Opening tonight at Marmalade at Smokebrush

I've selected a few of my small pieces showing at the Marmalade at Smokebrush Spring Show in Colorado Springs, CO.  'Bunny' and 'Speak Love' #18,#19,#20 and #21 by Jen MeyerOpening night is tonight 6-9pm.  If you're in the area please do come. These pieces will only be available to purchase at the show locally. If you are not local and would like to purchase* a 'Speak Love' piece, there are only a few left to buy at Nahcotta to have shipped right to your door.

*  All proceeds this month go to my grandfathers memorial fund.

Pictures from ETA #13 Show

Thanks to this super fan for sending me pictures of their art purchasing experience at Nahcotta.  I love it when people send me pictures.  Since I'm not close enough to see the set up in person (I reside in Colorado now), I live through these photos.

Thanks Amy!

2013ETA from amy

Don't they look so cute on the wall all lined up so neat and pretty?

ETA 13 pic from AMY

They're selling fast!

Amy's purchase ETA 13

Amy is one happy art loving customer!

Thank you so much for sending me the pictures and for all the love!


If you are interested in purchasing a piece while they are still available do check here.

My next show at the Nahcotta Enormous Tiny Art Show Spring 2013 in Portsmouth NH

In my haste to mail off my new pieces for the next Nahcotta show, I forgot to take pictures of the pieces I made! Silly me. I did scan them but I'm not so happy with how those came out.   SO, I have the first piece from this series (it's going to a private collector) so I can at least show you that one and an extra one I have still.  I sent 16 pieces to Nahcotta for the Enormous Tiny Art Show coming up next week! All of the pieces are different colors but with the same symbol/message:

'Speak Love'

'Speak Love' by Jen viewEach original piece is appx 2.3 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and india ink, mounted on a bamboo board, ready to hang.

'Speak Love' by Jen Meyer.front viewAs you can see, I need a hand model.  Any volunteers?

'Speak Love' by Jen Meyer. side angle viewI just loooove the bamboo boards.  I searched and searched until I found these ones.  They are handmade in Portland. Aren't they beautiful?

'Speak Love' by Jen Meyer. back view

Each piece is titled, numbered and signed

They are a simple, small, visual message and reminder to speak love to those around us.  So often we get wrapped up in the annoyances and negative things that are so easy to point out all around us.  It's nice to have a gentle reminder to think and speak love to and about the people/things in our lives.  Even if they can't hear us, even if we don't know them, even if it's just the talk that is going on in our heads.  Speak Love.

Can you remember a time someone said something kind or loving to you?  did or does it still effect you in some way today?

Speaking loving words towards others can change the world.  As important as that is, I think it's even more important to speak love to ourselves.  That's right, to yourself.  How many times do we beat up on ourselves mentally, verbally or in action?  These little pieces of art are reminders to speak loving words to yourself too!

The show runs February 1-25th 2013. Opening night is Feb 1 st 5pm-8pm.

This is my favorite show and at my favorite gallery!  If you are even remotely close to Portsmouth, NH at all- it's worth the drive, every time.

If you can't make it you can see/shop virtually here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for supporting the arts!

Also-You may remember similar work I have done for the art-o-mat machines.  I wanted to continue that series on a more mature platform, the bamboo boards and curating make for the upgraded pieces you see in this show.


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!