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!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Peonies Photo in Etsy Treasury

My "Peonies in the Spotlight" photo is featured in an Etsy Treasury

Monday, August 12, 2013

Art Show in Norwich, CT

These pictures are from the opening of the show Dreamtime at the Gallery at the Wauregan, 200 Main Street, Norwich, CT.  The show will be up for the month of August. I have four pictures in the show.

This is my Digital Art work in the show. It is titled "Colors."

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

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Don't you hate it when things don't look the same?

My boy Ken bought me the Updated version of Photoshop Elements (#11) when he realized I was 5 versions behind. He was updating my computer to prevent Elements from closing unexpectedly. There is a learning curve with the new program. Everything looks different! This is my first effort.

Mr. B often talks about "when my ship comes in." Well, when mine comes in I plan to buy ink and print my new digital compositions.  Hopefully it will be a real ship and not a row boat!

I am really loving creating these beautiful blended backgrounds.