Books. I love books. I love to read them, smell them, feel the paper. I am inspired, entertained, moved by them. I love to display them, share them, and sometimes give them away. I want everyone to be reading a good book. Here are a few of my favorite book images from my Pinterest board....
Tricia Wilson, tumblr
Designed and folded by French artist Lucille Moroni
An intricately altered book by Yerden Uzak
Stitched altered book by artist Lisa Kokin.
What better place to store books than a little used dining room?! Adds instant warmth and what opportunities for dinner conversation! (no, this isn't actually my room, just an inspiration room)
Small handmade books by Noela Mills, WabiSabiArt.blogspot.com (I recently won one of her books and can't wait to receive it - will be sure to share when it arrives.)
If you enjoy a good book now and then, be sure to check out my Book tab at the top menu where I'm tracking everything I read this year and I always give a quick review in Goodreads if you want to 'friend' me there.
I know there's likely still lots of folks who have issues with Pinterest - I've read and followed the news and know they've made great strides in fixing many of the main complaints against the site. Now when you pin something, the pin retains the original site so if you click on the image, you are taken to the originating website (a huge improvement). As with most internet things like tumblr or stumble upon or whatever, there are careless users who don't credit where they sourced the image. I always do. I want to share your blogs and comments and beautiful artwork with others - but always including your name and often your blog address as well.
Every once in awhile I come across someone who doesn't want their images pinned and I honor that request. If you're one of those that wish people wouldn't pin your images, consider putting a disclaimer at the top of your page so it's always in view or, I know there's a way to block Pinterest because I've encountered it a couple of times. Research and implement blocking and protecting your blog. In the mean time, I'm going to continue to use it, responsibly, because it gives me such pleasure to be able to browse through all that inspiration in one convenient place. What are your thoughts?