Monday, December 24, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

An internet radio interview about Mundo Lindo

Please go to then scroll down to December 4, segment 2 to listen the part of the radio program that features an interview with yours truly about the art program I created, Mundo Lindo. Katie Ragazzi, Econdido Children's Museum Executive Director and I were interviewed by the San Diego Union Tribune internet radio station, Sign On Radio on December 4.
Note: (I fixed the link! thanks Judy!)
Also, go on over to Mundo Lindo and check out the video I shot of the kids.

Friday, December 14, 2007

poinsettia by a 6th grader

This is by one of my students at Mundo Lindo, and I just love it! They all drew from real poinsettias, and I showed them out to outline the drawing with sharpie, and draw a border on it, then paint it with watercolor.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

orange mushrooms

I've never seen orange mushrooms before. So bright and delicate. And some lovely fall leaves to match.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Dad: May 11, 1918- December 3, 2007

My father, Eugene LaFazio, passed away this week, at nearly 90 years old. He and my mom were divorced when I was just a baby, so we were never close. Growing up, I did visit him every month until I was 17. He and his wife lived in San Francisco and they took me to museums, art show, plays and musicals. They gave me 'culture' that my working single mom didn't have time or money for. In my dad's kitchen there was a card table set up to 'make stuff.' There were drawers of sequins, and pipecleaners, and crepe paper and tape and glue and all kinds of stuff! It was there I learned to be creative and much much later, to recognize that I was an artist. Thanks Dad.

Art Show, this Saturday Dec 8, in San Diego

I’ll have a booth at the Carmel Valley Artists Show & Sale on Saturday, December 8, 9:30-3:30pm (rain or shine, cuz it’s indoors)

Location is the lovely Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens, 9675 Scranton Road, SD (Sorrento Mesa area, the one with the Japanese Garden) Call 760-945-6922 for more info.

[The restaurant isn’t open for dining, because that’s where the artists are, but the bar is open!]

I’ll have my art quilts and collages and my brand new DVD for sale!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Husb took this shot of the sunset on the beach outside where we stayed. (By the way, Husb played golf 4 times in Acapulco and thoroughly enjoyed himself!)

view from our house in Acapulco

Here's a photo of this drawing, pictured yesterday in my blog.

acapulco papaya

there is just nothing as wonderful as ripe Mexican papaya. I ate a big bowl of it every morning!

acapulco swimming

Every single day, I swam laps in the 150 foot pool. It was absolutely dreamy, and one of the highlights of the trip. I spent lots of time, with this vantage point, reading by the pool in the shade.


the house we stayed in was stunning. Beautifully decorated with great details.


A baby coconut, a flower and mayan symbols, of course!


Hmm, the ingredients for George's margarita, how did this get in here? :-) As mentioned, I did a lot of reading poolside, and highly recommend "A Three Dog Life" by Abigail Thomas. A memoir written in a beautiful, haunting style.

jacaranda pod

This is a jacaranda pod. We have jacaranda trees in San Diego, but not with 18 inch pods like this! I gathered about a dozen of them, and brought them home in my husb's golf club bag. I'm planning on doing something fabulous artwise with them. Stayed tuned.

Monday, December 03, 2007


This greeted us on the table in the hallway of the house we shared. It's written with flower buds!
Here's the first half, more tomorrow.


Yes, this is the tiny shack we stayed in...all 3,000 sf. As I mentioned, our dear friends own this timeshare-like residence.


Waiting in the airport for departure.


a stop in Los Angeles, for our connecting flight


George made the best margaritas!


Can you tell what this is? It's the view from the window of our house, drawing only the negative space. And yes, that's the ocean out there!


Note my schedule for this day.....

Sunday, December 02, 2007

We're back!

Back from a week in Acapulco with husb and good friends George & Wilma. This pool is where I spent about 4 hours a day, swimming and reading...I'll post more photos and lots of watercolor sketches as soon!
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