Monday, August 8, 2011

Cameo Factory

This summer my husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary by taking a trip to Italy. It was amazing! My dream vacation! One of things I enjoyed most was visiting a cameo factory in Pompeii. We got to watch a video demonstrating how they are made. It is so incredible to me that people can carve such detailed and intricate pictures by hand with just some chisels, and they've been doing it the same way for thousands of years! I found this video that you might enjoy that explains the process.

I actually wish I could have spent more time there, and that I could have watched an artist, first hand, making one. It really does fascinate me!

The hardest (but most fun!) part of the visit was picking one out for myself. There were so many to choose from, it was a little overwhelming.... But I managed! :)

This is my cameo :)

So cool. I really admire people with such artistic talent!


1 comment:

  1. That was fascinating! Oh my, such beauty I hope those artists are appreciated for their impossible skill! Your cameo is gorgeous!