Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Going fishing

Trout Dinner Vintage Mug by Norman Rockwell - MugZee
I have always been around men (and one or the other woman) who went fishing. In fact I have been there myself a few times and even if I used to laugh at people who said that before ... it IS relaxing. If the weather is right, that is. And if you are not requested to help. If you have a great picknick with you, one or more books. Oh, and if nobody complains about you talking, in a low voice of course, so you don't chase off the fish.
Night fishing at the river is big fun, even if you hear a noise in the woods behind you and start to convince yourself it's a bear. Just for your information, there are no bears in that area. It was probably a hedgehog, but hey, they are loud and terribly dangerous (come on now, back me up here a little ;-)). Things do sound and look different in the middle of the night!
You don't necessarily have to catch something to enjoy the small man's adventure. Not eating fish myself I actually prefer not to catch anything. I think fish are beautiful, not only the colorful tropical ones, but also the ones in our lakes and rivers.

You don't believe me? Well, let's take a look, shall we?

Beads by Melissa Vess is a great source for beautiful fish. She called this one "Purple Trophy Trout". That would be a nice trophy for sure!

I like lariats and this one with the little sunfish by MC Stoneworks is so cute, don't you think?

Last but not least let me show you this great hand painted steelhead trout necklace in the studio of Jewelry Art by Dawn. I love how Dawn captured the movement of the jumping steelhead. Who can say such a fish is not beautiful?

So ... have I turned you into fishermen and fisherwomen now? ;-)

By Cat's Wire

Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.


mcstoneworks said...

Love Melissa's lampwork fish and Dawn's handpainted pendant is gorgeous.

Great post, Cat.

Koolbraider said...

What great choices, fish of all things! Glass, metal, and painted wood, works of art all.

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

You weave a wonderful tale, Cat...and the SATeam fishes fit beautifully into your story.

Melissa Vess said...

You have explained my fishing "feelings" to a T! Great picks.. Thanks for sharing my trout.. ;-)

EleganceandSparkles said...

Fishing is great for a lazy afternoon (at least my kind of fishing). The fish themed picks are great.

tjrjewellery said...

Vegan friendly fish :-)

Those I can fish!

DawninCal said...


What could be better than a relaxing day by the water? Love it as long as no one asks me to put a worm on a hook and it's even better if the fish are smart enough not to get caught!

Thank you for including my steelhead pendant in your fish tales, Cat!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Lovely post and great finds!

Jeanne/J3Jewerly said...

Oh you made me miss my grandfather with this post. He used to take me fishing as a child, and those were cherished times.

All the fishy themes here are very beautiful. :)

Bonnie said...

Wonderful post. I love Norman Rockwell and the fishing mug is a great example of his work.