I have known about Polyvore for some time and how you could put together adorable little collections from clothing articles, but I never played with it till now. I am having so much fun putting together fashion boards based on paintings I have made. This is my Spring Reader painting paired with a matching outfit and accessories.
This is like playing paper dolls for grown ups!
How to use Polyvore for your business:
You can easily do this with your own artwork or products. I have read articles wherein artists were upset that their work was being used on this site, but I think it is just another avenue to expose people to your work.
All you need to do create an account, download the "clip to polyvore" button for your browser (just like Pinterest!), go to your site and start "clipping" your products.
If you are clipping it yourself you will know that it will link back to YOUR site, thus getting you exposure, and you are given credit and not some random Tumblr page. Another bonus is that if you "clip" something and someone uses it, Polyvore will let you know. You can actually keep tabs on it and see the beautiful sets that other people create using your items!
After you have clipped you can "create" a collection designed around your piece. You can pin it to Pinterest, share on your blog, share what OTHERS have created using your works....I am sure the list is endless. I am still new to this, but this is what I have learned and thought about it so far!
Comment on other people's collections! Push the like button! Engage with other users. Push "Follow" when people "Follow" you! You can learn a lot by looking at how others put together their collages. The more I play with it, the more I believe putting a collage together is its own art form!
This is my Friends and Umbrellas painting and collection.
I am sure I will be adding more collections to my Polyvore page. If you have one I would love to follow you!
It's a Good Day Typewriter painting paired with an adorable LC Lauren Conrad dress (I own the black sleeveless version. LOVE!)
A set to go with the feel of my Tropical Flowers painting.
So what are you doing with Polyvore? I saw you can make room collections, but I have a feeling the options are endless.
Do you want to build a snowman?
Or....do you want to take some easy Frozen themed pictures of your kids?
We would love to build a snowman, but we live in a very sunny valley of Southern California! These pictures were completely spur of the moment, but they turned out so cute! No elaborate costumes or props needed.
My mom bought the Frozen DVD and the kids insisted on borrowing it.
And watching it over. And over.
My niece was visiting during her college Spring Break and we were so blessed that she wanted to come spend it with us instead of seeing her off to a week in Cabo, ha ha! Cora has been a subject for my mom's and my photography since she was a baby, so she doesn't think twice when we pull out a camera!
The kiddos wanted to dress up as Anna and Kristoff, so all we needed were some braids and a dress for Clara (we got lucky that she already had red hair!) and then a hat for Calvin. Cora, my niece, was wearing a blue shirt and had the cutest headband that we tucked her hair into Elsa-style.
Calvin brought along a reindeer puppet to be Sven and then we just walked around our neighborhood and snapped some photos. It was so much fun!
I love these easy kind of photoshoots because there is NO STRESS. We didn't put a lot of time into getting ready for it. We didn't even travel far. We just took a walk! Stopped and snapped!
You could easily do this with your kids too and have the sweetest pictures. Beautiful and cute pictures don't have to cost hundreds of dollars.
Also, if you had not noticed--this is my FIRST post on my new blog for my website! My old blog has the RSS feed on the side if you want to see more photo shoot ideas, tutorials (such as DIY Bachelorette Basket, Clothespin Dollhouse, DIY Solar System Mobile, parties (like my legendary GLITTER Party!) and tips (like my secret potty training tip), or just behind the scene posts on my artwork.
Thank you for visiting!
I am a watercolor artist located in Southern California.