In hindsight…

I don’t often post archive photos, but I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite images of the holidays.

Hustle and Bustle © 2003 NATE METZ
A long shutter on the tree.

Snowy Woods © 2003 NATE METZ
When I got my first digital camera for Christmas in 2002, we got snow by January that I was able to capture these woods behind the house.

Red Valentino © 2004 NATE METZ
These red flowers on a Valentino gown in a Parisian window remind me of poinsettias.

December White Lilies © 2006 NATE METZ
Sometimes tropical flowers break up the winter blues!

The Center of my World in © 2007 NATE METZ
Manhattan by plane one winter night.

Snowy Pines with Blue © 2009
With my second digital camera, I had learned a few more skills and handled the WB better still.

Snowy Hollies © 2003
The state tree in a very uncharacteristic state.

BLOG CIRCLE: Photo Display

I expressed interest in joining the blog circle because I display pieces of my work in my house that hold great importance to me. They are photographs, paintings, and collage that reflect my spiritual journey as an artist. This work is found on the walls of my bedroom and at my altar where I meditate. The initial call for entry that I saw on the Delaware Photographers Network asked for us to share how we showcase our work in our homes. Today I realized that I had joined a circle of photographers specializing in Family Portraits! So, while we coo over everyone’s beautiful families and friends today, I share with you some displays of a different kind of family. I cherish my work as offspring from my intuition and inspiration. I hope you enjoy:

The next blog on your journey belongs to Theresa and will take you to Southwestern USA. She specializes in natural light family photography. Check out Creative Flair Photography here:

And, thank you Erin for organizing the circle!

Business Cards

One of my first orders of business was to create business cards. It has been a few months now since I started handing out my NATE METZ business cards, so I thought I would share them with my cyber friends that wouldn’t be able to see them in person.

I knew that I wanted to put some of my artwork on the cards, and with several thousand images I wasn’t sure which way to go: street, abstract, sunsets, digital art, collage, acrylic, my face? I knew I was ordering a lot of them, so I went with my intuition and picked a series that I would enjoy seeing passed around for some time to come. This favorite series of photographs was a clear choice to use on the backs of my cards: RECYCLING BLOCKS © 2005. A friend recommended MOO for cards because you can select multiple images to appear on the back of each card (as opposed to the standard run of 250 cards exactly the same), so that made the most sense in selecting the 8 images pictured here:

And then on the reverse of the business cards is my name and contact information with plenty of white space that the recipient can jot down a note or two.

If you would like to have one of my business cards, I will mail it to you for FREE! All you have to do is sign-up for my e-mail list: simply leave your name and e-mail address in the form on the right-hand menu!

AWAKE – Proof Delivery Pending

I woke up this morning to some very exciting news: the proof of my new book
is en route to be delivered tomorrow! I selected the cheapest delivery option (Hey! I’m on a budget and have not set a launch date yet, so no actual deadline for completion) and was originally scheduled for 8/17. So far the no hard deadline is working out great for me. My soft timeline is to have a final product, .pdf preview, and start taking orders by the end of August. I’ve been updating my Nate Metz Artist Facebook page regularly over the last few weeks with images of my progress: selecting images, choosing a cover and title, sequencing images, pairing with text, fine tuning the editing on the computer, and finally a humorous spell check. All of these images are below, so if your eye sight is really good you may be able to read the first 1/3 of the book. If you would like to stay on top of these updates or more, then by all means like my page and keep in touch! As I get my press release and order forms up and running, that’ll get blogged as well.