Friday, February 18, 2011

one world one heart 2001 winner!

this year's one world one heart blogger event was an amazing journey! i joined in a little late, but not too late that i didn't get a chance to visit each and every participating blog. i didn't sleep much...and did nothing else for five days...but, hey, i got to visit them all! even had time to poke through them and get to see what everyone was doing. and let me tell you, there are some amazingly talented people out there! i feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to participate and to meet so many wonderful people and i truly look forward to getting to know many of them much better through our blogs!

but, as  peter s. beagle once said, “heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. a quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.” but this story has come to its end. it's know the end of something great is coming, but you want to hold on, just for one more second...just so it can hurt a little more... but every ending is also a beginning, or so it's said. this event is more ways than one. but there are many new friendships beginning... so hurt though it might, there is good in it, too.

amongst these good things are the feelings of the winner of sky flower:

drum roll please

and the winner is: 

i have to say, wanda had an interesting strategy to win...she wrote:

"wowsers! what an awesome blog full of such talent!
thanks for a peek into your world. 
i licked everyone of your pieces so no one else would touch them. 
LOL also love your furry creatures. 
thanks for being a part of OWOH and love your fabulous prize! "

i gotta tell ya...apparently it worked! good thing she didn't want my critters...i don't know if they'd have taken kindly to some stranger licking them!  i guess i should have licked her orange-haired dotti doll while i was over at her wonderful blog ( and maybe i might have won it, too! (sigh) well, next time i know what to do...

so, wanda, be sure to check your inbox for an email from me asking for your mailing info and sky flower will be on its way to your door first thing monday morning! i hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed creating it!



  1. LOL! I'll have to remember that strategy! Well done and congratulations Wanda :D

  2. I'm happy to have found your blog through OWOH,
    Congrats to NeedleWings

  3. Congratulations to your lucky winner:)

    Congratulations Joe, you are one of the winners of my OWOH giveaways Here (Your email link didn't seem to work for me)so please can you get in touch with your snail mail addy, so that I can get your giveaway goodies in the post to you :)

    Jan x

  4. Wow Joe, 5 days on the computer! Very impressive........I think! I've never heard of this OWOH event; but lucky winner!

  5. Lucky Wanda! I will have to try that licking thing next time :-).Congrats!
    And as for your visiting every blog, WOW!!! I did not even get to 1/3 yet, what with work, a new kitty and just plain life I only had about an hour a day to travel the blogs, but I do plan on visiting them all over time.
    I hope I am one of the blogs you come back too, I could use some male energy there :-). And I think I will miss you if you don't. I know I will be coming here daily as I love the good
    stuff you put out art and energy wise.

  6. i know, penny....there were times i felt like i needed a spatula to peel my eyeballs off of the computer screen!!

  7. yeah, annie, it was tough. i've been working 60+ hours a week at my job... basically, i think i gave up sleep! i spent at least 5 hours a day on the computer, sometimes more, to manage it. now i'm spending a couple hours each day going back and revisiting...and YES, yours is one i will definitely be back to time and again!!


  8. Congratulations Wanda! I don't have a blog, but I really enjoyed visiting all the participants and finding new to me artists. This cyber community is amazing in its creativity. Get some rest, Joe!

  9. Hi, Just popped in to say congratulations to your winner AND congratulations to YOU as you have won my doll on Art Dolls Only's blog!!!
    I hope you will like her. :-)
    Could you please send me your address so I can send the little doll to you?

  10. Shoot I wanted to win that is so beautiful. I have let my daughter's dog lick it now, I don't think Wanda will want it. Better send it to me.

  11. I agree that the OWOH event was fantastic. Did you sign up for newsletters describing the artists' event starting next year? If not, go back to Lisa's OWOH blog and get the update! It sounds awesome!

  12. Wand won one of my giveaways too. She is a hoot :)