Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart (OWOH) Global Blog Event

2011 marks the fifth annual One World One Heart (OWOH) Blog Event. OWOH is the brainchild of Lisa Swifka - A Whimsical Bohemian who began this project in 2007 to build community among bloggers. Lisa says "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." Very cool, right?!!

To join in the fun... Between now and February 17th bloggers from all over the world who are participating in OWOH's magical globel trek will display this image on their sidebar, indicating that they are hosting a giveaway. Just leave a comment on their blog post for a chance to win. Winners will be randomly selected on February 17th. Be sure to leave contact information, if it's not in your profile. Click here for a list of participants. If you are interested in hosting your own giveaway, click here for directions. Most importantly, make new friends and have fun!

my giveaways...

There will be two separate drawings. The first one is for my "Vibrant Flowers" art card set featuring fine art reproductions from my original watercolor paintings. This collection includes one card of each floral painting with matching envelopes.
The second drawing is for my "River Rocks" art cards, which are also fine art reproductions from my original watercolor paintings. This collection includes one card of each of the four paintings with matching envelopes.

Update 2/6/11 ~ I've added a third set of art cards to my giveaway, Pears & Apples.
Only comments left on this post will qualify for my random drawing. Winners will be announced on February 17th. So say hello and enjoy your flight!


  1. Your River Rocks are just wonderful - I doubt that I´d be able to send them to someone else, but I´d try! So please count me in for these and maybe have a look at my blog and giveaways.

  2. Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful artwork... when you get time pop over to see us .. if we aren't there,we are still out visiting all the OWOH bloggers make yourselves a cup of tea..sit Hugs wendy

  3. Wow... your drawings are so lovely and unique! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your beautiful give-away... I can only dream it's me! :)

    This OWOH trip around the (blog)world is great, thanks!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

  4. Thanks for the drawing. Your art cards are lovley. Please feel free to enter my drawing, as well. avennett AT verizon DOT net

  5. Great cards - lovely artwork!

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

  7. HI! What a gorgeous gift!You're a fantastic drawer. Please, count me in!

    Hope that you'll join in my giveaway ♥

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  9. What great gifts! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too.

  10. Beautiful cards! Visit my OWOH giveaway at

  11. Oh, I just LOVE your artcards and I love your watercolor style! I dabble in watercolor, too.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    I am #249 on the OWOH list

  12. 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:

  13. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  14. Your vibrant flowers art cards are my favorite!

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  15. Yur paintings are so alive. Please include me in your drawing.

  16. Beautiful pieces of art...looking forward to your visit...Tootsie

  17. Totally sweet! Also, so pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, I'd like to ask you to please, please come comment at my OWOH post too :) I'm number 120 on the list yey! (oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere) Doors always open :)

  18. What beautiful, beautiful pictures. I'd be delighted to receive one of your gorgeous giveaway gifts.
    I am interested in card making and decorating boxes - but sadly found out about OWOH too late to participate.

    I have two blogs - come & see me sometime

  19. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Love your creative talent and art cards. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  20. Gorgeous cards!
    Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50

  21. So many creative blogs! WoW! Count me in your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  22. Gorgeous prizes, I love your painting!
    Do pop over to visit my blog, too. I am #218.
    Greetings from France.

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

  24. I love both the flowers and the river rocks. Beautiful artwork. Please add my name to the draw. Thanks so much. Number 92

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

  26. Nice to meet you :)
    Best wishes from Russia :)


  27. Wow, you're really talented, I would love to win!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  28. love your art cards, please visit my blog for my giveaway

  29. I really like your work - thank you for the wonderful giveaway...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  30. You are so talented, you watercolour paintings are so good - i love them. i would love to be in your prize draw - you can enter mine also #639. Enjoy the OWOH journey! Joyce

  31. I do watercolor paintings and journal work, so I enjoyed seeing yours. Please visit my Irish giveaway at:


  32. Hi Susan, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win some of your gorgeous cards:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  33. Hi!
    Nice to meet you via OWOH!
    Gorgeous blog and lovely prize,
    hope to win!

    Greetings from Finland;-))m
    number 451 OWOH
    leikkaan AT

  34. I enjoyed viewing your blog very much. Isn't Blog Hopping fun ?

    Thanks for participating in
    One World One Heart 2011

    check out my blog #635

  35. So very nice to meet you,
    Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

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

  37. Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by and leaving that wonderful comment! Makes my heart swell! your artwork is beautiful, full of talent! Please add me to your list, I'd love to win one of these choices! I'll be back,


  38. Susan...your watercolors are beautiful!!! I loved wandering around and I will be back. (always wanted to say that..have to think Arnold when you read it..LOL)

    Thank you for coming to visit me today. I just love OWOH!!!


