The Buttons started it. There's a lady who collects them and gives talks about their history and so on. Her collection of 750,000 buttons inspired me to gather some too and start gluing them to other things. That led to mosaic which led to collage which led to mixed media which led to altered books and so forth and so on. Buttons are still fun to play with. These eggs are a few years old, but a couple of new ones are sitting on my work table now along with a button pear! Stay tuned.