In today's post I received these lovelies:
Charms in a veritable rainbow of colours.
These were the charms from the Somewhere over the Rainbow swap on flickr. For those of you that haven't taken part in a swap like this before. 28 people were asked to send 56 x 5" squares in a designated colour. Emily, who ran this swap, sorted all the received squares into piles of two of each colour and we received back 2 of 28 different squares. I already have planned what to do with mine. I just need the time to get cracking and I really want to get a few other things squared away before I start. My night away over this weekend is looking doubtful now so maybe I will get some of those other things cleared up!
Did you read Archie the Wonder Dog today? This post and in particular the bit about Pinterest? Concerning to say the least. Now don't get me wrong I pin. It took me a while to get into it and I do have a few reservations. For instance when Pinterest first came to my attention it was because another blog I follow (and a very well known one at that) wanted to highlight seasonal colour and she did this by showing photos on her blog that she had pinned on Pinterest. These were not her own photos and yes, there was a link back to Pinterest and I presume in turn, the original owner. But what baffled me is most people copyright their stuff on flickr and your average blogger would not dream of publishing other people's flickr photos without permission. Many blogs I read have little bits in the side bar asking people not to publish words or photos without their permission.
I even put a bit about this on mine, after I saw another blogger had used one of my pictures and mentioned me in passing, but there was no link to my blog or a mention that the photo was mine. In fact I only found out about this when the blog owner left a comment on one of my posts that made me go and check out who she was and then I found my picture. It wasn't a big drama, but I'd have liked to have been asked first - you know? I'm pretty sure I'd have said, 'Yeah it's fine - thanks for liking my work'. Yet, when it comes to Pinterest people seem to think that once they've pinned something it becomes in their own domain. And for this reason I've always been slightly concerned about Pinterest. Am I alone with this?
Still now I best go to bed and clear all the stuff I have strewn on the bed, thinking I might be getting a night away over the next few days...