Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.
John Ed Pearce
Last week when it was raining I was hooked on Pinterest for a few hours. It’s a great visual party going on over there, and you should join in and start to collect your own favorites! It’s super easy and so much fun!
I “pinned down” images mostly from others people’s boards this time, clicking from one board to another. It’s awesome when you find someone where you really love almost everything you see (like this board of Beautiful Spaces). Then you know you’ve encountered someone with really good taste (hehe).
You can “pin” any image on the internet by using a plugin for your browser. When you see an image you really like you can click to pin it and its added to any one of your boards. Mine are about owls, collage, craft ideas, embroidery etc. and can be found pinterest.com/ihanna! I think it’s quite polite to write a note under the image that gives credit to the creator in some way, but Pinterest also saves a link to where the photo was found (but it can be confusing when people are re-pinning or find images on tumblr where credit is already lost sometimes)!
Are you on pinterest yet? Feel free to follow me on pinterest to see when I add something new.
New Flickr mosaic July 2011
If you are a member of the photo sharing site flickr.com (and it’s free to sign up) you can mark pretty images that you come upon with by clicking the star above each photo. All your stared (also known as favorited) images can then be displayed under the tab Your Favorites. It’s an awesome way to save eye candy, but it’s not saved under a category like it is on Pinterest.
I’ve been doing this for years and years now, and each end-of-the-month I try to remember to create a flickr mosaic with the help of Mosaic Maker. It’s a visual reminder of what I looked at and really liked during the past month. Plus, each mosaic is like a little piece of art in itself. Part my visual eye candy, part others generosity of sharing photos of their home, craft, style and colours.
I am and always will be an image collector, both online and off. My drawers are full of visual inspiration. I just can’t stop and now it’s super easy to “collect” pretty images online. Do you collect images? What kind of images are you drawn to?
Happy August my friends!