Just in case you failed to catch my drift in those Pinning Down Indie posts, I am addicted to Pinterest. It is, in fact, my go-to website for sewing inspiration, tutorials, recipes, decor, wedding porn…you name it. And I’m not the only one. People worldwide are collecting their inspirations and storing them here. But why?
I tracked down nd +, one of the pinners featured in the most recent Pinning Down Indie post and bombarded her with questions. Not only did she humor me, a perfect stranger (she drew the line at a DNA sample though), she, too is curious to learn more about why people pin.
Tell me about yourself.
My real name is Nateene. It is actually just an Anglicization of my Chinese name, which sounds similar. And speaking of cross-cultural bridges, I too am a Texan! I was born and raised in Ft. Worth, but spent A LOT of time in Hong Kong as a child. As of now, though, I live in Chicago. I have a degree in Art History and work in the Chi-town art world.
Let me just interject here to point out the coolness of meeting a fellow Texan who frequents Hong Kong and lives in Chicago while I myself am living in Tampa!
Are you a maker?
I, sadly, am not the maker I once was, but I do continue to dabble. If I have the time to create, it’s usually spent taking photographs (I actually began my college career as a photography student!) or in the kitchen. I have recently taken an interest in the GIF making process and its thoroughly digital artyness.
Do you pin with a plan or purpose?
As to how I pin: It’s a little bit of everything. The fashion board is a mixture of consumer lust and personal wardrobe inspiration, while the DIY board is more of an ‘eventually I will make time for these projects and until then I don’t want to forget about them!’ However, the food board is put into use A LOT.
I have made or been inspired by so many of the recipes that I have found on Pinterest. So many.
(I just made the watermelon feta quinoa salad a couple of days ago for a BBQ and it was delicious!)