Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fine Art America - National TV Photo Contest

Do you ever buy a lottery ticket knowing the odds are against you but hoping and wishing anyhow? I have done a similar thing by entering Fine Art America's National TV Photo Contest. Each person can enter three images and each image must receive 250 votes from the public to be considered for the final judging by Anne Geddes.

Every person can vote 100 times but only once for each image. For the front page of the Photo Contest click here. You can click on the voting tab and see the thousands of entries. To find my three entries I will put the links here for you.

Thank you for your votes. Please share my links with your friends and ask them to vote. Help a struggling artist succeed.
Nancy Olivia Hoffmann




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Staying Creative Against All Odds

You might have noticed I have been absent a lot lately. My husband's health issues are very time consuming. We are still adjusting to our "new normal." I am trying to stay creative and optimistic. A lunch with artist friends tomorrow is something I am looking forward to. Both of those friends can do anything. Among other talents, one makes guitars, paints and drums; the other spins, felts and does woodworking. A visit to either of their houses is a treat!

My son-in-law gave me a Gelli plate for Christmas. I am having a ball experimenting with it. So far I am making backgrounds for collages and also tearing some of the papers to use in the collages. This is taking me off on a new track.

At the same time, I keep my hand in on photography. I will be displaying a digital art work on canvas at the Snow Ball Dance in Willimantic, CT, and donating a framed piece to the silent auction to be held the same night.

This collage, "Into the Red" uses torn photographs, stone beads, and rolled paper beads.