Monday, October 29, 2012

From my sketchbook ~ France

from my sketchbook ~ France
France ~ from my sketchbook by Jane LaFazio
Since I'm in San Miguel de Allende right now teaching a mixed media art retreat with Tesoro del Corazon, I thought I'd better finish and post my sketchbook pages from my September trip to France. Since I was teaching, I didn't have time to work very much in my own sketchbook, but here they are.
from my sketchbook ~ France
Notre Dame, done in 20 minutes with a water soluble pencil
jane drawing notre dame
Me, drawing Notre Dame, while waiting for the boat ride on the Seine.
from my sketchbook ~ France
Lunch!
from my sketchbook ~ France
an envelope with ticket stubs
from my sketchbook ~ France
We were scammed, but only for 3euro
from my sketchbook ~ France

from my sketchbook ~ France
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ France
You can see all the photos from the  flea market here

from my sketchbook ~ France
All the places we visited in the French Riviera
If you missed my photos on my trip to France, by clicking here or my blog posts here

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Night at the Museum~ Wes Bruce

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
We went to the opening of Structures Poetry Humans at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California, an installation by Wes Bruce. (Be sure and see the VIDEO on this post, an interview of Wes, by KPBS.)
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
You walk up a path
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
first look
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
inside one of the two rooms
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
the view

Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California
To understand this exhibition, and to understand why I will be a life long fan of Wes Bruce, watch this VIDEO from KPBS San Diego:



Wes Bruce Installation at the Lux Museum
Jane LaFazio (me), Wes Bruce, Emi Samuelstuen, Don Strom (my husb)
October 25, 2012
In November, 2010, husb and I had the most amazing experience of spending this night in one of Wes' installations, read about it here. I also spend some time drawing that installation, see my drawings here and I took my Mundo Lindo kids there too.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sketching & Watercolor in Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy October 2013

I had so much fun on my recent Walking and Watercolors in France, this last September, I'll be doing it again in Northern Italy in October 2013. Hope you'll join me!

The Art Walk ~ Italy ~ Walking and Watercolors
October 7-13, 2013 $2650

Our hotel in Bellagio, Italy
We’ll be based in Bellagio, in Italy’s lake district, for a glorious week on the shores of Lake Como. 
George Clooney has a house on Lake Como...
We’ll stay in a comfortable lakefront hotel, and explore this pristine region from there. The program begins on a Monday October 7th, and we’ll have a welcome dinner that evening. We’ll stop to sketch and paint throughout the day on small 5x7” journal size pages, at cafes, parks, and villas; and wander through the lovely towns on short guided walks to see what inspires us for our next sketches. 
Our hotel in Bellagio
Classes are perfect for beginners, or those wanting to practice and improve their techniques. Using a pencil, a pen and a small set of watercolors, we’ll illustrate the details of these beautiful Italian villages. Jane LaFazio is known for her fun-loving, supportive instruction, and she will teach you to draw and paint in your own style, as unique to you as your handwriting. You'll learn how to capture the subject in pencil and then add watercolor in a quick, intuitive way. 
We'll visit Villa Carlotta, Italy and spend time there
drawing and painting
We’ve also included a visit to the picture-perfect Villa Carlotta, our favorite lakeside Villa and gardens plus a full day cooking class in Varenna with Chef Moreno including morning cappuccinos and treats, lunch with wine, and afternoon limoncello. You’ll love taking the ferries that ply the water of the lake, stopping at towns along the way. We’ve also included a trip to Lugano, Switzerland. 
We’ll have our Arrivederci Dinner Saturday night, and our tour ends in Bellagio on Sunday. But before you go, we’ll compile a small book with all your pages of the Art Walk tucked inside. Rather than a photo album, it will be the paintings you created along the way. 
We’re keeping this a small group - limited to only about 10 guests - so please let us know right away if you’ d like to reserve a space. You do not want to miss this! Email Carlo Roberts 

Additional details on The Art Walk ~ Italy ~ Walking and Watercolors here.

Jane LaFazio and Carlo Roberts
Oh, and read my interview with Carlo Roberts, my friend, our host, and guide for this trip to Italy.

Villa Rothschild
photo from The Art Walk ~ Walking and Watercolors trip in September 2012 France

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stencil Play ~ from my friends and blog readers

Pat Dicker created her stylin' top using my Eucalyptus stencil
Janice Berkebile's  accordion book using my Eucalyptus stencil
Janice accordion book
Marcy's Journal page using my Eucalyptus stencil
Marcy's Journal page using my Sweet Gum Ball stencil
You can see all the botanical theme stencils, designed by me,  here on stencil girl products.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Yoga Poses in Public Places~ recap 2011-2012

the Louvre, Paris France in September
Yoga Poses in Public Places....in no particular order.........and just because it's soooo much fun!
International Quilt Festival Long Beach, CA in July
Saluda, North Carolina in July 


Orvieto, Italy in May

Orvieto, Italy in May

Orvieto, Italy in May

Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona in August


My very first Yoga Pose In Public Places! Austin , Texas in October 2011. This one started it all! 

Descanso, California in May


San Diego, CA, while teaching a class for the Athenaeum (with Lynn Hall) in April

International Quilt Festival Long Beach, CA in July with Pokey Bolton

San Diego Museum of Art in June 
Seattle Washington in August


right before my trapeze lesson in March in San Diego

Some airport! I can't remember!

Shelbyville, Kentucky in October


the Louvre, Paris France in September


Shelbyville, Kentucky in October

Musee d'Orsay, Paris in Septmeber

French Riviera in Nice, France in September


Saluda, North Carolina in June
Orvieto, Italy in May


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