Sketchbook Project

Got my sketchbook!  Last time I sign up for this, I petered out and didn't turn anything in.  This time I plan to fill it up.  My category is 'If You Lived Here'.   I'll post some pictures through out the process.  Next year it will go on tour with all the other books to Brooklyn New York, Austin TX,  San Francisco CA, Portland ME, Atlanta GA, Chicago, IL   
Interested in making your own? click here for more info

came with a scan card
scanner for sketchbook library
blank and ready to be filled up!



Twitter Contest #1

Hi everyone! As some of you may know, I've recently joined twitter under the name @jenmeyerart, and will be tweeting and posting about all things art-related, things that inspire me, projects I'm working on or just interesting websites from other artists I come across.  If you're into twitter, hit me up and say hi!

Also, to celebrate my new twitter account, I'm giving away 3 free 'TweetBook' Notebooks, handmade by me, to write or draw anything you want while you're on the go...you might even want to make notes about what you want to tweet about when you get back to your computer! ;) (normally sold for $14 each on Etsy.  See more here.)

There are two ways to enter the contest (don't worry, they're both really easy):

1) Subscribe to my blog. See the subscribe button to the right? Just click it!
(if you're already subscribed, just leave me a comment)


2) Follow me on twitter and retweet this post:

RT @jenmeyerart is giving away 3 free TweetBook Notebooks! Click here to enter: http://bit.ly/ahJGGc #contests

That's it! remember, I'm giving away three TweetBooks and you get to choose your favorite color (pink, green/yellow, blue/pink, orange, green, green/pink, or blue/pink), so good luck and happy tweeting!

Winners will be picked at random when followers/subscribers reach 200+ and will be notified via DM or email. I will mail it to you for free!



I love my new work space!
Organized printing and shipping closet
Reorganizing feels so great!   I just finished swapping our bedroom and my studio room.   It took me a week and my husband was gracious with the mess (more like temporary disaster).  I set up a closet for a much needed shipping/printing zone.  And the other closet is nice and in order with art supplies.  I'm so organized now I can find anything!  No more squeezing and squishing around looking for that thing I put somewhere.  Aaaaaaaah. Now that it's finished I have a much bigger work space that flows wonderfully and everything has it's place!   Even a HUGE table to work on, YAY! OH so happy!  And our bedroom is much more cozy and faces the forest.  Now instead of waking up to the cleaning lady vacuuming the gym and the parking lot noise, we wake up to the trees and the birds chirping with the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind. This rearrangement of rooms lead to all the other rooms getting a face lift too, art works changed, furniture rearranged.  It feels like we are living in a brand new place!   The energy of everything has shifted, everything flows better and there's an excitement in the air.   I'm ready to get started creating lots of amazing art in this new space!

After I started this project I got an email from Daily Om that was exactly about energy and the space you live/work!  It's such a great article I'm posting it here for you to read...

Home Flow
How Energy Moves at Home

The place we call home should be a nurturing sanctuary to house our bodies and souls.

Our living spaces can become nurturing homes for our bodies and souls when we make sure that our surroundings accurately reflect who we are as individuals and who we aspire to become. No matter how positive and creative you may be in your inner world, if your home or work surroundings are contradictory or present energetic barriers, you are likely to find it difficult to manifest all that you desire. By paying attention to the flow of energy around you, you can align your inner intentions with your outer realities to make your life a conscious act of creation.

We can look to the ancient Asian art of feng shui for guidance. Since the words “feng” and “shui” mean “wind” and “water,” you may want to walk through your home and imagine the way these elements would flow through your space. You can evaluate whether or not your home is a balanced ecosystem that would allow a plant to flourish. A straight path between doorways would make nourishing elements rush right through, while a pleasantly meandering stream would instead create a flow that nurtures life. Look for signs of debris that might obstruct the flow of such a river. Clutter acts like hurdles placed in your path, blocking you from creating what you want in your life. Once the obstacles are recognized, however, they can be removed to let energy flow freely throughout your home and your life so that you can thrive.

Your home can be thought of as a symbolic metaphor for your life. A neglected space may correspond to a lack of growth in your career or personal relationships. By shifting your perception, you shift the way you direct your energy and attention, which can enable you to make the changes you need to actively create the life of your dreams. If you need some assistance, you can always turn to a feng shui practitioner, but the most important thing is that you understand what resonates with your core being in order to feel alive and nurtured by your home.