I love Pinterest. I really do. I think the Internet is an amazing source of information and inspiration and Pinterest is a fascinating way to compile so much of it. I don’t know how others use the service, but for me it is about 70% to-do list, 20% inspirational photos and 10% magazine. I love scrolling though the endless photos of gorgeous homes and beautiful art projects. I revel in finding tutorials for little girl dresses or ‘how to’s for fixing up your house.
I try not to pin wildly outlandish pins that will never have relevance in my life. I try to pin things that we might actually a)get around to doing and b)have a ton of fun with.
Today’s project (found on Pinterest, of course, but originally posted here), paired with a google search for Pointillism, provided us with a morning’s full of art making, art history, color study, science, a little ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’, sisterly cooperation and lots of fun.
All three of us got a kick out of sticking our crayons in the candle flame. It took practice to get the little drips of wax just right. It took patience to fill a space with the individual drips of color. It took 35 minutes before the girls had moved on to playing with the candle wax that we were pouring on the plates. I continued on while they experimented with the solid and liquid states of matter.
I consider myself a pretty creative person, but I continue to be amazed by and so thankful for the people behind all the many interesting ideas and projects I’ve stumbled across on the web.
How does the internet inspire you? How do you use Pinterest? Do you feel like it enriches your life?