Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

It’s the end of January and while I'm trying  to stay warm and marveling at all the snow we have here in central Jersey, I'm also dreaming of the spring and my garden (and the mud!).  But before I go too far off into thoughts of spring, I am taking a little trip through the blog world, courtesy of  One World One Heart.  Doesn't the name just sound wonderful?!  In its fifth year, One World One Heart is an amazing event organized by Lisa Swifta of A Whimsical Bohemian, who I might add is a very talented artist and she must not sleep because I just cannot figure out how she has time to do all she does as well as OWOH.  Of course, there is the possibility that all of the characters she creates come to life in January and February to help her?

I am very excited to participate this year.  Last year 1,088 bloggers from 40 countries took a two week whirl wind tour of each others blogs.  What is OWOH?  It brings together bloggers across the globe who share a common interest.   For me, three things make this fun, first there is this long list of blogs (1,088 last year!) that I can meander through, visiting people around the world, knowing that they all are connected by One World One Heart.  This is better than the random visiting I seem to do.  Second, everyone has a door prize and you can leave a comment to enter to win!   And finally, I am hoping to make some new blog friends.  Here's my door prize.
Handmade note cards from original watercolors
Three handmade blank note cards (and envelopes).  The images on the cards are from my original artwork.   The note card on the left is the Bar Harbor Shore Path, the top right is Long Pond, Mt. Desert Island and the third card is a sure sign of spring, Tulips.  My medium of choice is watercolor.  I’ve tried pastels and colored pencil, but always come back to watercolor because I love the freedom.  My favorite thing to paint are landscapes and typically I paint somewhat abstractly.  I’ve recently started to look for other things to do with my artwork.   These note cards are fun.  Adding the different papers with the images is kind of like framing artwork.  I’m also experimenting with jewelry and fabric but both of those endeavors will require a bit more time.  Before the end of OWOH I may have a few more cards to add to this bunch.  

How to win? Leave a comment and your e-mail before midnight, February 16th.  The winner will be selected using random number generator on February 17th and announced the same day.  The cards will be mailed shortly thereafter.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you again.



  1. Thanks for the drawing. These cards are lovely. Please feel free to enter my drawing, as well. avennett AT verizon DOT net

  2. Hi Colleen,

    Your watercolor paintings are wonderful -- you are definitely one talented lady. Thanks for offering such beautiful cards as your door prize. :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  3. Wow- what else can I say- your talent is beautiful. It has been an amazing visit to your blog, thank you so much for giving us this peek into your world we are now blessed.

    Heidi #259

  4. You are very talented.
    My email is

  5. Your note cards are beautiful! I would love a chance to win. I'm a participant as well. Nice to meet you!

  6. Hi there nice to meet you. I only found OWOH today, what a great idea!Your artwork is lovely
    Warm wishes from the UK, pay a visit some time it would be great to see you on my blog

  7. Oh my gosh, Mt. Desert Island is my favorite place in the world! The first time I was there I actually cried when it was time to leave! Your artwork is stunning and anyone would be lucky indeed to win one of your pieces.
    Will be back when I have finished this world tour...
    Hugs from snowy New Hampshire USA,
    Beth P

  8. Hi,
    I enjoyed browsing through your blog- This is my first year enjoying the OWOH event..So much fun! What a great way to meet new friends. I hope you visit my blog and join in on my giveaway as well!

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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,

  10. These are beautiful! You're very talented! Thanks! Please come by to visit me, too! ♥

  11. I like what you have created.
    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway
    Teresa in California

  12. What pretty gifts! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too (#307).

  13. Your artwork is beautiful. Please enter my OWOH at

  14. Hailing you from sunny Arizona. 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

  15. 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:

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

  17. I love your cards, what talent!

  18. G'Day from Brisbane! Your handmade note cards are lovely.

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  19. What a terrific prize you are giving away! Please enter me in your draw. I really enjoyed looking around your blog!
    connie from kauai, hawaii

  20. Beautiful pieces of art work you have done. Looking forward to seeing you in Oregon for coffee when you have time...Tootsie

  21. Thanks for visiting me, Colleen - I am so happy I have made the return visit to enjoy your blog. Today it is really hot here - such a contrast. Hope you enjoy this wonderful event and it would be a bonus to win your great giveaway.

