My studio space

So I’ve been in my new studio for a few weeks now.  After getting the heat problem under control…I gotta say,  I’ve been really productive!  Feeling really inspired to paint, paint, paint has been a great way to start things off right in LA.  I can get messy in here and it's nice to see my finished paintings starting to pile up. Here's a few pictures of my new space and work:

painting at studioAugust 2015
painting at studioAugust 2015
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jenmeyerart.studio.2015
abstract by Jen Meyer Art6
abstract by Jen Meyer Art6
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IMG_8894
yellows and teal
yellows and teal

And next month I’ll be opening my studio doors for the Inglewood Open Studios on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  If you’re in the LA area please do come by and say ‘HI’.

I’m a little nervous about opening up my doors…lots of people I don’t know in my personal space…but I’m doing it anyway.  Hopefully some good things will come out of it.

JenMyerArtstudioatBeacon
JenMyerArtstudioatBeacon

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the paintings shown, just send me an email.

Pillows!

I'm SO excited to have my art on pillows for the first time ever!   OHHDEER.COM is offering them for a limited time (a few weeks) so buy them while you can.   And of course they are vegan pillows. No animals were plucked or killed to make them. yay! These would make great Christmas gifts!

Mr Squirrel

Mr Squirrel

and

Mr Beaver

Mr Beaver

New Growth Sketchbook

I'm working on my new sketchbook for the 2013 Sketchbook World Tour.  I'm taking a much different approach to this book than I have the other two in past years.  This one is starting off with an embroidered cover.  Although quite time consuming, I'm liking how it's coming out and it's somehow very comforting and calming to make. I started it during the Colorado fires while talking with family that had to evacuate.  It was then I had the idea to make this book about new growth.  Here's how it looks so far:

What do you think?  Do you have any thoughts about new growth? any inspirational quotes?

Opening night in Brooklyn

Our trip to the Brooklyn Art Library for the Sketchbook Opening was fabulous!  Luckily we got there early to check it out.  The space is beautiful, very organized and there were great goodies for sale, like blank sketchbooks, which of course I found two more I HAD to buy.
All the books were catalogued and behind a rope.   With a library card you can check out two sketchbooks at a time.   Tommy and I looked at around 20 books.  The smell in the air was sweet from the chocolatier next door, it lured us over to all that chocolate goodness.  It was like Willy Wonka's factory next door.  After our chocolate break we went back in for more sketchbooks.  There was such a variety of books and talent it's almost overwhelming.  I wish I could look at every single one of them.
It got so packed opening night, there was standing room only.  People came from all over.  I was surprised how many people there hadn't made a sketchbook but were there to look at them or had come to look at a friends book.  We went back the next day to enjoy some more books.   What fun!
 

Click here to see if if the tour is coming near you.  If you'd like to see my book just give them my name 'Jen Meyer' and the category 'If you lived here'.  Or check out some pictures of it from this post.

Take a look at a future sketchbook here.

 

Sketchbook Project Complete!

After 4 months of drawings and coloring, I have finished my sketchbook project!   I'm excited to mail it off to Brooklyn for it's tour, display and new permanent home in the Brooklyn Art Library.  A part of me is a bit sad to let it go after spending so much time with it.  But I guess if I kept everything I made I'd be buried up to my neck!    I hope everyone can make it to one of the tour locations.  There will be tons of sketchbooks to browse and lots of inspiration to gather.   I'm so excited to see what everyone else has made, and to go to New York of course!  Here's a few pictures to hold ya over...





Sneek preview of sketchbook

So I've been working on my sketchbook for this art project.  And I thought I'd give you a sneek preview of my progress so far.  Here are a few pictures and it's still a work in progress.         

 If this kind of stuff excites and inspires you then by all means, come to one of the gallery shows in 2011!  There will be lots of other creative sketchbooks to browse!   You can also make your own sketchbook! You have till Oct 31st to sign up...get to it!

Portland Pins

 

Portland Pins makes pins (aka buttons) out of your colored pages and sell them in candy machines around town!  How fun is that?? There's just something about it that excites me.  Here are my entries.  Next time you're in Portland, Maine bring lots of quarters for some fun, unique pins.  If you would like to participate check here to download a blank page to draw on.  yay fun!