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Jan Navales's Blog (17)


Hi all..Seeing that the semester of teaching at SU in The Warehouse is completed....I moved on to private workshops...They are being held at The Art Store on Erie Blvd in Syracuse...The first was was this past Sat. Basic Screen printing on fabrics...very fun , very easy...My students...all adults, did a great job and fun was had by all..They went home with a head full of new creative ideas that they never dreamed they could have and a new skill that will open a lot of fun creative time for…


Added by jan Navales on May 23, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments


Hi Everyone..the semester is over at SU but my teaching goes on...

I am offering 2 very easy , very fun workshops. both are being held at The Art Store on Erie Blvd. in 474-1000 for details or to sign up.  ...or contact me through this website...

The first is Sat. May 21st , 10:00 am -2:30 pm  Basic screen printing.learn to print fabrics..this is a very easy thing to learn. No drawing skills required for anyone who feels they need them...I will introduce to you …


Added by jan Navales on May 10, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

back to my other roots.

Well, the change in the wind has happened once more...My "girls" are on hold and I am back to my fabric art... I have deceided to set a huge goal for myself that has been brewing for about 10 years..amazing how long it takes for that gust of wind to reach my creative space.... I am very focused...I really think...actually ,really know that my financial aspirations are the big motivator....I know some artists will disagree with that way of thinking...but hey.. whatever floats your boat to…


Added by jan Navales on April 4, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

April 10th opening

How exciting for the CNY artists to have the first art show...I am planning on attending..with friends...


I am confused regarding the email sent out...request to let them know if we are attending so they can reserve..but reserve what??? .It is not clear...can someone help me out here....


Jan Navales

Added by jan Navales on April 3, 2011 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment

a workshop today...

Today , Saturday the 5th, was very enlightening ..I attended a workshop put on by Onondage ceramic guild and SU ceramic dept...and promoted by Gandee Gallery in Fabius...

Screenprinting on vases that are done on the wheel... Amazing results....Why does one who is painting watercolors  go to that???  Well, I am actually a master screen printer and have been for 25 years ..or more...teach that at SU...and ...I am taking clay classes for fun...Oh Oh I think I'm in trouble..I promised…


Added by jan Navales on March 5, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

life's circle

Where we are in life is always so I find myself back to 1985 with my art...I copyrighted a line of whimsical cats called Whisker Babies in that year...My girls that I am doing now have made me think about them... they have the same fun look...and Heaven knows that are a million cat lovers out I am once again introducing them to the world in hopes that the whole world wants one...Now wouldn't that be just perfect...Just one on this blog for starters...…


Added by jan Navales on February 28, 2011 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

inspiration for my art

Yesteday I was thinking about the Paul Simon's  song" Diamonds on the souls of her shoes"..don't know where that came from...You know how the mind I created a new girl  ...polka dot shoes

" Stars…


Added by jan Navales on February 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

going back to my beginning...or one of them..

In  a show and tell group, I dragged out my drawings from my past life...I call them "My girls" They  are the part of a series of fun whimsical drawings with sayings..Everyone took a vote and said "THIS" is what I should be doing....Well I've been doing them since I was a child....except now the saying are not child like..ha ha ..well some are,  but most aren't... I have some listed up on etsy and of yesterday Sunday Feb. 20th. I plan on gettting them out there...…


Added by jan Navales on February 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

fun with fabrics

Another gloomy day in Syracuse...and the thoughts of another blast from Old Man Winter. Someone needs to enlighten him as to when winter starts... Fortunately the gloom is only the weather. My spirit is bright knowing I will be offering fun fabric classes and workshops starting in January...Learn to create your own fabrics unlike any you could ever find in a store..and it's easy...I'll be pursuing finding the space to hold these great fun events after The keep it in mind and…


Added by jan Navales on December 13, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

fluffy white stuff

As I sit in my cozy apt...It is so nice to look outside at all that fluffy white stuff falling to the gound...and appreciate the fact that I am a self employed artist and do not have to go out in the very pretty mess....However January, I will soon have to make a commitment to being someplace regularly ..I have been hired by SU to go back to teach...I can do that...I will be back with the Surface Design program.. at The Warehouse..teaching the students how to screenprint a repeat design… Continue

Added by jan Navales on December 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

definately a crazy person

I just have too much stash and way too many ideas...So I have deceided to start using it all up with all those ideas...and hopefully what I come up with will add to that bank account. Of course me being the fabric stash is mostly fabrics...I want to make small items because I am currently working in a small space...makes sense to , I have taken fabrics, cut them into 2 & 4" squares, put batting inside, stitched, painted and embellish them..They are ready for whatever…


Added by jan Navales on December 2, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

career path

Well, it seems that teaching is what is being sent to me by The Universe...I have been creating products for more years than I care to count...but I have also been teaching my craft that long. So.." I think" the decision has been made to pursue offering more workshops as I have so many requests to do so. I will be

lessening the load to create and sell...I currently do not have an outside "studio", I will be in pursuit of that ...If anyone has a space to rent out for workshops, I know… Continue

Added by jan Navales on November 26, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

Changing gears

today is website day...all other creative endeavors are on hold... I'm starting to re-do my website...,It needs a face lift , new art, paypal tabs ,new colors, words, statements, more pages...and so on and so on...,.I feel fortunate that i can do it myself..I learned to build I have to try to r member how I did it..LOL..Well off to see the wizard....ME.

Added by jan Navales on November 19, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Back on track.

Tuesday..Nov ..what ever ...tough to r member what day it is or date. when one does not punch in and punch out...
I'm finally back on track and have items listed on ebay again ...under myfabricart....soon to be listed on my own website as soon as I can get to it...also myfabricart with the .com...things are hopping in my art world...all good...

Added by jan Navales on November 16, 2010 at 9:32am — 1 Comment

renewed energy..

My cold has subsided, and my energy has returned....finally...I am back to being the bag lady and working on becoming the lamp shade lady as well....see latest creations ....Felted bags ...soft roomy bags.... Everyone needs one for winter... The Celtic bags....all fabrics hand dyed discharged out designs, screenprinted , blockprinted....sewn by me...they will be available on ebay ..under myfabricart name. and my website...when I get them there..but first ebay..because it is easier in my very… Continue

Added by jan Navales on November 12, 2010 at 2:01pm — No Comments

My web site

In doing my "very first" blog I totally forgot to tell the world that I do in fact, have my own website....I designed it and built it myself...I must say, that my not being a swift computer person, I do have a feeling of pride...It is It shows only a tiny portion of my stash of fabric pieces and what I do...It has none of my watercolors on it or any of my serigraphs...I do need to get myself organized and update it with a new look…


Added by jan Navales on November 9, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Artist forever

10 x 20 Serigraph of Adeaide Alsop Robineau's Scarab Vase done for the CNY Arts and craft Society 8 color hand pulled screen print.


I have come to realize, I have been an artist forever...or at least as far back as I can…


Added by jan Navales on November 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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