Peggy Bonnington is amazing! Not only did she work until 5 p.m. at her regular (paying) vocation as a special education teacher on post at Ft. Campbell, KY--she then worked until 9 p.m. at my house teaching us how to create one-of-a-kind journals! She lugged about 50 lbs of paper cutters, punches, scissors, ephemera and a dremmel tool from her house to mine. All in an effort to teach us some "trade skills." You see in Peggy's parallel life, she's an incredibly talented artist. She works with paper, pens, water colors and pastels (too name a few) to create works of art. She gathers bits of this and that--which inspire her to action and art. What a good sport she was to share her talents with us.
Our efforts resulted in personalized journals with unique covers. Peggy had pre-cut papers for the "guts" of the journal, as well as the book board for the covers. Class participants rifled through piles of papers, ribbons, stickers, stamps, keys, buttons and more to choose the items to create their journals. I was surprised at the individual appearance of each of their creations. A few of the ladies were making their journals for personal use, while the others intended to use theirs for gifts. Regardless, each of the ladies walked away with the know-how for making journals.
We're now looking forward our next "How Do They Do That?" program, which will be hosted by Jane Burney, of the Lovin' Spoonful Cafe, and myself. This will be a party planning, menu suggestions, drink mixin' good time on December 10th, at 6 p.m. Call or email for reservations--this one will fill-up quickly!
Don't forget to join us for the parade, entertainment and late-night shopping this Saturday, Dec 1st. The parade starts at 5 p.m., entertainment will follow on Public Square and at the Court House Plaza and shopping until 8 p.m.