If you do not have a Pinterest account, you are simply missing out on the most spectacular way to make you feel like a failure. I realize that statement may make a few of you turn on your heels to avoid feeling such a way... but Pinterest only makes you feel like a failure after you have been inspired to do so much and fail to actually get it done. Crafting,( can we even call it that?) fashion icons, outfits put together before your very eyes, just to click to a board and mimic with your own clothes that you already have in your closet. Spontaneous clips and pictures that make your heart smile... Pinterest is hard to explain because to anyone who hasn't "pinned' thinks its just a place to keep pictures of the things we like. But for us artists, dreamers, achievers, crafters, designers, do-it-yourselfers, it is a place where we can come together and in complete organization (another pin favorite) to file our next great idea, our big project, or great idea we came up ourselves and want to share with others into separate boards to look back on later. It's a head-spinning orgasm of everything that you think is the best idea ever. The days of ripping out pictures in magazines, folding cook book corners, or trying to remember where you found that cute hairstyle from, are over. In pinning, you single handedly file your life into tailored categories. Like I said-
Best. Idea. Ever.
I am not one who can confidentially walk up to someone who is a complete stranger and spark up a conversation. (Luckily my husband takes care of the small talk category.) But when shopping for supplies for my Etsy shop I saw what could only be defined as a "potential pin"and that if I would see on Pinterest, would go absolutely nuts over. The hair. The messy bun. (I have a board just for hair styles I like & that I want to try on my own) Those polka dot shorts. Oh my gosh, have you ever seen such cute shorts? And that sweater! A sweater so simple paired with spunky shorts seems like any idiot could do- but the people who think that are the ones who leave with biker shorts and high heels on. Eyeballing this girl up and down I realized I might look like a serial killer- much less if I approached her and asked "Can I pin you?" No. There had to be a way I could get her picture to "pin"- without me sounding like I wanted to lick her face and throw her in the trunk of my car. The answer was simple. I was going to have to grow a pair, explain my situation that I am a pinterest whore & designer who couldn't pass up an opportunity to pin her. & she would simply have to believe that what I said was true. But I got my business card out just in case. (Read below)
|A little lamb in polka dot shorts & an oversized sweater.|