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Chalk Love

Chalk. A classic childhood artistic medium. I can’t even begin to estimate the number of hop scotch squares and rainbows I drew with sidewalk chalk as a kid! And blackboard chalk … well, that was just the coolest. Being the nerd that I was (am) I was always THRILLED when I was allowed to spend my precious recess time smacking the chalkboard erasers together to “clean” them. And writing my name in chalk on the chalkboard when I was the line leader … well, that just made my little heart sing with pride.

Chalk. Just plain old CaCO3. (See? I told you I was a nerd.) An abundant mineral with the potential to unleash creativity and aid learning in kids and adults alike. A strangely powerful substance which somehow writes its messages on the hearts of those who view it. Whiteboards, in all their color coded glory, just can’t compete.

Here is my favorite picture which includes the use of chalk – a photo of my daughter, Lily, holding a chalkboard with a heart to send to her Grandma.


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October 2, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Becca - I literally cant get over how beautiful this is — that light!! I LOVE it!

October 2, 2010 - 11:29 am

Life with Kaishon - I am so very, very happy for you Megan! Thrilled that you were mentioned today in the winning post. This picture has stuck with me all week. It is perfection!

September 27, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Emily - Lovely photo!

September 27, 2010 - 10:21 am

Amanda - So simple and yet so sweet! Awesome entry!

September 27, 2010 - 5:58 am

Life with Kaishon - Oh my goodness Megan. That is BEAUTIFUL! I loved this post. You made me remember clapping the erasers. That was like the BEST job in the world to have in elementary school. The absolute best!

Did your Mom LOVE the picture?

September 27, 2010 - 2:57 am

Erika B - Oh, that is so sweet. Love your light! It’s perfect in black and white.

Erika B

September 26, 2010 - 10:47 pm

erica - absolutely adorable! love the back lighting & soft look of the b&w!

September 26, 2010 - 10:12 pm

Amy - what a sweet little photo. i bet grandma loved getting it.

September 26, 2010 - 10:09 pm

stacey - Beautiful photo!

September 26, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Karen Schneider - This is precious!! I love that it’s sending love to a Grandma – the best kind of love. Your daughter is adorable and that backlighting is gorgeous. Love this!

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