Thursday, December 18, 2014

Registration for ONLINE Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style is open!

Student work, from my online
  Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style class.
Art by Karen Powis

One of my most popular online classes is open for registration now. Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style is 6 weeks of learning to draw and watercolor with a quick, intuitive approach. A kind of art journaling that you can work into your everyday routine. We'll start with simple subjects, like fruit. Then progress to leaves, flowers and more. I comment on each and every image you post. I hope you'll join me! 

Teri wrote about my online classes: I have to admit I was not sure how an online format and watercolor instruction would go together BUT was so pleased and glad I took the class. The one thing that made the difference was Jane LaFazio. Her calm and nurturing style came through in her videos and comments. This course was an excellent resource for someone like me who needed a way to see the world through a different lens. The bits and pieces of watercolor instruction I had accumulated over the last few months suddenly came together in Jane's class and I am motivated, more than ever, to keep pushing myself and paint as often as possible! Thank you Jane for taking the time to comment on each student's upload. It made a difference.
All your questions are answered here. You can register here.
shades of green
by Jane LaFazio


Lots more testimonials about my Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style class are here.

 Another student writes: I learnt to just let go, and ignore the voice in my head that says "you can't draw"(those High School teachers who saw me as the science kid cast a long shadow!). My biggest fear was the critique of yourself and my fellow students - but that critique was nothing but constructive, true and instructive. Everyone has been lovely, and supportive, and kind - and truly engaged in what we were all doing. I discovered something which has brought me real pleasure and makes me look it everything in a slightly different and more engaged. Possibly the best £50 I have spent in years! Thank you so much Jane for being such a great, great teacher and for bringing out our best in a really honest but gentle way. Your instructions and guidance are outstanding, but the real strength is the thoroughness of your feedback and
the non-judgmental approach you take to your instruction and critique. Quite simply, thank you for opening my eyes and my mind to art journalling!"

Monday, December 15, 2014

My sequined Corazon

Corazon_ detail
detail ~ "Corazon" by Jane LaFazio
Corazon
"Corazon" 6x8x1 inch by Jane LaFazio
I just ordered $80 worth of sequins from Cartwright Sequins. That's a lot of sequins! Clearly, I'm enamored with working with sparkle and shine right now.
Corazon_ detail
detail ~ "Corazon" by Jane LaFazio
Corazon_ detail
detail ~ "Corazon" by Jane LaFazio
Corazon_ detail
detail ~ "Corazon" by Jane LaFazio
I'm enjoying making these little felt stuffies. Hand sewing and beads and felt and sequins. Sort of sounds like my 'desert island' list of necessities!
Corazon_ detail
detail ~ "Corazon" by Jane LaFazio
I plan on teaching a workshop or two in this, in 2015. Hope to see there there!
Corazon_ detail
detail ~ "Corazon" by Jane LaFazio
We might even add sequins to the journals we make for my LavenderSage Art Retreat in June in Taos, New Mexico. Interested in knowing more about my LavenderSage Art Retreats? Email me at : LavenderSageArtRetreats (at) gmail.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio
Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio
Working on proposals for my workshops in 2015. I'm happy with the way this one came out. Hope the students will be too!
Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio
Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio
Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio
Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio
Botanical Garden NYC
"Botanical Garden" detail by Jane LaFazio

Sunday, December 07, 2014

"City Blocks" 3 day workshop at Art is You (art retreat) in Connecticut in October 2015.

City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio
City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio
City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio
City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio
City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio
City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio
Here's a sneak peak at "City Blocks" It's an art quilt I'm creating for a proposal for a unique 3 day workshop for Art Is You in Stamford, Connecticut October 7- 10. Then I'll be teaching two one day workshops on October 11 and 12, 2015 too. I'll share more details, once I know them!
City Blocks ~ Manhattan
detail of "City Blocks" by Jane LaFazio

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Nothing is worth more than this day....

felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day" detail by Jane LaFazio
felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day" detail by Jane LaFazio
felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day" detail by Jane LaFazio
felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day" detail by Jane LaFazio
felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day" detail by Jane LaFazio
felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day" detail by Jane LaFazio
felt thingey
"Nothing is Worth More than This Day"  by Jane LaFazio


I've worked with felt for a long time:

fun with felt
A peak of my felt projects over the years. By Jane LaFazio
And I love elaborate beading:
bra 1
BRA by Jane LaFazio. (I did this for a cancer fundraiser a few years ago.)
But it's thanks to the inspiration of Design Matters that I combined them and created this little pillow.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Fiberart for a Cause ~ benefits American Cancer Society on February 4



100 Artists ~ 100 Patrons ~ one day= 
$10,000 to fight cancer
February 4, 2015

 Virginia Spiegel's Fiberart For A Cause begins February 4.. This year her project is called "The 100." Virginia invited 100 fiber artists to commit to donating a piece of their artwork to a patron who donates $100 to the American Cancer Society on February 4. After the donations are received, Virginia will randomly match artists will donors and the artists will send off their artwork.

I am thrilled to be included on this list of 100 amazing artists! 

100 Artists - 100 Patrons - One Day
$10,000 To Fight Cancer
February 4, 2015

Want to make a donation and receive a piece of art? Mark your calendar for February 4 and check out the details are here.

Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Big Smooches" an art quilt


Big Smooch ~ art quilt (detail)
"Big Smooches" detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
Big Smooch ~ art quilt
"Big Smooches" 18x11 inches ~ by Jane LaFazio
"Big Smooches" is in my JaneVille Etsy shop now!
Big Smooch ~ art quilt (detail)
"Big Smooches" detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
Big Smooch ~ art quilt (detail)
"Big Smooches" detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
Big Smooch ~ art quilt (detail)
"Big Smooches" detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
Big Smooch ~ art quilt (detail)
"Big Smooches" detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
I hope to teach this as a workshop next year. In the meantime, here are the cliff notes:
step one: print the cloth
step two: add batting and cut, then embroider

step three: put it together and sew the pieces together


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" ~ art quilt

Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" measures 12x11 inches ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Just added this to my JaneVille Etsy shop!
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Organize Your Art Biz online workshop ~ I recommend it!

My office ~ before and after
My favorite online business class is starting up on December 3. It's Alyson Stanfield's Organize Your Art Biz. Honestly, it helped my business sooo much. My files, my studio, and my systems. It made me look at organization in a new way, that extended to my house, like my kitchen and laundry room. I really recommend this class. But remember, you gotta do the work. 
My cute files

Friday, November 21, 2014

Workshop on the J&J Ranch

Me: demonstrating how to paint a landscape
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio (5x7 inches

Jill G. Hall, in front of me, was the host of the workshop.
The rest are my lovely students!
I spent a fine day, teaching, last week at the J&J Ranch in Descanso hosted by my good friend, Jill Hall. A wonderful group of students and a gorgeous California fall day!
Some of my students, outstanding in their field. (haha. couldn't resist) 
This is a view of the J and J Ranch.
Check out my teaching schedule for 2015.
Related Posts with Thumbnails