Who Made That? Donna Diddit.
My family's heritage is composed of engineers, designers, tinkerers, fabricators and one known luthier (and I throw that in because you never know when someone is going to show up on my doorstep with an Achilles Puccinelli mandola because they read this).
We love solving puzzles of mind and material, which led me to a degree in Theatre Design from the University of Kansas. Joyful is she with a blank sheet of graph paper and an HB .05 pencil!
Working in theatre, film, and IT over the intervening 20 years, I am still a devotee of pencil to paper to product.
You'll likely find themes throughout the work I choose to post on Etsy. Here's a bit of backdrop to wander through. Please, poke around and check out a moiety of my inner workings.
WORD PLAY- I grew up playing Scrabble and other word games, particularly with my mom and sister. Push Pin Puzzles ® came out of that culture. A mystery message in the handmade box is solved by using what's inside: the hangman's hint and the letters of the message. Each letter is engraved on a push pin. The longer the message, the more difficult it is to solve.
HUMOR- A clever bit of illustration can make me smile when it first pops into my head as well as when sharing it with others as a product. The Geeks Going Places Luggage Tags and Cthulhu Coffee Mugs are two such examples.
GEEK- My geek cocktail is one part curiosity about our universe, two parts passion for research and source material, one part creating a useful solution for X, a dash of humor, shake, pour, enjoy. Table to Farm Garden Markers were born of my garden geek, Bauble Boxes and their custom variants are based on my love of woodworking, joinery and utility, Bottle Back is a glass engraving solution for homebrewers/vinters/distillers to get their bottles back and re-used without having to remove labels during sanitation.
FIELD TRIPS- I have a regular Twitter feed called #FieldTripFriday . Most Fridays I post pictures and follow up research on the public and found art around Denver, Colorado. Keep it curious, folks! Follow me @donnadiddit
Donna Teresa Fasano
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
My family's heritage is composed of engineers, designers, tinkerers, fabricators and one known luthier. We love solving puzzles of mind and material. I am a devotee of pencil to paper to product, graph paper and HB .05 pencil ever at the ready.
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