Monday, September 28, 2015

from my sketchbook ~ radishes from Taos, NM

from my sketchbook ~ in progress
from my sketchbook ~ in progress. photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ in progress
from my sketchbook ~ in progress. photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ in progress
from my sketchbook ~ in progress. photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ in progress. photo by Jane LaFazio

Friday, September 25, 2015

from my sketchbook ~ Madeline Island School of the Arts

from my sketchbook: in progress on location
sketchbook page in progress ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook: in progress
sketchbook page in progress ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook:
sketchbook page ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
I told you about my teaching gig at Madeline Island School of the Arts here and here. And I promised to show you some of the pages from my sketchbook.


from my sketchbook: in progress
sketchbook page in progress ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook:
from my sketchbook ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook:
from my sketchbook ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook: pinecone
sketchbook page in progress ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook:
from my sketchbook ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
These were all from my Nature Journal workshop, that I'll be teaching again July 11-15, 2016 on beautiful Madeline Island!
from my sketchbook:
from my sketchbook ~ on location on Madeline Island, Wisconsin 
~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Abstract Collage using the gelli plate (and Minneapolis)

Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
I just returned from teaching in Minneapolis, Minnesota. What a beautiful city!

Often, when I teach at a multi-day retreat, I hardly get out of the hotel and the classrooms, but this time, I got out and saw some of the sights.


Minneapolis
Walker Art Center ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Don't miss the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Art Center and the Open Book. All fabulous, inspiring art-filled spaces!
Minneapolis
Open Book which houses Minneapolis Center for Book Arts~ photo by Jane LaFazio
And I also taught some classes, like this one:

Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
My creative students! in Abstract Collage using the gelli plate ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage
Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage
Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage
Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage


Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student @ Work ~ Abstract Collage
The students turned out some fabulous collages, as you can see!

Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage
Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage

Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student @ Work ~ Abstract Collage

Student work ~ abstract collage using the Gelli Plate
Student Work ~ Abstract Collage

I'll be teaching Abstract Collage (using the gelli plate) at Art Is You in Stamford, Connecticut on Friday, October 9th. Click here for more info. 
(I'm also teaching Sketching and Watercolor: Autumn and Felt Like Stitching in Connecticut.)

Friday, September 18, 2015

"Stitch Stories" by Cas Holmes


Eucalyptus Blooms (13x27.5 inches) by Jane LaFazio in my JaneVille ETSY SHOP
Stitch Stories 2015 Cas Holmes
Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art


IMG_9my page in Cas Holmes book750
my quilt, "Eucalyptus Blooms," featured in Cas Holmes' new book!
I'm thrilled to be included in Cas Holmes' new book "Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art." 

Cas' first book "The Found Object in Textile Art" was a huge influence on me and the way I work. 

I love her work, her style and aesthetic. Can't wait to spend some time in my studio with her latest book!


my page in Cas Holmes book
In Cas' new book, you can see how my sketchbook inspired my stencil design.

Eucalyptus Blooms stencil, design by Jane LaFazio  (Also in my Esty shop)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#BuddyinaBox

buddy's onboard
The SpokesCat for JaneVille ~ BUDDY! 
buddy in the basket in the bookcase
My Buddy loves a box
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I often post pics of my cats, Buddy and BeBop. Well, today is Buddy's moment in the sun.

Buddy loves to sit in boxes, and I've started an informal #BuddyinaBox series.
Buddy in a Box
Satisfied customer, Buddy.
And then recently, Chewy.com surprised us with an unexpected gift!
chewy portrait of Buddy
Buddy approves of his portrait!
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This is what we received in the mail!
Thought I'd share some of the other #BuddyinaBox photos, if any of you painters are inspired to send Buddy more portraits! He's really quite vain and adores the attention. :-)
Buddy in a box
Buddy in a box
Buddy in a BIG box
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And yes, BeBop will get his 15 minutes of fame too. Soon!
BeBop, the art critic

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