Thursday, June 26, 2008

prickly pendant

I will be attending a vernissage this evening at Mouche Studio Gallery. The last Friday of the month they have an open house so people can come, meet the artisans who show in the gallery, and partake of wine and nibbles. I show my work at the gallery so I will be there, although probably hovering in a corner somewhere, being the introvert that I am. My art is a bit like a security blanket. If I stick close to it, I can always talk about it and avoid those stressful "small talk" situations. I think I will wear my prickly pendant. It's an ice breaker for sure. Or is it a warning to stay back? I made it in a silversmithing class I took a while ago. Not sure if I could make another one now...

As I was posting this I was struck by the similarities between my pendant and the photo I've recently chosen for my desktop. It's a dandelion that I photographed while I was in Poland in May (Wałcz to be exact). It's beautiful.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Your prickly pendant DOES resemble the dandelion! Funny, I was just musing yesterday that no matter what shape, color or design that we can imagine...it is found somewhere in nature first. Have a great day!

kate said...

Vanessa...so true. Nature is our greatest teacher and our greatest inspiration. Thanks for your insights and thanks for visiting.

Jo Horswill said...

I covet that pendant!!!
Kate, it's gorgeous, well done.

kate said...

Jo...thanks! I'll be getting back into making silver jewellery pieces soon. Watch for them...