I’m taking this great on-line photography class right now called Picture Everyday with the amazing Tracey Clark. The goal of the class is to encourage you to find pictures and art in your everyday life. Each day Tracey shares a prompt along with pictures she has taken. In addition, there are message boards and galleries of classmates photos. I have ‘met’ some great photographers and am loving the inspiration the class provides.
Today’s prompt was ‘tiny’ and Tracey shared a picture of a necklace very similar to mine pictured above. I imagine that many of the gallery photos today will be similar and am anxious to conduct some informal research about these necklaces.
You see, when these necklaces first became popular, I misinterpreted the goal. I saw one on a friend and immediately wanted my own. I went out and got a charm for each of us. A ‘S,R,C, and K’ for me, Rob and the girls. Our little family. And then someone said to me, “You don’t have four kids do you?”
It seems that people only put on a charm for their children. I caved in to the trend and took off two charms. But often, when I look at my necklace, I wonder why. Why are we only celebrating our children with these necklaces and not our whole families?
Today, I will conduct some research and I will be very curious to see what I learn…