Who, you ask, as you well might, is J. Peterman?
He’s the founder of the J. Peterman Company. (Doesn’t help much, does it? )
Since reading “Simple Abundance” many moons ago, I’ve been a fan of this unique mail order company–I especially love the catalogs, and sometimes, I’ve even bought something. (Today, for instance, I ordered two coats, which has started me thinking about the D.I.E.T. again.)
What makes the Peterman catalog so special? The items on offer are beautifully hand-drawn, rather than photographed, and there’s a little story to accompany each garment. (“I bought this robe in Cairo and here’s what happened…”) There are great little quotes at the top of each page, like “Fortune favors the bold” and “Favorite things” and “Do you really want to live forever?” One day, the whole operation just vanished, and that was several years ago. Imagine my disappointment. (Little things can mean a lot to a person.) Now, imagine my JOY at receiving a J. Peterman catalog in the mail–followed a few months later by another!
Some of you have already guessed where I’m going with this. My plan is to cut up these lovely pages and glue them into my art journal or on artist trading cards. They are just too fabulous to toss away, and they’re printed on very high quality paper, too. I can’t bear to waste them–call it recycling. (Mom, Sally, please save these little treasures for me if you receive them.)
Hence, J. Peterman is back. To stay, I hope.
I’m appearing at two different Spokane libraries tomorrow–the Moran Prairie branch at twelve noon, and the North Spokane branch at three. If you live in the area, please join us. I’ve been under the weather for a while, but I’m back in the game, thank the Lord.
Have a good weekend.
I’ll be here on Monday morning, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.