When I started this blog in the spring of 2008, I wondered who would read it... and why? Did I have anything to say that would be of interest or invoke a reaction? Offer hope, inspiration, a laugh, maybe the realization that someone else really does know how you feel?
Little did I know that I would meet such an incredible wealth of amazing, warm, welcoming creatives, some of whom have become very close friends. I don't like to imagine life without them. I visit some artists who post new work nearly every day. Wow, how I wish. Then there are those, like me, who try to post weekly in the hopes that friends and a few new readers will keep showing up.
I get personal and often deviate from art, technique, workshops and such; I guess that comes from being a lifelong writer. There is the occasional trip to the soapbox, dealing with a chronic illness, raising kids, rationalizing the creative endeavors that supersede chores on the to-do list, a bit of poetry... One of the most popular posts I wrote was about Frog and Toad coming to visit on my birthday.
I have always written to keep the words from piling up in my head and I make art because I can't help it, can't imagine how else I'd balance the hopes and disappointments of living in such an incredible, imperfect world. So, when I saw that it was time for One World One Heart I decided to join. I'm posting day late, of course. But the intention is good; I sincerely wish to meet even more diverse, eclectic people who, like me, don't know a stranger here in bloglandia. I can't think of a better way to connect; I also can't think of a way to weave the magic carpet into my giveaway, but maybe the magic is in the showing up.
Many thanks to Lisa at A Whimsical Bohemian for organizing this event and blessings to you. Thanks for stopping by!
Now, for the important part:)... mixed media journals are a specialty of mine (the covers only - blank pages inside), so I'm going to offer a 3-1/2" x 4" mini that comes with a pen. It might not be this exact piece but will be comparable in complexity, etc.
A few weeks ago I wrote about going on a junk jewelry buying bender, adding to my already considerable stash of fun, weird, amazing and oh-so-perfect objects for mixed media pieces. So, the winner will also receive a collection of vintage buttons and an assortment like those shown below, along with fibers and papers.
Don't forget to reply to THIS post and leave your contact (hopefully blog) info. The winner will be chosen at 8:00 p.m. EST on February 15th (I go to bed early:). Click on the One World link above if you have questions or want more info on the project. One entry please and good luck!