Art Phobic? Come on Down!

October 28th, 2015
Art Phobic? Come on Down!

If you are alive, you are a creative person! -Elizabeth Gilbert. Let your muse come out and play! -Liza Myers One of my favorite classes to teach is called Elementary Arts for Art Phobic Adults! It’s really fun for me because I get to help a group of adults play with art materials and in […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is Success? Part One: Success in Teaching in the Arts

April 28th, 2011
blue ribbon

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~Margaret Drabble I’ve had my share of wins in my two professions: art and teaching. Artist friends are often disbelieving that I keep on teaching, and put so much time into it. Teaching colleagues don’t understand why I am driven to still do all-nighters to finish work for […]

Promises Kept

March 27th, 2011
Promises Kept

  Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough Exploring the mysteries of the natural world through my art has become my life’s work, whether through the language of realism, abstraction or Visionary Realism. Though it can be grueling, exhausting, frustrating and demanding it is work that I love. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011
Intensity at the easel

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Why Do We Create?

February 13th, 2011
Why Do We Create?

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. – Cecil B. de Mille I can only speak for myself. One of my earliest memories is sitting in the sun in the field below my home making things with sticky red Maryland clay. I was three or four years old. How did I know that the […]

Why Do We Create?

February 13th, 2011

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. – Cecil B. de Mille I can only speak for myself. One of my earliest memories is sitting in the sun in the field below my home making things with sticky red Maryland clay. I was three or four years old. How did I know that the […]

Canyon Road, Santa Fe

December 13th, 2010

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing  them to the critic. Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914 For an artist, Santa Fe New Mexico is a haven. Art is nurtured, respected and valued in the nooks and crannies of adobe buildings all over this lovely city. Museums and galleries are everywhere, from the […]