Thursday, March 25, 2021

Vintage Page Designs (Ali Manning) interviews me. (video)

 Here's a video with the fabulous Ali Manning, of Vintage Page Designs interviewing yours truly. Very fun interview, if I do say so myself!

and here is my YouTube Channel, mentioned in the interview. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Volume 9 of my handmade mixed media journals


A video of volume 9 of my handmade mixed media journals. All made since March 2020.

You can see the other 8 of my journals on my YouTube channel! and you can subscribe, so you don't miss any of my videos. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Our 2020 Christmas cards

 Here's our card for 2020. 
I scanned and printed our artwork, and then cut each one out individually. 
We stamped a little card and signed it.
I sewed each tag, creating a transparent pocket from wax paper.
And here they are! We made about 40 and mailed them out with love.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

A recap of my Tucson, Arizona workshop


Here's a short video of my recent workshop in Tucson, Arizona for Madeline School of the Arts.  I'll be teaching there again from January 10-14, 2022. Details are here. 

Masked and socially distanced! we still had lots of fun! 

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Volume 7 of my handmade mixed media journals!


Here's a short video of Volume 7. Yup, seven filled sketchbooks since March 2020! 

yes, the pages were dyed pink for an added challenge! 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Trying something new!


I took a 3-hour online workshop with Sketchbook Skool recently. My kitty, Buddy, helped.

It was taught by August Wren and we worked from old photos. 

Here's my version of the postcard below. 
I bought the postcard in Paris, and then my husband and I reenacted it in Luxembourg Gardens in 2017. It was so fun and a wonderful memory! 
(Notice, I even found a Luxembourg Garden postage stamp for my art journal page.)

And here is an image from a photo of my recently discovered paternal grandfather. My own father never knew him. 

Sometime after arriving in America, he changed his name to Joe Letrich and was married many times.

Friday, August 28, 2020

from my sketchbook: Pomegrantes


I've been fascinated by and drawing pomegranates for years and years. One of my go-to subjects. These are from a small ornamental pomegranate bush on my patio. I love drawing all the stages.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Listen to my interview on Quilting Arts podcast!

Listen to the podcast HERE. 

It's just 40 minutes long. Also, you'll want to sign up on the Podcast page to get the FREE 58 page "Just Jane" compilation of the articles and art of mine that have appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine over the years.  


Saturday, July 11, 2020

A new video of Volume 4 of my handmade art journals ~ Succulents!

I've made FOUR volumes of handmade art journals during this time of the pandemic.

Here's the latest video of Volume Four ~ all about succulents.

a page of my hand-carved stamps, using my drawings as the designs by Jane LaFazio

another journal page by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

starting a new handmade journal

The theme of my newest art journal will be succulents. Let's see if I can stick with it that theme.

Monday, June 08, 2020

papier mache teacups

Remember when I showed you this video of the paper mache teacups I created? I did an exchange with some artist friends, and now have theirs, and some of mine installed in my studio. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Video of my most recent handmade art journal

A video of VOLUME TWO of my #everdaythingsiamgratefulfor handmade art journal
If you missed it, you can see a video of Volume ONE here. 

A few pages from my volume two art journal. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

6 handmade books!

One of 6 handmade books by Jane LaFazio

Check out this very short video of the six different books I made for an exchange with San Diego Book Arts members. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

from my sketchbook ~ volume two #everydaythingsiamgratefulfor

BeBop rose from our garden by Jane LaFazio

bloom from a neighborhood tree by Jane LaFazio

Pages from volume two of my stay at home #everydaythingsiamgratefulfor  art journal. I made the journal from Fabriano hot press watercolor paper and painted and collaged the pages. It has been a great source of comfort for me these past few months!

(My online course "Sketching and Watercolor in a Mixed Media Journal" is running again. Registration is open and the class starts May 29.)

Oleander by Jane LaFazio

bought a strawberry plant by Jane LaFazio

succulent and collage by Jane LaFazio  

Thursday, May 07, 2020

from my sketchbook ~ bunnies!

from my #everydaythingsiamgratefulfor journal by Jane LaFazio
(We get weekly veggie delivery from Farm Fresh to You. Bunny not included)
Darn bunnies, they keep multiplying! stitched by Jane LaFazio from this online shop

Sunday, April 19, 2020

A short video interview with Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson, of The Quilt Show, interviewed me about my recent art journal. You can see the 10-minute video here.

Friday, April 17, 2020

A video of my handmade journal #everydaythingsIamgratefulfor

A VIDEO of my handmade art journal in the time of the pandemic (Volume One) by Jane LaFazio
a page from my journal by Jane LaFazio

Saturday, April 11, 2020

from my sketchbook ~ my blue period

by Jane LaFazio
I've been enjoying working with a dip pen and jherbin ink in my handmade mixed media journal. 
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