Rest in Peace, Thumbnail Sketches

So, these things happen. Most of the original sketches for Buttons & Beads have suffered a mishap-- lost to the pages of history. In other words, never put something on top of your car and then forget it and drive away. Lesson learned! Luckily the sketches were documented already, and they were only sketches.

The color samples as seen here, here and here were found and recovered from a roadway, miraculously, face down with tire treads on the reverse side only.