Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bone Folder vs. Bone folder

So while mum was sitting in my studio yesterday she reminded me of my memorable experience of teaching her friends an art project on one of my last trips to Michigan.

For a mother's day present I offered to teach mum and a room full of her friends a paper craft class. I sent each of the attendees a list of supplies to bring to class like scissors, Pencil, ruler and a bone folder.

As we were starting class I asked everyone to get out their supplies and set them next to their work space. As they started to get set up, one woman said, "I couldn't find a bone folder so I hope this blue folder would do?" The woman next to her handed her a manilla folder and said, "Don't worry, I brought extra bone colored folders, you can have one of mine." And so it went... one by one the women all admitted to thinking that the bone folder on the list referred to a manilla folder, and not a folding tool.

It makes me wonder how many students who are new to the world of paper craft might silently make this innocent mistake.

There may be no stupid questions but there sure are some relatively funny ones!

Thanks to the Michigan ladies for a good laugh and a sincere effort.

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

That is too cute and funny for words! Thank you for sharing, and for the ray of sunshine that you brought my way. Smiles and laughter are always good soup for the soul.