Well, here I am, stuck at home with a broken foot. I have orders from the doctor that I am not allowed weight bearing for 3 months (I'm about half way there). There is not much to do but read, watch TV (thank goodness for Tivo), work on my jewelry and knit like crazy.
Imagine my joy when my neighbor brought my mail to me yesterday and in it was a review copy of Regretsy. I'd heard a lot about the book and was really curious to see what all the hype was about.
Author April Winchell had me hooked with a line in the introduction: "When I discovered Etsy in 2007, it was like I had died and went to Hemet." Dear readers, I grew up in Hemet so I know exactly what she means. Only someone who has been there could understand how much humor and satire can be packed in that one simple sentence.
Some people have accused Regretsy as being cruel, or mean spirited, but I beg to differ. April makes it very clear that she admires the vision and creativity of the artists who create the work shown in the book. That doesn't mean the art and craft work is good, or beautiful, but these people are doing something creative and that is a lot more than the rest of the world is doing
How can you not admire Kentucky Frilled Chicken, a poncho for a chick?
The sense of humor in Regretsy does have an edge, but if your own funny bone
leans that way, you'll have a lot of fun here. Thanks for cheering up
my day, April!