Is pinterest helping or hindering your creativity?
With the new craze of Pinterest in mind. Do you find that looking at other's projects in mass helps or hinders your creativity? Is it improving your creativity or shutting it off? Or somewhere in between? Thoughts?
Re: Is pinterest helping or hindering your creativity?
I very rarely use pinterest for inspiration because it is kinda overwhelming. When I'm doing a project I usually already have a picture of the finished product in my brain, so pinterest isn't necessary for that. However, if I get stuck or things aren't going the way I hoped I turn to pinterest and it always helps me out!
I typically start by looking at my "source" page to see who has been pinning my stuff and I "like" their pins in appreciation. Then I hop over to the board they pinned my project to and explore it a little, repinning good stuff and following the board if it is really fascinating. I do that with 3 or 4 boards and that is usually it.
like I said....I drown if I stick around longer and have NO motivation to do my own projects.
I use Pinterest more then Google for looking for something specific in the homey category. It is soo useful for that. But, I find myself feeling less then I am when I stay on it too long. Everything is always so pretty :). Not at all like my everyday life. Darn it.