One World, One Heart…in the Nick of time!

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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:

  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. 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.
  3. 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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224 Responses

  1. Jax

    Great giveaway! Please count me in and if you haven’t already, please stop by my blog for my giveaway! #321.

  2. ozlynda

    That lamp work heart is so lovely.
    Please enter me into the draw and thanks for your generosity.
    Lynda – Australia
    lyndat65 at

  3. happyichigo♥

    adorable give away..please count me in and thanks for this wonderful chance of winning!

  4. laurel

    Beautiful work! Count me in. OWOH #898. Dashing through at the moment so I can see all the blogs but will be back to read more of yours.

  5. AngieHallHaviland

    What a FUN event this is….making friends through ART is always WONDERFUL!! Please enter me in your drawing!!

    Hope you’ll stop by my blog if you get the chance :O)

  6. Carla

    Add me in:)

  7. Hege-Annie Simonsen

    I would love to win and wear your lovely, lovely necklace… 🙂 Kind of you to give this away – thank you so much for the chance to win! 🙂

    Hugs, Hege ~ #874 on the caravan. Stop by me, if you find time, and join in my drawing, too ~ if you like! 🙂

  8. KKJD1

    Simply Beautiful, count me in too, please. Thanks Karen

  9. Margo

    What a wonderful giveaway!!
    Thank you!! 🙂

  10. Paisley Girl

    Hi, nice to “meet” you. I’d love to be entered into the drawing for your amazing giveaway. I’m off to pop around your blog a little more. Once again, lovely to “meet” you. 🙂


  11. The Backporch Artessa

    Thank you for your generosity! Please enter me! I’m having a ball reading all these blogs! Glad the post will be left open to visit more later!

    Kari (The Backporch Artessa- OWOH giveaway # 280)

  12. Haloquin

    You’re heart is stunning!
    Please enter me into your draw 🙂
    ~Haloquin (at
    If you’ve time, I’d love you to join mine too!

  13. Karen June Miller


    Thanks for being so generous and don’t forget to visit my blog:

    KJ – California

  14. BunnyKissd

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered!

    bunnykissd (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Donna M. Clark

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway. My mother would really love your heart necklace. Thank you for having this giveaway.

  16. Contessa Kris

    What a wonderful giveaway! Crossing my fingers that I might win! I have a OWOH prize to give away as well! Come visit my blogs soon.

  17. Shariyah

    What a lovely give-away!! Please count me in! If you haven't entered my give-away, please stop by my blog (lucky #1/
    and enter to win one of my two prizes! Thank you for participating in this fabulous event, and very nice to meet you 🙂
    Peace & Love

    Shariyah (from Waiheke Island, NZ)

  18. Lois A. Linquist

    Wonderful give away. Please enter me in your drawing and visit my blog if you haven’t already at 795.

  19. Nelsby

    I just love the philosophy of the OWOH event. Thanks so much for YOUR generous giveaway. I would be thrilled to win!
    awaerhouse at gmail dot com

  20. MyThoughtsMyVoice

    That’s one lovely pendant. The red heart lampwork is stunning

  21. Such beautiful entries everywhere!
    My first year participating in the OWOH event.
    Thank you

  22. Such beautiful entries everywhere!
    My first year participating in the OWOH event.
    Thank you

  23. Latharia

    What a lovely idea! I hope I make it in under the wire … if so, please do enter me in your drawing. If I am so lucky as to win, please contact me at latharia{at}comcast{dot}net!

  24. Veronica Funk

    So…who was the lucky winner?

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