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“Safe Sparkle” Rally Outside the Ellen DeGeneres Burbank Studio

Fresno, Calif. (March 26, 2008) Due to Ellen DeGeneres’ public attempts to ban glitter, Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica, is staging a rally outside Ellen’s Burbank studio on April 8 to spread the message of practicing “safe sparkle”.

The “Safe Sparkle” rally is Kathy’s way of educating Ellen and her viewers on loose glitter alternatives that don’t leave behind the pesky flakes that the beloved TV host has come to hate. Kathy, a glitteraholic, believes 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 still share the sparkle – but not in a way that will annoy the hostess-with-the-mostess.

WHAT: Safe Sparkle Glitter Rally
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
TIME: Noon to ???
WHERE: NBC Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Calif.
WHO: Anyone who wants to help Ellen find her inner glitter! All are welcome!

The rally is expected to draw a large crowd of supporters, including:

Mark Montano (TLC Network host, and author of The Big Ass Book of Crafts
Jenny Ryan (writer and blogger for Craft: magazine and founder of Felt Club)
Cathie Filian (co-host of Creative Juice on the DIY Network)
– and members of the Los Angeles Craft Mafia, the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia – all gathering to spread the message of glitter tolerance and most importantly, “safe sparkle”.

Kathy Cano-Murillo, known as the Crafty Chica to her 10,245 MySpace friends and two million per month website visitors, is leading this peaceful charge. Posted on her blog, in an open letter to Ellen, the Crafty Chica said:

“I love you. I’ve always loved you.
So much that I’ve always had your back through goods times and bad. I love you because you preach love, kindness and equality for all people and things! Which is why your recent segment broke my heart!

Please don’t try to get glitter banned! I happen to be a fan of glitter because I feel it shines light both literally and metaphorically. Light is good because it gives people a sense of wonder and hope that they might need at that very moment.

OK, I can totally understand your points – BUT you are talking about “loose” glitter. Please understand that is just one (the most well known) kind of glitter. Not all glitters are the same.

Please don’t pass judgment on all glitters based on this one type. Yes, loose glitter can be a headache to deal with. It has no shame, it sticks from person to person, thing to thing, with no remorse. And um, yes, I use it faithfully. And secretly, I kinda like it when one of my flecks spreads to someone else!

HOWEVER – I’m a preacher of “safe sparkle”. I teach many workshops and have met many people who don’t like loose glitter either, so I educate them on loose glitter alternatives. And I think if you knew about these, you might find it in your heart to come to love glitter.”

The rally will begin at noon at 3000 West Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Calif.

For more information, contact:
Alyson Udell

* All content/photos copyright, © Kathy Cano-Murillo, 2008.

Love & light,

8 Responses

  1. hi kathy. i will be there, hopefully with my 13 year old son, Jesse (he’s home schooled. great field trip don’t ya think?). i look forward to meeting you. i’m a big fan!
    cyndi garcia

  2. I’ll be there! I’ll have at least one person with me, and I think I may fashion up one of our teeshirts with glitter. What glitter would be safest? I have some of Martha’s micro-glitter.


  3. Great idea.
    Wonder if she can get a representative like you to sit with her for a segment so her questions get answered. That way her TV audience can decide for themselves whether or not to ban glitter.
    I will try to be there. I’m a big fan of the ‘Creative Juice’ DIY Tv show and how Ellen gets Obama and Chris Matthews to dance.

  4. I’m sure it would be fun to be there and all, wish I could, I’m such a glitterati — but just checking — you ARE JOKING right? And you do know that Ellen WAS JOKING? (as if she’d ask Hillary Clinto to ban glitter if she got elected…)

    Please tell me I get the joke and you do too??? That this is fun PR and Ellen is in on it?

  5. Yes, it is all in the good spirit of fun. But i do think it is very important to let Ellen know about the different types of glitter so that she doesn’t turn other people off from using it!

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