Seed Bead Artist Kerrie Slade Lurks Among Flowers That May Harbor Alternate Meanings
Today's snarky internet comment hails from the United Kingdom and was deposited on the website of seed bead master artist Kerrie Slade. Kerrie sells a variety of seed bead patterns on her site, one is a stunning poppy themed pin. Because the poppy is a symbol for Remembrance Day in the UK, according to the mysterious 'J', they are therefore banned from any other decorative use.
"I was wondering if any of the money you make from your poppy tutorial go (sp) to the Royal British Legion. After all you live in this country so you are well aware of the implications of the symbol of a poppy. It is NOT a fashion statement to e (sp) made into a profit for your own gain. A gain you have been able to have off the backs of all the men and womeb(sp) who fought for your freedom to have rights." 'J'
Ah 'J', nothing is quite as refreshing as a generous dose of sanctimony peppered liberally with self righteous indignation. Kudos to you on your thorough chastising of someone whom you have never met. I am sure you have donated generously to the RBL, yes? Would you care to show us your receipts? It only follows that if we're demanding proof, you should be willing to step up to the plate. Or at the very least reveal your full name.
Here is a classic illustration of what occurs when one assumes.
Yes, you make an ass of u and me. Or actually u make an ass of you and Kerrie, but assukerrie lacks...something.
A private email might have revealed that Kerrie has generously donated her talents to many, many causes over the years. Kerrie herself suffers from a chronic medical condition about which she rarely speaks. She is charitable and she is kind and to add insult to virtual injury, her aforementioned Poppy pattern has been stolen and is now being offered for free on the internet.
Is it possible, 'J', that you are the culprit? Hmmm...
Though I appreciate that the poppy has other meanings in the UK, sometimes my dear, a poppy is just a poppy.
And if not, someone really should tell Georgia O'Keefe.