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Hi everyone!
My name is La Donna and I'm a bit of a bohemian or so my friends tell me. My husband says we would be living in a commune if it were up to me, not sure if those still exist, but it doesn't sound like a bad idea! My etsy name is a play on words, "bella" (beautiful), "donna" (lady) and "bohemia" (bohemian) = beautiful bohemian lady. Bohemia means any place where one could live and work cheaply, and behave unconventionally; a community of free souls beyond the pale of respectable society. So cool! I know the bella and donna should be separated, but pretty much I just like the belladonna name. The Atropa Belladonna (aka deadly night shade) plant is mysterious and so beautiful (check out my banner) plus it's got my name in it! Belladonna Bohemia is for all those beautiful bohemian ladies out there that like their clothing a bit funky and fun!
I love anything artsy, hippyish, bohemian…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 1
  • Joined December 14, 2010

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cotton, velvet, satin, lace, beads, tulle, rhinestones, silk, embroidery, applique, wood, pencils, color lots of color

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About

Hi everyone!
My name is La Donna and I'm a bit of a bohemian or so my friends tell me. My husband says we would be living in a commune if it were up to me, not sure if those still exist, but it doesn't sound like a bad idea! My etsy name is a play on words, "bella" (beautiful), "donna" (lady) and "bohemia" (bohemian) = beautiful bohemian lady. Bohemia means any place where one could live and work cheaply, and behave unconventionally; a community of free souls beyond the pale of respectable society. So cool! I know the bella and donna should be separated, but pretty much I just like the belladonna name. The Atropa Belladonna (aka deadly night shade) plant is mysterious and so beautiful (check out my banner) plus it's got my name in it! Belladonna Bohemia is for all those beautiful bohemian ladies out there that like their clothing a bit funky and fun!
I love anything artsy, hippyish, bohemian (obviously), vintage or just plain different.
I love to create!!! Whether it be recycling old clothing, refinishing old furniture, playing with old jewelery or doing a new art project (drawing or painting usually). I just need to create!!! It is in my blood! My grandfather was a cartoonist, my grandmother a writer and true artist (she had many of her own shows), my father an artist and, yes, my younger brother is also an artist. Mom says she's not an artist, but I disagree as she has made many many beautiful things, from stain glass windows to prom dresses for me, because, "of course" I didn't like anything you could buy in a store.
My clothing is one of my favorite forms of art. I like to take things apart and put them back together in a whole new way. I never use any sort of pattern. I create as I go and so everything is a bit different. I can't say that I have any type of clothing that I focus on, I do what feels right at the time. I have no clue as to what I will end up with as a final item of clothing. I go with my moods and they tend to be different every day. If you gave me two items on a Monday and said make something, and gave me the same two items on Friday, I can guarantee there would be two different outcomes (but of course that won't happen, silly me, cause I never use the same two items!). Oh me and "My Many Colored Days"! Don't be surprised if every once in a while something, prim and proper, shows up for sale (you just never know :p). I create clothing from items given to me by family and friends. I also tend to pick things up at the swap meet or any thrift store I happen to come across (don't you just love thrift stores, I can spend hours there :)).
I love things that are asymmetrical since symmetrical doesn't always work for me. I guess you could say, as far as art goes "Imperfection is my Perfection"!
I also love running and reading. Nothing better than a good run when my mind starts to sputter! And when I want to get away from it all, I pick up a book and disappear into another world! Convo me with any must reads! Please!
Just decided to pick up surfing again after a long hiatus and am loving it!!!! The ocean calms me....
I have to say that people and the world they live in fascinate me to no end.
I believe that the world would be almost perfect, if we all could live by the song "Imagine" by John Lennon.
So any way, have a look around my store, see if anything catches your eye and "THANKS SO MUCH" for stopping by!!!
Ciao,
La Donna

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them "they didn’t understand life.”― John Lennon

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