I've discovered that Instagram is one of the best ways to network. I'm not in touch with my friends as much as I follow businesses and various bloggers. It's a great way to find like minded people. I've got in touch with many local artists and Etsy shop owners by doing what I love to do which is to photograph anything that catches my eye, warms my heart, and makes my day. These photos I take constantly would just sit on my iphone and now they are a collection that can be shared with the world. Here is a great example of a post on Diablo Magazine's Blog. They look for #eastbay Instagramers and share their photos. Diablo Mag. shared a photo of mine I had taken at a yummy restaurant in Berkeley on my birthday called Jupiter. This is a perfect way to promote local businesses and get the community involved. So fun!
I just got back from a mini vacation with my family and I have another update for you. The necklace is growing out of control. It's so lovely and wild! Every time I go out wearing the necklace people walk over to ask what it is, take a closer look, and of course touch it to see if the grass is real. The grass pod fits snug as a bug so it has not slipped out and I never feel any moisture even wearing it directly after watering. It is perfectly designed. While I was in southern California I made sure to take plenty of photos of my family wearing this beautiful necklace.
I am honored to be the first USA participant for this lovely growing jewelry project started by Clare Poppi. She is an Australian artist who designed this lovely silver necklace that will sprout blades of grass. I received this necklace on Earth Day and immediately began to care for my new growing jewelry piece. I will be documenting the growth and reporting back to Clare so that she can blog about her growing designs. It is such a fun project to be apart of and it is great to support other RAW artists.