Friday, June 1, 2012

Pinterest- simular to Journaling


For many years I would buy art magazines because I loved to see what was happening in the general art world- trends, colors, exhibits. When I had too many, I decided to create a scrap book of my favorite pictures. At night, when I was sleepy, I would tear out pictures that tugged at my heart. (I love torn edges!) Later, watching TV or something, I would glue stick them into a journal. These became, What I call- "Windows to my Soul" books, because I found I could see a theme in my saved pix i.e. -what colors I was into, shapes, marks even art wear. It helped me see me, if you understand my meaning. 
 While I never copied any piece, they served as inspiration when I became blocked. They helped me explore my surface design and opened me to trying new approaches in presentation. This led me to my interest in collage, both physically and digitally.
I often would add my own drawings, poems, and favorite quotes.
For some years now I have stopped doing this, mainly because I didn't want to accumulate so many magazines. Piniterest has stepped nicely into it's place. I feel like I am creating scrap books again - but online- digitally- with links so I can go to visit more of each pin's source. Sometimes I feel like Alice, wandering down this site, leading to another and another site. I find it fascinating! 
I do try to site the source but I understand Pinterest embeds it now anyway, so copyright issues should not be problemanic. Also you can get a permission to pin badge for your website or blog. I think it might be a way to share your art with many more folks. 
It's the ultimate art picture book!
 I hope you've enjoyed seeing some my my pages!

9 comments:

Margaret Cooter said...

The glueing into books is something I always meant to do - at the moment the images that spoke to my soul are still lying loose and mouldering in drawers - four drawers full! A project that will have to wait.
How inspiring to see your books of images!

Wen Redmond said...

Thank you- I find gluing into books something I can do when sitting around with family or watching TV.
I usually pre-sort somewhat into large pix, small, words & color piles. Then, I can easily draw from whatever I need as I glue stick them into the journal.
Sometimes, I pull off old ones or pull off and rearrange, the backs of the pix leave some paper behind which can because interesting on it's own!

Jo Murray said...

So many people are using Pinterest... I must investigate it.

dejablu503 said...

Yeah Wen, I LOVE Pinterest too, for many of the same reasons. I realize just how much I rely on it whenever I try to use my bookmarks in firefox. I go brain numb looking at those 3000 text bookmarks that mean next to nothing to me, they seem to blur together. Then I go to Pinterest, and get visual reminders of what I pinned links to. It's heaven.

Wen Redmond said...

same here!
I started out just for visual now I know I can save links too!

Sharon Robinson said...

I couldn't agree more, Wen. I still have and treasure my magazine scrapbooks, but Pinterest has replaced them... and now with my iPad, I can still "scrapbook" while watching tv with the family.

Diane said...

Wen, great post. I love your pages, what a great way to organize one's favorites. Your backgrounds fascinate me. Thanks for writing!

Diane said...

Oh, forgot to add.... Pinterest is a new challenge for me. Just beginning to get the hang of searching but not the pinning. Will experiment for sure.

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Web, Two things. Pinterest does not embed, and it is a copyright problem. I wish it weren't. Though one might think that posting one's work automatically vitiates copyright protection, the law does not treat it this way.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...