Friday, July 05, 2019

A succulent wreath.

Paper succulent wreath, by Jane LaFazio

I'm a member of Craft Industry Alliance, a wonderful online organization. In their latest Journal, there was an article about this company and their sola wood flowers. 

So, I ordered the 2 sets of white succulents, using the directions on their blog, dyed them with diluted acrylics. Let them dry. Them glued them a wreath frame. All in one day! Hung it on my front door! 

coloring them with acrylic paint ~ Jane LaFazio

Letting them dry outside

hot glueing to the wreath

Hanging on my front door.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

It's not too late to sign up for WANDERLUST 2019!

Join me and 25 other teachers on a full year online class! I’m thrilled to tell you I am a teacher on Wanderlust 2019, an online mixed-media and art journaling class. Wanderlust is in its fourth year, and offers weekly, full length classes which are both high quality and original, aimed at beginners right through to the more experienced. 

My Wanderlust class, Fused Sheer Collage,
goes live JULY 26. 

Are you interested in art, craft, mixed-media and art journaling? Then Wanderlust 2019 may be just the perfect class for you!

Wanderlust started in JANUARY 2019, but you CAN CATCH UP! You'll have the videos for LIFE. 
Wanderlust is a whole year-long journey - an online event offering you videos from 26
teachers on a weekly basis and access to the Wanderlust Classroom with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all of the classes and Adventurers are gathered.
The Wanderlust class is carefully handcrafted to
  • teach you different styles of mixed-media and art journaling
  • to stimulate your creativity
  • to motivate you to enjoy the process of making art and overcome the inner critic once and for all
For $150 you receive:  
  • a full-length and high quality lesson every week - each streamable, with life-long access but also fully downloadable. That is 49 videos!
  • 26 International Teachers with different styles to show you a massive variety in the art-making process 
  • instant and simplified access to the Classroom - the whole course is hosted here, at so once you enroll you’ll be redirected to the classroom in which there’s already videos to watch
  • a lesson every Friday starting from 4th of January 2019
  • you can follow regularly or at your own pace, since you have life-long access
  • A community within the classroom + a secret Facebook group for the members  
  • printable handouts with every lesson
  • a chance to chat with the Teachers and learn from their experience
Once you sign up, Wanderlust 2019 never expires - you have a life-long access so you can enjoy the lessons at your own pace. 
This year there are 12 fabulous new themes, these are: Typography, Faces, Rivers, Steampunk, Patterns, Floral, Inspired by, Layers, Monochrome, Wings, Imaginary and Seasons, all will be interpreted differently by our fantastic teacher

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Stencil Sale!

My stencils are on sale for the Summer Solstice!

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Save 21% off all* stencils
Use code: sol21 

Coupon code expires June 22, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time) USA
PLUS The 10% discount when you buy 6 stencils of the same size still applies!
Choose 1 FREE large stencil for every $100 spent (after discounts are applied). You MUST specify your choice(s) by L### (such as L048) in the comments section of the cart when you check out or it will be StencilGirl's choice. Sorry, no exceptions.

Check out the stencils I've designed for Stencil Girl!  

*Stencils only. Does not apply to DVDs, books, tools, wholesale orders, StencilClub, or gift certificates. The StencilClub exclusive monthly member discount does not apply. 

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

ONLINE 21 Secrets ~ capturing moments summer studio SAVE $10

Registration is open for 21 Secrets Capturing Moments Summer Studio online workshops.

Use this link to find out more

Capturing Moments runs August 5-16, 2019

21 Secrets Capturing Moments

Summer can be one of our favorite times of the year to capture adventures with family and friends, as well as savor the daily moments of our favorite summer routines. This 10 day Summer Studio session celebrates the ways we can document the details of our lives, be it the weather, the places we visit or the simple things we do in beautifully mundane moments. The instructors in this session will inspire us to see our art journals as tools for Capturing Moments of our busy lives.

Each Monday–Friday during the live Summer Studio dates, students will receive a new email each day from a different instructor, keeping the fun fresh and lively. Students can post their work and interact on the private Facebook page.

REGISTER HERE!  Scroll down to find Capturing Moments!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

a short video and random updates

A little video about what I do.

Don, on our patio.
Since I'm home more, as my husband, Don, recovers from his Feb 25 car accident, I seem to be nesting. I ordered and assembled the patio furniture, pictured above. It's a great place for coffee or to read. 

I shared on Facebook that I LOVED this book!! I highly recommend it. 

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Update on my husband

My sweet husband, after surgery, May 5, 2019
If you read my previous post, you saw that my husband recently went in for surgery on his broken neck, as a result of a very serious car accident on Feb 25, 2019. 

The surgery went well, and he was in the hospital 5 days. He's home now, recovering, still with a neck brace and walker.

