The blog is moving

Hello everyone.

 I'm moving my blog to wordpress.  SO I will no longer be posting anything else here.  Instead you can subscribe to my new blog on my new website right here.  Everything all in one place. 

I'll be posting my new Pouli series on the new blog later today.

Thank you for all the art loving!


Cindy Lou Series

 Last  fall I finished my darling series called 'CindyLou' .  I just realized I hadn't blogged about it yet. My inspiration came from my younger sister Cindy.  This series was bubbling up ever since Cindy came to visit us when we lived in Lowell, MA back in 2009 and it came to a finish last Fall.  I shipped her one picture at a time (it's more drawn out and dramatic that way).   Visually, I wanted the CindyLou to be along the same lines as the very first series I did for my other little sister Crystal (The Crystdo Series), so they will maybe someday play together on paper.   Most of the inspiration for these are very personal but some are just lighthearted and fun.

'I Heart White Fros' 

I'm always trying to get her to release her 'white fro' and let it be free and wild.  It's beautiful.

'Geisha #1' 

She has a love for language and especially for Japan. 

'Geisha #2'

'Little Indian'

 'Love that Sound'



When asked why she doesn't eat meat she simply replies, "I don't eat my friends".
My husband and I both became vegetarian after her visit.

'I Heart Books'

We spent hours in book stores and libraries on her trip.  Both of us love books.


'The Pack'

'The Outback'

When we were younger and lived in Texas, Cindy(about 5 years old at the time) used to disappear in the field (that we entitled 'The Outback') behind our house and come back with arm fulls of wild flowers.

So that's my CindyLou series.

Where do you get your inspiration?


Sneek peek of my work for Nahcotta's Enourmous Tiny Art Show this Fall

 Here's a sneek peek of what I've been working on for Nahcotta's Enormous Tiny Art Show happening this Fall in Portsmouth NH.  I wasn't planning on getting so detailed in these drawings, but that's how they are turning out. super detailed.  I'm only drawing ones that charge me emotionally.

I get to thinking about how these animals have their own little lives and families.  I wonder what they're like? Do they get along? Do they see each other a lot or only on 'special' occasions?

An interested meerkat.
This is Mr Snow Pants.

 I love the bangs on this highland cow.

Any thoughts?


First batch of art for Art-O-Mat shipped out!

I worked all weekend and made 50 original watercolor and acrylic paintings, mounted them (on boards that fit the old cigarette machines that they will be coming out of), sealed them with a nice thick gloss, signed, titled and dated each one, wrapped each one with cellophane along with a little note from me about the piece.

 drying with top coat

I think they came out pretty cute!

 the little note attached to the back

 all lined up

Working with these little blocks brought out the kid in me. I couldn't wait to stack them all up just for fun. 

All ready for shipping to the Art-O-Mat headquarters where they will find a home in a cool revamped machine and then find their way into the hands of an eagerly awaiting art lover.  Check here to see where the closest Art-O-Mat is to you.  If there is not one close to you, see if you can get one in a museum or gallery in your town.   You'll find cool stuff like this in the machines from over 400 different artists. 

I wonder if people will email me when they buy one?  It will be fun to hear where these little guys end up.



 The first time I heard about Art-O-Mat I fell in love with it.  Old cigarette machines turned into art machines!  Being an ex-smoker and an artist...a "match" made in heaven.  Yesterday I visited my first Art-O-Mat in Boca Raton, Florida.  I plan to check out the two machines in Miami soon too.  

This is the Art-O-Mat machine at the Boca Raton Museum of Art


A bit blurry, but at this point I  found out I couldn't take any more pictures inside. 

 So I moved outside to take a picture of the cool Art-O-Mat coin that I paid five dollars for. 
 Of course I couldn't get just one! I got four.

Back at home to get a closer look.  I love them all.

Cool "lomo" photography from Matt Larson.

A cute handmade book by Sue Clancy and Judy Sullens.

A beautiful porcelain clay necklace stamped with the word 'art' stamped on it by Marilyn Kirk.

Cactus Blossom Basket. A unique basket made from cactus blossoms with gems. 

Art-O-Mat likes my art and wants it in their machines! yay.
Here's what I've been working on for my Art-O-Mat art.  

It's a series called 'Speak Love'. Since they come on little blocks I thought it was a perfect size as a reminder to speak love to those around us and also to ourselves.  My blank blocks should be arriving soon. I'm excited to get my first batch of 50 out to the machines!


Miami artists

One of the things I love most about being in South Florida is the art scene.  Not that I'm into an 'art scene' per say, but I love that people care about art and there is always an art show to go to and get inspired!  I love meeting new artists and learning about their creative process and what makes them tick.  And of course, the more artist I meet and know, the more sane I feel.   Over the weekend Tommy and I saw a great show at Iron Side(a gem).   Our friends Russ Ronat and Marcelo Daldoce had some gorgeous art at the show.  I have to show pictures and tell everyone which pieces I want to buy someday. 

 I met Marcelo when we were drawing at a Sketchy Miami Party.  I love the colors he uses in his portraits and how the brilliant pigments just drip off the page. very dream like.  Tommy and I both want to add his self-portrait to our collection someday.
 Marcelo, me and Tommy hanging out
 And there was a fire show!  It got hot in there.  A gorgeous gal performed yoga, danced and meditated. I didn't get her name though.
 This was the first time we saw Russ's art and of course love it.   The layering effects he uses give the paintings a great rich depth and make them interesting to look at.  Tommy likes the dark brown beetle the best and my favorite is the deep, bright blue beetle, although they look so great as a set.
 Russ is planning a trip around the World! He leaves next month.  Hearing him talk about his plans makes me think of what I would pack on a trip like that.  I can't wait to see what art he makes from his trip.
 like the 'room divider'?
 And of course we had to end the night at the Mac'n truck. Our favorite vegan food truck. (the only vegan food truck in Miami as far as I know)
 They love me.  I got my very own Mac'n hat!  I love them too.
Francesca hard at work and Mark looking kinda creepy in the window ;-)

We had another fun night in Miami looking at beautiful art and hanging out with awesome people.


New ETSY shop with my art

So it has finally arrived.  I have opened an ETSY store with my art for sale.  I am slowly but surely posting more and more to it every week.  Here it is! www.jenmeyer.etsy.com



The Three Sages

I finished the sage etchings/carvings (the beginnings can be seen in this earlier post).  Tommy and I have so many people that have positively influenced our lives, it was hard to pick just three.  After weeks of debate we decided on our top three: Ken Wilber, Ram Dass and Wayne Dyer. All living sages. All have a slightly different take and perspective on life and have helped us grow so much.  Now we are always reminded of their wisdom when we see them above our couch...I like how they came out.

Do you have anyone who has positively changed your life?  Who is? and have you told them?


Sketchy Miami sketches

So these sketches for Sketchy Miami are a bit out of my norm.  I felt the need to loosen up my rigid lines and try something different.   Let me know what you think.
 Rochelle M




Miami Beach Sketchbook completed!

Another sketchbook complete for the Brooklyn Art Library!
This one is about my time in Miami Beach. (My last sketchbook was about Portsmouth).   I tried incorporating more color (via colored pencils).  I like how it came out.
  Of course it's filled with my favorite places and things in Miami Beach.  It's a bit smaller than the Portsmouth book so I had to edit it down a bit.  I could have filled it with so much more.

Here it is:

There's always a push to finish towards the deadline and it's usually bittersweet to part with it. Since this is my second one, it was a bit easier...just a teeny bit.
Starting in April 2012 it will tour the World! See if it's coming to your city or country here.
Let me know what you think too!