Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pinterest...you need to be here!

Pinterest is the new "buzz word"...! If you are a creative person , you need to know about this! Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board...a place you can gather images by subject or upcoming project, and keep them organized for viewing and inspiration.

Are you saying, "Oh, I don't need another website to keep up with",I can always "google" what I need...





Look at the color combinations on this rainbow fungi...many times nature gives us what we need if we know where to look!


On Pinterest, you get information much quicker and keep up with current trends with the click of a mouse.Did you know you can mimic mercury glass now?

How cool is this? You can make textured rollers with hot glue and pvc pipe! I see lots of possibilities with this one.



How about just needing to see things in a new way? Pinterest is brimming with images of quirky, creative concepts.


Ok, we are back to practical again...need to get twenty years of paint off of some vintage hardware? This link will show you how easy it can be! (when you click on an image on Pinterest, it will give you the source)
Pinterest is a place you can sort out your thoughts , through images(which is the way artists think anyway!) You create subject "boards"- color, mural ideas, trends, etc. I work out my blog ideas here as well as upcoming projects.

Do you need some wall inspirations? There are literally thousands of photos of deterioration, gilding, encaustic painting, food recipes, crafts, castles and trompe!
You can view thousands of photos that other people post...if you like someone's style, you can "follow" them and be inspired by their images!

Pinterest has changed the way I create. I am so serious about it, I will sponsor anyone wishing to join! (It is an invitation only site) Just e-mail me your address and I will send you an invitation. There is no fee or spam related mail to come to you. You do not have to interact with anyone else(although, many artists and friends are already there).....it is making the world smaller and unifying creative people to be better at what they do!

*all images are from my boards on Pinterest

13 comments:

Lynne Rutter said...

darn you theresa! there went another hour!

Grazia said...

Beautiful ... and more interesting!! Thanks dear
Grazia

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

Checked out the link and am hungry to see more.

I will send you email for that invite...thank you for sharing.

Inelle said...

"PINTEREST" is definitely not your ordinary "Google" search ... as you described. It is a world of creative ideas, talents, and communications just waiting to be discovered.
Theresa ...I just learned about this new treasure last week-end and am amazed each time I "look" through the pages of creativity and communications. It has really inspired me to pursue "any hidden talents"! As always ... love your blog and "your world of information"!

Theresa Cheek said...

Lynne-I take this as an extreme compliment since you are usually three steps ahead of ME!! LOL! Go ahead and pin, I mean post!

La Petite Gallery said...

Theresa, the tree blew my mind,, Thanks

yvonne

Karena said...

Theresa you are so wise, I know that I have needed to do this and now since you showed me that Krylon Mercury Glass look,(which I just happened to be wondering about earlier today)I must!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Theresa,

PINTEREST is a great site and a great idea! I definitely want to spend some more time there, so thanks for the generous invitation! I'll be emailing you ... Mark

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Theresa:
We have only just discovered you via the delightful Mark Ruffner and already we are beguiled by the wonderful images and mine of information which you present. 'Pinterest' sounds to be the perfect place for creativity to flourish and we shall investigate it further.

However,'Pinterest' apart, you are clearly a person of lively ideas and artistic talent. We have enjoyed reading through some past posts and it is the combination of knowledgeable writing together with carefully chosen pictures which has captured our attention.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit and shall return for more.

Theresa Cheek said...

Jane and Lance-
You are so kind!....but, if you are followers of Mark Ruffner, then you must be great people! I hope Pinterest will keep you on the cutting edge of creativity.

kathi said...

Hi there
I recently looked at pinterest and was stopped in my tracks when I saw that I needed an "invitation" to join. If your offer stands to extend an invitation, I will happily take you up on that.
I'm adding you to my blogroll this morning.
Thanks so much.
kathleen.mullaney@comcast.net
Kathi

vanessadawne said...

Hi Theresa -- I've recently discovered your site & am in awe. I studied Medieval Art & love the subjects you cover & the interesting history you provide.
I am definitely a new follower & will add you to my RSS list.
I make stained glass art at Dawne Design.
dawnedesign.net

Euphoria said...

That tree looks so original! Incredible! Love it!

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