A few years ago I would not had the nerve to use so many buttons in a single piece. I would have felt it was a waste of precious buttons. But, I have given myself permission to use things I've hoarded. While collecting is fun, using the stash is even better!
I re-purposed an old clock for the frame, which made me realize (yet again) that I don't like to put my work behind glass. I probably will end up removing the glass, but I'll live with it a while to see if it grows on me.
I think I'm done with buttons (for now). I am grateful they brought me back into a productive artistic space. Fall and winter are wonderful seasons to be creative.