Friday, February 18, 2011

OWOH Door Prize Winners

The faeries boss me around a surprising amount of the time these days.  Which is probably a good thing as I boss everyone else around usually.  Balances out the karma and what not.  They wanted to be in charge of selecting the door prize winners again this year and, along with choosing the number, they also decided that there should be TWO winners - one for the set of Faery Tails and one for a photographic print.


 Someone put snow hats on all the sunflowers.

When I mentioned that it wasn't like I had a lot of time to do both they just threw tea spoons and Scrabble letter pieces at me and went off to play in the snow.  (Speaking of Scrabble pieces, that's why my announcement is up so late.  The power was out all last evening because snowflakes just wouldn't stop falling from the sky and apparently they decorated the power lines in pretty Not Working Anymore garlands, and so we were busy, sans internet connection, keeping warm by the fire while I soundly beat everyone in a game of Scrabble.  Mwahahahahaha!.... but I digress.)

The winner of the Faery Tails is:

Ellie, Woman of Many Blogs and no E-mail link.  Ah.  Yes.  That's the way of the fae type - ephemeral, hard to pin down, not really here nor there but rather somewhere inbetween.  So Ellie, I've left a comment on one of your more recent blog posts and hope you can get in touch with me.

The winner of the Photo Print of Your Choosing (can you hear the big announcer's voice in which I said that last bit?) is:

Lisa, of Life. Truth. Art.  Congratulations Lisa, and I've emailed you backchannel.  If you need help navigating my blog in search of the perfect selection, just holler. This blog even more than my studio blog, is woefully outdated and difficult to find anything in.  It's rather like trying trying to find something in the Goblin King's labyrinth but without all the fun puppet friends to help you succeed.  Sigh.  (moving blog improvement project up higher on my To Do List).

And so we close the curtains on the final year of One World One Heart.  Sigh.

But WAIT!  There's MORE! (infomercial voice)

Lisa Swifka has announced a new and improved global gathering for 2012!  Our World Our Art!  Yay!  Party on dudes!  Well, next year.

In the meantime I still plan to visit more of the OWOH 2011 participants.  At a slower pace, I really must spend some time doing noncyber-related tasks now that the deadline is past.  I only managed to make it to a small number of the almost 900 blog links.  I look forward to meeting and greeting more old and new friends as time permits, and hope more folk will amble by here as well.

And now, off to stop the faeries from shaking all that snow out of the trees and onto the freshly shoveled walkways.  They really are an incorrigibly mischevious lot.



We discovered a very magical tree on our winter walk yesterday, as well as a gathering of woodland creatures.  Most of them decided to put a bit more distance between us, but she stopped to give us an "Hey, we were here first!" look before flicking her tail at us and following her friends.

Friday, February 11, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

I've been so busy lately, I almost missed this year's blogging community gathering, One World One Heart.   As this is the last year the coordinator plans on hostessing this lovely gathering, I'm so glad that I managed to get a post in at the last minute.


Think of it as a global "open house".  We fly from blog to blog around the globe catching up with old blogging friends and meeting new ones.  As I've been on a somewhat unplanned blogging hiatus for a large portion of last year, I'm looking forward to getting back into the groove of things in 2011.

If you haven't visited before, a little bit about me? (And if you have been here before - Hi!  Long time no see!!!! HUG)  Well, as you will see by the time you get to the end of this post, I'm rather good at being silly.  This is my general blog and it's mostly full of fun and laughter, travel, good food, some of the cutest grandchildren and pets you'll ever meet, my garden, odd scenes or nature that catches my eye on my many walkabouts, my favorite books, and regular cups of tea.   Sometimes I even take a break to be philosophical or wise.  (But don't worry, it's not often.) I also have a studio blog where I talk about art and creativity and sometimes even have my own creations to post about.

Each participant offers a giveaway.  This year I'm offering a choice of gifts.  The winner of my giveaway can choose between:

a) A 5" X 7" print of any photograph from my blog that is a) my photograph and b) does not include an identifiable person.  You're free to wander my blog and find one that speaks to you but to give you an example, you might choose this one:


Or perhaps this one:


Or how about this one?:


It doesn't have to be one of these samples of course.  There are many photos to choose from over the years.

If you don't have any more space in your home for an art print, you might instead choose a pair of faerytails. What are faerytails you ask? Well, they're like pigtails, only a lot more colorful and at least twice as fun.

Here's a photo of my daughter-in-law wearing a pair of long black and white faerytails I made for her.


Or another example, here are Lisa and Joli wearing some green leafy faerytales.




I can make them in a color (or color combination, including rainbow!) and length of your choosing. (I might not have a lot of all colors - I don't have many purple supplies, for example) I can make them for either an adult or a child. They will come as a pair but can be combined to make one large single faerytail as well.  They are tied into the hair with an elastic band, easily taken on and off, and can be worn over and over again. 

If you'd like an opportunity to win my giveaway, please leave your name with a link to your blog or email address in the comments to this post. Deadline to enter the giveaway is midnight PST on February 17.

When you're done visiting here, here's a link to bring you back to the One World One Heart participant list.  I hope to find time to come and visit many participant's blogs over the coming week but, as I also plan on doing some major house painting this week, well..... we'll see.  It might depend on how much caffeine I can ingest and how little sleep I can function on.

And after your travels around the cyberglobe have ended, please come visit again!