Friday, February 28, 2014

Red, Purple, Blue - Bright Colors

This time of year I crave bright colors. These colors cheer me up! This started out as three layers of photographs but you would never guess that from the results. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Moon Struck

This is a photo montage created in Photoshop Elements. I started by taking a photo of the full moon through the trees. That became the center. I added the photos of the white orchid, the bird and a scan of a vintage book page. This all went on a background I created. Lastly was the addition of the tiny white spots that look like Christmas lights. The border color was chosen by taking a brown from the picture.

The name "Moon Struck" seems to be appropriate. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Impressionist Vase of Flowers on Blue

More snow today. Six more inches on top of what is already out there. It was beautiful coming down and totally covered every limb and stick. After shoveling the front walk so the corn for the turkeys would not get buried in the snow, I decided to create another Nancy Olivia Designs original. This one is rather different for me. I suppose it good to not be in a rut!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Icy Stream Abstract Art

This art started with a photograph of an icy stream with snow on the edges. I revisited what I created many times and kept making changes. Finally I decided I needed to put it aside for a while. Tonight I took another look and was very happy with my end product.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Special Recognition award for Nancy Olivia Designs Art - "Colors"

It is my pleasure to announce a Special Recognition award for my art in the February competition at

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cat in the Laundry

 This is Big Guy whose favorite place is the guest room bed. He couldn't wait to snuggle into a pile of clean laundry that was waiting to be folded. Maybe he was trying to keep it warm since it had just come out of the clothes dryer.