This talented Japanese artist is indeed a woman! I have had the pleasure of seeing a piece of her work in person. It is amazing and the bubbles don't get in the way at all; in fact, the are barely visible except with magnification. One might just say they are dewdrops on the flowers. I hope Fujie Kawata will be offering some new buttons/paperweights soon. In the button I have personally seen, the morning glory in the bouquet is (IMHO) about as close to perfection as someone can come. If you haven't seen this artist's work up close and personal, keep an eye out for her offerings. Her asking prices are very reasonable. I truly believe you will be pleasantly surprised and very pleased.