My Own Pinterest Challange

July 31, 2012

Pinboard “Health

Pinboard Art

Lately, I’m sure, some of my friends have noticed an unusual amount of activity from me on Pinterest.  Once I was invited to join the site I started pinning right away and looking for my friends to join or connect with me.

The appeal of using a social site like Pinterest is the complete freedom of artistic expression for absolutely anyone.  Everyone is a designer of what I what I would call their own “magazine” by creating boards on topics they like.  It can be a solo activity in which the pinner keeps his/her boards private to enjoy alone, but the real fun is sharing with people with similar interests.  It is also special in that friends can see in a click what you want to share.  There is no special language or the frustration from a lack of understanding how the site works.  It’s genius is it’s simplicity.

Sometimes it’s easier to show than to write.

So now, I’ve come up with a challenge for myself.  I have been creating “themes”  in which I try to make at least the first 4 or 5 rows on my site a cohesive blend of specific colors and subjects.  My first attempt was a lavender/pink mix.  I loved the look it gave my site.  So next, in honor of the beginning of summer, I tried to create blue-greens with a beach theme.  That worked out nicely.  This time around, a friend on Pinterest from Ebay pointed out that orange is a current color trend.  It inspired me to create a theme on melons.  I am very pleased with results.  You can see it currently on my Pinterest site:

I welcome any questions or suggestions on colors and/or themes!

melon art

Pinboard “Huh?”


Wedding Reception Blessings Card

July 20, 2012

Kristina Law Treasury on Design and Style Guide

July 17, 2012

Treasury from: Kristina Law
Brown Accessories
Cinderella, bed, cradle, crib,rocking cradle

From: Eugenie Woodcraft

Set of four Pine Cone Napkin Rings

From: House Of Peltier/ A. Peltier Interiors

Redwood Adirondack by Tom the Irishman

From: Tom the Irishman, LLC

brown and gray-brown diamonds

From: Judeco

Archer Espresso Coffee Table with Shelf

From: Overstock

Lidded jar with rock knob

From: Willow Tree Pottery

Stoneware Teapot, Teacup and Dessert Plate/Espresso Sunrise Series

From: Pat Parker"s Stoneware Pottery

Walnut pedestal table

From: bowlfly studios


From: Alfer Design

Pair of 18in Daniel Pillow Covers Leather and Fur

From: Designs by Derilyn

Brown Fused Glass Bowl

From: Lynne's Art Glass

Cocobolo bowl

From: bowlfly studios


Treasury- Design and Style Guide

July 17, 2012

Treasury from: Furniture Creations
Picnic in the Garden
Childrens Table and Chairs Set

From: carrie marie originals

Sand Dollar Personalized Coasters

From: My Little Chickadee Creations

Basket woven plaited recycled Danish newspaper

From: SewDanish - Scandinavian Textile Art


From: Starry Home Crafts

Handmade Crochet Lace Tablecloth

From: bombayjewel

Nantucket Summer Oval Wreath

From: New England Wreath Company

PROUD ROOSTER - Fiber Art Wall Hanging or Table Decor

From: RSS Designs In Fiber

Butterfly Meadow Dessert Plates

From: Beautiful Home

Delicate Bird and Bird Nest Bowl

From: Cedar Pocket

Three Birds on a Branch Chic and Modern White Pillow Cover

From: Petette

Basket woven recycled Danish newspaper

From: SewDanish - Scandinavian Textile Art

Chess set

From: Daniel Bellow Pottery


Treasury by Design and Style Guide

July 17, 2012

Treasury from: Ikea
Summer in full swing
The Red Vineyard at Arles

From: Art

pomegranate bowl set of two

From: eshkarclayart

Ruby Cobblestone Pillow Cover in Red Orange Yellow - Robert Allen Designer Fabric - 18 inch

From: Finesse Pillows

warped diamonds

From: Judeco

36in Large Wall Clock CHURHILL FOX

From: JenniferClocks

Recycled Cedar Post Candle Holder

From: jn3 Hand Crafted Woodworks

Elemental Slide

From: Holzfurhaus

Harvest Floral Centerpiece,Round

From: Realistic Florals

Por Joyel

From: Arriba Chica

Tuscan Bouquet Silk Flower Arrangement

From: Floral Creation by POMA

20x20 Pillow Cover . Richloom Cornwall Designer . Fiesta Infusion Collection

From: Chloe & Olive

Rich Colors Collection - stone drink coaster set

From: The Painted Lily


Some of my Artwork

June 20, 2012


June 19, 2012