Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World, One Heart

A couple weeks ago I learned about One World, One Heart and thought it looked like lots of fun. One World, One Heart is described as "a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs." So here I am joining in the fun for this event's 5th and final year. Welcome OWOH!

My name is Jen. Like many, I wear many different hats on a daily basis: mother, wife, daughter, friend, optometrist, etc.. This is more than enough to keep me busy, but I still try to find the time to add "artist" to that list. I absolutely love being creative and this is where I share my artistic passion and journey. 

This year seems to be taking me on an extra special journey thus far. Rather than resolutions, I chose one word "Clear" to inspire my year. And so far, as I've been clearing my household clutter and bad habits, I've started to enjoy some mental clarity. I've realized that it is time for me to enjoy my life right now. At times I can focus too much on the future and all that I want for it. But I need to cherish right now because that is the gift I have in my hands right now. Inspired by my recent paradigm shift, I created this mixed media piece. 
I'm really excited about how this piece turned out, so I would like to share a print of this piece as my OWOH giveaway. So if you want to win your own simple reminder to enjoy right now, just leave me a comment and one lucky person will be revealed on Feb 17th! Good luck!


scrapwordsmom said...

Jen, this is just lovely!! Love this. I was going to participate in this but decided with my Soul Restoration class I would not. Enjoy!!!

Emakesart said...

What a great post! And I LOVE this piece, it's beautiful! And what a great reminder! Please enter me in the drawing! And have fun with OWOH!


Diane said...

Hi Jen, you should be proud--this is exceptional!!--I love it. And thanks so much for entering my giveaway too!

Amy said...

Thanks for the drawing. Please feel free to enter my drawing, as well. avennett AT verizon DOT net

apinkdreamer said...

hi!!!i'm eleni from greece! please enter me in your wonderful givaway! thanks for sharing!!!!!
visit my magical owoh post too:

Janine said...

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

Rich Witch said...

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

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Jen, it is so lovely and I can't agree with you more about living and enjoying the moment. I too struggle with this at times. Your print would remind me everyday! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Take care, tracey

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:

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! A lovely reminder indeed!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Femmy said...

beautiful giveaway! count me in please.

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi and so nice to meet you.
Your giveaway is beautiful and I would love a chance to win!
Greetings from bonny Scotland
PS If you have a mo and have not already done so, please come and see mine too:o)

Jingle said...

I love this piece and I really love the sentiment! A great reminder! Thank you! I hope you get a chance to visit me! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

AlwaysInspired said...

Such a great piece of art!
Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

The Altered Paper said...

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

Cherry said...

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

Shirley said...

What a wonderful saying!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Sometimes you come across things that just speak directly to your heart. We are going through the same type of clearing in our home now ~ and I find it libeating too!

LOVE your sentiment ~ your print would be most welcomed here.

❄ So nice to meet you through OWOH. I'm playing too ~ #225 ❄

Cheryl said...

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

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

This is wonderful! So leased to meet you. Do drop by when you have a moment.

Michaele said...

"Clear" is a wonderful word choice! I think mine is "balance"... wish me luck!

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Mimi said...


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

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Baxter's Mom said...

Hi Jen! OOOHHH I love your new piece!!! Put my name in! Love it that so many flyers are participating!!! See you soon!

Brenda said...

It is a lovely giveaway - I love the quote.

Micki said...

What a lovely piece and thanks so much! Please visit me at my Irish giveaway at:

PEA said...

Hi Jen, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win a print of your gorgeous art piece:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Mervi said...

Nice to meet you via OWOH!
Gorgeous art and lovely prize,
hope to win!

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

Hoopie said...

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

Christina said...

I would love to enter your drawing..
I'm OWOH#502

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Fabulous quote! That makes the piece sot on! Please visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

Nanbon44 said...

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

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 - your print is thought provoking and a good reminder!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I really like your print. Thanks for offering it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! And enjoy having art like this around me when I craft! Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Erika said...

Hello! she is gorgeous!!

Please stop by if you get a moment; I am also participating

Craftymoose Crafts said...

How totally sweet! Count me in! V I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

Thespa said...

I'm glad to meet you and to find your blog. I will definitely be back for a visit soon. Have fun at the OWOH!
Vintiquities Workshop

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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


Aimee Jeffries said...

This is beautiful! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


random thoughts do or di said...

I agree with your sentiment of your give away.

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

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful and inspiring collage print. I love it.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Connie said...

please enter me in your lovely giveaway, and come visit mine!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful piece! I'm really hoping to get a piece of canvas done for my February OLW blog post!

Beadwright said...

Hello Jen from Florence Oregon USA
It is nice to meet you. I have enjoyed your blog very much. Please enter me in for you prize.

Gabriela said...

Hello from Ohio! Nice meeting you and getting to know your blog! The giveaway is great!I would love to treasure it..gabriela #439

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

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

Love it! Wonderful hearts you have here too!! Please add me to your list. Would love to hang this in my studio!


Melanie said...

I did the same thing! I didn't set a resolution, I picked a word for the year! Mine is "HOPE" :-)

Very nice to meet you here on OWOH

thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com
#14 "Melanie's Journey

Atypical Girl said...

My word for 2011 is LIVE!

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

Sylvia Smiser said...

It's nice to meet you! What an inspirational piece! I would love to hang this in my studio.
Thank you,


Nic said...

Sweet! She is lovely! Shooting stars to you from cold and windy Wisconsin! Visit me at #517!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Jen, it's great to meet you! Happy OWOH. I love the word you chose for the year. My word is "grow." And I've been trying! I absolutely LOVE your mixed media piece! It's gorgeous. Hope you'll come pay me a visit:

Lynn said...

