Well….I just love this idea of OWOH – the brainchild of Lisa Swifka. And, this is a great excuse to get back to the blog on a more regular basis. Funny how other work can get in the way of creative activity and blogging. So Kudos to Lisa for inspiring me. Here’s how this lovely project works – in Lisa’s own words:
I created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it……friendships that are still going strong. We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. This is more than wanting to win something…….that is only the means…….in the end it’s about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them….Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the art community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious beliefs……it’s a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. What more could I ask for, my little idea has surpassed my wildest dreams of what it could become.
So with that I join in this fun adventure of giving and connecting with artsy bloggers and kindered spirits. On Feb 12/09 I will draw from all those who leave a comment on this post, and the winner will take home this lovely heart pendant. It is Lampworked Italian glass on a short sterling silver ball chain – appropriate I thought for a “One Heart” give-away…all hand made by me.
Here’s what you need to do to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post
- Everyone is welcome to enter, just be sure your comment takes me back to you, if you are not a blogger, make sure to leave a email address where I can reach you.
- On February 12th a random winner will be drawn from the comments left. I will notify the winner and announce it on my blog. This little glass token of love will be sent to its new owner.
Good Luck Everyone….I’m looking forward to meeting some new art loving friends!
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