As a young girl, I learned quickly that I didn’t always have the money in my piggy bank to buy something new or sparkly. Where is a 14-year old going to wear a crystal necklace in Southern California you ask? I ultimately solved that child’s dilemma by moving to Las Vegas (as an adult). No questions asked!
We didn’t have dollar stores when I was young, so I would go with mother to what she called “her department stores” (Salvation Army/Goodwill). I couldn’t just wear a Goodwill item “off the rack” though. I would have to modify it so no one walking down the street would recognize it as their throw away. Believe me, you get pretty creative with dime store clearance items.
A girl friend taught me how to knit so I could make a pair or argyle socks for my
boyfriend. Three needles, really? I guess it took me too long to finish as I lost interest in the boyfriend and the socks simultaneously.
I have continued to create throughout my life. Some things out of necessity; but mostly because it brings me joy and satisfaction. I call it my therapy. I’ve tried different media with varying success. But, it’s always a personal challenge I relish.
By the way, at my 50th high school reunion I learned the friend who taught me to knit married the dumped boyfriend. Karmic justice?
Terry Dana Donhoff
|October 2016 Booth at LVCG Craft Show|
|Silver Plated Wire with Swarovski Crystals|
|Polymer Clay Disc Earring and Necklace Sets|
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You may reach Terry @ firstname.lastname@example.org