I’m not much of a social media fan.
I do have an account on Facebook, but I don’t post much and I rarely read others.
Twitter and Snapchat, I just don’t get those two at all and you can throw Instagram in that group also.
But, oh, how I love, love, love Pinterest!!
My parents loved to go to old bookstores and they would let me get stacks and stacks of old magazines. Once I got a huge, whole cardboard box for one dollar! When I got home I would make these books using magazines, construction paper and glue…the old kind of glue that was really messy. I spent hours sitting on the floor of my room, cutting out pictures and glueing them to paper while using newspaper to sop up the glue. Then I would put on one of my favorite albums, yes, those were the days of vinyl and just let the stories wash over me.
Oh, what wonderful times!
I thought the heady feelings of discovery and imagination were gone….until…..
Take the photos above….
- A girl -love the hair and the candle! Where is she planning on going that she has to use that taper? Hmmmmm
- A boy– is he a hero or a villain? My choice!
- “Don’t go into the woods”– of course, we are going! We probably wouldn’t have if you hadn’t posted the silly sign, but now it’s a given.
- A creepy door knocker – “Hello? Is anyone there?” Cue creepy laughter or a shadow out of the corner of your eye.
- A stream slowly meandering in the woods– where does it originate, where does it end? Is it a dividing line?
- Witch humor-I never thought of witch’s being funny, but what if they were?
Six images – boom! Story!
If you haven’t used this tool for your own writing or creating, whatever it may be, you should really try it out.
The best part about Pinterest is knowing how many people out there are just like me.
Bookmakers, storytellers, imaginers.
Lord, how I love the imaginers.