Laughing Dog Arts

Monday, May 3, 2010


I finished this needle felted, beaded Gecko last year, and it has been hanging on my design wall ever since. I always thought it would look good on a jean jacket so finally I trimmed it up and stitched it on one, using a blanket stitch.
I like it there, hanging over my shoulder.
It's been raining and windy for the past couple of days. What happened to spring? I remember almost bragging about our early flowers back in March but it has been raining nearly every day for the past two months. It's only about 50 degrees today, I'm waiting for a break so I can go for my walk.

Still listening to Greg Brown, sent out 5 copies of that last show so far.

Be well.
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maggi said...

It looks so fantastic where you have placed it on your jacket. I love the idea of having a gecko hanging over the shoulder, they are so cute.

Robbie said...

Your gecko looks so cute on your shoulder! It certainly will draw lots of attention for sure. Funny how some of our 'past work' just seems to find new homes!

Marie S said...

Wow, Jan, that looks fantastic!!
What a beautiful gecko.
It goes so well with the trim on that jacket too!
Love and hugs, happy monday!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Wow, how wonderful. Very, very creative as far as I am concerned. I would love to try that beading. I always want to jump in and try something new. Just might do that.

Marlene said...

I love it Jan, it looks terrific on your jacket. We have had hail on and off all day today, we are in the foothills of Mt. Hood and it is snowing up there. Spring just may not make an appearance this year.

yoborobo said...

Jan! That is fabulous! I love him on your jacket. WOW!! :)

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

how colorful and fun!!! it looks great on the jacket over your shoulder!

Jan said...

Thanks for your comments. I'm going to wear this tomorrow, I'll see if I get any more comments:-J

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Jan,

Oh I love this Gecko!!

Would love to have one on my jean jacket too!


audrey said...

Hi Jan!! LOVE IT!!!! Lizards are one of my favorite things. I've taken many photos of lizards and I've done drawings of them. How exciting to see this Gecko lounging over your shoulder!! You will get many, many comments when you wear this jacket. It looks great!! I love your creative mind.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

That is so cool----the felting is perfect---I think you would be as happy doing it by hand as with this machine I have.
It looks great on your jacket!!!
Sorry I'm trolling in so late; no power, no internet, one heck of an evening and morning.....oy!


Tam Hess said...

Jan, just went back over some of your posts I've missed. WOW! Beautiful stuff you've been up too. I need to visit Astoria more often. I love that little town. Maybe we could bump into each other sometime. :) xoxo

Approachable Art said...

Jan, holy cow, that gekko is huge! :D I LOVE this, how cute!

Vicki~TheMiddleSister said...

Too cool! I really like the placement on the jacket shoulder.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Cool gecko!

Karen said...

That looks fabulous Jan! I always wondered what you were going to do with it!
your cuz,