I’m a native Philadelphian. I live in the Juniata Park section of the city. I’m proud of my city for having an abundance of artists. I’ve always wanted to make my contribution. For as long as I can remember, I’ve collected buttons. It seems as if they was always an extra one on a piece of clothing I wore. I decided to use my creativity. After years of collecting one missing button, I decided to make earrings, decorate tin coffee cans and keepsake boxes with my assortment.