Margaret Austin Smith writes “Poetry is an art form that cuts across material inequalities and enables, encourages the very human and humanizing act of sharing knowledge” in response to a commentary about a Beautiful and Pointless.
Replace the word poetry with scrapbooking. Scrapbooking “is an art from that cuts across material inequalities and enables, encourages the very human and humanizing act of sharing knowledge.”
Does it hold up? I think so.
Let’s face it, most Americans have access to a camera on their mobile phones. You can start a blog for free. You can even use opensource software or free programs online to create digital scrapbook pages if you want more than what a free blog service can provide. You can post status updates and your favorite things along with photos to facebook, just like an old-fashioned scrapbook. If you get down to its basics, you can use actual scraps to make a scrapbook. It is easy to spend a great deal of money on scrapbooking. The reality is that scrapbooking can be incredibly affordable and bordering on free. Scrapbooking is often accused of being an expensive hobby. I think people without hobbies and scrapbookers that feel the need to buy everything labeled “scrapbooking” or “acid-free” say this. What do you think? Is scrapbooking expensive or is it a hobby that is accessible to people regardless of social class? Comment below.
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