Sunday, June 26, 2016

from my sketchbook ~Bishops Ranch, Healdsburg, California


from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
I told you about Bishops Ranch here, and about the "Garden Patch" workshop I taught here

I had a full day to draw and paint, before my students arrived, and I did paint some mornings and after class. Here are some of page of my sketchbook. 
See that second chair from the left?
That's where I sat draw and paint the church, below
~ photo by Jane LaFazio
my pencil, then ink drawing of the church ~ by Jane LaFazio
my view of the church ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
nearly finished church ~ by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio
Proseco and Persimmons ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook ~ Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ Jane LaFazio

from my sketchbook ~ Jane LaFazio
I did use the inspiration from my sketchbook to add to my 'Garden Patch' art quilt.
from sketchbook to stitch ~ by Jane LaFazio
I brought a sketchbook with me, and filled it while I was at Bishops Ranch. I promise to show it to you soon! I hope to teach there again, and do a "Nature Journal" workshop since there are so many things and vistas to draw and paint on the grounds of the ranch.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

From my workshop ~ Garden Patch ~ student work


inspiration photo by Jane LaFazio
I taught a 4 day workshop 'Garden Patch' at Bishops Ranch in Healdsburg in Northern California and in my last post, I showed you the beautiful countryside of Healdsburg.
We started the workshop by walking the grounds looking for inspiration for our quilts and our hand carved stamps.
students first designed and carved stamps

the mornings ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
My stamp, based on a bird image in the stained glass windows of the church
inspiration everywhere ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Me (in the center) and my students
Here is are the art quilts, created by the students. Most are 12x12 inches.
student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 

student work 
student work 
Pretty fabulous work, huh? I love how each quilt is completely original, even though they are learned the same process and techniques from me.

Next post, I'll show you some of my work and my sketchbook.




Sunday, June 19, 2016

My childhood home ~ the golden hills of Northern California

Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
I just returned from teaching at The Bishops Ranch in Healdsburg, California. It's located in Healdsburg, the Northern California wine country. And oh, is it beautiful!
Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
I grew up in Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and these golden hills hold so much memory and beauty for me. They are my childhood landscape, and part of my DNA. 
Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
The retreat grounds are set on a hill, with these beautiful views, and the flowers and trees were blooming and fruiting. It was gorgeous.
Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
Healdsburg, California photo by Jane LaFazio
Yoga Poses in Public Places
Healdsburg, California June 2016
I was there teaching  "Garden Patch" a 4 day art quilt retreat.Next post I'll show you some of the class work.




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Craft Napa Art Retreat ~ January 2017 filling fast!


Click here: Thursday, Jan. 12: Monoprinted Art Quilt
Click here: Friday, Jan 12: 8 Objects 8 Ways 
Click here: Saturday, Jan 13: Free-Spirited Free-Motion
ONLY TWO SPOTS left!
I'm proud to announce I'm teaching at CRAFT NAPA again in 2017. Pokey Bolton's first years retreat was fabulous and the word is out! Registration is filling up fast! 

Here's a little VIDEO I made about the 2016 Craft Napa Retreat:


And another video about the Watercolor class I taught at Craft Napa 2016:

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Retail therapy in my JaneVille Etsy shop.

"Indigo & Rust" Recycled Circles by Jane LaFazio
(12x12 inches $125. in my JaneVille Etsy shop)
"City Blocks: Manhattan" by Jane LaFazio 
(12x12 inches $175. in my JaneVille Etsy shop)
"Garden Patch: Winter Garden" by Jane LaFazio 
(12x8.5 inches $175. in my JaneVille Etsy shop)
"Garden Patch: Coral and Green" by Jane LaFazio 
(12x12 inches $175. in my JaneVille Etsy shop)
"Mulberry Music" by Jane LaFazio 
(11x7 inches $100. in my JaneVille Etsy shop)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Flower Power

"Flower Power" by Jane LaFazio
A hand sewn original little stuffed pretty thing. Measures 5-1/2 c 5/12 inches. Made from good quality wool felt. Colors of orange, yellow and coral. Lots of beads and sequins. One of a kind. Set it on your shelf, or pin it on your jacket. SOLD from my JaneVille etsy shop.
 detail "Flower Power" by Jane LaFazio

 detail "Flower Power" by Jane LaFazio

 detail "Flower Power" by Jane LaFazio

the back of "Flower Power" by Jane LaFazio

 detail "Flower Power" by Jane LaFazio

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