Monochrome
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Monochrome

  I took a 6-week collage class recently. I felt a little silly signing up (was there more to collage than glueing paper cutouts onto other stuff?), but I felt very drawn to it, and it turned out to be a fantastic class. I learned all kinds of cool new techniques, and my teacher and … Continue reading

Family history in buttons
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Family history in buttons

This Thanksgiving, my mom made the mistake of giving me my grandmother’s button collection before we ate. I was pretty much oblivious to food and family for the next five hours as I sorted and matched buttons. The buttons were living in three handmade boxes. My dad’s family is Japanese-American, and the boxes were made … Continue reading