A friend made a comparison between what kids of today “want,” a cell phone, versus what she, herself as a kid, wanted: a 64-color crayon box. Truth: I wanted it also!
However, as a grown child of about tween-age, my favorite store in the world was Karl’s Hobbys & Crafts, behind the Loyala Theater in Westchester, California 90045. Both business, now defunct. From the minute I saw it, I must’ve begged – because I was a spoiled child – hard enough because I remember the day it became “my precious.” While color remains at the center of my creativity, I have explored other crafts: rocket building, believe it or not; fantasy gaming, macramé, among others, I’m sure.
Even today, I like to play around with design: here are a couple of afghan ideas, I have brewing in my head: