My readers know I dip into Pinterest every now and then, sometimes browsing and procrastinating for hours; but this morning I was a little ahead of my loosely imposed daily schedule so took ‘only a few minutes’ …. then felt moved to write a little on this, create and resize a collage pic to illustrate this, and so really, nearly an hour has flown ! But shortly I’ll head back to more quilting on the one I’m half way through.
To me, Pinterest is an ideas source, just like what journalists call a morgue – collection of files and clippings for reference. I’m so glad I don’t have bulging drawers of paper clippings gathering dust somewhere – thank goodness for computers. I watch out for interesting edge treatments, presentations, lines and shapes, contemporary hand stitch, holes, and a few other categories for which I have boards. I just checked and among the 13 boards I have one for recipes – which I really don’t collect at all, hardly ever consult the cookbooks I have, and instead focus either on family favs or on the spot creativity.
With the exception of the broderie lace upper right, included because I own it and it inspires me (holes) the other sections on this collage are samples I have probably tried out for reference having seen something relating to them on Pinterest. This morning I saw and saved some contemporary hand stitch that reminded me of mending, and several things on paper which took me browsing into a couple of interesting bloggers’ sites that seem to have been abandoned several years ago – that’s always a bit disappointing. But, hey, Life intervenes at times, and I’ll look further to see if they are still producing, perhaps in another medium. But my hour’s nearly up, so that’s all for today 🙂