Most people I know don't get it. I don't even tell anybody anymore unless I find out they do it too because when I have, they've rolled their eyes, asked why when I don't have kids, or say something that implies I have the most lame hobby on the planet. It's funny because I've asked them what they like to do and their responses have been nothing or watch tv. I guess those are more acceptable hobbies, lol.
I have several friends who don't scrapbook or do any paper arts, but they have other creative outlets so they understand. I have some other friends who don't have any hobbies other than watching tv or going out to the bars, they simply don't get it at all.
In the overall scheme of things, it really doesn't matter. As long as they don't try to force me to live their lives, they certainly don't have to live mine. Live and let live.
I am sure they don't get it. I have people comment occasionally. No biggie. I don't get some of the things other people do. However, my hubby's love of his boat has enabled me to do a whole lot of scrap shopping. It is a great relationship.
Yep - like Aquabunny I play a lot of video games. I also play with Legos and especially minifigs. I seek out roller coasters. I make jewelry. I quilt. I collect bakelite. I collect sterling flatware with a "C" mono. Someday I'd like to play with hot glass again.
It's like any interest or hobby - there are people who understand because they also participate. There are people who may not understand the specifics but, having their own interests and hobbies, can appreciate that you have your own. And there are people who just don't get it at all, and I've noticed that I'm usually never more than just polite with these people, who are (to me) so uninteresting.
There are certainly interests and hobbies that I have ZERO interest in and find the subject matter completely dull, but I appreciate that some people DO find these things fascinating. To me, it's not the specific activity, but the active engagement of the individual that makes something unique and vibrant, whether or not I can appreciate the activity itself in any way. And I generally find that such activity does become more interesting when someone can eloquently express their excitement about it.
I don't see any point in being otherwise, and I certainly don't see any point in wasting time or energy being disapproving of someone else's choice of activity (aside from 'activities' like homicide, of course )
Just remember that we've preserved memories in beautiful artistic albums, while their memories are crammed in boxes. Whose photos do you think will be looked at and appreciated more in the future? Pfffft! We win!
Luckily I haven't had too many rude experiences. I'm pretty sure I could turn it around on just about everyone I know and question them about their hobbies or lack there of if I had too. My scrap room is my sanctuary. A place just for me. I can tune the world out and I don't have to share. I don't have to explain it either because the only person it has relevance and value to is me. Just love and enjoy your new space Donna. Don't let them rain on your parade.
When I first started scrapping, I thought people with their own scrap room were crazy and that a 6-hour crop was insane. I was SO naïve
Fortunately I had the good sense to keep my mouth shut! I figured that these people knew something that I didn't, and I was right. When people question my scrap room or long crops, I make sure to ask them what their hobbies are. They usually get it after talking about their own hobbies for a bit.
No, but there are hobbies that other people have that I don't 'get'. I mean, some people are really into model aeroplanes, collecting walking sticks, bonsai.....they don't do anything for me but that doesn't matter.
Most people don't understand my craft hobby until they decide they want me to make something!!!
Lol, so true! For free. It'll only take you a few minutes too.
That's so my brother and his wife, and then they got mad when I said I didn't have time to make a scrapbook for their god-daughter's birthday or graduation or something. I can't remember what it was. It was something they thought I could do in a couple of days.
I think it's funny when I tell people about my hobby and tell them I have an entire room devoted to it, I get either "Oh, I used to scrapbook" or "I've always wanted to do that." Both of those comments are followed by "I don't have time to do something like that." My response to that is that I make time because it's what I enjoy doing.
My mother collects buttons. People think that's odd until she shows them what she has and what she does with them. She has beautiful displays. They are fascinated that there are button clubs and auctions just for buttons.
Everybody has their thing, and when people look at me funny or make comments I try to make them realize that just because it's not their thing doesn't mean that it shouldn't be my thing!
Sometimes i'm afraid to say i scrapbook because to some it's so darn silly or they just don't understand that paper crafing is an artform, as far as i'm concerned, as much as drawing or painting. i wish i had artisic talents my art is my scrapbooking and card making =