  22. Colleen, you artwork is just wonderful! I look forward to seeing more of it.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    I am #249 on the OWOH list.

  23. Just beautiful. Please include my name in your drawing for the lovely cards.

  24. Beautiful art work! You are truly talented. I'd love to receive your giveaway gift.
    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

  25. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. It's brightened my day to have visited your blog. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  26. Hi there, so nice to meet you!
    Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win!

    Greetings from bonny Scotland.

    PS. If you have a minute please come and visit mine too:o)

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

  28. Wonderful notecards!
    Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  29. Lovely cards!Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

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

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

  32. I would love to win your notecards.

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

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  33. Your notecards are lovely...I love pretty notecards...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  34. your work is lovely!

  35. Your cards are lovely. I 'd love to find them in my mailbox! Please add me to the draw. Also, stop by booth 92 if you get a chance.

  36. Your art work is truly beautiful, I enjoyed my visit with you today, please stop by my blog to sign up for my giveaway if you have time

  37. Greetings from France! Please add me in your draw and do pop over to my blog at #218.

  38. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. Your handmade cards are quite lovely.

    Thanks for participating in
    One World One Heart

    check out my blog

  39. I love to do watercolor paintings, so I do love that. Please visit me at my Irish giveaway at #678

  40. Hi Colleen, your work is beautiful and the note cards special. I've always admired your watercolors and know it takes special talent to work in watercolors. You've got it in spades, woman...talent, that is!

  41. Beautiful giveaway!
    Nice to meet you,
    greetings from Finland;-))m
    *451* OWOH

    leikkaan AT

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

  43. Hi Colleen, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous note cards:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  44. Hi Colleen...wonderful cards you are offering and I send a lot of card. So please enter me in you giveaway...xoxo
    peace and light
    julie #565

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

  46. So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

  47. Your cards are beautiful. I love watercolour.

  48. Colleen, these cards are so beautiful and meaningful to me. My family has been vacationing in Maine for every year since before I was born almost 50 years ago. It has a natural beauty not found elsewhere. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

  49. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. If I am lucky enough to win
    please contact me through my blog

  50. Greetings from Pleasanton, California
    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway
    If you have time to visit me

    I am giving away 7 different things 

    & if you want, please join my blog too!

    Thanks for the entry & consideration.
    Blessings ♥ tere

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

  52. 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


  53. Greetings from Oregon, USA! Your artwork and notecards are lovely! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

  54. 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.

  55. Hi Colleen, I am visiting from Putnam County, NY. Happy OWOH! I enjoy painting and often share oils that I have done. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

  56. Beautiful watercolor paintings Colleen!
    cathyguitarteacer-77 at

  57. Your watercolors are beautiful. I would love to win a set of cards.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  58. I would love to win something so wonderful! I love watercolor paintings *_* Thanks for the chance to win these cards.

    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time! I'm # 516


  59. you've created some wonderful cards for this lovely event!
    Caryl owoh #270

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

  61. Your cards and artwork are beautiful - would love to enter your giveaway! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

  62. Hi from your neighbor in PA!
    Your watercolors are lovely.
    Please enter me in your draw and come on over to my blog #348 and toss your name in the hat if you wish. Thanks!

  63. Very pretty cards!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  64. Great Note Cards!

    My blog, Not much just yet cause' im new to bloggin.

  65. Hello it is nice to meet you. I am from Florence, Oregon and I have enjoyed spending time here.

  66. Hi Colleen - your handmade cards are beautiful, love the colors especially (I'm SO tired of white!) and would be thrilled should I be lucky enough to win them.

