Thursday, December 24, 2020
Our 2020 Christmas cards
Sunday, December 20, 2020
A recap of my Tucson, Arizona workshop
Masked and socially distanced! we still had lots of fun!
Saturday, December 05, 2020
My online class "Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style" is open for registration! Class starts January 2021
My online beginning class
"Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style"
is open for registration!
The classroom will open on January 10, and the first lesson released on January 15, 2021.
New Year, New Skill! Click on the link for all the details. And yes, I can teach you to draw! Class cost $125 for 6 weeks, 6 lessons, a combination of videos, images, and handouts. I will comment on every page you post! Join me!
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Volume 7 of my handmade mixed media journals!
Here's a short video of Volume 7. Yup, seven filled sketchbooks since March 2020!
Monday, November 30, 2020
Creative Jumpstart 2021! on sale now! (regular price $89, on sale now $49)
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Volume 5 of my handmade mixed media journals
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Trying something new!
I took a 3-hour online workshop with Sketchbook Skool recently. My kitty, Buddy, helped.
It was taught by August Wren and we worked from old photos.
Friday, August 28, 2020
from my sketchbook: Pomegrantes
I've been fascinated by and drawing pomegranates for years and years. One of my go-to subjects. These are from a small ornamental pomegranate bush on my patio. I love drawing all the stages.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Sketchbook Skool online 2-hour workshop with me! Sign up now!
- draw and shade with graphite
- paint with watercolor
- use a water-soluble pen
- how to create a vellum overlay using color pencils
- And then put it together into a handmade sketchbook of your own!
This is going to be a joyful exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media!
Sign up for the day you want here:
Both sessions feature Jane LaFazio and Danny Gregory live.
Once you sign up and you can view the recording forever.
Workshop Topics Include:
- Drawing & capturing flowers in graphite
- Watercolor & ink, water-soluble ink
- Vellum overlay with colored pencils
- Making a simple sketchbook
Basic Supplies You’ll Need:
- Some fresh flowers
- Watercolor paper, Vellum transparent paper
- Pencil, Watercolors, Colored Pencils
- Tombow pen, Fineliner pen
can you tell I'm excited?
Registration closes 8/26/2020 at 5:00pm EDT
Monday, August 03, 2020
Registration is open for my online "Watercolor Sketchbook Designs from Life"
The classroom opens on August 23, and the first lesson will be released on August 28, 2020.
I have to admit I was not sure how an online format and watercolor instruction would go together BUT was so pleased and glad I took the class. The one thing that made the difference was Jane LaFazio. Her calm and nurturing style came through in her videos and comments. This course was an excellent resource for someone like me who needed a way to see the world through a different lens. The bits and pieces of watercolor instruction I had accumulated over the last few months suddenly came together in Jane's class and I am motivated, more than ever, to keep pushing myself and paint as often as possible! Thank you Jane for taking the time to comment on each student's upload. It made a difference.
I am so sad our class is over. Really! It was my reward every night to unwind and rebalance my life.
The projects were just the right size, and there was just the right number. Very manageable.
I really appreciate how the projects built on each other, employing past skills and adding new ones for every lesson.
I learned so much about good teaching from Jane, who structured the class well and gave such regular and supportive feedback.
Jane, you saw the best in each of our works AND you encouraged us to improve with your feedback and tips. By the last lesson, I can say that my drawing skills improved. I was much faster in doing a realistic observational drawing. I also got a sense of my own strengths and where I need to keep developing: my technical skill with watercolor.
Jane, a great teacher sets up a community where the whole experience is supportive, and you totally did that. I was so uplifted by honest, supportive feedback from my peers in addition to your terrific feedback This was an incredible class and I am so thankful that I got to be part of it. Thanks for EVERYTHING!
I very much enjoyed seeing the work of the talented students in this class. I was, once again, surprised and delighted to feel the personalities of my classmates show through the internet. I took this class with a view to developing ideas and techniques to use in my quilting. The class has most certainly surpassed my expectations and I now have a wealth of ideas to work with in the future. Thank you fellow classmates and thank you Jane for a rewarding experience.
I really loved this class! It was a wonderful group, so supportive and insightful. I wanted to learn more about using my sketchbook as inspiration for my work in cloth and fiber, this class was great for that! Something about having the theme each week really gets me noticing things and working in my watercolor journal. I need to keep that momentum going, I'm going to miss this class! Thanks, Jane for a wonderful experience!!
See examples of student work here, on pinterest.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Listen to my interview on Quilting Arts podcast!
Listen to the podcast HERE.It's just 40 minutes long. Also, you'll want to sign up on the Podcast page to get the FREE 58 page "Just Jane" compilation of the articles and art of mine that have appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine over the years.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
A new video of Volume 4 of my handmade art journals ~ Succulents!
|I've made FOUR volumes of handmade art journals during this time of the pandemic.|
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
My most recent handmade art journal VIDEO
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
starting a new handmade journal
Monday, June 15, 2020
Best of Creative JumpStart volume 2 - 2016 for just $9.99
Monday, June 08, 2020
papier mache teacups
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Video of my most recent handmade art journal
Friday, May 29, 2020
6 handmade books!
Thursday, May 21, 2020
from my sketchbook ~ volume two #everydaythingsiamgratefulfor
|BeBop rose from our garden by Jane LaFazio|
|bloom from a neighborhood tree by Jane LaFazio|
Thursday, May 07, 2020
from my sketchbook ~ bunnies!
|from my #everydaythingsiamgratefulfor journal by Jane LaFazio|
(We get weekly veggie delivery from Farm Fresh to You. Bunny not included)
|Darn bunnies, they keep multiplying! stitched by Jane LaFazio from this online shop|