|Photos: Links to original sources on all pictures above can be found in my Pinterest account.|
I am a bit of a late bloomer here, I know. I mean, Pinterest has been around for how many years? And I am signing on NOW? But the truth is, I've been afraid of it. Afraid of getting sucked into it if I start. And this is, of course, exactly what has happened.
Do I have to say I am deep in to it? Do I have tell you I probably should join some kind of "Pinterest AA" meetings? Do I have to admit I am absolutely loving the Pinterest game? If the kids play Minecraft for hours, I could easily spend the same hours playing Pinterest.
I get sucked into the World of Pinterest like a dust bunny into the vacuum cleaner. Sluuuuurrrrrp! Once inside I am jumping around from one board to another, from one picture to another. I pin pin pin, and the more I pin the more inspiration I find. It takes me here and there and everywhere. It takes me places I never thought existed. It sounds like I've been trying a drug. I guess Pinterest is some kind of drug. A virtual drug of inspiration.
I quickly get an overdose of inspiration and pinning. Get exhausted. My head spins of new ideas, new color combinations and creations I want to make... The only thing I want to do is crochet, sew, craft and decorate. Forever! And ever! And so I pin a little bit more. And more. And more.
This is all written with certain exaggeration of course, although between the lines you can read that this is very close to the truth. And even if Pinterest is addictive and maybe can turn into an unhealthy obsession, it is a great source of information and inspiration.
It helps me identify what I like, who I am. I have always been a lost soul when it comes to style and my wardrobe is worse than a scrappy quilt - mixing every style and color imaginable - and I have always wondered what is really "moi". Because I tend to love a bit of everything. Filling my boards and then stepping back to look at them helps me see the red thread throughout what I really like. What my style is. It is fabulous!
Right now I am deep into Christmas pinning. My favorite holiday of the year. But I also have pins about Rag Rugs and Tea Cups, Crochet and Everything Cozy, Color combos and great DIY's, Yarn baskets and Patchwork, Sweden and Folk art... I also have boards with My work, My tutorials and My patterns, but I really don't want my Pinterest account to be a self indulgence in my own creations. There is nothing more boring. The purpose behind those boards are to use them as Portfolios when looking for work and building my business.
Come and follow me on Pinterest. Slowly I am filling up my boards with yummy, loving inspiration and colors. And if there are some insider tips I should know about when it comes to pinning, Pinterest manners etc, please let me know.
Note: Links to original sources on all pictures above can be found in my Pinterest account.