Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Work


I was able to find a bit of time last week to finish a triptych now proudly hanging in our living room. I like the peaceful colors. A bit of a departure from my riot of color lately. I guess I am moving to a period of more calm. After the whirlwind year I have had, that is a good thing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nor'easter


I'm in upstate New York again for the day job. I've gotten to experience my first Nor'easter. It is beautiful - until you have to drive. I was able to build a snowman while my car was warming up this morning though. You can't say that often in south Texas...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Glimpse of Fall


I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. Things have been slow in the studio lately. This is my busiest time for the day job and most of my free time has been spent with family events or on fall chores. So, I am giving you a glimpse of fall here in the Texas Hill Country.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Bit of Home



I was inspired by our trip to the quilt festival and added a bit of fiber to my pendant. The image was etched at a play date at Roadhouse Arts with my buddy Francesca Watson.

I will be wearing this today to remind me of home as I travel again to the Northeast for the day job.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Quilt Festival

Let's Talk About the Steak - Barbara Yates Beasley

Gail and I took a road trip this past weekend to go to the International Quilt Festival in Houston. I am not a quilter and don't own a sewing machine, but I do appreciate artwork and fine craftsmanship. The things people can do with fabric. Amazing! 

So many wonderful quilts, but, I have to say this guy from Barbara Yates Beasley was my favorite. That look!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Soccer Day

  

This weekend I spent a beautiful fall day watching my favorite soccer players. Aunt Lisa always brings the camera...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple Picking and Fort Ticonderoga






More pictures of a wonderful weekend in Vermont and upstate New York. Naturally, I found a cat in among the late summer flowers.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall in New England



The day job is bringing me to upstate New York. Mr. Tabby joined me for a weekend of sightseeing. The colors are amazing. We didn't even mind the rain...

Monday, October 6, 2014

New Work: Encaustic




These are now on display at the Art Institute of San Antonio as part of the Material Choice exhibit.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Studio Sound

Studio Entertainment Corner- AC, TV and huge speakers!

I like to listen to the stereo (and, I've been known to dance a bit) while I am creating. But, I also like to be cool in the studio so there MUST be AC here in Texas. The AC is great but it is so loud, it was drowning out my tunes. 

Mr. Tabby and I have been doing some belated spring cleaning and my huge old stereo and speakers needed a new home. They made it into my little studio. It may be a bit of overkill for a 360 foot room, but there is no problem listening to music now. I sure hope the deer like Def Leppard!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Seth Apter - The Studio Table

I am pleased to participate in Seth Apter's blog hop today celebrating the Studio Table in its working state - not the cleaned up version for a photo shoot. When I am working, I do like to have all of my supplies in their correct spot so I can find them easily. So, my table in generally pretty neat. This doesn't extend to my hands and clothing that seem to get get paint everywhere!

I have two spaces where I create. The first space is one of three studios at Roadhouse Arts. This one tends to be cleaner because it is open to the public. These pictures show it when I was painting a mixed media piece for Halloween. Before Seth arrives next October to teach, I will have to tidy up a bit.




This space is in my home studio which is an extension to the garage. In this space, I get lots of help from my studio assistants. In this photo, Chessie is helping me to string a garnet necklace. They do get kicked out when I fire up the griddles for encaustic work.


Bulverde Barn Sale


Last weekend, Mr. Tabby took us to the Bulverde Barn Sale. Robert finds all kinds of diamonds in the rough and sells them every other weekend in the Village of Bulverde. Our little village is attracting all kinds of creative people. I love it!

Mr. Tabby brought home some tools and metal pieces that will probably be blacksmithed into a knife. I was smitten with one of the kittens on the property and she managed to keep me from buying anything. But, I wouldn't be surprised if a new white kitty showed up at the Meyer household...


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Feeling Fall

Lisa Meyer - Halloween Bird

An early cold front came in this weekend dropping the temps into the 60s and bringing welcome rain. I even had to get out a sweater. Brrr.

