On Monday I asked Tonia about Pinterest, and today I ask some of my editors over at Stampington. Turns out almost everyone is a huge, huge fan.
How would you describe Pinterest?
Pinterest is an online forum for creativity. Users can create inspiration boards that link directly to the source of each project/recipe/photo etc. They can follow someone else’s boards, whose tastes and interests they admire. And there is space to open a discourse about what is pinned via comments and “likes”
Why do you like it?
I like Pinterest because the interface is so easy to use and accessible. I find the search engine on Pinterest to be very thorough and it really helps me when I’m looking for something specific, such as projects that use recycled denim. The photos are just large enough that I can quickly scan them, and the links make it easy to track each project back to its original creator
What benefits does it have for mixed media artists?
Pinterest is a vast network of inspiration and blogs. It can be used as a networking tool (i.e. as a way to connect to other mixed-media artists and to promote your own work) or it can be used simply to generate ideas. If an artist is looking for instructions on/ideas for/examples of a specific medium, they are almost always guaranteed to find a large amount of information on Pinterest by doing a simple search.
The more I hear about Pinterest, the more I can feel myself edging over that way, wanting to find out for myself what eye candy awaits~~thanks for sharing this, Andrea!
Ricë also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.
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