Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Sketchcrawl in San Diego in May

pretty perfect setting! (photo by Jane LaFazio)
my sketchbook on location (photo by Jane LaFazio)
A sketchcrawl at an art filled winery! The perfect location. Thanks San Diego Urban Sketchers for making this happen.

from my sketchbook (Jane LaFazio)

from my sketchbook (Jane LaFazio)

show and tell with the San Diego Urban Sketchers

San Diego Urban Sketchers at Salerno Winery

Saturday, April 28, 2018

I love Gelli Plate printing!

I'm teaching a one day workshop in San Diego. Details here.

An accordion book video I made with my gelli plate prints

by Jane LaFazio
book by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio using one of my stencils from Stencil Girl Products!

Monday, April 23, 2018

from my sketchbook ~ asilomar

A very short VIDEO of the sketchbook I made to use while I was teaching at Asilomar.
from my sketchbook (by Jane LaFazio)
from my sketchbook (by Jane LaFazio)
from my sketchbook (by Jane LaFazio)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Teaching at beautiful Asilomar, in Monterey, California. (video)

Here's a short VIDEO I created, from my recent teaching at Empty Spools in Asilomar. Oh my! We had a wonderful time! (I won't be teaching there next year, hoping to be invited back for 2020.)

Don and I relaxing.......

The gorgeous Pacific Oceans, steps away from Asilomar, where the workshop was held.
Much of the drive home to San Diego from Monterey was beautiful like this. (Santa Barbara County)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cuba! a video and my sketchbooks

Havana, Cuba (photo by Jane LaFazio)
Two cats. Havana, Cuba (photo by Jane LaFazio)

I was in Cuba for two weeks in February 2018. I taught two groups, a dozen each week. They came from all over the US and we had a fabulous time!
Me and my students. Havana, Cuba

Me and my students. Vinales Valley, Cuba

Here's the 9 minute VIDEO I made of the trip.
Photos and my sketchbook.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Crochet Mania!

My first scarf (Noro Yarn)
I've just (re)learned to crochet. I crochet in my twenties, made a rainbow colored sweater and when I tried it on it was huge! I don't think I ever wore it.
My third scarf (Noro Yarn)

I got the urge to try again, so I took an in person lesson to get started, then a friend helped me a bit more. Now I'm watching YouTube videos and making blankets!
Granny Squares (Caron 1lb yarn)
I am loving it and quite obsessed with it!

Buddy advises on the composition

BeBop approves of the finished blanket
I'm quite proud of my finished blanket, shown in our office/den. I'm already working on another blanket, this one for the bedroom. After all, I just don't too many scarves since I live in San Diego! 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Creative JumpStart 2018!


I'm excited to announce that I'll be 
participating as an artist
in Creative JumpStart 2018! 

If you're not familiar with Creative JumpStart, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear during the month of January 2018. 
Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. 
Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. 

just $45


I hope you'll join the fun!

You get 31 Downloadable videos - over 6 hours of unique content -  for just $45 (USD) if you sign up by December 31st, 2017 before it goes to its normal sale price of 50USD.  Videos are released January 1, 2018.

Click here for more information

Monday, November 13, 2017

More photos from France.

Ah, Paris! 
Just a few of the moments on our fabulous trip to France, in September 2017 with The Blue Walk.
Monet's Garden ~ Giverny 
I spent my birthday at Monet's Garden

Monet's Lily Pond

One of the many, many paintings Monet did of his lily pond
our fabulous group at Luxenbourg Gardens, Paris

Drawing at Luxenbourg Gardens, Paris

Our artwork at the base of the sculpture we drew! 
Don and I (bottom picture)
I found the postcard, above, at the Paris Flea Market. Below, my husband and I reenact it!

And below is our team (Jeanette and Lorie) taking the photo and helping with styling.

Musee d'Orsay
Of course we visited Musee d'Orsay, my favorite Paris Museum.
Yoga Poses in Public Places Musee d'Orsay, September 2017

The Paris Opera House

I'd never been to the Paris Opera House. Oh my! truly spectacular. I'd love to go to a performance there someday.

Me demoing IN the Paris Opera House
A painting by Edouard Manet ( 1873)  in the spot where we were drawing above! 

Our group on the River Seine, in Paris

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

France ~ September 2017

Our fabulous group. Picture in Nice, France
I spent two fabulous weeks in France in September 2017. It was my reunion trip with The Blue Walk, and all 14 of the students were returning friends who'd traveled with me before.

We started Nice, France.
Nice is a wonderful city. And the light....
And the men in Nice wear the most colorful pants! 
my journal page from Nice
We visited the Matisse museum too. 
Teaching and painting in Menton, France

My journal page from Menton

Gelato makes me happy!
Villa Rothschild
One of my favorite places....
My rendition of the Villa Rothschild

our group, painting at Villa Rothschild, St Jean de Cap Ferat, France

Me and my husband at Villa Rothschild
And then to Antibes, the market and the Absinthe bar.

Our group before Absinthe 

Our group, in the Absinthe bar in Antibes, France (after Absinthe)

my collection of Absinthe spoons

Edouard Manet  
 L’Absinthe (1875) 

Me, teaching on the train from Nice to Paris
If you missed it, you can see my whole French Journal/Sketchbook here.

Next on my blog, photos from Paris.

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