I’ve been “pinning” tonight. I pin at night while watching TV because I’m an obsessive multitasker.
My daughter got me hooked on PInterest four years ago this October.
I could just “bean” her because I am truly addicted.
Here’s what I like about PInterest:
- It sparks my creativity
- It reminds me it’s OK to “collect” a lot of junk.
- It justifies my “dumpster diving” (Seriously, I pick up junk along the road. I’ve embarrassed my husband more than once. But I’ve got some really great free stuff.”
- It excuses my messy house because I’m always onto a new project.
- It encourages me to recycle
- I hoard hoping to find time to make something from what I’ve hoarded
Here’s the down side:
- It makes me too competitve. If someone other “pinner” can do it, I can do it better.
- I end up making things I have no idea what to do with. I get “hooked” on something I really enjoying doing and just can’t quit.
- I end up getting obsessed with a particular project and collect way too much of the needed supplies. I mean how many pallet projects can one use in their home and how many places are there for mason jars? (Right now it’s pallets and bottles.) Someone stop me. please!
- It sometimes keeps me from pursuing my painting
- It discourages me because it’s not that anyone does anything I can’t or haven’t done but that they take such great pictures. My projects look every bit as good in reality but just not in my pictures.
Here’s the thing. I was a PInterest kind of gal long before Pinterest was ever a thought.
I’ve been painting furniture, repurposing items, painting glass, knitting, crocheting, sewing, stenciling, felting,-well, I can’t think of too much I’ve seen on Pinterest that I haven’t tried in some form or another. I’m the original DIY-er, crafter, repurpos-er, etc. Ask anyone.
Which makes me kind of mad.
I mean, why didn’t I think of PInterest?
Oh, my, here’s the UPS driver coming up the driveway and she’s female. I’ve got some Mason jars ready for distribution. 🙂
(God bless and I hope you have a good day.)