Sunday, December 29, 2019

Amaryllis Obsession

loving amaryllis by Jane LaFazio
Can't stop! by Jane LaFazio
the buds are so pretty by Jane LaFazio
straight to ink by Jane LaFazio
so much inspiration! (my kitchen table) by Jane LaFazio

Saturday, December 21, 2019

from my handmade sketchbook

by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio

Watercolor in a handmade journal.

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Art Quilt: What shall I name it?

14 inches by 15 inches. By Jane LaFazio
What shall I name this quilt? It's whole cloth, Gelli plated printed by yours truly. And machine and hand-stitched and beaded. 
(detail) By Jane LaFazio
(detail) By Jane LaFazio
(detail) By Jane LaFazio
(detail) By Jane LaFazio
(detail) By Jane LaFazioujhop9

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Happy Holidays and Creative Opportunities

My husband, Don, and I at a recent Christmas luncheon. 

I hope you'll sign up for the online Creative JumpStart 2020. I'm one of the 31 teachers for the month of January! 

And, my online Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style 6-week class begins January 3, 2020. Register now

Sunday, December 01, 2019

SALE on stencils designed by me!


Hey there! I don’t want you to miss out on the biggest STENCIL SALE of the year.
Now is your chance to get my stencils on sale for 25% off!
Discount code to use at checkout:  cheers25.
If you buy 6 stencils of the sale size StencilGirl’s 10% everyday discount is automatically applied to those stencils.
But the best part is there are FREEBIES to be had!
  • $100+ exclusive large stencil made only for this sale
  • $300+ a StencilGirl Studio class
  • $500+ original piece of art made by StencilGirl Founder, Mary Beth Shaw
Please note: Freebies are calculated after the discounts are applied.
You can take advantage of these colossal stencil savings from December 1 through 11:59p.m. CST, December 3, 2019.

CLICK HERE and order now! 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Handmade art journal ~video

Here's a short video of my recently completed handmade mixed media journal. 

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

from my sketchbook ~ nature journaling

by Jane LaFazio
Spend a few days in Northern California for a wedding, and did some pages in my moleskine watercolor journal. 
by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio

Friday, October 18, 2019

From my Sketchbook ~ a few days at the beach

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio
Don and I spent a few days at the nearby beach town of San Clemente, California. Just 45 minutes from our house and a fine mini-vacation!

Me and Don in San Clemente, California
Rocks from the beach in my mixed media journal ~ by Jane LaFazio

the view of San Clemente State Beach from our hotel room.

Don's walk on the beach!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

LavenderSage Art Retreat video

Here's a short VIDEO of my recent LavenderSage Art Retreat, held in Taos, New Mexico. 

Monday, September 09, 2019

Handmade mixed media book in progress.

by Jane LaFazio
I'm enjoying working in my studio again and feeling creative! I'm making a small, handmade, mixed media journal, as a prototype for teaching in New Mexico next year. Here are some of the pages so far. 
by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

by Jane LaFazio

Monday, September 02, 2019

Louise Penny!

Manior Hovey, Quebec, Canada,  June, 2017
I'm kind of a Louise Penny fan. She's a Canadian author of a mystery series, most set in Quebec Canada. Do read them! and read them in order, starting with The Still Life

Los Angeles, September 2017

Saturday night, August 31, 2019 in San Diego, CA

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Video interviews. Brain Injury and Caregiving.

Did you all know that my husband has had a brain injury since 1992. Twenty seven years of Aphasia, and disability. He was recently interviewed by Dr. Dan Gardner, physician and psychotherapist with advanced, post-graduate training in psychoanalysis. Dan lives here in San Diego, California, and was one of the founders of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, some 35 years ago. 

My husband was interviewed by Dr. Dan Gardiner. Here's the VIDEO.

And I was interviewed about caregiving, here's the VIDEO
Thanks for watching.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

pieces of art progress

by Jane LaFazio
about 5 1/2 inches wide and 28 inches long
work in progress 
Working on art quilts for my workshop at Empty Spools Seminars in April 2020. 
One of the pieces, in the above piece. By Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

5 day art quilt workshop in California in April 2020

by Jane LaFazio

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA


April 24-29, 2020  SESSION V
I'll be teaching a 5 day workshop on the shores of the Pacific Ocean


Join me for a mixed media approach to art quilts. Learn: simple sketching from nature, how to design and carve stamps, and free form mono-printing to create your unique surface design on fabric. You’ll combine your original elements into a totally one-of-a-kind art quilt that represents the beautiful area of Asilomar and Pacific Grove. Jane will guide you regarding color, theme, composition and finishing and show you how to add unexpected elements like found papers, tea bags and embellishments to your art quilt.  We’ll use our sewing machines to free motion stitch and sew. You’ll also learn hand embroidery stitches and embellishment. (A sewing machine will be be very helpful in class, but not necessary, if you prefer to hand stitch.) At the end of the creative and laughter-filled week, you will have created a beautiful color and texture filled art quilt that is totally you!

here's a video from the last time I taught at Empty Spools:

by Jane LaFazio
by Jane LaFazio

Friday, July 26, 2019


Watercolor and color pencil by Jane LaFazio
Published! Helen Burch has edited a number of illustrated books and she was kind enough to include my work in her latest Botanicals collection.

The collection by Helen Burch
I bought the French version, "To Draw the Flora," and Helen tells me the English version will be out in January 2020.

My page in the book 

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.

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