Polyvore Procrastination

My step-daughter is hip to all the latest digital trends and has had me hooked more times than I care to mention on games, shows, you name it.

It always starts with a subtle “You should try it.” A sideways glance. The hint of a smile.

** College flashback. **

Too curious for my own good, I jump in and I give it a whirl. An hour easily passes by before I realize I haven’t showered, eaten breakfast or peeled my eyes up from beneath my MacBook Air. And, yeah, I’m late for work.

This morning it was Polyvore. I’ve known about it for ages, but its siren call hadn’t grabbed me ’til now.

Maybe it was the rainy morning and the lure of a Thanksgiving contest… plus the fact they make it so damn easy to drag-and-drop pretty pictures – lusty fashion items, overpriced tchotchkes for the seasonally-scented home, make-up, pattern overlays, typography, etc.

Like Canva, Picmonkey, and all the other up-and-coming picture-driven platforms, Polyvore takes the angst out of collage-making and boosts your ego a bit (especially if Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop have made you wild-eyed, and grey-haired way too soon).

So yeah, “you should try it.”

All the cool kids are doing it.


Pink + Red

I love it when I’m passing by an arrangement of colors, and the sublime perfection of a scene spurs me to take a snap (even while driving). This is one of those serendipitous shots. Dusty rose, brilliant red and hot pink bliss.