Monday, July 29, 2013

Messy Photography Studio

Don't you love how artist's and crafts people's studios are so very neat and organized in all the magazine pictures? That is not real life. I have been printing and framing art for three shows here in Connecticut. It is a messy process.

These prints are being considered for framing. 

 This frame had to be drilled with my dremmel for me to put hooks into.

I am participating in three shows that run for the entire month of August. Work has been delivered to the Dreamtime show at the Gallery at the Wauregan, 200 Main St., Norwich, Connecticut. Also two photos have been taken to the Windham Regional Arts Council show at the Windham Hospital Gallery, Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Connecticut.  Next to frame is art for the Windham Arts August Pop-up-Gallery at the Thompson Library,  934 Riverside Drive (Route 12), North Grosvenordale, CT

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Creating Buttons

Notice my new linked buttons in the right sidebar. Now to go to my Website and my Etsy shop you are only one click away! Would love some feedback!

Making Life Easier

My friend, Carol, uses a salad spinner and her salads are fantastic. I am now the proud owner of an Oxo salad spinner. No more watery salads. This was on sale at Kohls, plus I had a 15% off coupon. And I paid for it with Kohls Cash!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest, Web site

I have been a busy person this month and it is only July 8th! I have decided to put my art online under the name Nancy Olivia Designs. Here is what I have done -

1. Revamped and renamed my web site -

2. Set up an Etsy shop -

3. Created a business Facebook page -

4. Set up a business Pinterest page -

If anyone has any words of advice, I would love to hear from you! Does anyone have experience with Smugmug, Zenfolio or Fine Art America? I would like to know the quality of their printed art work and how it compares to the others.

Doing all this is rather scary. It means putting myself out there. It is also a stretch technologically to create these sites and learn how to do all that is required. Actually, it has not left me much time to create any new art work.

I have been back at my jewelry making and hope to add that to my offerings along with photographs and digitally created art. Please visit my sites and do all the "liking & favoriting" that will make me look good! Thanks in advance. And if you could repin any of my artwork on Pinterest I would greatly appreciate it!

  Here a recent photograph taken in the "Quiet Corner of Connecticut."

                                       Nancy Olivia Hoffmann - Nancy Olivia Designs