The Power of Color

January 12th, 2018
The Power of Color

Color is a power which directly influences the soul. Wassily Kandinsky Color has emotion. Are you feeling blue? Did you see red? Are you green with jealousy? These metaphors are not random.      Blue? Have you ever sung the blues? During Picasso’s Blue Period he painted in a very subdued palette: blues, grays, pale […]

Hot Wax, Color and Fire

December 11th, 2017
Hot Wax, Color and Fire

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. Mia Hamm Hot wax, color and fire! Give me more of that!       The jackrabbit above is an encaustic photo collage which I created in a workshop with Angel Wynn, renowned […]

Release the Image: Find your artist within!

July 10th, 2016
Release the Image: Find your artist within!

          REGISTER HERE! CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO NINE STUDENTS BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED STUDENTS WELCOME. Working with moist watercolor on Arches cold-pressed paper, Liza will guide you in the exploratory process of using brush and color to release the image that waits within the washes. Discover shape and form by working in […]

Strawberry Moon In Orlando.

June 21st, 2016
Strawberry Moon In Orlando.

I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present. -Anne Lamott There are some choices we can make, and others which are thrust upon us. […]

Maintenant

May 14th, 2016
Maintenant

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. Mark Twain Years ago, in one of the MANY on-line and in-the-flesh workshops I took with Alyson Stanfield, she suggested that we choose a word for the year. One word that would clarify, energize and inspire whenever it was invoked. […]

Earthday: Green has always been my color.

April 24th, 2016
Earthday: Green has always been my color.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein   The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir I’m just not the outdoor type. – Liza Myers, age 5 My childish (and untrue) words were spoken after a rainy, mosquito-besieged camping trip in a […]

Scott Kelly chose to soar

April 17th, 2016
Scott Kelly chose to soar

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller It’s been a long spring! Today we had snow AND hail AND sleet. These high desert spring days are completely unpredictable. Against all odds, Helen Keller chose to soar above her very challenging limitations. Scott Kelly chose to soar in […]

Quoth the Raven

February 29th, 2016
Quoth the Raven

“Needless to say, urgings by ravens are ignored at one’s peril.” ― James D. Doss I never see ravens as ominous. They are an iridescent, graceful presence soaring in the sky or perched on a branch close to me. Nine separate species of ravens are found in the northern hemisphere. They are in the corvid […]

Studio Visit Ta Da!

February 10th, 2016
Studio Visit  Ta Da!

Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Matthew 5:15 (paraphrased) Good News! Studio Visit, a juried, highly-respected, national publication has included my work in Volume 32! They distribute the book to galleries nationwide. Jurying in was a lengthy process, all on-line of course. First I sent in the jpegs for the jury, then waited eons […]

Baby bellies

January 25th, 2016
Baby bellies

A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common.” –Benjamin Franklin (Somehow I think only a guy would say that!) A few years ago and a few years apart, two moms-to-be made graceful, sculptural, rotund plaster casts of their bellies in the latter stages of pregnancy. […]