Hillary answered, "What on earth would grade-school children do for their special projects? So maybe, maybe, what we do is we ban glitter for anyone over 12?"
Everybody laughed except Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica whose motto is "Crafts. Drama. Glitter."
So tomorrow Kathy is sponsoring a rally outside DeGeneres' Burbank studio to spread the message of practicing "safe sparkle." It's Kathy’s way of educating Ellen and her viewers on loose-glitter alternatives that don’t leave behind the pesky flakes that the TV host hates. Kathy, who calls herself a "glitteraholic," says glitter adds light and beauty to our troubled world and thinks Ellen would agree – if only loose glitter weren’t so messy.
At the rally, Kathy will be demonstrating various "safe sparkle" glitter applications, so Ellen’s fans can share the sparkle without the annoyance. She and her friends will also create projects using glitter that will be sold on etsy.com with the proceeds given to Idol Gives Back, a charity event Ellen is hosting.
The rally is expected to draw a large crowd of supporters, including Mark Montano (as seen on the TLC Network and the author of The Big Ass Book of Crafts); Jenny Ryan (Community Marketing Manager for Craft: magazine); Cathie Filian (co-host of Creative Juice on the DIY Network); and members of the Los Angeles Craft Mafia.
Source: Creative Leisure News http://www.clnonline.com
A classic example of the old adage “You’ve got to make hay while the sun shines.” Kathy is not afraid of a little shameless self-promotion and you shouldn’t be either. How many times have you said, “That’s not right.” and then did nothing about it? How many times have you done something cool in, or for your store, and never said a word about it? Here’s another old adage: Nothing happens unless YOU make it happen!
We can’t rally with Kathy tomorrow but we’ll be with her in spirit. You can, too. How about doing some spontaneous "safe sparkle" glitter application demonstrations in your store?
Visit Kathy Cano-Murillo at http://www.craftychica.com