Wednesday, November 4, 2009

a few words about . . . Regretsy

While Regretsy brings me great amusement, the amount of drivel that is featured and then sold hurts my soul a little. Okay, maybe a lot, because I produce and share pieces that are attractive, practiced, and destined to be around for a while.

Besides being a place to highlight the hideous, mundane, unnecessary, it is a great place to mock the deflicted. In fact, it's been condemned as a wickedly mean-spirited place.

Well, it is.

It's also full of unexpected wisdom.

As vangoghbabe was kind enough to remind us all:
“CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM!!
DUH!
You construct it, we’re here to criticize it!!”

Yup, I am going to keep those words in mind the next time, and every time, I submit any of my work for anything.

No longer will I weep at the rejection that comes with the words "Work that is merely technically proficient and visually pleasing is not acceptable." I will simply remember that those judges are simply doing the job I asked of them - judging me.

I will be strong in the knowledge that visually pleasing is an end in and of itself for us shallow girls.

Then I will log on to the nearest Regretsy-enabled computer and take out my angsty resentment on the nearest unsuspecting paperclip necklace.

Because deep down, maybe I am a little wicked and mean-spirited.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Thanks for bringing this site to my attention. This is some funny stuff and I needed the laughs. I guess that makes me mean spirited too ;)

tarabu said...

A girlfriend once described me as 'mean and not nice' - a title I wear proudly!

tom_brown_of_baltimore said...

"Okay, maybe a lot, because I produce and share pieces that are attractive, practiced, and destined to be around for a while."

different target audience.

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