Spent the past few days preparing for and giving a demo on 1-inch button making at a local art store, RubyDog's Art House. It was a free demo, intended to get people interested in a future, longer workshop on button making. Buttons are basically mini-collages. Techniques used for regular collages can be used in button-making. The only restrictions are that they fit within a 1-inch circle and be relatively flat. Being more a digital collage person, I spent a few days making sample buttons without using a computer. On Saturday I brought boxes full of supplies and about 15 people, young and old, made buttons which they proudly displayed on their lapels.