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 Hapy

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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Milagros! in felt.

Hey San Diego, I'm teaching this one day workshop at Art on 30th. Details and sign up HERE.

I've been creating some new ones for the workshop:
Milagros by Jane LaFazio

with help from BeBop!

Monday, January 28, 2019

from my sketchbook ~ Balboa Park, San Diego

Sketching and Watercolor in beautiful Balboa Park, San Diego, CA by Jane LaFazio

California Tower ~ Balboa Park by Jane LaFazio

Pencil, then ink. 

Erase the pencil

Drawing in San Diego Museum of Art, with a Tombow pen

Camel from China ~ by Jane LaFazio
All these people went to Cuba with me in January 2018.
We had a reunion in San Diego and painted at Balboa Park.

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