Thursday, January 28, 2010

An Italian Cat

What a life this kitty has. To think it may have 9 lives. I wonder if it would spend them all here in this corner of the world.

I recently finished this pendant and was happy with the way it came together. My glass fusing process is either well thought out or a mishmash of various glass pieces. I prefer not thinking about it, as it is fun to be surprised when opening the kiln. This combination of glass was thrown together without any thought. I did not like it much when it came out of the kiln. That dislike changed, once I fused on the gold cat.

It reminded me of my trip to visit my husband's family in Northern Italy. With a bit more thought, I realized it was the rich red color, the orange, the gold that reminded me of tile roofs, buildings, and the traditional venetian colors used in textiles, on walls, etc. The blues and grays are like the sky and stone. The photo above was taken in the city of Bassano del Grappa, in the veneto providence. We were on the street just east of the meandering river that runs through the city.

You can easily learn about the city's long history and beauty with just a few clicks, so I will not ramble on and on about that. You might want to click this link to see one photo taken from the landmark wooden bridge of the city. The cat in the photo above lives along that river.

I wonder if it appreciates how fortunate it is.


Anonymous said...

I love both the photo and the necklace. My last name is Italian, but I don't think I'll get to visit Italy any time soon. From your photo, it looks breathtaking.

MsAnomaly said...

Breathtaking photo! That is one lucky cat, and you captured the colors perfectly in your gorgeous pendant!

2 Raven Chicks said...

Absolutely beautiful! Makes me wish I were there sipping a cup of coffee enjoying the gorgeous view.