Laughing Dog Arts

Friday, July 2, 2010

Beading Larson

Remember this beaded piece I showed you in my last post?

After I posted the picture and saw it on the blog, I was struck by how much it reminded me of one of those characters from a Gary Larson cartoon, most particularly, one of the women with a beehive hairdo and the cats eye glasses. Can you see it?



This one below is very much what I am talking about. She even has beads on her head. Doesn't she?? Bugle beads, maybe?

Okay, back to being serious. I finished the bead work on this today, tucked the edges back. Here it is:


Cats Eye glasses, what do you think?  I might put it on this black leather purse I picked up at a garage sale for $1.00.  It is brand new but a  bit of the webbing on the handle was coming loose from the bag.  That was easy to fix. It has lots of zippers and compartments and even a little pocket on the side for a cell phone.
I bought the bag, thinking I would decorate it somehow, and this just might be the ticket.  It will be difficult to attach it to the leather, but I know I can do it.
It is a gray day out there, we had a lot of rain yesterday and might get more today.  That's okay, it fits my mood.  Oh, I see I have hit 60 followers!  I can't believe it, thanks so much for following me, I hope you all enjoy the visit.  Leave me a comment and I will answer you somehow.  Some of my followers are German.  I have looked at their blogs, beautiful work being done by them.  Even if I can't read a word of it, the photos are inspiring.  I can use Babel to translate.

Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.  See you next week.
Be well.

28 comments:

Jan said...

It seems like this posted and yet it doesn't seem to be out there.

April said...

Wonderful, Jan! But I have to admit, I wouldn't have seen the familiarly with your cartoons on my own. Looks more like an Asian symbol to me. It's just wonderful, Jan! I think it will look lovely on your new purse. Perfect, in fact!

Robbie said...

Jan, I love this piece! And it will look great on your 'find'!!! Great work!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jan everyone is having issue with Blogger today. It should be called Flogger, because that's what it does to us! LOL!!!
I love the comparison of the beadwork to the cartoon!!! It really does look like the woman (except much more attractive!)
Okay, I'm toddling off with my glass of wine now.... ;D

XXOO!!
Anne....ready to flog Blogger

sjmcdowell said...

Hahahaha....Ok I have to admit it...it may look like that cartoon lady, but....I thought before I read what you were going to say that you were comparing it to the Octopus!! Oh dear will you still talk to me now??? :D

Anyway...I love what you made very much and I think it will look very nice on your handbag find...I am sure you will get many compliments on it!! I will go quietly away now!!

Have a Great 4th of July!!!

Hugs and smiles,

Susan

Tanya said...

Beautiful beading. And a great way to spruce up a bag. Very artistic!

maggi said...

Beautiful beading and it looks great on the bag.

Steph said...

Hi Jan! Thank you for visiting my blog :-) . I added the google translator now... so maybe you have the chance to understand a little bit more ???
I like yor blog and want to see more of your ideas ;-)
Summer-greetings from Germany :-)
Steph

(sorry -my English is not the best ... I hope, you understand it?)

Marlene said...

I love this piece and yes I can see it in Gary Larson's cartoon (lol) I am glad to be home with my computer that actually works, yeah!

Anja said...

Hey Jan,

hope everything is fine!
Wow so great you bought very cheap this bag and now it is worth a lot more with your eyecatching beadwork on it!

Anja

Sherry said...

you just crack me up

Perlenkatze said...

It came out phantastic, Jan and I think, that it might be looking very good on dark leather, like the purse.

Deborah said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeutiful!!! Amazing actually. That's no dollar purse now...it's a designer one of a kind.
**kisses** Deb

Jacqui said...

Hi Jan your work is beautiful - your Kelly collage will definately NOT 'suck' - I never really like most of mine but it always looks better when written over!!

Have a good day

Abi said...

LOL.. yes I see the similarity! looks great on the black bag.

Dianne said...

fun blog and beautiful beading! really cute little books too...

Karen S said...

What a great post! I love those cartoons and the bead work is wonderful. I love it on the bag1

Fox On The Run Meanderings... said...

We were able to see this in person on Tuesday and it turned out so well. Jan had her bag with her and I just found it amazing that she was able to sew the beaded project to the leather fairly easily. What a great job!

Marie S said...

Wow now that you have finished it, it doesn't look like a Gary L any more. It is beautiful and I love it on that purse.

I am glad to be back too Jan it feels good to post again. I have to leave next week, but after that I am home for awhile to get back in the swing of things.
Ya I am loving this weather, we are having spring (so. cal spring)in summer and it is just lovely. Even rained a little. Crazy but good. We are usually pushing 3 digits at this time.

She is a cutie, I think we will keep her.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love that beading art. I am gonna have to try that. I agree with the cartoon. Funny, funny. thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods today.
QMM

Cameron said...

Jan, thanks for visiting during your lunch break. I can see from comments on your blog that you have a good sense of humor-great. I do see the resemblance in your bead design. The felting on my site is nuno-lots of fun. I am still very much a novice. Thanks for the nice comments.

yoborobo said...

LOL! I love Gary Larsen, and I love your new beaded piece. I think it would look great on your purse. Beautiful work, Jan! xox

Deborah said...

OMGoodness I am having serious weather envy!!! Is it rainy though? My low serotonin level requires much sunshine...sounds like a wonderful break though. This is the time of year our plants lose their will to live. **kisskiss** Deb

Linda said...

Love the cartoons...you made me smile:-)
You are a very talented beader; great work!

sjmcdowell said...

Hey Jan...

Missed you!! Was happy to hear from you today on my blog! I did not know you did ATC's...Mmmm maybe we should do an ATC swap??

Whatcha been up to lately??

Hugs,

Susan

beadbabe49 said...

Fantastic! I bet you get tons of wonderful comments on the bag when you add the beadwork!

Ces said...

OMG! That is so funny. YES!

Robin Olsen said...

This is hilarious! Funny how once you spot something like that, it's all you can see. It's a beautiful piece.