Friday, August 04, 2006

My one woman protest

I have to acknowledge that most of the "hot" scrappers out there are all in their twenties and very early thirties and they are very talented. But, and this is a big BUT, they do not scrap the way those of us who are, shall we say, "mature" (that just sounds a hell of a lot better than old) do. They do not scrap our subjects, they do not scrap our style and they don't even understand who we are. They can't. They have not lived our lives; at least, not yet.

The journaling on this says: A woman just has to appreciate a man who realizes that older women have so much to give. We've been through the whole 'raise the kids' scene; we can change diapers with the best of them; we've worked in and out of the home. We've been the vixens, the mothers, the wives , the committe women and now....finally, now, we can be who we were meant to be. We are who the youth shall become. We are what most work their whole lives to be. We are sexy, confident and full of you one of us?

The quote over the bottom picture of my friend, Kim and I, is by Randy Wayne White (a wonderful adventure writer who lives right here in Paradise) from his book, Shark River, and says, "The most beautiful women in the world are always over thirty-five. Like great art, beauty requires complexity, fabric and depth". Thanks, Randy! Posted by Picasa


sue said...

WOW!! First blog I've read in ages... and this is the one I see!!
HERE...HERE... to all of us "mature" women!!!! I raise my glass to you Jules for this l/o. And to all of us who remember the golden olden days!!


:Jayne said...

Can I get an "AMEN"!


Pam in Moncton said...

Right on!

Pam in Moncton said...

I should add though that I'm glad there are "hot" scrappers in their 20s and 30s because it means this wonderful craft will continue for many years to come.

Jules said...

Ditto Pam, I agree 100%. I'd just like to see more stuff by the "oldies but goodies" too.

Ruth said...

Well I may be 'only 40' but I do agree. I do not scrap like younger women despite still being on committees, changing nappies and doing the school run. On the other hand you make being a little older quite enticing!