i really dig mel stringer's illustrations. her odd colored girls w/ funny noses in awkward poses make me feel very comforted in a weird way. her drawings are strange and soothing all at the same time. always a favorite combination of mine. not only do i love that mel's shop's name is girlie pains but what i really love is that mel has on offer original paintings on buttons. i wish i wasn't so broke, i'd buy all 3. yes, folks i'm that broke. but don't let my sob story stop you...you, you should jump at this offer. don't you want to wear a hand painted, rad little pin that says 'you are cute'? what a wonderful way to make the world such a nicer place to live in. don't forget to check out mel's prints, original drawings and her other stuffed brooches (which are just the best by the by.).