Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Focusing On Life: 52 Photos - Monochromatic

The theme for week eight of Focusing on Life - 52 Photos is monochromatic. The idea was to tell a story through a single color. When I think of the word monochromatic, my mind always takes me to images of a bygone era. 

I have a small collection of vintage books and buttons. The books in the photograph are titled "The Charm School" published in 1919 and "Familiar Features of the Roadside" published in 1898. The buttons are from a collection that I have attained over the years from yard sales and antique shops. The key was a gift from Lorelei Eurto.

When I look at these items, I wonder about the people who first owned them. Did they enjoy reading and have a collection of books lining a book case? Were they a seamstress whom worked in a factory and made all of their own clothes? Did the key open the door to their home or was it to a secret room only they had access to? I will never know the actual answers to these questions or who the people were that once owned these items, but I can create my own unique stories with my imagination! 


  1. I love old keys and old books. Such mystery they hint at. I have completely fallen off the 52 weeks challenge bandwagon! I really need to get back on it. So many things going on pulling me in so many directions all at once I am about to snap and that is one of the first things that had to go. I think I will check back in and see what this week is even though it is all but half done! Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. Love the mystery of old things, ones that came to you already old - so you don't know their history. I do that all the time, close my eyes and wonder where this thing has travelled. This is a beautiful picture of your special collection

  3. Great idea for your photo. I love the mystery that goes along with an old key and things of that nature.
    'just got the new issue of Stringing magazine, congratulations on your earrings being published, I love them.

  4. Beautiful photograph! Kindred spirits... I love all those things.

  5. Gorgeous photos (as always) but really love the post and the thought of who owned these first?

  6. I really like the way you did this. It's a lovely photo.