Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Published!

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Jane LaFazio, Helen Shafer Garcia, Lynn Leahy and Laurie Mika
cloth paper scissors magazine
Have you seen the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine? My friends and I have an article in it about our project for our upcoming Tesoro del Corazon retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (the retreat is sold out.) 

Cloth Paper Scissors September/October 2014 issue
and, in other news... 

Jane LaFazio mixed media bundle
And, la de dah! Interweave created a "Jane LaFazio Mixed Media Bundle."

and I love the kind description:


Instructors We Love:
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Get the best of Jane LaFazio all in one package!

Explore the contributions of mixed-media artist Jane LaFazio in this exclusive downloadable bundle. Together, From Art Journaling to ArtArt Lessons 2CPS May/June 2008, and CPSNovember/December 2010 provide a well-rounded view of Jane's expertise and style. Online Editor Cate Prato praises Jane's work and abilities: “Jane LaFazio is one of my favorite mixed-media artists because of the way she seamlessly combines drawing, wet media, and fabric in beautiful—yet easily accessible—ways.”

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saint Francis ~ still a work in progress

St Francis ~ in progress
St. Francis (work in progress) ~ by Jane LaFazio
St Francis ~ in progress
I posted about St. Francis on my blog last month. I've added one bird, but I think I want to add some more animals. Work in progress!
St Francis ~ in progress

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I do love teaching

Teaching!

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a class from me? 

Teaching!
I like to think it's pretty fun. 
Teaching!
I demo and I talk you through the steps.

Teaching!
And I like to joke around. And be a smart aleck.
Teaching!
I love to laugh! And to make others laugh.
Teaching!
I'm happy to answer questions and give my opinion...on just about anything!
Teaching!
(photos by Mindy Joy Rose)
So, I hope you'll join one of my classes
Me and my art. Http://JaneLaFazio.com
Or better yet, join me on the River Cruise along the Danube! April 14-24, 2015. NEWS UPDATE: There is no single supplement charge anymore! 
We'll start in Budapest, Hungary, to Austria to Slovakia to Germany to the Czech Republic. We'll visit cities along the way like: Vienna (wine, music and a Palace!) Durnstein (visit a Benedictine Abbey) Vilshofen (Octoberfest!) and Prague. All food and drink (including wine and beer) is included. Everyday, for a few hours, we'll get together and sketch and watercolor. I'll give a demo, then help you and guide you (if you want me to) and paint right along with you. At the end of the trip, you'll have a small illustrated journal of your adventure. The group is limited to 12. It will be loads of fun and oh, the sites we'll see! NEWS UPDATE: There is no single supplement charge anymore!  Click here for details of the trip, or call Carlo at 619-584-4213 or email her 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Creating an original print block

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I love carving stamps! It's so easy and immediate and most importantly, original. You can see how cool it looks repeated in a kind of banner.
stamp carving
I taught our LavenderSage Art Retreat students to find an abstract design for their print blocks, you can see my process above.
Taos sketchbook
printed on gelli printed cloth ~ by Jane LaFazio
Taos sketchbook
printed on  gelli printed watercolor paper ~ by Jane LaFazio
Taos sketchbook
Here's a close up of my straight-to-ink drawing of the
Ranchos Church in Taos ~ by Jane LaFazio
Untitled  from my sketchbook
And here's another print block, inspired by my watercolor of some Taos berries.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Flowers and Feathers and everything nice" art quilt in progress

Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
CREATE Seattle just added another class of my "Free Spirited Free Motion" class. Wednesday, October 22. Join me!
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio
Flowers & Feathers and everything nice
detail of "Flowers and Feathers and everything nice"  ~ by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

from my sketchbook

Taos sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ including a pic of Mabel Dodge Luhan and her husband Tony
 ~ by Jane LaFazio
On the page above, my brother asked, on facebook, if it was a teeny-tiny rug and a huge leaf. Smart aleck! I told him it was art!
Taos sketchbook
watercolor flowers and a bit of gelli plate print ~ by Jane LaFazio
Taos sketchbook
watercolor flowers and a bit of gelli plate print ~ by Jane LaFazio
Taos sketchbook
We some some continuous line, straight-to-ink drawings at LavenderSage Art Retreat. It was fun drawing some of the students ~ by Jane LaFazio

Sunday, September 07, 2014

more of Taos, New Mexico

Ranchos Church, New Mexico

San Francisco de Asis Church, near Taos, New Mexico ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

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Drawing the church, near Taos.
Our LavenderSage Art Retreat went to San Francisco de Asis church, in nearby Ranchos, New Mexico, to sketch and watercolor. You can see why it's one of the most painted and photographed church!
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
Ranchos Church

San Francisco de Asis Church, near Taos, New Mexico ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Ranchos Church, New Mexico

San Francisco de Asis Church, near Taos, New Mexico ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

taos church

near Taos, New Mexico ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ in progress ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook  ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ detail ~ by Jane LaFazio
Ranchos Church, New Mexico

San Francisco de Asis Church, near Taos, New Mexico ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Friday, September 05, 2014

More photos of Taos, New Mexico

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Taos, New Mexico ~ by Jane LaFazio
Here are a few more photos from the LavenderSage Art Retreat, in Taos, New Mexico.  
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from my sketchbook ~ in progress by Jane LaFazio

Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn
Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn ~ by Jane LaFazio
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Me, in the classroom at Mabel Dodge Luhan HIstoric Inn
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
Hollyhocks were in bloom everywhere ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ in progress by Jane LaFazio
Chimayo, NM
Chimayo, New Mexico
from my sketchbook
from my sketchbook ~ in progress by Jane LaFazio
Chimayo, NM
Taos, New Mexico ~ by Jane LaFazio
yoga poses in public places august taos 2014
Yoga Poses in Public Places ~ Taos, New Mexico
Our next LavenderSage Art Retreat in Taos, New Mexico will be June 24-July 2, 2015. Add your name to the interest list and we'll let you know more and when registration opens.


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