Recently, I joined Pinterest, the popular and free social media “bookmarking” site. You can find ideas for all your projects and interests. I’m enjoying it because it’s a visual feast, an extension of my creativity and natural curiosity. It’s fun discovering new things and sharing interesting pins. Pinterest allows you to buy and sell products, too.
This is how it works: You create boards on your favorite subjects for personal or business use. Then, you “pin” images to the boards from within Pinterest or elsewhere on the Internet. Presently, I have twenty-seven boards ranging from home décor, art, food, and spirituality to yoga. I’ve pinned healthy recipes, art journaling tips, my latest paintings, favorite classic cars and much more.
Last month, the City of Seattle purchased one of my acrylic paintings as a retirement gift for a valued employee. My client/friend Bradley who works for the city asked his coworker Ed what kind of gift he would like. Ed mentioned that he really appreciated art. So, Bradley introduced him to my art website where his colleague chose “Mardi Gras,” an abstract painting that was part of a gallery exhibit in New York earlier this year.
The following day, Bradley purchased “Sacred Connection,” another abstract piece, which is also my newsletter header above.
He felt a strong “connection” to it and said, “I placed it in the entry hall to greet folks who come to visit.”
Ed already had his art framed, and it’s displayed in his family room (see photo) among other cherished artworks. I’m happy and honored that Mardi Gras is part of his collection, that Bradley now has three of my original paintings, and the City of Seattle is another satisfied customer.