  39. I would be thrilled to win either set of art cards--they are stunning! I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

  40. Beautiful watercolors! Love the River Rocks. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


  41. Oh 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


  42. I really respect and admire your creativity.

  43. Your artwork is so beautiful. I love both sets of cards.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  44. Nice giveaway! Count me in :)
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  45. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

  46. love your art cards! please come enter my draw too!

  47. Thanks for stopping by my blog, love your art cards, especially the river rocks!

  48. Nice to meet you :-)
    happy to join your wonderful Giveaway :-)
    Hello Mary;)

  49. Hi Susan,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm a huge fan of watercolor paintings! And river rocks. I so admire your work. It's wonderful to hop around and find such talented women! Please add me to your drawing, thank you.

  50. Hello from Ohio! Nice meeting you and getting to know your blog! I used to live in Great Barrington and love that whole area!The giveaway is great!I love your designs!
    gabriela #439

  51. 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.

  52. Hi Susan! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments . . . they were very much appreciated!

    Your art is just gorgeous! I'd love to throw my name in the hat to win either one of the beautiful sets you're offering.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessed Be,
    Embracing My Goddess-Self

  53. It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance…and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

    Henry James (1843-1916

  54. Hi Susan! I love your water colors and would enjoy the cards so much, thank you!
    cathyguitarteacer-77 at

  55. Very talented! :) Love them! Especially the rocks. Shooting stars to you from cold and windy Wisconsin! Visit me at #517!

  56. I always appreciate watercolors as they are difficult to do for lots of us!
    Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog #348 and put your name in the hat there if you wish. Thanks!

  57. Hi, Your rock paintings are stunning. I also enjoyed seeing some of your mixed media work. Thanks for participating and I'd love to win.

    Lorrie Abdo

  58. Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special!
    Thanks for the chance to win :D

    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

    Hugs !!

  59. Both card sets are fabulous!
    Caryl OWOH #270

  60. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    Hi Susan! Your watercolors are lovely! Thanks for having me over today!

    If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  61. I'm always looking for new and interesting cards. These are so pretty! I'd be thrilled if my number/name was pulled as the winner!

    Thanks for the chance,
    #399 - come see me if you haven't already!

  62. I am totally impressed with your work. Love what you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

  63. Hope you've been able to get out from under all the snow!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  64. Beautiful cards! Please enter me in your draw. I would be thrilled to win them.

  65. Hello from Oregon! I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Both of your card sets are beautiful. I love cards!
    Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. OWOH # 473
    :) Gale

  66. Your art is quite lovely! Please sign me up for your giveaway!

    Please visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway.


    Seattle WA

  67. I love your flowers, so please sign me up!

    Miriam, the Netherlands

  68. Hi Susan and a big hello from Mumbai, India. I've only lately learnt about the awesome OWOH concept. I was so sad to learn it is the last year that Lisa will be hosting it. I hope someone continues with the tradition.
    While I am just a traveller on the OWOH you are welcome to my blog. Do count me in your door gift away draw. You are so creative.
    My email: lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

  69. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  70. 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

  71. Your river rocks are so appealling to me! I could almost feel their smoothness between my fingers. It was nice seeing your blog; hope you stop by mine, too!

    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


    Another email: (I like this one the best.)

  72. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  73. Greetings from the other side of Massachusetts! Your watercolors are incredible! Awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  74. Your art is gorgeous, love your watercolours. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  75. Lovely artwork on your cards Susan.

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

    Sherry from England, UK

  76. It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! At first, I thought you were showing photo's but WOW, those are paintings?!!! You are very talented!!!! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

  77. Hello from Canada! Your river rocks are really wonderful-
    I hope you can stop by and say Hi-

  78. Howdy, I rushed on over as you had just called in at my blog :) By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) My talent lies in eating leftovers, swearing - LOL, I'm a pretty new (4 week old) blogger, so feel free to drop in ANYTIME if you're in the bloggersphere. Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  79. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  80. Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? Your art cards are lovely, I would be honored to win any of them.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

  81. Hi Susan, so nice to meet you ! i just love your artwork ! i would be thrilled to win some of your cards i was so drawn to the pebbles ! Thankyou for visiting me !


  82. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love the opportunity to be a part of it. Happy OWOH. Please do drop in during your journey.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  83. Hi Susan! I love your art! First, I thought I liked the flowers best, but now I am loving those rocks! :)) So nice to meet you, and I hope you aren't freezing up there in the Berkshires! If you get a minute come visit me at 278. Pam

  84. Very beautiful watercolours. I like the pebbles ones.
    A big hig from Spain.

  85. your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
    my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

  86. Hi Susan, Thanks for visiting my blog and also for suggesting that I visit yours. Your watercolours are beautiful & I would love to be included in the list.

