I have been on Pinterest for approx 4 months, and the more I use it the more I appreciate its great power and versatility. Pinterest features all of the opportunities of most social networks - first of all, the opportunity to share what you love - but without the annoying stuff - no one is ever sending you emails to let you know you've been tagged in somene else's pics. : )
Socialization is allowed, as you can leave a nice message to let other users know that you appreciate their pins, but it's certainly not necessary, and you can just use the website as a giant notebook to keep track of your passions and finds. Or look for brand new inspirations (like the beautiful drops necklace in the pic above). Or exploit other people's research to find the perfect pie recipe - yesterday I made this delicious pear and cramberries pie from MyBakingAddition, which in fact I think is rather addictive. Or maybe just enjoy the simple pleasure of seeing your favourite artworks and design pieces also shared by your contacts and friends.
Ok, I am not getting paid for writing any of this. I just realized that I was strongly underestimating the possibilities of Pinterest, and I'd like to be able to convince some of the reluctant ones to join it - all the more so since so many of you are crafters and artisans as well. You will love it, I promise! : )
I decided to share some of my boards here, starting with artisanery and art ones, but in case you are interested I will add some more in the future! : )
And, of course, feel free to let me know your contacts and boards as well!
So, welcome to my boards!
A mix of various findings from the web, all of them carefully handmade and therefore absolutely unique. : ) I am currently in love with the pink polar bear by Ola Smith, but in general you might notice I lean toward everything that is tiny, colorful and cute! : )
Board link: Lovely artisan creations
2) Paper Life
A whole world of paper creatures, landscapes and adventures! : )
All of the fragile beauty and stunning colours of the lightest sculptures ever - and a huge lot of inspiration for your projects as well!
Board link: Paper Life
An endless source of inspiration and tutorials for any kind of DIY project. From handmade jewelry to holiday decorations, lots of instructions and patterns to wake up the eager crafter in you ; )
A simple idea for the weekend? These adorable gold leaf paper mache bowls from Kelli Murray.
Hope you enjoy! : )
Board link: Crafts