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

  67. Your artwork is beautiful, lovely cards!

  68. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! I love your cards. I too make cards but I have never gotten into watercolors, I almost always work with copic markers.
    Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
    :) Gale

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

  70. Your notecards are beautiful. I am always looking for pretty stationery. Thanks for the chance to win them.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  71. Love the three examples of your work; especially the diagonal line of Bar Harbor. Your blog was a fun read; hope you have a chance to stop by mine!

    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


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

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

  73. Hello Colleen, your cards look fab!
    I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

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

  75. 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

  76. Very pretty note cards! Please enter me into your giveaway. Thank you for visiting my page and commenting, it's so nice to meet you!

  77. Hello from wonderful wild Wyoming. I certainly enjoyed visiting your blog and learning a little about you. Love your giveaway...the notecards are lovely. Please enter me.
    (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  78. Hi Colleen, Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of your lovely cards. Please come by #9 and say hello.


  79. 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

  80. Your cards are very pretty Colleen! thanks for giving us a chance to win them! Do come by and see if you'd like to win my prize! Patsy.paterno (at) from

  81. Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

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

  83. Hi,
    These are very nice watercolors.
    A big hug from Spain.

  84. 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. :)


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

  86. So beautiful! I would love any of your cards!
    I hope you can stop by and visit me as well!

  87. Thank you for these notecards.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

    Please stop by California.

  88. these are lovely!!! hope you visit me in the Philippines!!! happy owoh!

  89. Hello from Thailand! Oh I love those cards! count me in!

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

    laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

  90. Your watercolors are wonderful. I love your art!
    Please include me in your drawing!
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

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

    Great to meet you Colleen! I just love your watercolors, these cards are fab!

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

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  92. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Beautiful cards! 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

  93. You have beautiful paintings. It is fun to meet a fellow watercolor artist. Visit me at
    xo Jenny

  94. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing, If you get a chance I am #809 on the OWOH tour.

  95. Beautiful giveaway! Please include me in your draw!

  96. You have made some fantastic watercolor cards for the festival giveaway. I hope you are getting a chance to visit some of the many participants in the festival. There are some beautiful things to admire and great stories to read.
    Warmest regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  97. 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

  98. Your cards are so pretty! Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  99. you are a very talented watercolor artist! these are lovely paintings that you used for the notecards. 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!

  100. Hey Colleen! I grew up in Pennington oh so many years ago! I live in North Carolina now where it is not quite as snowy and cold! Have fun with OWOH!

    Pat Upton
    pupton58 at gmail dot com

  101. Lovely work:) Please put my name in the hat for a chance of winning.

  102. 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

  103. I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks so much :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  104. Your artwork is wonderful, great idea to make cards with them & share with others!! I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but could be just dazed from dancing around the world LOL) 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 :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) There's lot's more blogs, I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

  105. Hi Colleen...Greetings from Ipswich, MA. I know what you mean about trying to keep warm. We've had tons of snow this year, and it's been really cold.

    Please enter me into the OWOH givaway.

    Also, I hope you will find time to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. Do come by again to chat. :) I'm #509
    Hugs...Linda L

  106. hi colleen! thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words.

    i have enjoyed looking around in your blog and seeing all the wonderful creations!

    please enter me in your drawing.

    i will be spending many hours poking around in your little corner of the blogosphere!

    joe in montana

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

  108. Hi Colleen. Greetings from Virginia. Your artwork is beautiful and I would love for you to throw my name into the hat for a chance to win your lovely notecards.

    I would also love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  109. 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!


  110. Hi Colleen, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted note cards. 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.

  111. Lovely artwork! please count me in on your giveaway! Great to meet you here through OWOH...Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


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

  113. A warm hello from Massachusetts. Colleen, your work is wonderful. I enjoyed visiting your gallery and etsy shop and I have to say I like Valhalla the best. Deer Candy is my close second. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca

  114. 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!

  115. Greetings Colleen, I am in the Southern most part of Ocean county, like where Ocean, Burlington, and Atlantic counties all meet. Where are you? My mom, mail goes to princeton, but she is actually in "rocky hill".
    your work is beautiful!! the cards are wonderful, please include me, and please come visit #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)


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