Monday, October 14, 2013

Special Recognition Photo at

I have been awarded a Special Recognition Certificate for my photo being chosen to be included in an Online Art Gallery - “Animals” 2013 Art Exhibition .

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Proceed to the Photography and Digital Category at the bottom and click on the blue link. My photo of  Chester, a golden lab, contemplating the lake is the 5th row from the bottom, next to the turkeys.

Say hello to "Chester." He is a friend of a friend.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

New kind of hammock - A Floating Bed

I'm crazy about movement when I relax - rocking chairs, gliders, porch swings, hammocks. Now I have found something different - a floating bed.  This looks like such fun.

Wish I had one in my living room!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Golden Atumn Leaves

It was a beautiful Indian Summer day. With the sun coming though leaves that were turning yellow, the woods looked golden. Mr. B managed to find the way to a stream in Hanover, CT that we had seen two years ago. There was plenty of space to pull the car off the road. I headed into the woods and clambered over the large rocks bordering the stream. My tripod was useful in helping me maintain my balance.

The first time I photographed this stream two years ago was my first time successfully adjusting my shutter speed and everything else to get a nice smooth effect on the flowing water. In the interim I have learned a lot. Today's photo shoot was a big success. I only had to delete a few shots - most of them because I was having trouble standing still on the wet rocks. Visions of myself on crutches was strong motivation to be very careful!

I am grateful to live in such a beautiful place - Northeast Connecticut.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sweeter Than Honey Etsy Treasury - Good Night and Good Luck

I am honored to have my photo "Good Night and Good Luck"  featured in an Etsy Treasury. While I am new to Etsy (my store opened in July) I am learning the ropes. Having an item in a treasury definitely brings it to the attention of many people. Please click on my Etsy link above and mark my photo as a favorite. I'm told that having it marked as a favorite by many people makes it come up higher in the searches. I have not sold anything from my Nancy Olivia Designs shop, but I am hopeful. Thanks for your help!

My daughter named this photo. To me it means night is coming and if we are lucky, the sun will come up tomorrow.

                                      GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

Please take a moment to check out my work at Any comments and advice would be appreciated. Like all artists, I want to sell some work so I can buy more supplies - ink, paper and jewelry making materials. A new Fire Mountain Gems catalog arrived and I can't wait to place an order!