I started slowly on pinterest. I liked seeing what my friends were interested in and looking at all the pictures. I made a few categories to pin to and it grew from there. A few minutes here and there just scrolling through images calms me down and ignites my creative fires.
I have discovered that I really like iron work as part of my home decor. I kind of knew that before but now.... I discovered that I have an obsession with cool doors and so do a lot of others. I never knew so many creative ways to incorporate spirals. Cool quotes, and wicked quotes abound. I'm not really into pinning recipes. That struck me as odd. I really, REALLY, love to cook and have a huge cookbook collection but do I really need one more recipe? Well, yeah but now it is as an inspiration or flavor profile. As a result I weeded out my cookbooks and have a huge pile to donate.
I am awed at creative ways to organize and decorate. I am soothed by beautiful artwork. I realized that I could find free cross stitch patterns. I made a "sign" for my kitchen and a birth announcement cross stitch for a friend. I've always took patterns and added my own spin - adding or deleting as I saw fit so now I have so much to work with.
I am prepping for my first craft fair. I've been making products to sell for months now. And through pinterest I found great ways to display my wares, marketing tools, tips for craft fairs, and new product ideas. As a result I've combined new scents for soaps, created several new lip balms and a cuticle salve. I think I may be ready.
I have dabbled a little with art journaling. An amazing friend and teacher introduced me to the idea a while ago. I'm am far to self conscious with art to go all out so, I tend to pull back. I took one of her intro to Heart Journaling classes and was so inspired I started again. She let me know I had the freedom to "mess" up. I could paint over, collage over it or learn from it. And then I looked on pinterest - holy art journal inspiration.
OK, sometimes I do need to set a timer or I could get lost but, I know I have benefited from most of my time on the addictive site.