Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pinterest, Art Bead Scene and me!

Image from Tesori Trovati and Erin Prais-Hintz
I was chatting with my good friend Heather of Humblebeads, creator of the Art Bead Scene. Heather has been amazingly patient with me in the last year keeping me on as a contributor even though I did very little contributing. Well that is about to change! Heather asked me the be the Pinterest administrator for the Art Bead Scene! What an amazing opportunity! I am a total Pinterest addict and I think Heather knows it, so I really feel I am a perfect fit!
Image from Humblebeads and Heather Powers
So I dove in feet first and started rocking the Pinterest boards! Woo! Having a blast! I have a really hard time sleeping so I took up pinning as my "what else am I going to do" treat ;)
Now I can pin with a purpose!
As a pinner I personally have over 5500 followers, 96 boards and over 14,000 pins! I was made for this job! lol
Textile Design for Cretonne, 1928? 
by Lois Mailou Jones
Tempera on Paper
To start things off my duties for the ABS Boards starts with the Monthly challenge! Above is this month's inspiration art piece. You can find the Pinterest Board HERE to see what we have so far... 
Next I created a board to promote our monthly sponsors. Here is our SPONSOR BOARD. I hope you follow the ABS or the individual boards.
My next duty as you leader, I mean as the Admin, is to create inspiration boards. I will then create a post for the ABS blog to highlight the board. So my first one is BIRDS OF INSPIRATION. Many of us pull our inspiration from nature, so what better place to start than with birds. They are one of my favorite things, with their bright plumage and the variety of shapes and sizes they come in. I understand of course that they are not everyone's favourites, so look for future boards that I will be creating over the next year.
So I leave you with these words and hope to see you repining our inspiration to your own boards :)
The duties for the ABS Challenge board on Pinterest will actually be shared between Kaushambi and myself :)


Cheri said...

Hi Maria, I have already started following the boards..they are going to be awesome!!

lunedreams said...

Congratulations to you, Marie! You will rock it!! (And have a blast while you do it!)

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Wow...those are some increduble statistics! :). I am now following the boards! Have fun!

Broken Wings ® said...

Somebody's having too much fun! Great job Marie!!! You are such a blessing to so many of us!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Congratulations Marie! Wow-those are some serious pinning numbers. I have yet to have pinned anything but I did sign up for an account! ;) A baby really does change everything! I will look to your pins to help me stay in the loop!

A Bit of Colour said...


I started following your boards also. I found you through our Creative bead chat boards. I have "liked" you as myself & as my business "a bit of colour". I also started following you on "etsy". I found my way here through etsy. Best wishes to you on your new journey as I too, am beginning a new road with jewelry this year.