Friday, July 27, 2018

From my sketchbook ~ Viking River Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam

My traveling accordion sketchbook

Beer & Pretzels. Germany!

My husband and I just returned from a Viking River Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam. We spent 2 days in Basel before the trip and 4 days in Amsterdam at the end. It was a fabulous trip and we lucked out on the weather.

Here are just a few photos. And I hope you'll watch the video of my sketchbook, from the trip.
Details from the Dutch Masters. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Strasbourg, France
Heidelberg Castle
Rhine River
Castles along the Rhine
In front of the Cologne, Germany, Cathedral
Yoga Poses in Public Places. The Netherlands
Amsterdam
Yoga Poses in Public Places. Amsterdam, Hermitage Museum
View from our room at Mauro Mansion (Amsterdam)
Along the Rhine River
Amsterdam (from the DoubleTree Skylounge)
Cocktails on the Viking River Cruise
Basel, Switzerland, on the Rhine River.
Cologne, Germany
Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg Cathedral
Heidelberg Castle

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico. Georgia O'Keeffe Country

My accordion travel sketchbook from Ghost Ranch

A VIDEO of my sketchbook from Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico (photo by Jane LaFazio)
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico (photo by Jane LaFazio)

Georgia O'Keeffe owned a house on Ghost Ranch, and painted many paintings inspired by the gorgeous country. Here's are just a few photos and the my accordion travel journal. 

(I'll be doing a presentation on my "The Traveling Accordion Sketchbook" at SketchKkon on Friday, November 2, at 3pm in Pasadena, California. SketchKon details here.)
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico (photo by Jane LaFazio)
Me and my husband
Yoga Pose in Public Places. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico (photo by Jane LaFazio)
Me, painting on location
from my sketchbook ~ Ghost Ranch


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico

from my sketchbook, Santa Fe, New Mexico

I just returned from a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is a lovely town, full of art and food and color!
I thought you'd enjoy a virtual taste of this charming southwestern city.....
Huevos Rancheros at the Famous Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe
Mission San Miguel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
I'm teaching in Santa Fe twice in 2019. Week long workshops held in a beautiful hotel, near the Plaza. April 15-19 (full)  and not even on the schedule yet May 13-17 (Contact MISA directly and ask about my May workshop). I hope you can join me!

Turquoise Jewelry, everywhere in Santa Fe

Collections at the International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe
guacamole and margaritas

Hope to see you in Santa Fe in 2019!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sketchbook Skool Konvention in Pasadena, California





The first ever SketchKon is a big, unkonventional konventioln devoted to drawing, painting, creativity, and friendship with other artists just like you and me!

November 2-3 Konvention, Pasadena, California.
Check out the schedule. There's so much to do and so many choices!


I'll be teaching 8 Objects 8 Ways on November 1, the day before the convention starts.

8 Objects 8 Ways 

Take my one day workshop before the Konvention starts!

8 Objects 8 Ways 
THURSDAY, November 1 (10am-5pm)  

Hold onto your pen, it’s going to be a full and fun day! Jane will teach you to draw (yes, she will) and paint in watercolor in her fun, easy, intuitive style. Remember, your drawing style is as unique to you as your handwriting, and in this class you’ll be able to try different tools, techniques and styles, to see what works best for you. During class, you’ll draw 8 objects in 8 different ways to create a cool journal page and great record of different techniques.

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Included in your registration
Friday, November 3, 3:00-3:50pm
The Traveling Accordion Sketchbook
Don't miss my presentation!
Sketchbook Skool Fakulty member, Jane LaFazio is lucky to be able to travel the world teaching sketching and watercolor. She has found an accordion journal works great to record the sites with a single, displayable book devoted to each location. She will show you her illustrated journals from her travels to Cuba, Quebec, Europe, Sequoia National Park, New Mexico and more. She’ll also extol the benefits of zig zag journals for recipes, everyday objects, and nature. Jane will share her favorite brands and tell you how to make your own accordion journal. In addition, she will talk about painting on location while traveling, her supplies and experiences. You’ll come away inspired to create your own accordion journal, with ideas on what to include in it.

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!

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