Spring: Barren County

Scenes from a day in Barren County, Kentucky…

Sunrise Lilacs. “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” ~T.S. Eliot

Earth Day Lilac Season by OliveLoaf Design

A Tiny Turtle Spotted at the Lake {Box Turtle, Barren River Lake}.

Tiny Turtle by OliveLoaf Design

Delicate Bleeding Heart Blooms.

Bleeding Heart Blooms by OliveLoaf Design

New Lily of the Valley.

Lily of the Valley Blooms by OliveLoaf Design

A Study of Bird and Insect Designed Dwellings.

Bird Insect Dwellings by OliveLoaf Design

A Young Little Brown Bat Visits the Porch.


Be Still…and You Will Hear It.

Be Still by OliveLoaf Design

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.” ~Terri Guillemets

Moose & Winter

A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. They are available in le Shoppe.

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These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Galaxy Space Eggs

Eggs in Spaaaaaaace…Make these super cool 💫 Galaxy Easter Eggs🌠 {spotted in a tutorial here: http://bit.ly/1auQsqJ}

OR…I made some for you!

Win these ✩Galaxy Space Eggs✮ hand-painted acrylic on 12 recycled plastic eggs in a cardboard holder. Enter by leaving heading over to the OliveLoaf Design FB page: https://www.facebook.com/OliveLoafDesign/ LIKE my page and leave a comment on the Galaxy Space Eggs post.

I’ll draw a random lucky-duck winner on Sunday, March 20th and ship them out to you on Monday, March 21st. {US residents only} Good luck and may the force be with you…

Galaxy Space Eggs by OliveLoaf Design

Galaxy Easter Eggs by OliveLoaf Design

{Photos & Art: OliveLoaf Design}

FlyAway Pigs

A recent custom order for three large paper mache flying pigs. All made from up-cycled newspaper and cardboard; wheat paste, acrylic, magic & love. I was pretty much given free reign to my design but the customer said she like colors like teals & golden yellow. So, I was inspired by space/galaxies, sunrise/sunsets and clouds/blue skies….

Galaxy FlyAway Pig.

Galaxy FlyAway Pig by OliveLoaf Design

Constellations, galaxies, star formations and glow-in-the-dark star clusters are featured on this FlyAway Pig. Plus, silver-lining thread from a comet, and celestial trinkets.

Galaxy FlyAway Pig by OliveLoaf Design


Sunrise/Sunset Fire FlyAway Pig.

Sunrise/Sunset Fire FlyAway Pig by OliveLoaf Design


This FlyAway Pig is inspired by many a sunrise and sunset over a scenic lake. I collect sunrises and sunsets – whether via photograph or memory…they inspired the fire red/burnt orange to golden yellow ombre and the sun swirls and fire tendrils of the wings. Sunshine colored threads and strings hold doodads and sun-spired charms.

Sunrise/Sunset Fire FlyAway Pig by OliveLoaf Design


Up In The Clouds FlyAway Pig.

Up In The Clouds FlyAway Pig by OliveLoaf Design


Sky blues and fluffy-puffy clouds; wings of daydreams and floating in the air magic. A collection fluttery, iridescent trinkets on astral blue strings.

Up In The Clouds FlyAway Pig by OliveLoaf Design