Sunday, April 7, 2013
Pinning On Pinterest.com Is Good For Your Mental Health
Now that I have retired as a psychotherapist and identify myself as an
ARTIST...and kitschy collector, I'm not thinking too much about "psych" stuff...mine or anyone elses. Hmm, I suppose there is a deeper explanation here. Perhaps making art soaks up all my crazy stuff ..... It's channeled into my work. And when I need a break from art, schedules, family and life...than I can always count on the pleasure I get when going antiquing.
The Urge to Go Junk Collecting
Recently I have discovered another way to feed my junk collecting urges. I can now go antiquing on Pinterest.com. Pinterest.com at this time is is not a buying and selling site. (although the site is used as a marketing tool for many businesses). Think of Pinterest.com as a super sized virtual scrapbook that you get to create to suit your own tastes, interests and collecting habits.
Building Pinterest.com Boards
The member builds what are called "boards" ( bulletin ) that you "pin" photographs onto of items that you like. Photographs come from other members, your computer photo file or sources on the internet.
Pinterest.com I s Like Children's Lotto For Adults
I have decided that Pinterest.com is like playing lotto bingo as a kid. Remember this game, you have a board that you match objects to. You place the cat on the cat spot and the dog on the dog spot etc. until you have filled the board. On Pinterest I am building my boards, like the old fashioned lotto game. So when a vintage red kitchen bowl appears on the Main page of the site I can "repin" that bowl onto my "Kitschy Kitchen Bowl" board.
Pinning Boards Is Like Doodling: Mindless Relaxation
[Source: Piemouth.] This task of hunting for collectibles on Pinterest.com and than pinning photographs on categories of boards that I have created is like doodling......you get swept away from the left side of your brain to the right side of your brain in mindless yet satisfying constructions of virtual bulletin boards. Try pinning on Pinterest.com while pretending to be watching the news coverage you will enjoy the distraction. Pinning on Pinterest.com is cheaper and safer than an antidepressant or tranquilizer and it's FREE.
Photo credits from http://pinterest.com/kitschnstuff/kitschy-thrifty-housewife/
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists