Thursday, January 31, 2008
One World One Heart *UPDATED*
My offering for the One World One Heart event is this Valentine themed Dotee doll, hand sewn and embellished by me with glass beads & sequins. It is about 5 inches tall not counting the legs or the hanger. And as you can see... she fancies herself quite the Princess! You will have to provide your own throne or you can hang her from her beaded loop
The original idea behind this event is to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. You can read more about it on Lisa's One World One Heart blog.
Visit her blog and see all the wonderful items folks have offered up for the event.
In order to enter, just leave a comment on this post and, if you don't mind, include your city, state and country. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you live in the world.
I will accept names until midnight Eastern time, February 13 and will announce the winner on Valentine's Day, February 14. I will contact the winner through their blog - if you don't have blog - please don't forget to check back on the 14th to see if you won.
*UPDATED to add a couple of other items and increase your odds of winning! Everyone wants better odds, right? I know I do - so I am adding 2 other times to my drawing.
First is a pin I made last year. It is about 1 1/2 inches across and includes a ceramic bead by Earthenwood Studio. All glass Japanese and Czech beads, backed with ultrasuede.
And that's not all... I finished up a bracelet last night - another coil bracelet. These are so dainty and pretty when you see them - I can't quite convey that in the photos.
The colors on this one are far prettier in person than I can capture as well. It really is more of a reddish/wine color that it appears here. It is made with size 15/0 Japanese beads and an 11/0 Delica bead going down the middle as the spine. It measures just over 7 inches end to end. The colors are Metallic Burgundy; Transparent Pink Copper Gold; and the Delica is #104 - Translucent Raspberry Iris.
When I draw the names, I will give the first name drawn first choice, second name second choice and third - you get what's left. I hope you don't mind - I thought that would be most fair.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman