Monday, December 30, 2013

The Kitten

As with many pictures, this one speaks a thousand words, and a thousand laughs and a thousand memories. And yes, there's a back story.

This print is a Christmas gift from the rather wonderful man in my life, to say it was a surprise would be an understatement. The Kitten is one of a menagerie of wonderful pen drawings by a German artist, Sergey Yukashev whose stall I found at the Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt. I promptly got speaking to the lovely lovely lady who ran the stall who started filling me in on the important things.

All of the animals are created based on someone the artist knows, and she quickly pointed me to her own creature. But it was the cat and the kitten I loved. The cat for is slightly befuddled look, and the kitten for it's skewed eyes.

And this one, as above is not the print pictured handing on my wall. It's an original sketch. I can't tell you how much it means because I fell head over heels for Das Kaetzchen and because these pieces of artwork will always take me back to my second and mine and T's experience of somewhere I have always felt at home. 

On a side note, there's been a lot of slating I've noticed about people who are sharing Christmas gifts, which goes far further than attitudes towards gifts and Christmas and into blogging. Honestly, I don't give a damn. I will not be shamed for showing off the most lovely gift T has ever given me, not for it's cost, but for it's thought and it's value. 

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas, and may peace be upon you. 

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