Laughing Dog Arts

Friday, May 6, 2011

Presents and the Art Show

Corrine at DosFishes  
recently had a give away and I won this from her.  The box it came in is an old Parker Bros game box.  I'm not familiar with this game, PROBE.  I might have guessed it was some sort of medical game but it says on the back that "PROBE is the most provocative game of words since the invention of the modern alphabet".  Imagine that.  I'm sure it was a fine game in its time, but I'm more taken by what came inside the box for me.

Corrine knows I have recently been using my new needle felting machine so she has gifted me with all these luscious fabrics that I may be able to use in this regard.

There is a huge blue wool scarf with dabs of color in it, looks needle felted already.  Also a big silk sleeve with a print of Egyptian design on it.  Ribbons, fibers, a small fabric rice bag and some upholstery type fabrics.  Very enticing!  I can hardly wait to dig into these and start playing with them, see what I can come up with.  But, I am busy getting ready for the art show I am participating in on Saturday, the 7th.  That is tomorrow as I write this.

Corrine also gave me the idea to make some business cards using some of my felting.  I printed info out on fabric and attached it to pieces of felting that I made.  I have been adding a bit of embellishment by hand to these fiber cards.  I also made some regular business cards on card stock.  I can hand out the embellished ones to special people.  If you come to the show, I will give you one.  All my readers are special!

This is my display board.  I was told I will not be able to pin anything to the walls so I came up with this.  It will sit on a painting easel I have.  I will bring  a few of my larger pieces also but am not sure if I will be able to display them.  I will have my camera and hope to blog about the show next week.   It is in Clatskanie, in case any of my readers can make it, from 10 till 4pm.  Just Saturday.

I hope you all have a fine Mother's Day weekend, what ever you might do.

Be well.
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Heloise said...

Your display board looks fantastic. I hope that you have a really good day with lots of visitors. The business cards look good too. And what a wonderful box of treasures you have there.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Everything looks great Jan, and I do LOVE those business cards with the felting attached.
I hope you have a wonderful day and it goes well~~will be anxious to read about it all.
And I had never heard of PROBE does sound medical in nature! Maybe that says something of my AGE....hahaha!!!
Best of luck today!


Marlene said...

What a wonderful gift. Wish I could make it to the show. Good luck.

audrey said...

Oh, Jan, I think you KNOW how much I would love to come to the show! It's just a TAD too far. hahaha
Your display board looks wonderful and your business cards are great, too ~ I really like your very persoanl touch of adding embellishment.
What a wonderful box of lovlies from Corrine!!! You will certainly put it all to good use. I have no doubt we will soon see something you've made with some of these materials.
Eager to see photos from today's show.
Have a great Saturday!!!!
♥ audrey

maddyrose said...

The game of Probe was the best game ever. I introduced it to my mom in 1972 and she would show up at my house everyday and want to play. I haven't thought about that game in years. I sure wish I could make it to the show but didn't find out about it soon enough to make arrangements. I can hardly wait to see the photos from the show. Your display board looks great. Have a great day. Hugs

Anja said...

Dear Jan,
one of your dooleybobber I am very drawn to, guess which one it is ;-) I hope you have had today a good day at the show, or is it next week, perhaps I mixed up something.
Good luck!

maggi21 said...

Congratulations on your gift, you'll certainly be having fun with that. Hope yesterday went well. Your display board is very impressive. Wish I lived close enough to visit.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Happy Mother's Day from your side of the US. The display board looks fabulous, I hope the show goes well. The fiber business cards are too sweet!!!!! xox Corrine

April said...

Jan, I can attest that your dooleybobbers on that black felt display board were absolutely beautiful! Very striking, in fact! And I really like your needle-felted business cards. Great idea! It looked to me like there were about a dozen artists there, with a varied array of art. It was wonderful to meet Kate, and to see more of her wool felted hats and scarves. Made me wish I was a hat person...lovely work! I'm glad I got to stop by and visit for a few. Love all the fabrics that you got in your Probe box. I know you'll enjoy each and every one! I was thinking that Probe could be a game about Aliens. Hahahahahaha!!! Sick!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful, you are always so creative! What a great prize you got.