Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Crafts that will NEVER be cool" according to HuffPost

I just read an article via Twitter with the above condensed title. Needless to say several of us in the crafting community feel a need for a response. Here is mine that I commented on their website.

LMBO LOL slow news day? Obviously written by some uncreative 20 something that has no children, no life & thinks he/she is a journalist. I'm 53 and have been crafting/creating my entire life. You obviously do not come from a family that is multi-generational influenced. I treasure the times my grandmothers & great-grandmother taught me some of my skills. And over the years I have met & retained numerous friends because of my crafty interests. You go ahead and pay your $300 an hour therapist, we'll take the time we have with our friends scrapbooking, quilting, card making, or journaling. It's so much cheaper & better! Geeez get a life!!

I guess anything is open to ridicule & hate these days. I've always hung with the not so cool crowd so I feel right at home with the crafts mentioned. 

Here is the link to the actual article:

1 comment:

  1. WTG Pam!!! I agree 100%
    Here is my reply to them...
    I am a registered nurse by profession, and moonlight as a Scrapbook Designer for various BIG manufacturers, online stores that sell scrapbook material and Kit clubs. Those of us in this HUGE industry think that scrapbooking IS cool. It is Big business netting millions of dollars in revenue. CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) proves this year after year. Like any other hobby, you either like it or you don't. I think bowling is BORING. Really, throwing a ball down a wooden floor alley..Really?? But that doesn't mean bowling isn't cool to those who play. It is a matter of opinion. But the Huffington Post adding Scrapbooking to their list?? Not cool. Come and visit my blog to find out how cool scrapbooking really is to some of us. I invite you and challenge you to write a rebuttal article on this subject. I have an international community of scrapbookers behind me.
    Respectfully Yours,
    Lisa Nazario-Gregory