A friend at work just introduced me to a new website that I have a feeling is going to become an obsession. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can collect images from anyplace on the web. You can also upload from your own computer or add them via the Pinterest App. People seem to be using it for all kinds of things, but for me, it’s a great way to collect inspiring images and stuff I want to save for use later. I’ve started a few already:
- Inspirations- things that inspire me in my artwork, my jewelry design, or just plain old everyday inspire me
- In my dream apartment…- if money or space were unlimited, here are some of the things that I’d like in my apartment. And maybe I’ll be able to incorporate some of them or even just things inspired by some of them into my home decor.
- My Style – some of my own designs and designs of others that inspire me or are reflected in my own.
I’m so excited about it because I am always finding things online that inspire me, which has made my bookmark list ridiculously large and nearly unmanageable, despite being pretty well organized. Pinterest is great because it organizes everything visually and gives me access to things like they would be displayed on an actual inspiration board. I don’t have to go to each and every website to see them. And as a bonus, I can share those inspirations with other people, who can in turn see all the cool stuff I’ve found (and have a little peek into my brain).It’s come just in time too. I’m revving up for holiday craft sale season and have been collecting inspirations for new jewelry (and other items) I’m making. I expect to be participating in a couple of sales in December and will keep you posted when I’ve confirmed them. I may also put some new stuff up in my Artfire store, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you want an invitation to Pinterest, let me know and I’ll send you one.