Wednesday, December 12, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ Shallots and GOOD forturne

Buddy is always there to help!
step one
step two
Shallots! by Jane LaFazio
And BeBop, is always there to help too!

draw and paint one at a time.
three fortune cookies
with shadows
Good Fortune! by Jane LaFazio

Saturday, December 08, 2018

from my sketchbook: tulips and souvenirs

orange tulips ~ by Jane LaFazio
step one. I drew her with a water soluble Stabilo ALL pencil
step two: watercolor

step three: more watercolor

finished page by Jane LaFazio

Thursday, December 06, 2018

from my sketchbook~ tomatoes and flowers and a tiny feather

Buddy oversees the painting ~ by Jane LaFazio

fresh tomatoes ~ by Jane LaFazio

fresh tomatoes ~ by Jane LaFazio

I found this tiny feather at my front door 

Of course, I had to paint it and add some berries

in progress

in progress ~ by Jane LaFazio

Holiday flowers ~ by Jane LaFazio

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ Poinsettias x 2

Poinsettia take 1 by Jane LaFazio

I did the poinsettia above in the evening under artificial light. When I looked at it the next morning, I thought it looked dark. So, I did a new one, in the daylight.

drawing first


In retrospect, I like it this way, with no background color.

I did the background in color pencil, then a layer of watercolor and then, outlined the leaves with a white signo uniball pen.

Poinsettia take 2 by Jane LaFazio

Sunday, December 02, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ sculpture from Oaxaca and autumn in San Diego

a little sculpture I bought in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2004 ~ Jane LaFazio

BeBop in his usual supervisory role.
pencil, watercolor.

complete. by Jane LaFazio 
liquidambar leaves
Autumn in San Diego ~ Jane LaFazio

Saturday, December 01, 2018


I'm still crocheting like mad! It's been one year, and I don't even want to tell you how many shawls I now own! Friend me on Ravelry to see the patterns and yarn I use. 

All of these are Malabrigo yarn. It's my favorite!

Friday, November 30, 2018

ART QUILTS: The House Quilt Project and Quilting Arts Magazine

I created this 14x14 inch quilt to donate to  The House Quilt Project
I had my watercolors printed on fabric by Spoonflower.

It started like this...

Then I added the flowers and hand stitching.  I hope the family that receives it likes it.

I have an article in this issue of Quilting Arts Magazine Dec/Jan 2019
My article is about travel and how it influences my artwork. These small quilts are in the magazine and inspired by my trip to Cuba earlier this year.
by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Recycled Circles ONLINE workshop

RECYCLED CIRCLES online workshop
Mixed Media on paper

Delight in the discovery that what often feels “wonky” along the way, comes together beautifully in the end! Using your favorite fabric, papers and tactile embellishments, explore the playful and forgiving flow of the circle through contracting colors, textures and patterns. Why circles? The circle frees you from deciding on the “right” direction. You can begin at any point along the circle; explore in either direction, and you’ll never feel lost.What can you expect to explore in this workshop?
  • An easy, no-fail process for creating a mixed-media background
  • Multiple ways of adding stitching to your project—by machine, by hand and even hand-drawn
  • A “secret” to achieving great contrast in your composition
  • Giving new life to bits and pieces you’ve had stashed in piles around your studio
By working along with Jane’s process—each step has its own adventure in color, contrast and texture—you’ll feel freed up to explore and play in even more directions! Yet what’s cut up and unique on its own is later reassembled, creating a perfectly-imperfect circle.

I've taught this class in person for many years, and this is the first time it's been offered online.

Get LIFETIME access. Make some for yourself. Make them for gifts! Just $45, complete instruction by video included.

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