Damn the torpedos! (or how the arts can change a community.)

August 8th, 2014
Damn the torpedos!                                    (or how the arts can change a community.)

A few years ago I was invited (as a community leader?) to give a presentation to a regional group of several hundred women. It was quite an honor to be asked. I just re-read my presentation, and thought I would share it here. What I wrote is about life and art and moving forward against […]

How to Hang an Art Show

January 20th, 2013
How to Hang an Art Show

It was a brilliant, bitter cold day last Friday as I drove north to hang my show in the Back Room Gallery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The show is at the North East Kingdom Artisans Guild. It will be up until February 28, 2013, so tell your friends and stop by! It’s quite near Burke […]

Mud, Glorious Mud

June 27th, 2012
Mud, Glorious Mud

There is something very primal about clay. For me, at least. I’ve always had an urge to shape a formless lump of malleable mud into something beautiful, something useful. For many years I made functional pottery. Cookie jars, tea pots, mugs, and more. Now I mostly am a sculptor, only occasionally making utilitarian ware. But […]

Color and Pizzazz in the Animal Kingdom

September 4th, 2011
Color and Pizzazz in the Animal Kingdom

“I want the viewer to walk away having felt something.” – Linda St. Clair I recently visited the studio of artist Linda St. Clair in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What a delight! Her airy studio is a sky-lit space filled with color and energy. Linda paints animals of all sorts and sizes, furry and feathered. […]

Color and Pizzazz in the Animal Kingdom

September 4th, 2011

“I want the viewer to walk away having felt something.” – Linda St. Clair I recently visited the studio of artist Linda St. Clair in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What a delight! Her airy studio is a sky-lit space filled with color and energy. Linda paints animals of all sorts and sizes, furry and feathered. […]

How to choose a Roommate

August 14th, 2011
Liza Myers Gallery, Shard Nest, Acrylic Painting

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Karen Kaiser Clark When you choose an art work, you are choosing a roommate, a life companion. I highly recommend that you choose carefully. Follow your heart! Art can be inspiring, soothing, stimulating, energizing. Sometimes it speaks to sorrow, sometimes to joy. Sometimes you just LIKE it […]

I am moving my Studio!!!!

August 8th, 2011
Liza in Granary Studio

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney GROAN! I am moving! But it’s the grunt work of the move that is daunting. The editing and decision making and tossing of things that once seemed indispensable! Once that’s done […]

The National Mall of Curiosities

July 22nd, 2011

The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose…and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization. -John Fitzgerald Kennedy I took a day away from my studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center […]

Blast off at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 13th, 2011
Blast off at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

I can’t image anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. Edgar Winter I do my work for the love of it. And when I am paid and someone takes it away it is always difficult, but gratifying.  It means someone loved it, and it supports the creation […]

LEAVE! GO AWAY! Get OUT OF HERE!!!

May 7th, 2011
LEAVE! GO AWAY! Get OUT OF HERE!!!

The more I want to get something done the less I call it work. Richard Bach Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle There are many quotations about how lucky a person is  when they love the job they do. I completely agree. I’ve known since childhood that making art was my […]