This cute chickie was the result. She is ready to step out for Halloween!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In the Garden


The Black Swallowtail Butterflies have been enjoying the zinnias this year. So vibrant against the pink and orange flowers. I could take pictures of them all day...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

White Tail Family


The deer are very happy this year with all of the rain that we have gotten this year. Even in August, our yard is still very green. One of our does is quite brave and will come to the front door demanding a treat for her family. Often, they get the kitchen scraps destined for the compost pile (they just compost it faster, right...). In this picture, they got the good stuff - corn!

Mr. Buck was posing handsomely for the photographs. He might show up in a future painting.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Zinnias


This year, I did not have time to do much in the garden. We even razed the vegetable garden because the blackberries had taken over. But I had to have something colorful in the yard. So, we moved the trough to the backyard and I planted lots of zinnias.

Alice Benvie Gebhart will be coming to Roadhouse Arts in September for a class on landscapes in glass. I promised to have zinnias so the students would have something to use as a model. I hope they last until then.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Painted Bunting


This guy has become a frequent visitor at the feeder. I see him twice a day now. I just love his colorful feathers.

I was focused on the bird feeder and trying to get a photo with him not in the shade, Mr Tabby said "Look at that tank". I wasn't even paying attention to what was beyond the bird feeder, so I was quite confused. Apparently, there really was a tank rolling down our street...


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Untamed - the Exhibition

Heather - John Meyer and Lisa Meyer
Heather - John Meyer and Lisa Meyer

The San Antonio Glass Art Guild is holding its annual exhibition at the Bulverde Area Art Center again beginning with a reception on August 15th. These are the items that were accepted.

Heather was a collaboration with Mr. Tabby. He did all of the metal work based on my drawing. She looks wonderful gallivanting through the garden.

Hill Country Summer was a piece intended to combine all of my current passions. It has encaustic, glass and metal. I was pleased with how the very different mediums combined.

Hill Country Summer - Lisa Meyer
Hill Country Summer - Lisa Meyer

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unexpected Mornings


We had an unusual cold front come through this July. The nighttime temps dropped into the 60s and the humidity was gone! It was so nice to sit on the patio with some magazines and a cup of coffee. This morning, it started off in the 80s with high humidity. Uggh.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Left Behind




On the way to Cloudcroft, we passed several west Texas towns that have not fared well with age. Of course, I told Mr. Tabby to pull over so I could take some pictures. Since I had ten hours to kill in the car, I learned how to Instagram. These are some of the pictures I took. I love the natural patina that age creates.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bart's Big Adventure


Mr. Tabby and I decided to take a short vacation to someplace cooler for the long weekend. We drove until we hit the mountains so we ended up in Cloudcroft, NM. This was the first trip that Bart took with us. He has successfully gotten over the "I'm in a car, I must throw up" and made the ten hour drive with out incident. 

He did a lot of hiking and loved smelling all of the new smells.He even posed for some pictures. He was pretending he was the cover model for Wilderness Dog here. Doesn't he look handsome and rugged?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Making Lemonade and Feeding the Soul

The day job had me flying to Albany, NY this past week. My fifth delayed flight of the week had me missing a connection and spending the night at Dulles. I decided to make the most of the delay and extended my layover to 20 hours and went to the National Gallery of Art and the American Art Museum. It was a beautiful day in DC to stroll the mall and take in some classic artwork.

I was able to see some old favorites and thanks to a special exhibit, have now added Andrew Wyeth to my list of favorites. His watercolors are just stunning. Below is a small tour...

Andrew Wyeth

Degas

Hopper

Monet

Monet

Singer Sargent

Van Gogh

Monday, June 2, 2014

Garage Make Over





The garage make over to a glass studio is finally complete. We took a standard two car garage and added insulation, four skylights, two sets of french doors and two windows. It is very bright during the day and only needs lights at night. Right now it is quite a pleasant place to work. Since we don't have AC, that might not last for long as the Texas summer progresses. But for now, the kilns are vented and have been getting a workout.

We also added on to the back of garage for my non-glass pursuits including painting, encaustics and jewelry. That is still a mess, so I will show it in a future post...