I'm curious what you think about this site. We've all seen one of those items on Etsy or Artfire. You know what I mean. A handmade craft item that looks like... garbage. Those are the types of items that Regretsy loves to pounce on and post on their blog. Think Cake Wrecks for Etsy. The tenor of Regretsy is super-sarcasm mixed with utter mirth and assumed superiority. Regretsy's disclaimer reads:
Don’t get us wrong. We like crafts.
We just don’t like these crafts.
Yes, we know these people put their hearts into it. We know it took hours and hours. We know how mean it is to laugh at their creations. And we regret being the only web site on the internet that makes fun of things.
But what can we do? We’re immature.
Besides, art is totally subjective. Who cares what we think? I barely care and I’m writing this.
Listen, if you like something you see here, don’t argue with us, go and buy it. Seriously. Click on any photo and you’ll be taken to the seller’s store*. We’re only too glad to have made the introduction.
I don't know how I feel about this site. I love creating things by hand. I love seeing what other people make with their hands. I understand that there are different levels of talent, motivation, available time, and quality of supplies out there. I also know firsthand what it's like to dive in to the online handmade world with all your heart. While private kicks and giggles are par for the course, I feel uncomfortable making fun of handmade seller's work while linking to their store. This is exactly the opposite kind of publicity any Etsy seller would want.
What is your take? How do you feel about Regretsy?