We're hanging in there, and thank you for all your kind wishes and loving support. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Life around these parts. April, 2019

Today, my husband. with BeBop on his lap
My husband is alive. He was in a very serious car accident on February 25. 
My husband's car accident on February 25, 2019
He was in the hospital for 5 days, and skilled nursing for 5 more. He came home with a 24/7 neckbrace (he broke his neck) and a walker, and a 14 inch gash on his head.

Each day he is getting stronger, and remains in good spirits and has a positive attitude. He has been having regular physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Since Don won't drive again, we are a one-car, one-driver family. We bought a new, small SUV a few weeks ago. 

I decided to post this today, because he's having surgery on May 2, and I'm worried, as you can imagine. They'll try to repair the pinched nerve in his neck, that is causing numbness in his right hand, and to remove the bone fragments. Surgery will be 5-6 hours and he'll be in the hospital 2-3 days. 

So, dear readers, please send us both positive vibes and strength. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Milagros! new ONLINE workshop

new online workshop


Hand sew your own milagro (miracle) using felt, embroidery threads, beads and sequins.

$30 USD unlimited, life-time access.

Step by step lessons, with videos of tons of inspiring photos. Create a heart shape milagro, from the included pattern, or design your own!

Jane uses easy embroidery stitches and colorful felt to create these small stuffed treasures. Hang them on your wall, fill a basket of them, or give them away as a perfect, heart-felt gift. 

Perfect for adults and teens.

>>>> REGISTER HERE <<<<<

And for a full MILAGRO experience, I've listed my handmade milagros in my JaneVille Etsy shop!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

still crocheting!

My latest crocheted afghan. 
I used the  Neutral Chevron Blanket pattern, by Rescued Paw Designs and Vanna's Choice Yarn. 
And it's BeBop approved!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Art on Tea Bags.......tiny gifts

Just playing. Ink and watercolor on tiny tags. by Jane LaFazio

A group of friends are doing a tea bag art swap and I needed to make 11 pieces of art on tea bags. This ended up being an easy and perfect theme!

Pomegranate on a tea bag by Jane LaFazio

Lemons  on a tea bag by Jane LaFazio
Orange on a tea bag by Jane LaFazio

Orange on a tea bag by Jane LaFazio

Milagro heart on a tea bag by Jane LaFazio

I painted a patch of white watercolor ground, on the bags, and let it dry. Then I went in with pen and watercolor. Then, I used my sewing machine to stitch them onto a another piece of paper and added the little hand painted tag to go with.
Milagro heart on a tea bag by Jane LaFazio

Friday, February 22, 2019

Milagros! Hand-stitched and embellished.

Milagros ~ by Jane LaFazio

I'm enjoying making these hand-sewn and embellished milagros so much! I'm teaching a one day workshop in San Diego on March 2. Details here. 

I made a little video.

Online workshop on MILAGROS coming soon! Are you on my email list? SIGN UP HERE.

Milagros are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America, and parts of the Iberian peninsula.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

from my sketchbook ~ more tulips!

Tulips by Jane LaFazio
I've really enjoyed watching these tulips grow!
Buddy and BeBop got out of the way long enough for me to draw the tulips!

Friday, February 15, 2019

from my sketchbook ~ tulips (and cats)



tulips ~ by Jane LaFazio


I drew this in pencil, added a bit of watercolor. Then drew the details with a tombow pen and blended that with a waterbrush. Jane LaFazio

My kitty helpers are always around.

without the background color

tulips on Valentines day ~ by Jane LaFazio

BeBop loves to lay on my husband's jig saw puzzles!

Friday, February 08, 2019

from my sketchbook ~ camellias

Happy Anniversary to me and my husband! by Jane LaFazio
First camellias of the year.

in progress

My online class "Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style" is open for registration. Yup, I'll teach you how to draw and paint a flower, in one of the 6 lessons over 6 weeks. Register Now! 

in progress

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Online Class ~ Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style is open for registration!

My most popular class, Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style is open for registration!

The classroom opens on March 3, 2019 and the first lesson is released March 8.  You can read all about the online classroom and how it works here.


$125 for 6 weeks.  I comment on every one of your posts. Yes, I can teach you to draw, even if you haven't drawn since third grade.

See samples of previous student's work here, on pinterest. 

Saturday, February 02, 2019

from my sketchbook ~ flowers at Brick n Barn

flowers ~ by Jane LaFazio
Husband, Don and I went to a new place in Valley Center, called Brick n Barn. It's know as the old Betty Crocker estate. It's a beautiful tree filled property with a giant barn full of antiques for sale. And, they have a food truck, on location, with coffee etc. 

We had a lovely morning shopping then sitting outside and working in our sketchbooks. 

drawing and then ink

inking the parts closest to me

Flowers by Jane LaFazio

fun with my husband!

We both worked in our sketchbooks (husband Don!)

Brick n Barn in Valley Center

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