Pinterest was explained to me in a way I’ve understood, and now I have a presence there.

Pinterest is something I have been aware of for some time now, but have held off on joining. It’s something that several people have expressed confusion over; because apparently, my work would fit in well there….?

Externally, I’ve seen it as a pastel-coloured cupcake land where inspirational quotes abound and unicorns float on heart-shaped clouds hugging kittens and sneezing glitter at each other.

Anyway, while searching for a completely different thing, I came across this video from the Modern Primate channel on Youtube. It’s actually explained to me, and quite clearly;

Why I should be on it

Why being on it could benefit myself artistically and promotionally

Why I shouldn’t be turned off by it

So, here’s the information that swayed me; it doesn’t hurt also that this guy reminds me of (literally) the best housemate my partner and I ever had. We lived with various other people for the first two years of our relationship, and mostly, they were misses. Seriously, this guy was amazing. Word out to Del. ❤

So, now I’ve got a Pinterest account, KellyMarieArt, and you can find me here: I have also added a ‘Pin’ button near the comments section. Still finding my way around, and so far, I’ve been enjoying it. Got some new ideas for different crochet projects!

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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