  87. 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. :)


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

  89. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

  90. Love your art cards!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

  91. nice cards. I could always use cards.
    I love to scrapbook and create altered art
    jewelry. Your blog is very nice. Please stop by mine! Thanks for sharing your blog. Have fun on your blog travels.


  92. I would love to win any of those items - they are all beautiful!

  93. Very nice, Susan! Happy OWOH to you--stop by and say hi if you get the chance, I'm OWOHing along with you!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  94. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  95. What beautiful cards you have created for the festival. I love watercolor painting and you made wonderful color choices.
    Thanks for participating in OWOH- I hope that you are getting the opportunity to meet other bloggers in the festival. There are so many interesting people to visit. Enjoy..
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,

  96. Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    ~Donna #792

  97. Your river rocks are so pretty! So colorful!

    ecarian at yahoo dot com
    OWOH #506, 508, 793

  98. Your watercolours are fabulous! I'd love to win some of your cards -- the river rocks are my favourite -- I'm off now to have a look around your blog!
    Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto)

  99. Gorgeous artwork! I would be honored to own one of your pieces!
    Please come by my blog (#462) to check out my giveaways! Thank you!

  100. Your painting is wonderful, i love the fruit! Please enter my name into your draw,

  101. Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

  102. you make lovely watercolors. thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway. i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

  103. Hi Susan, your watercolor paintings are beautiful and I love cards so to me this is a perfect give away. Thanks so much for the beautiful offereings. Enjoy your travels.

    Bright blessings,

  104. Absolutely love your sets of art cards. You paint beautifully. :)

  105. gorgeous !! count me in for the drawing please.

  106. hello,
    your art is lovely and I have a fondness for you river rock art. I love taking photos of rocks in water! I have even had one as a magazine cover. yours are gorgeous! Wishing you a lovely OWOH!

    feel free to stop by both of mine #60 and #63

  107. Your artwork is gorgeous - I thought at first those rocks were a photo. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too :)

    OWOH #365

  108. You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  109. Your drawings are lovely. I am glad to see that there are still note cards.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  110. hello from Thailand! Those are beautiful prints.. I'm sure the real paintings must be gorgeous!

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

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d

  111. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks so much :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot

  112. Hi Susan...Greetings from Ipswich, MA
    Please enter me in the OWOH drawing. You do lovely work!

    I'm a watercolor artist, too...though lately I've been more focused on creating jewelry and upcycled items. Very nice to meet you!

    I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. And...please, come by again later so we can chat. :)

  113. What an incredible giveaway!!! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win :)
    Please stop by my blog, I'm #323. Warm greetings from Mexico~

  114. Hello from England :) Great giveaway! And beautiful artwork. Please count me in.
    Here's my O.W.O.H. post

  115. Hello Susan, I am in Massachusetts too. We live in Pepperell, near the NH border. Your watercolors are lovely. I especially like the quote from Georgia O' Keefe. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

  116. Hi Susan,

    Your paintings are just wonderful. Somehow, I like the ones of the river stones most -- just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win cards from your watercolors.

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  117. Your cards are lovely ! I am very partial to the river rocks, Rock Fairy that I am !
    Thanks for the chance to win. I Hope you have been enjoying the OWOH ride. Cheers !

  118. 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!


  119. Love those river rocks! Please visit #875

  120. Hi Susan, I would love to win your beautiful cards, Vibrant Flowerw, River Rocks, and Pears & Apples. 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.

  121. Lovely card set! Your artwork is beautiful! So nice to meet you here through OWOH...I hope you will get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


  122. Lovely to read your blog. Enjoying OWOH enormously. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Blessings x

  123. Hi Susan, Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of one of your gorgeous sets of cards. Your art is beautiful and I'll be back to have another look around and please come by #9 and say hello.

  124. Hi Susan, these are just marvelously made!

    Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


    calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
    calej d'art

  125. Hi Susan. Thanks for welcoming me to your blog. I've enjoyed visiting and reading your blogs. Your art is truly lovely and I know the cards will be treasures.

    Please feel free to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway also. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625. Happy OWOH to you!

  126. Nice to meet you Susan,

    Your cards are beautiful! Whomever wins sure will be lucky to receive a set. Please include my name into the drawing.

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    Southern Illinois, USA
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  127. Your art is amazing! I can't believe you painted those river real and beautiful. I love your style. Please count me in, I would love any of the notecards!

    And thanks so very much for your wonderful comment on my blog!


  128. Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

  129. I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

    I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

    Thanks so much!!

  130. Hi, Susan! I am a painter, too.
    All of your work is just lovely =) This is my first time participating in OWOH, and I am loving it! Stop by and register for my giveaway, if you like. Kathryn, from Florida

  131. Greetings from Clovis, California
    I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, 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:

  132. Hello Susan, I am a follower, and I am in awe as usual, your work is so wonderful, you are truly talented! I love what you choose for giveaways, please count me in and please come visit #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)


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