Laughing Dog Arts

Monday, January 3, 2011

More fabric hearts

Here is one more look at the fabric hearts I made and gave away at Christmas. 

  The blue one above I intend to give to the woman who runs the cafe where I had my work hung for the past two months.  It is down now, I still need to go pick it up though and I will give her this then.  One piece sold.  Evidently there was a couple traveling through town on their honeymoon clear from England.  I am quite honored that they chose my piece to go back home with them.

I need to settle down and make some plans and goals.  I have been tidying up the studio, taking care of loose ends, also planning to teach a class on journal making this Saturday so have been preparing for that.  I have never done this before so wish me luck.  Our weather has been absolutely lovely for several days now.  Freezing cold but sunny days and starry nights.  It is supposed to change tomorrow, back to rain.  That will certainly put me in a studio state of mind.  I want to get busy on another dooleybobber, enough with the hearts already!  I hope you are all enjoying the new year and I look forward to seeing what you all post.  Until then,
Be well.

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Marlene said...

Good Morning Jan. I love your hearts and congrats on the sale. That is great that it is going off to England. In answer to your question, yes it was my birthday on the 1st.

maggi said...

Lovely hearts Jan. How amazing to think the piece that sold will be coming over here to the UK.

Perlenkatze said...

I too love your hearts, as you know *lol* but I'm also looking forwart for your next dooleybobber. They are so pretty.

For yout Classes I wish you al luck on earth, but also I know, that you will manage. Let us know how it went.

A lot of hugs

Fabric Art said...

Jan all your fabric hearts are so beautiful, well done.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful hearts!

Good luck with the class I am sure you will do a great job. I wish I were there I would sign up for it. I just found out that I have lost my job of 25 years so I will soon have time to try mixed media.

You asked about the string of pearls, I water mine every couple of weeks but it is in a very small pot that drys out quickly.

Tam Hess said...

More dooleybobbers! I'm going to steal that word...Its a fun one ;) Those hearts are so gorgeous. Good luck with your class. I am procrastinating my next "thingy" I'm suppose to be working on. I hope the weather doesn't get slippery....

Susan said...

Have fun teaching the class, take photos and post!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Jan,

Each heart is lovely and unique.
I love all the detail involved in the making of them.

Yes you are due for a new 2011 Dooleybopper!! Looking forward to seeing that one!!!

Oh wow you sold one of your quilts
at the restaurant? How cool it is going across the pond to England!!

What fun you will have teaching a journal making class...oh I wish
I could be there. I know you will do a great job!! I will say a prayer that you will be a success!!

I'm fininshing up on a baby blanket and my granddaughters quilt this week. We are heading for N.J. next Thursday! To see my family, I can't wait!!!

Let us know how your class went!!

Hugs and Big Smiles,


Tam Hess said...

You're right Jan! The "Hayley" tree looks just like the Lego tree. :) Thanks for all your kind works. Hugs!!

audrey said...

Hi Jan.
Congratulations on your sale. How very exciting that it went across the ocean to England.
I sure wish I could take your class ~ I would if I lived there. I hope you can post some pictures from the class - perhaps a journal or two.
Your hearts are beautiful and I will love seeing another dooleybobber!!
It has been pleasant here for the past couple of days. Not sure what is in store with the weather.
Take care.
♥ audrey

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i love your hearts! you do them so very well. they always turn out beautiful. have a great time at your class!! wish i lived in your area so i could come too.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Jan,

Love all those hearts hanging together~~they are beautiful! Bet you could play with the photos, do some cropping and make some greeting cards!
You'll do fine with your class; you're good at what you do and calm, so don't fret. I am sure everyone will have a ball! But good luck wishes anyway!!!
We're freezing here too...except almost all the time. Calling for snow. *sigh*


yoborobo said...

I love your hearts! They are simply charming. :) Congrats on the sale of the painting. When my DH and I were in England (the first time, a billion years ago), we bought a painting from a local artist and brought it home with us. I love it, and it reminds me of a very happy time we had together. xox

Nancy said...

These hearts are wonderful and look great all together. How thughtful to give the gratitude one to the shop that sold your piece. Enjoy the journal class.. be sure to show us what your students come up with.

April said...

Jan, these hearts are so sweet! I really like them! I know that Eleanora is gonna love the "Gratitude" one. And how wonderful that you sold one of your pieces...and to someone in England. So cool! I am honored that you are doing our journal class. I'm excited, and can't wait for Saturday to get here. I know that you will be great, and that everyone will enjoy their finished product. You will be perfect, my friend. Thank you for being 'YOU.'

Robbie said...

Your hearts are wonderful and I'm sure the recipients were thrilled!

artymess said...

Jan these hearts are adorable would you like to trade with me a heart for a heart maybe ??......xx

lynne h said...

oh jan, these are wonderful... xoxo

Bunny said...

Always love your hearts they are very pretty. Have fun with your class.

Emma said...

I'm rolling on the floor here, bikini bottom indeed!!! ;) Get your out & stitch it!

I must have missed you getting a show, brilliant! One is better than none. I've got to teach a recycling fabric into wonderful things next month - I need to get on with the samples! (haven't done one for adults before...!) Are you taking a sample? I like/need those at a w/s. Good luck! Pics please ;)

Heloise said...

Beautiful hearts. Good luck with the class tomorrow.

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

I love these hearts, Jan. They are just beautiful. Ideas just pop into your head and you do it...amazing.

I know you will do well with your class tomorrow and be an excellent teacher. Have fun!

I was glancing below and what a huge dog! He makes Rocky look like a miniature!

Can't wait to see you next week for the belated Christmas Party.

Ann said...

I love these hearts! They are adorable. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Anja said...

Your heart collection is wonderful, every piece an unicat!!
You are such a lovely person!