Friday, 19 October 2012

To Pinterest or Not To Pinterest?

I have read a few posts about the site Pinterest and despite the various concerns I have recently started using it on a regular basis.
I find it really useful as an online scrapbook and have been tweaking my boards into a collection that suit my needs. I find that it helps to collate information and research to enable me to gather together websites, printies, tutorials and inspiration. So many times I spend an evening looking for items or ideas and then forget where I saw that tutorial on scenic water or book making. Now I 'Pin It' and can find it easily on my 'Miniature Tutorials' board.
I know there are some concerns about copyright so I try to make sure my 'Pins' are directly linked to the source but for me it is a wonderful way to collect together the work of lots of amazing miniaturists whose pieces are way beyond my budget.
This is a link to my Pinterest boards so feel free to have a browse at what I have gathered together. It is very easy to set up an account and start creating your own scrapbook.
One of my favourite miniaturist's has just started her own blog. Lory Tonetti of 64tntminiatures produces a wonderful range of chic and spooky pieces to suit any scene.
Please go over to her blog to see her work and welcome Lory to Blogland.

14 comments:

  1. I also have some concerns about Pinterest. Mine may be entirely different than yours though. I keep seeing them in my Blogger staz. Because I don't use Twitter or Facebook I can not join Pinterest.

    I LOVE Lory's work! I am so glad she has started a blog. Thank you for letting us know.

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  2. Hi Catherine, I might be wrong but I think you can join with your email address. You do not have to have a FB or Twitter account. See http://pinterest.com/about/help/, Getting Started.

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  3. Thanks for the tip! Like Catherine, I'm not a Twitter or Facebook user, so assumed I couldn't join. Going to try joining through email now!

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  4. Mange tak for informationen om Printerest, det vil jeg undersøge noget mere om.
    Knus
    Wyrna

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  5. Erg handig zo`n persoonlijk prikbord :)

    Groeten Xandra

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  6. I did set up a Pinterest account, but then became concerned over all the talk surrounding the copyright issue. I read their policies, listened to both sides of the argument (which was being discussed on FB at the time and then I promptly deleted my Pinterest! I now keep a folder in my Favourites on the computer with links to my favourite sites, not the same I know, but I just didn't want to risk the whole copyright issue!

    Thanks for the link to Lory's blog. I totally adore her work :0)
    Julia xx

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    1. I know what you mean Julia but I think it has all settled down now and for me it has been a real help. Lots of artisans are now using it to showcase their own work as well so it is a great way to find new artists.

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  7. I am afraid to even check out pinterist! I can't keep up with all the blogs I try to read!

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    1. Ah Audra, it is another way to waste a lot of time on the laptop but I am very strict with myself!!

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  8. I really love Pinterest because it's a wonderful way to curate and share collections of images. Like you, I'm concerned about copyright and try to keep the link alive back to the artist's work.

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  9. Hello Janice,
    Thank you for the great links and have fun scrapbooking.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  10. Oh Janice, thank you so much for welcoming me on blogland, thanks to you I have also found out that some of my cakes were featured in a magazine, I sincerely didn't remember about it!
    Lory

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