Monday, April 21, 2014

from my sketchbook ~ spring flowers

california poppy_LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
Just added these to my JaneVille Etsy shop online!

red poppy_LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Yoga Poses in Public Places

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Yoga Poses in Public Places ~ Greenlake, Seattle, April 2014
Crazy, but this is my first Yoga Pose in Public Places in 2014. I promise, I'll do more, soon!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Prayer Flag blog hop!

 1 prayer flag
I'm thrilled to be participating in the Prayer Flag Blog Hop. As you know, I love prayer flags and have made a number of them (see them here)
2 prayer flags
Here's what I created from the Prayer Flag Value pack, which included the ready made linen banners and the ebook
purchase a copy of the Prayer Flag e-book!

3 prayer flags 
First I got out my trusty Gelli printing plates and rubber bands, to add a bit of color and texture to the linen flags
6 prayer flags   5 prayer flags
and grabbed some fabric that I had printed before using the same technique.
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I cut out circles from the printed fabric and fused them to the printed flags.
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Then, I cut out the images from my fabric yardage, with my designs (that you can purchase) and fused those to the flags.
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12 prayer flags
I wanted to build up a layered background on the flags.
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Lastly, I stamped some meaningful words and phrases on the flags.
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I plan on finishing my prayer flags with a little bit of hand stitching when I have time.
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And please do visit The Prayer Flag Project blog, to upload your own prayer flags, or just be inspired and uplifted by others.

Here's the rest of the blog hop, do visit each one!

April 11:    Quiltingdaily.com 
April 14:     Jane LaFazio  (YOU ARE HERE NOW)
April 15:   Meg Cox  
April 16:    Deborah O’Hare  
April 17:   Jamie Fingal 
April 17:   Susan Brubaker Knapp 
April 18:     Carrie Bloomston  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A beautiful garden and the blog hop winner

workshop location
Yesterday, I taught at California Center for Creative Renewal. It was a perfect spring day, surrounded by 20 wonderful students and the incredible beauty of the garden.
workshop location

workshop location
Fresh mulberries, from the garden, for breakfast.
workshop location
Students.
workshop location

workshop location
Avocados growing on trees.
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And the winner of Lynn Krawczyk’s new book, Intentional Printing: Simple Techniques for Inspired Art Fabric is:  

Denny16004/09/2014 5:27 AM
Jane--I love what you did from the book. Thanks!
Email me, Denny, with your mailing address!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sketchbook Skool

Sketchbook Skool week one
Are you in Sketchbook Skool? Week one featured Danny Gregory and next up is Koosje Koene
Sketchbook Skool week one

If you're in klass, you'll recognize this technique of Danny's that I tried. Yup, straight to ink, using a dip pen.(which I have used only a few times in my life!) I did this quickly, as Danny suggested and certainly stretched myself. That's what skool is all about, right?
Sketchbook Skool week one
Sketchbook Skool week one
It's not too late to sign up for Sketchbook Skool! And I'm teaching week 4, so you don't want to miss that. 
Sketchbook Skool week one



Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Blog hop and giveaway!

 monoprint collage project
Inspired by Lynn Krawczyk’s new book, Intentional Printing: Simple Techniques for Inspired Art Fabric, I used some of my mono-printed and stamped fabric to create Petite Stacked Collages, from her book.
monoprint collage project

Draw, stamp, screen print and more to create gorgeous art cloth with the help of surface design artist Lynn Krawczyk’s new book, Intentional Printing: Simple Techniques for Inspired Art Fabric (Interweave/F+W Media; $26.99.)
And a give away! Leave a comment and I'll choose a random winner for a copy of Lynn Krawczyk's book. (Sorry, USA only.)

monoprint collage project
I created some foam stamps to use on gelli printed fabric!
monoprint collage project

monoprint collage project
I cut up some felt, to create the backing for small cloth collages. I had some cute, very inexpensive notebooks, and created these little collages for the covers. (Also a Lynn Krawczyk’s idea, in the recent Quilting Arts magazine.)
monoprint collage project
I free motioned stitched, using the design on the cover of the notebooks for inspiration.
monoprint collage project
In progress, just machine stitching, no hand stitching yet. (by Jane LaFazio)
monoprint collage project
Petite stacked collage ~ by Jane LaFazio
I finished them with some hand stitching.
monoprint collage project
Petite stacked collage ~ by Jane LaFazio
monoprint collage project
Petite stacked collage ~ by Jane LaFazio

monoprint collage project
Petite stacked collage ~ by Jane LaFazio
monoprint collage project
monoprint collage project
Petite stacked collages on paper notebooks ~ by Jane LaFazio
Leave a comment, here on my blog and you may win a copy of Lynn's book! (Sorry, USA only ) Check back here on April 13 for the winner. (Winner will need to email me with their mailing address.)

Take part in our blog tour with stops along the way at:




Friday, April 04, 2014

Pink and Green

Polk Salad quilt inprogress
mono-printed and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
Working on some larger pieces for my Polk Salad Annie quilt.... 
Polk Salad quilt inprogress
mono-printed and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
Polk Salad quilt inprogress
mono-printed and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
Polk Salad quilt inprogress
printed from a photo onto silk, on mono-printed and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
Polk Salad quilt inprogress
monoprinted and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
Polk Salad quilt inprogress
monoprinted and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
Polk Salad quilt inprogress
mono-printed and stitched fabric by Jane LaFazio
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