheads are fragile beings, rough round the edges, not quite fitting in, yes strangely satisfied in their own way. Constructed from vintage fabrics and stitching, ordinary materials really, feedsacks and bits of old sheeting, bark cloth and felted sweaters.  Materials used and worn with stories of their own.  A layering of fragility…but with rich history.  Hands involved, body witness, soul feeding, heart on the table, like The Buttoneheads themselves.  Meet Eunice…


IMG_1452She’s in my etsy shop if anyone takes a fancy….button on the right sidebar.  Thanks for listening to these thoughts spinning out there.



23 Responses to “The Buttonheads”

  1. damini January 12, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Shamanic dolls!

  2. Janet Ghio January 12, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Oh how fun! I love using my old buttons on things. Love the stories you are creating with each buttonhead!

  3. Maria McGuire January 12, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Well, I for one, am thrilled that you followed that twisted path!!! In LOVE with Eunice!!!

  4. Jessica Sporn January 12, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    I love her! And I love how your follow your muse.

  5. valerie-Jael January 12, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Eunice is a great gal! Valerie

  6. Suzy January 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I love your imagination and story of Eunice. I am a button lover too!

  7. froebelsternchen January 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    I love this kind of artdolls Corinne!
    he is unique!

  8. Jo Murray January 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Clever Corrine. They’re so unique and the stories add to that.

  9. Bleubeard and Elizabeth January 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    I like how fragility has taken you this new year. This is one adorable doll. I see this as a unique and rich experience for you and your etsy shop.

  10. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen January 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    She is awesome in all her rawness; I want to pick her up and give her a hug. She fits very well within your theme of fragile I’d say!

  11. Dawn January 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Ooh she is fabulous Corrine, your muse is certainly dancing her socks off for you sweetie.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  12. Kat January 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Corrine so full of fragility, very special, I too would feel like caring for her!

  13. Marilyn J. Rock January 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I love when your visions come to life! Eunice is awesome! xo

  14. NancyLee January 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Oh,my, is she cute or what! She looks like she’ll hold all your secrets!
    I had an Aunt Eunice!
    (my dad had 5 sisters)

  15. Emma January 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Great to meet Eunice & read her charming story – will she have many sisters? x

  16. Heidi Pauer January 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Love the process and the product of these dolls! They are speaking through you, and beautifully. Thanks for sharing! Your art inspires me!

  17. Kim Andersen January 12, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    Oh, cool beans! … Or, cool buttons, in this case 🙂

    • Lynn radford January 12, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

      So glad to know that someone else still says, “Cool Beans!”You just put a huge smile on my face!

  18. Lynn radford January 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Loving Eunice! Can’t wait to see more of these! The twisted paths of our inspiration and imagination are true extensions of our very souls. It is only when we fail to listen and follow that we are truly lost. Sending love across the miles! xo

  19. Lisa Graham January 13, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    I love that this idea “smacked” you in the head…made me chuckle. Well, it’s a good thing Eunice is soft. I love Eunice. She has sweetness and she is as cute as a button. Can’t wait to see more!!!!


  20. Dorthe January 13, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    She is just a little wonderful being… your first member of this -I`m sure_ – wonderful lot od Buttenheads ,-that you will soon have given a story and a life of their own.
    Your family will be loved Corrine…

  21. Kim Mailhot January 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    The process is delicious ! And giving them each a story is so perfect. Enjoy discovering your new friends!

  22. Kay Wallace January 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    Delighted to make the acquaintance of Eunice, the first of the fragile family brave enough to come out into public. I love her asymmetry, now a trademark I am thinking. As I embrace imperfection, I embrace Eunice! Love her! Mwah, Eunice!

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