Creative Entrepreneurship

Pinterest

I am 100% obsessed with Pinterest!

Pinterest is an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you. Pin your favorite images and videos from anywhere. Discover new things hand-picked by people who share your interests.

I signed up (free, of course, and yes, there’s an app for that) a couple of weeks ago. There are a bunch of boards to get you started but over time, I’ve deleted most of those & created my own. (Oh yeah, you’ll definitely notice my “theme”, to no one’s surprise!)

Paper Love
Paper Cutting
Paper Garlands
Origami
Outside Art
Art that Makes You Say Wow
Recycling at its Finest
Polymer Clay

One of my most favoritest things about the Internet is finding cool art – and my favorite kind of art is “extreme” art – where unusual materials are used to create amazing works. Pinterest has been ideal for saving those images (posting them to Facebook is optional and I’ve been trying not to abuse that, but it’s hard because I want to share everything).

(Here’s a tutorial I stumbled upon a few minutes ago, to get you started.)

I guess it’s a little bit like Flickr, which I also love, but somehow this seems better. There’s a bookmarklet available on the site, that you can drag to your bookmark bar which makes it super easy to add pins to your boards. (If anyone knows how I can do this with Safari on my iPad, please tell me!)

I’ve connected with a bunch of people through my Facebook list, but every day more people are “following me” – and I them, because we have similar interests. The front page shows the most recent postings. Mostly I’m finding all these cool images from the boards of people who are following me

I suppose a large part of the appeal of Pinterest is the neat organization of your pinned images. You know I’m a fanatic over anything that’s lined up nice & neat.

You need an invitation to get started – which you can request from the Pinterest site itself. Mine came via email relatively quickly. I’d be happy to send you an invitation, just shoot me an email.

See you online – start pinning!

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  1. Sweetcake Enso Art Show at Rochester Zen Center

    On Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, at 7 Arnold Park, the Center will be hosting a travelling art exhibit. Drawing from local and internationally known artists, including Gretchen Targee, Amaury Cruz, Rosette Schureman, Terryn Maybeck, Cody Kroll, Max Gimblett, and Noah Fischer, the “Sweetcake Enso” art show is traveling across the United States from Zen center to Zen center. According to curator Catherine Spaeth, “Sweetcake Enso draws attention to the abstract circle as a symbol of presentness in daily life, and opens out the traditional calligraphy of the Enso to include the work of Buddhist artists that is thriving in the contemporary art context.”

    This free exhibit will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday and from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday. Green tea and light desserts will be served.

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