Hi Jen,
What a wonderful piece of art and the wording is so profound :)
Great blog by the way xx
Lynn xxx
If you would like to check out my blog on the OWOH list..I am #744 for a nice prize too :)

silvia said...

Hi Jen!! I've enjoyed visiting your blog :)
Your giveaway is a simple, yet beautiful reminder to enjoy life.

Dianne said...

Very sweet-reminds me of one of my giveaways.
Please enter me in your draw and come on over to my blog #348 and enter mine if you wish. Thanks!

nfmgirl said...

That is absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining in with OWOH! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous piece (even tho you are busy!) :)
Caryl OWOH #270

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Great word for the year, I could use some clarity myself! lol Beautiful gift, thanks for the chance to win it!

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

Happy Blog Discovery!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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

Susan Burgess said...

Oh Jen I am present and accounted for pick me, pick me! Love this gal with the hear and gift. That she has no facial features sure makes her easy to imagine as mine! Hugs, Sanna

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Your print is so pretty.
Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. OWOH # 473
:) Gale

Mia J. said...

Your piece is wonderful. I would so like to be entered to win your beautiful print. Thanks for the chance.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Kristin said...

Hi Jen! Good to see you again ;) I hope you're having fun with the event and would LOVE to be included in your drawing - this piece is so adorable! Thanks for the chance, Kristin xo

crafty creations said...

Hi Jen I've enjoyed reading your blog which is very inspiring

Your gift is brilliant and a timely reminder I would love to win it would go right here in my craft room - please enter me into your draw

Come visit me at No 177 and No 727



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

Caroline said...

Beautiful piece! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

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

Donna said...

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

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty. 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...

It’s lovely to meet you Jen. Thanks for the chance of winning a print of your beautiful artwork, it really is a striking piece.

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

Sherry from England, UK

Marit said...

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! I agree with you, that this is a lovely piece of art, and you're so right to point it as one of your favourites! I would be thrilled if my name was pulled out of your magic hat! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

Halle said...

Love the sentiment you used! Awesome!
Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
Stop by my giveaway as well.

Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

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.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Doreen G said...

Hi from Canberra Australia
Nice to meet you here- maybe you would like to come over to my place and see what I have to offer.
Regards Doreen #573.

Wendy said...

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

Belinda said...

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

ladybug said...

your piece is beautiful and resonates with me as well! (as does your word for the year...I should take a page from that book myself!)

I hope you'll come by and visit me as well:

Debra said...

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

trisha too said...

Sweet! Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

HippieDog said...

Such sweet art....nice to meet you! Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

s hyler said...

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

Teri said...

Sweet giveaway.
Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Teri and I've been blogging
since December 2010. 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.


Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

Hello from Thailand!!

I'm glad I dropped by! Count me in your giveaway.

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

laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

Aviya Glass said...

Hi from chilly England. Thank you for letting me peek into your world. That is a gorgeous giveaway! Please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404, a warm welcome awaits! said...

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

yoborobo said...

Hi Jen! I agree completely! We need to enjoy right now. :) I would love a chance to win your reminder! Please come see me at 278 if you get a chance. Pam

Donna said...

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

peggy aplSEEDS said...

is a lovely saying. 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!

Kathy said...

Hi Jen, great give away and I love the quote, very inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bright blessings,
#57 said...

hi from perth western australia. just love your blog and all lovely art. thanks for sharing with me.please also call past my blog

JBlanton said...

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

joe said...

wow, jen! your blog and giveaway are wonderful! please enter me in the drawing and stop by my blog and enter mine!

thank you for the opportunity to get to know your work better and for the chance to own a little piece of your world through OWOH!

joe in montana

Created By You said...

How very cool and appropriate for the OWOH tour! Love your little blog!
Sharon F. OWOH #262

Kimberly R. said...

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

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA

Very nice to meet you. Please enter me in the OWOH drawing.

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. :)

Leslie said...

You have a nice blog and your giveaway collage is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Your shop is great! Count me in. I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. Please visit my new blog #864

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love your art and this quote!
Please enter me in your draw!

Que Bella said...

Hey Jen, It's wonderful to meet you and to discover your blog-home. What a lovely giveaway. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Top Floor Treasures said...

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

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

A happy hello from a cold and snowy Massachusetts. Jen, your heart art is wonderful. I would be honored to display it in my home. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Jen ! Love your positive and life-loving attitude ! And the piece your are offering as a giveaway is just beautiful. Thanks so much for he chance to win. I hope you are enjoying this OWOH ride. Cheers!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Love your print and its message! So nice to meet you through OWOH!

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!


Tammy Freiborg said...

Great word for the year. Love this collage. Please visit #875

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Jen, I would love to win your beautiful print. 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.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

What a lovely piece! An such a meaningful giveaway...So nice to meet you here through OWOH...I hope you will get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


Daydream Retreat said...

I truly love your artwork and your blog looks awesome, very nice to meet you! I'm reading Kelly Rae Robert's e-book right now loving that too :)

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Jen,
Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of your lovely print, the sentiment is perfect. I'll be back to have another look around and please come by #9 and say hello.

Liv said...

Hi Jen! Warm wishes from Sydney, Australia!
That's a really pretty piece you've created. I love the quote - very true! :)
Can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thank you so much!!
You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

--Liv from Australia--

gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

calej said...

Hi Jen, welcome to OWOH, your creation is just lovely!

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


calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art

My world said...

this piece is beautiful jen!

Anna Circo said...

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!

Rough Seas Designs said...

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!!

Susan said...

lovely to meet you Jen, I'm Susan from NJ :) I love your print, it is perfect for OWOH and it is such a great message. please include me and please come visit #209
Thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)