Enid, the Communications Manager at the visual blog pinterest.com got in touch recently. I'd been using pinterest for a few months: to pick up on image links for this blog; for twitter visuals; for work; for storage and research.
The 'clean' interface, ease of use, and friendly community it attracts, have made it a pleasure to be part of.I was delighted when Enid emailed me with:
Just send me the 5 links to your favorite pins and your descriptions (or even your actual 5 most recent pins) and describe why you pinned it or why the pin represents your taste. Also send me a short bio about what you do professionally, where you live, interests, etc. I'll let you know when I post it to our blog; I think our readers would love to get a small window into who you are and check out your blog!
I did. The blog feature appeared today:
drawdrawdraw" and asked for some insight into how she uses Pinterest. The full story definitely didn't disappoint and neither did the link to her own art blog.
Helen: I'm an Art Lecturer (specialising in BA honors Drawing) at Bradford School of Arts & Media, based in the north of England. This collection of images helps me do my job; it helps me to see others' ideas and innovations within art & design; it means I can post my work & others' work and have a direct link with students whenever I / they please.
My 'taste' is limited to 9 boards (so they fit on most computer screens at one go), and were initially put in place to share any drawing based research I found online. Other board categories were added because I couldn't resist saving what I found here, and there, and everywhere.
A selection from my boards:
1. Chicken in a bucket, 1944. T
4. Found drawings.