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Friday, October 12, 2012

Inspiring artist and blogger

I have an assignment in my Blogging Your Way e-class to post about one of my favorite bloggers. I have about 30 blogs in my bookmarks and I read them regularly but my very favorite is Jane LaFazio's blog. Jane is a watercolorist, mixed media artist, fiber artist, teacher, and wonderful blogger. Jane is a very prolific blogger, posting pretty much every day. Her blog always features her fabulous art, terrific photographs of her travels teaching around the world, as well as all the wonderful things she does in her community to give back. In addition she is a generous soul who features tutorials on her blog so that anyone can try their hand at art a la Jane. I used her tutorials when I was learning to use my needle felting machine and I loved what she was turning out with hers. Her tutorials are fun and easy to follow and Jane's upbeat spirit comes through. Jane has been featured in many magazines and publications including Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors. She published a book:
and she has some wonderful instructional DVDs. 
I took my first successful stab at watercolor after watching her DVD and it really helped me overcome any apprehension I had about this medium.
I admit that Jane sort of lives my vision of an ideal artist's life. She confidently lives a creative life that includes teaching, travel, and community service and does so with humor and grace. Check her out at

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Vickie!! what a lovely surprise. I soooo appreciate your wonderful review of my blog and me. I do work hard at it, and it's sooo wonderful to know it's appreciated. thank you very much!!! xoxox