Nancy Overton Designs

Oakland Landmarks

I love Oakland, my home town and thought I might celebrate it with some landmark collages. I took a camera tour and used my images as reference in creating the designs. After a good night's sleep, I lay in bed thinking about how I might create a good shadow and a nice oak tree without tearing out endless little pieces of paper. My paper punch came to the rescue and after some practice and a few hundred punches, I was pretty pleased with the result. Though paper dots littered the studio, I had a good shadow for the sidewalk and a nice over-hanging oak for my first collage of Lake Merritt. I used this punch motif in the other three views of my fair city.
Oakland 2
Oakland 4
Oakland 1
Oakland 3
Nancy Overton Design
26 Saddle Brook Court
Oakland, CA 94619