Friday, May 29, 2015

The start of art ~ an art quilt in progress. Part Three.

in progress
Buddy helps with the arrangement ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
The finishing of an art quilt. You can see part one and part two of my process.

So, I've embroidered each square separately and now I arrange the pieces. I move them around for compositional balance ~ color and pattern.

in progress
detail in progress ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
I created this machine stitched image, from my original watercolor, of California Tower in Balboa Park. I stitched it on cheese cloth (using a water soluble paper to transfer the drawing.) It needed something more, so I beaded part of it.
in progress
detail in progress ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

in progress
Buddy oversees the arrangement. by Jane LaFazio
To assemble the squares, I hand-stitched the squares together, in vertical rows. (photo below)
California Tower: Balboa Park in progress
assembling the pieces ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Then I butted up the edges and machine stitched (zig zagged) the columns together. I finished it off by adding a border (of the rusted cotton) and a backing.
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California Tower: Balboa Park (24x24 inches)
 by Jane LaFazio
I'm quite pleased with how this came out! I'll show you the second on in the series in a few days.
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California Tower: Balboa Park (detail) by Jane LaFazio
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California Tower: Balboa Park (detail) by Jane LaFazio
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California Tower: Balboa Park (detail) by Jane LaFazio
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California Tower: Balboa Park (detail) by Jane LaFazio
(I'm teaching this style/technique in a fabulous 3 day workshop at Art Is You in Stamford, Connecticut. Check out the details for City Blocks ~ 3 day workshop. )

Mykonos, Greece ~ color!

color 5
Mykonos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
color 3
Mykonos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
color 1
Mykonos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
color 2
Mykonos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
color
Mykonos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Okay! that's the end of my travel photos from my month in Europe. Thanks for viewing!
You can join me next year, in Greece, October 4-16, 2016. Details here.

Tomorrow, back to regular programing. :-) 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mykonos, Greece

Church of Paraportiani
Church of Paraportiani ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Church of Paraportiani
Church of Paraportiani ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Church of Paraportiani
Church of Paraportiani ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Church of Paraportiani
Church of Paraportiani ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Mykonos, Greece 2015
from my sketchbook ~ Church of Paraportiani ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
I clearly need to go back to Mykonos (which I am in October 2016) and draw and paint this church again. and again! 
Church of Paraportiani
My wonderful group of students! in Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece 2015
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio (in my JaneVille Etsy shop now)
Mykonos, Greece 2015
our classroom in Mykonos ~ the patio of the hotel ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Hotel patio
our classroom in Mykonos ~ the patio of the hotel ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Greece ~ a visit to an herbal distillery

Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio
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Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio

Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio
A lovely visit to this small and wonderful herbal distillery, IAMATA
Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. photo by Jane LaFazio

Greece 2015
Amorgos, Greece. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Greece~ from my sketchbook

Greece ~ 2015
Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
Lunch, Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
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My view ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ greece
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio (in my JaneVille Etsy shop now.)
from my sketchbook ~ greece
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio (in my JaneVille Etsy shop now.)
from my sketchbook ~ greece
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio (in my JaneVille Etsy shop now.)


Monday, May 25, 2015

Greece ~ a typical day

Greece ~ 2015
Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

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We gather on the street, and I do a quick demo ~ Amorgos, Greece
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~greece
my demo. photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ greece
from my sketchbook ~ Jane LaFazio (in my JaneVille Etsy shop now.)
Greece ~ 2015
Lunch! photo by Jane LaFazio
Wanna join me next year? October 4-16, 2016. Details here.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Greece ~ our hotel

Greece ~ 2015
The island of Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
 our classroom (Amorgos, Greece) ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
our hotel in greece
Our hotel on the island of Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
The view from our hotel ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
our dining room (Amorgos, Greece) ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
the patio of our hotel in Amorgos, Greece ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
The path to the beach ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Greece ~ 2015
Yoga Poses in Public Places ~ Amorgos, Greece 
Wanna join me next year in Greece? October 4-16, 2016. Details here.
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