Thursday, January 31, 2008

An Artist a Day makes the ----- go away.

Yesterday I was featured on's website. It's a website that features - an artist a day (go figure!). It is linked as a widget on my Google page and I just love it! When my art was posted, I got so many responses and so much great publicity. I feel like trying to find things on the web can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. This site makes it easy to find art treasures. Check out the site and submit your work if you are an artist/illustrator
Here's the link to my pageCJ Metzger on

Friday, January 25, 2008

New Paintings by moi

Hi Folks, Just wanted to give you a sneak peek of some portraits that I've been working on for my upcoming show at the HIVE Gallery in Downtown.

Lately I'm drawn to creating portraits of women and girls with animal features protected by predatory birds, snakes. And I've become increasingly inspired by a Hawk that sits perched high in a tree outside my Studio window! If all goes according to plan. these paintings will be part of my forthcoming book titled "the Secret Lives of Dolls". A book which will hopefully be ready for Comic-con (if the planets align correctly!).

This year is chugging along already and I've been selling and exhibiting at the Pop Gallery in Santa Fe! Sharla the owner/director is terrific! Things are going well at The Wonderful World Art Gallery in Culver City too. Miss Mindy and my work is still there, and we'll be rotating some new work in as we make it!

For now I'm just trying to stay inspired and creative and not to force the work. I often struggle with feeling like an "art making factory" at times, so one of my goals is to "find the love" in the work and find new ways to encourage the creative process, ways to nudge it along without sending it into shock! I'll keep you posted with how it goes and if I come across any major emotional break throughs!

Best wishes to you in all your creative endeavors for 2008!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Owl Painting + a Poem

There was an owl
who lived in an oak.
The more he heard,
the less he spoke;
the less he spoke,
the more he heard -
We all should be
like that wise old bird.

(Found this online. Poignant huh?)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happiest of New Years Wishes to ya'll!

What a wonderful way to start off 2008! My honey Pete snapped this photo today in the early morning outside our house. Many believe that a visit by a hummingbird brings good luck in love! So with that we send lots of love, hugs and warm wishes to you and yours in the new year to come!

CJ Metzger & Family

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
Frank Lloyd Wright