This exercise was an interesting one to say the least. It has shown to me that, as in all things in life, something I regard as great someone else will not. There are many differing views on pinterest and how it works. Watermarking is crucial. This will in some way safeguard ownership of the photo, though not always. Perhaps something I should do. Also, I did get taken aback by the whole venture. Previously I have only ever used 3 pictures in my whole blog that weren't mine (a pic of Elle McPherson, a pic of Ashton Kutcher and a pic of some slippers I like on Etsy). Perhaps I will stick to my own little trusty point-and-shoot camera (can't wait to get a DSLR).
13 Sep 2011: ADDITION: I am in the process of contacting all people whose photos I have shown below. I am keeping this blog post up only so the people in question can view their photos and see what they think. I shall then source or remove each photo correctly.
Things I am loving at the moment
I love it.
I am addicted to it.
I had signed up a few months ago and then never really looked into it. Then last week a playgroup mum/friend was raving about it and simultaneously one of my favourite blogs, Dana at Made, mentioned her Pinterest discovery. So off I went to see what I could find, and I have gone NUTS.
Things I love on Pinterest:
ADDED 18 SEP 2011: Original source: Dos Family blog. A great and creative blog.
ADDED 18 SEP 2011: Original source: Martha Stewart.
I am a closet doily lover so cannot wait to do some of these doily projects.
ADDED 18 SEP 2011: Original source is "a thousand words" blog. The blog's author did not have the original post.
ADDED 18 SEP 2011: Original source: La Toriana. The picture is no longer on the website as they have sold out. The hats are from Consitution and the clothes from Tea Princess. Both labels sold online at La Toriana here or you can read La Toriana blog here.
ADDED 18 SEP 2011: Original source: Hiya Papaya. This one was very difficult to source and if Cristi and Jessi (the team from this fabulous blog) had not watermarked their image I would never have been able to source it. But thank goodness they did as now I have discovered another great blog. Find their blog here.