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I won the Inspiration Avenue Art challenge for Feb

Really cool, I need to do more of these challenges



One World One Heart Giveaway– WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Click to check out this amazing event

The grand Prize goes to Maggi at JUST ADD GLITTER AND STIR

the Second Prize (the tiger-eye necklace) goes to Elizabeth (and Bleubeard) at ALTERED BOOK LOVER

The third Prize (the antique crystals turned into suncatchers) goes to Jesi Ferguson at ONCE UPON A MOON STUDIO

And finally forth prize (the ATC Magnets + a few of my Valentine Zentangles) goes to Tess at THE HEART OF WORDS

Please check out their blogs

This is a sticky page and it will stay at the top of the blog until Feb 21st

I have wanted to do the ONE WORLD ONE HEART bloggers event for 3 years now and I always missed out, the first two years I missed the deadline and then last year I took down my website right before it was to start and did not have time to rebuild my art site as a blog.  (I have other blogs on other subjects as well, it ends up being easier than running a huge site for a few simple things)

Now I have started to get my art back up on this blog and even though it is the last OWOH I am thrilled to be involved!

I am an 42 yr old artist from Boise Idaho who loves to do all kinds of art and crafting, and who currently has a Art Journal addiction.  I am working my way through last years OWOH Blog List and finding great sites to inspire me and I hope that something on my site can inspire others someday.

ONE WORLD ONE HEART is an event that allows arty bloggers from around the world to find each other and for fun we offer a “doorprize” for checking out our sites, this also gives us a chance to see other people’s work and let them see ours.   It is basically an open house of blogs, with the main purpose of introducing people to blogs they were not aware of before, and letting us find one another in the great big world of the internet.

Here is what I am offering as a Grand door prize:

The ART IN MY BAG Door Prize

I have different types of art I have made:

An 8×8 inch oil pastel painting on stretched canvas

Three Art trading card magnets using vintage images

A small zentangle in a small ornate metal frame (2×2.5 in)

Four Art Trading card backgrounds made out of actual vintage paper (images from a 1955 pattern catalog) suitable for finisheing if you wish

A 20 inch glass bead necklace (clear and iridescent beads) with a small clear glass heart

A 17 inch rainbow glass beaded necklace with 3 handmade antique glass beads

A handmade (not by me) Blue and white blown glass pendant

there is also art supplies as well:

Four packages of Bindi (Indian facial jewelry stickers) these are great for crafting or wearing

Two 24 packs of Brads, silver with red and iridescent blue/white

A small credit card size magnifying glass that fits into a wallet

A large lightweight ornate metal key

Six small fancy pens with the words Elements, Tidbits, Treasures, Keepsakes, Stuff and Vintage on them (these resemble those old fashion pins for securing keys to your swimsuit)


25 very all cotton swabs usually used in electronics

Click for a better view and since there is a wide variety of items here so I will show you some closer photos

For every 75 Comments I get i will add an extra prize

Second Prize is a Tigereye necklace I made

18 1/2 tigereye and hematite necklace

Third Prize is two suncatchers made with antique chandelier crystals form the 1930s

two antique crystal suncatchers with glass beads

Forth prize is some ATC Magnets

ATC Magnets

To Enter for the Door prize:

1. Have a blog (Art Blogs are wonderful but you can have any kind of Blog)  I will look at them all… which is part of the fun!

2.  Leave a comment on this post with a link to your Blog (this is a blogging event afterall)

3. Make sure that your comment lets me know which way you prefer for me to get a hold of you. (either via the link to your blog or your email address)

I will use a random number generator first thing in the morning Feb 18th (I will allow comments til midnight Mountain Standard Time (-7GMT) Feb 17th)  and inform the winner that morning and as soon as I have an address I will mail out the prize.

I will be posting the winner and link back to their blog on here first thing Feb 18th.

I hope you enjoy my site and that I get a chance to see all your amazing art and words