Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

It's OWOH time! This is the first year I have done this and it's also OWOH's last year. Gratitude has to be given to the hostess, Lisa Swifka who has organised this event for 5 years running and has helped introduce countless of people and blogs to each other. Not everyone has been as slow to catch on as me(!) and who knows what sort of inspiration and collaborations this event has lead too? Please visit her blog to find out more about OWOH and how you can participate. The first entries are being recieved now but you have until Feb 12 to get your OWOH post posted!

So, here it is! My OWOH post. The rules say I am supposed to tell you a bit about myself so here goes. I've decided to do this as a list so it dosn't sound like I am writing a speech!
  • Collage is my main art interest. I use recycled materials and a lot of my own patterned papers and images. Recently I've started dyeing paper with Fennel and Eucalyptus and I'm getting a real kick from that. I'm now counting down the days to Autumn so I can collect walnuts and make dye for the first time. All of my collages feature hand stitching using recycled or second hand shop thread.

  •  I love a good collaboration and I am currently involved in a fantastic altered book collaboration. This collab has pushed me in terms of skill and led me to try using fabric for the first time. I've discovered I love fabric! It's so versatile and I can find it in abundance in second hand stores, which appeals to the greenie in me!
  • Last but not least...I love nests! I love everything about them and I am in awe of the birds that make them. I also have a theory that Society is a Nest. A nest is a place of love, hope, warmth and security. It's a place to learn, grow, prosper and fly. Our nests are woven together from our homes, schools, churches and governments and when that nest is strong great things happen. There are many aspects to this, including environmental and I feel fortunate that I've been able to explore the concept through numerous collages. This concept is a true reflection of who I AM and what I believe.

  • My giveaways are 3 LUCKY DIP's made up of paper, lace and ribbon and topped with a collage tag. Little bits for you to use in your own art. They're not huge and I hope to post all of them at the envelope rate and not as a parcel. If you would like to win a LUCKY DIP all you have to do is leave a comment:) Nice and easy!
Thanks for visiting!


Debrina said...

I'm part of OWOH this year too, Lisa! oooo your paper packs look lovely! Count me in, hun!!!

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CindyBee said...

Thanks for visiting. Nice to meet another Kiwi. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog

Emma said...

These l;ook great, please count me in! I've got lots of fennel, must try using it to dye.

danit said...

Hi Lisa. Its good to see you participating. I know I already have some of your art, but I don't care, I want more!

Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia, US. Thanks for your giveaway. If you'd like, you can enter mine at: - listed as participant #523 for OWOH
avennett AT verizon DOT net

vintage wil said...

Beautiful giveaway!!!

Hermine said...

This is a great give away

Doreen G said...

Hi from Canberra Australia-I am a new participant this year and I am amazed at the amount of people who are participating in this event.
Please add my name to the list.

artworks_studio said...

This is my first year with OWOH and it is amazing! If you get a chance wander over to my blog #476 on the list

ziggy stardust said...

what a lovely giveaway! please add me ot the draw! and hope you can fly into my blog if you get a chance!


bockel24 said...

I second what you´re saying about nests, I also love them as symbols in my artwork. And I also like the idea of your lucky dips and would like to win one of them!

fortuitous faery said...

one nest! and in this age of technology, we can also say we live in one big inter-nest!

greetings from snowy new jersey!

PetraB said...

So glad to meet you. I love your collages. The idea of the nest is so true! Love your blog. Happy OWOH!

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, I am doing an OWOH giveaway too:

Thespa said...

I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

Vintiquities Workshop

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

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NuminosityBeads said...

I think I simply must put my name in the hat for a paper bundle.
I just love more supplies for collage and I can see that some of my blog friends have been here to visit already and that I'm in good company.
xoxo Kim
numinositybeads (at) gmail (dot) com

Connie said...

Greetings from Connie on Kauai. I really enjoyed exploring your blog. terrific giveaway too!
come visit my blog too!

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Pleased to meet you!

Oh wonderful prize packs! I'm ready to get creative.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Ayala Art said...

Add me please!Greetings from California, so nice to visit you, this event is so much fun!

The Altered Paper said...

So many creative bloggers! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

marie said...

I would love a chance at winning a LUCKY DIP ~ that's such a fun name! We share a love of nests. I'm always amazed at all the work those sweet birds do to create one and always amused at some of the materials they use. Dryer lint, shoelaces and scraps of an old towel are some of the things I've seen in nests.

John M. Mora said...

I want a painting of Tuscany.

Katarina said...

Hi Lisa. Good to meet you. I'm Katarina from the other side of the world - Sweden :)

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation. Love your creativity.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Belinda said...

Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
Hugs Belinda

Belinda said...

Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
Hugs Belinda

Mimi said...

I would love to be one of your winners!

Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Fat Dormouse said...

I'm a cardmaker and I think your giveaway gift would inspire me to create lovely things! I've enjoyed reading your blog.
I am involved in OWOH for the first time. It's great visiting different blogs and finding so many talented people!

Please visit me (if you haven't already!) at (N° 688 on the list!)


Jingle said...

These look wonderful! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Hoopie said...

Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Sewing with fabric combined with paper is delicious. In fact my giveaway is just that. A wee bird sewn using paper mostly, but fabric overlay. Wire feet, wrapped string beak, glittered up, tulle tail, stamped, stuffed, etc. etc. The thing that makes me excited about what you said on your blog is the bit about dying. I am dying to dye. I use walnut stain but it is store bought. I also use Tim Holtz' stamp pad for distressing.
I'd love to have a chance to win a piece of your beautiful work. Please enter my name into your draw, and thanks! Norma (95)

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

AlwaysInspired said...

Lovely! I'd love to win!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

layers said...

enjoyed reading about your process and content-- already knew you love nests! great collage!

random thoughts do or di said...

