I cannot be the only person who has spent hours looking at stuff either on Pinterest or to pin to Pinterest and then sit in my studio thinking, “What in the world should I work on?”, can I? I highly doubt it. Pinterest affords crafters and artists to pin all sorts of things that allow us to get ideas to make things or inspire us to make something; however, I find myself rarely going back to my boards to see what I pinned and why I originally pinned it.
Usually, when I get artistically dumbfounded, I go to Pinterest in search of something NEW to inspire me. In my head, I think, “I’ve already seen what I’ve pinned, why should I go look at those again?”. We should go back and look at our old pins because it’s really easy to pin something and completely forget all about it. I am completely guilty for this. I am constantly in search of some new art journal technique or idea and when I find it, I’ll pin it and then I’m off to find something else. In the interim, I’ve yet to try that last pin that totally pinspired me and made me say, “Whoa!” in the first place.
As such, I challenge you to fight through your Pamnesia by going through some of your old boards and see if something will inspire you all over again. You pinned it in the first place, why not go back and look at it in a new light and make something inspired by it? In short, Pinterest Amnesia is a disease plaguing the art community and diminishing creativity. I beseech you to try and fight against…what was it again? Oh, yeah…Pamnesia. I think.