Hours of scouring a site for new fresh ideas…
Wondering what I am talking about?? Those who have stumbled on http://www.pinterest.com know exactly what I am talking about.
Here are some of my recent wild and wondering searches: file folders, dish racks, Lego parties, hair bow holders, organization, spare ribs recipe, labels, Halloween costumes, lettering, free fonts, menu planners, cheap $5 dollar meals, and printable Dave Ramsey like envelopes… and that is what I can remember off the top of my head.
What is the appeal? Same as the Crock Pot Girls on Facebook. We want to hear from friends what they really like and what they have tried. Pinterest lets you put a virtual “pin” in a bulletin board to keep your finds and ideas. I think the concept is amazing. I have always been a collector. I rip pages out of magazines and then they go homeless for eons. This is fun because I can sort and file them on what they are to me. Then I can share them with my friends on Pinterest or directly on Facebook.
I know that this is an age of in your face marketing and internet craziness but I am happy for this new way to find creative resources without risking $8.99 on a creative magazine splurge. And I usually flip through once and find only one thing I may or may not try. With Pinterest I can be inspired and amazed at what is out there on blogs and websites. There are some amazingly resourceful people in the world. Pinterest can gain them some views, subscribers and followers to their ideas and blogs.
So… if you ever have a minute (or actually an evening free) check out www.pinterest.com. Sign up for your own virtual bulletin board and enjoy. I like admiring others work and dreaming about doing, making, cooking, and designing 3% of what I see. 🙂
Good to see humans doing… and not just being! Creativity can be cheap therapy!
Here is a blog that explains Pinterest… click on if you want to know more.
So dust off your glue guns and enjoy dreaming about being more creative. (I am)