I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
please check out my blog

Sunshineshelle said...

Lucky dips, how inspired, gets the muse going :) I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :)

Tara... said...

Greetings from Scotland! Great blog you have here and lucky dips are a fantastic giveaway idea - Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

BabesbyBarb said...

It is great meeting you and I would love to win one of your pkgs. I hope that you can stop by my blog and sign up for mine as well

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Aimee Jeffries said...

Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds great! I know I would love to use them in my crafting! ♥ Thank you! Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Lisa. It is so very nice to meet you. You certainly have a nice place here :) Please enter my name into your wonderful drawing. I would love to win one of your DIPS!

Please stop on by my blog for a visit... I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the list.

Micki said...

I would love your prize, as I make cards and journals.
Please visit me at Irish Muses #678

PEA said...

Hi Lisa, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful paper packs:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

just me said...

wonderful goodies, please throw my name in the hat!

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

trisha too said...

Excellent--very fun!!

Happy OWOH to you--stop by for a little visit if you get the chance, I'm playing along, as well!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Atypical Girl said...

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, It's such fun visiting so mant talented blogs! Visit me if you find time!

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

oooh, put my name in the hat, lady!! i'm going to do owoh too, but i'm a bit slow so far this year. i'm going to post tonight so pop on over (or tomorrow if i'm slow). i LOVELOVELOVE these!!!


Hello from Ohio. I love your give away. Come see Wanda #220
needlewings (at ) mac (dot) com

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Gracie "Neky White" said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win one of these gorgeous prizes!

come to enter mine if you haven't already


Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Regina said...

It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^

I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


CathyH said...

Hi Lisa, wonderful collage. You want walnuts? Come to my house they are everywhere and from time to time I get hit by one in the head :)
Seriously, I think it is really cool you are working with natural dyes.
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Budget Traveler said...

Hello from Thailand! That's a great theory about society and the nest.

Would love to join your giveaway and win the Lucky Dip.

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

Cameron said...

I love nests, too...especially those of weaver make what they do with no hands....amazing!

Please Sign me up for your giveaway....good things come in small packages.....paper bits and whatnots are exciting to me!

Cameron #83

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Lisa,

I love watching the birds in our small garden and it's such a thrill to discover they've made their nest in it.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your beautiful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Noemi said...

Good for you!! I really like the idea of us as a nest, that if we work together good things happen.
A big hug from Spain.

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

My Journey to Hope said...

I would love to win one of your collages! Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

:) Michelle

SLucy said...
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SLucy said...

Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
Please feel free to come over to my blog and enter the giveaway there.
:) Gale OWOH #473

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me!
Best, Holly
my blog:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. I have been here before because of your Pulp Redux collaboration. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

HippieDog said...

Hello! Nice to meet's been fun looking around your blog. Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Oh wow, I'm truly inspired by your art! Please enter me in the giveaway! I would certainly love to win!
Sharon F
OWOH #262

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having such fun checking out all of the OWOH participant's blogs.

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

mitz said...

.. what a fun give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunities mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Digital Misfit said...

Great blog!
I would love a lucky dip of papery goodies to use in my art!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

La Dolce Vita said...

just fabulous!!

jonaks said...

happy owoh!!! this is superb!

Carapace said...

Hey! So you're a collage queen! I love the stuff myself, but I am a Collage Rook at best.:)
I'd love to hear more of how you use fabric in your work!


Wen Redmond said...

Beautiful- love the hand swing with paper!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! i would be delighted to win your giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)!

Leslie said...

I am a fellow paper addict! Thanks for the chance to win one of your little paper bundles!

joe said...

i love, love, love paper bits!!

thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you! i'm enjoying your blog and look forward to spending a lot more time here!

thanks, too, for a chance at winning one of your wonderful prizes! being a hand bookbinder (amongst other passions), i'm quite certain i will have no trouble at all finding a creative home for them!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

joe in montana

janil said...

Greetings from Spain!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hi from England, I'd love a lucky dip! Please count me in and visit my giveaway!
Here's my O.W.O.H. post

Leslie H. said...

Very cool, add me to your hopefuls. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit Leslie

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Lisa, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted paper dip art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

stampgram said...

Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? What an fun blog you have and so many fun things to see. Please enter me in your drawing. (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Wendy said...

Hello dear. It is so very wonderful to meet you and take a lovely walk through your blog. I have enjoyed the visit and would love to be entered into your OWOH giveaway. So Exciting.
Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey. It would be lovely to have you.
wishes and whimsy

WenDy from WondERlanD

Shariyah said...

Hey neighbor! :) I love your lucky dip fun! I'd love to enter my name in for a chance to win! Stop by my blog too if you'd like where I'm giving away an original painting...hope to see you there!
Peace & Love,


Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Greetings from the Philippines! I'd love to win a lucky dip! It'll be the start of something wonderful! Patsy.paterno (at) from

Que Bella said...

Hey Lisa, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. I love doing collages! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Anastasia said...

A lucky dip! How fab. :D

herebebooks at gmail dot com

Kim Mailhot said...

Your Dips are awesome !What treats ! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I hope you have had a sweet OWOH adventure. Cheers !

martha brown said...

Your collages are wonderful! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :) said...

Hello, It's nice to meet you! I'm from Malaysia & also participating in OWOH 2011.
Please come visit me at:

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Susan said...

Hi from New Jersey, USA :) Nice too meet you, I too love collage and am starting to push my boundaries also! I would love to be including in your drawing, and PLEASE come visit #209
Thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)

ludgera said...

OWOH it's all about connecting with bloggers. Through another blog my eye caught the word "lucky dip" I am so glad that I found your blog. I love your paper collage and stitching. Just beautiful.Please visit #815