Letizia Morley Zazzle Shop, Uncategorized

Nessie T-Shirt: Believe in Yourself!

 

A new t-shirt design I made recently inspired by my trip to Loch Ness, featuring a cute cartoon of the Loch Ness Monster (“Nessie”) swimming along and saying, “Believe in Yourself!”

The color of the shirt and the font can be customizable.

Available at my Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/z/yzk7u?rf=238639339453517535

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Scotland, Uncategorized

Glencoe, Scotland Photograph

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© Letizia Morley 2017

On my recent trip to the Scottish Highlands, I took this shot of the Glencoe area. The tops of the mountains were hidden in mist and there was a chilly drizzle, as you may expect. The stream was as clear as glass. The glens and hills of the Highlands are mysterious and awe-inspiring. Will definitely visit the area again. 

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Butterflies, Uncategorized

Blue Common Buckeye Butterfly (digital painting)

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© Letizia Morley 2017

Another butterfly painting…just can’t get enough of them! This is a somewhat more rare type of the Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) called the Blue Buckey butterfly. Common Buckeyes have mostly drab browns and oranges but the Blue variety have really nice purples and blues to counter the warm browns and oranges. This particular one I chose to paint because of the dazzling variety of colors it has. Mesmerizing patterns, too. The Buckeye butterfly is found throughout North and South America. Just because it’s “Common” doesn’t mean it’s not outstanding!

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Illuminated Calligraphy, Uncategorized

Psalm 16 Illuminated Calligrahy

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© Letizia Morley 2014

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© Letizia Morley 2014

A few years back, a friend commissioned me to create this Psalm in calligraphy and told me what he wanted for the illuminations. He wanted oaks, trees, blues and greens, a monk studying the scriptures and a deer. I examined many manuscripts of the 1500s before I found the inspirations I was looking for. The script here is the Fraktur, a type of black letter script or font that was common in Germany starting the 16th century. I used watercolor for most of it but some gold paint for the initial capital letter.

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Digital paintings, Uncategorized

Starry Night Cracker Butterfly (digital painting)

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© Letizia Morley 2017

Digital painting of a Starry Night Cracker Butterfly, scientific name: Hamadryas laodamia. It can be found from Mexico all the way to the Amazon basin. I really really love the juxtaposition of the dark blue and light blue areas, as well as the even spacing of the light blue patches. Such a stunning butterfly.

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Miscellaneous, People, Uncategorized

Boy climbing rusty playground (photo)

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© Letizia Morley 2017

The colors and patterns on this rusty playground are really interesting to me. The complementary colors of orange and blue, the patterns made by the rust, the odd shapes of the protrusions on this climbing wall. The boy’s feet at the top of the photo add another element of interest. This playground was at a park that has been largely abandoned.

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