Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" ~ art quilt

Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" measures 12x11 inches ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Just added this to my JaneVille Etsy shop!
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 
Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice ~ detail ~ art quilt
"Flowers and Feathers and Everything Nice" (detail) ~ by Jane LaFazio 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Organize Your Art Biz online workshop ~ I recommend it!

My office ~ before and after
My favorite online business class is starting up on December 3. It's Alyson Stanfield's Organize Your Art Biz. Honestly, it helped my business sooo much. My files, my studio, and my systems. It made me look at organization in a new way, that extended to my house, like my kitchen and laundry room. I really recommend this class. But remember, you gotta do the work. 
My cute files

Friday, November 21, 2014

Workshop on the J&J Ranch

Me: demonstrating how to paint a landscape
from my sketchbook ~ by Jane LaFazio (5x7 inches

Jill G. Hall, in front of me, was the host of the workshop.
The rest are my lovely students!
I spent a fine day, teaching, last week at the J&J Ranch in Descanso hosted by my good friend, Jill Hall. A wonderful group of students and a gorgeous California fall day!
Some of my students, outstanding in their field. (haha. couldn't resist) 
This is a view of the J and J Ranch.
Check out my teaching schedule for 2015.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Text on Textiles

It's not always black and white ~ detail
"It's Not All Black and White" detail. By Jane LaFazio 
I've just added these three pieces to my JaneVille Etsy shop. All are completely hand stitched.
It's not always black and white
"It's Not All Black and White"  measures 12x12 inches. By Jane LaFazio 
It's not always black and white ~ detail
"It's Not All Black and White" detail. By Jane LaFazio 
It's not always black and white ~ detail
"It's Not All Black and White" detail. By Jane LaFazio 
It's not always black and white ~ detail
"It's Not All Black and White" detail. By Jane LaFazio 
Autumn Pasture
Autumn Pastures (9x9 inches) by Jane LaFazio
Tesoro
Tesoro del Corazon (12x12 inches) by Jane LaFazio

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dia de los Muertos ~ in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

At  Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery
on Dia de los Muertos 
 ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Here's a very short video of the cemetery in celebration: (Click here if you can't see the video)


from my sketchbook
working in my sketchbook ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
working in my sketchbook ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
working in my sketchbook ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
working in my sketchbook ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
from my sketchbook
My model

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Juan De Dios Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in San Miguel de Allende. Founded in the 1700s. ~ photo by Jane LaFazio


yoga pose in public place mexico november 2014
And a Yoga Pose in Public Places ~ in shadow ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Friday, November 14, 2014

Papier Mache in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache demonstration~ photo by Jane LaFazio
One day, we all walked over to a small, family owned papier mache factory in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Above they are demonstrating how they created the paper shapes from plaster of paris molds. Then, they let them dry and paint them.
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

And two photos of the dolls from our hotel:
papier mache in Mexico
The classic and traditional figures in papier mache at our B&B ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
papier mache in Mexico
papier mache ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

Thursday, November 13, 2014

San Miguel de Allende ~ sugar skulls and more for Dia de los Muertos

Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
marigolds and sugar skulls and figures ~photo by Jane LaFazio
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
 sugar skulls and figures ~photo by Jane LaFazio
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
The 'sugar market' in San Miguel is set up for a week or so before Dia de los Muertos ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
 sugar skulls and figures ~photo by Jane LaFazio
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
yup. little tiny sugar coffins. ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
The 'sugar market' sells beautiful beeswax candles too. ~ photo by Jane LaFazio
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
photo by Jane LaFazio
At our B and B, we set up a community altar for dia de los muertos. I couldn't resist  buying the tiny sugar figures pictured below. The sheep is traditional for this area of Mexico (I'm told) and the two kitties for my beloved JazzCat and Cool Baby, the telephone (since it is certainly dead!) and the plate of donuts because they were so cute.
Sugar stuff for Dia de los Muertos
these are the ones I bought ~ photo by Jane LaFazio

And for more color and some fabulous folk art:
mexican folk art
photo by Jane LaFazio
mexican folk art
photo by Jane LaFazio
mexican folk art
photo by Jane LaFazio
mexican folk art
photo by Jane LaFazio
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