Monday, January 19, 2009
One World One Heart...
***Comments are now closed*** Winners to be announced later today in a separate post.
Today begins the One World One Heart event. Quite a few bloggers (a couple hundred last year) from around the world will participate in the event, each offering up some sort of goodness to anyone that wants to play. A wide range of items are possible - paintings, collages, jewelry, photos, candles, soaps, food - you just never know. One thing for sure to be found - good people and GREAT fun!
Every one is welcome to participate here, no matter where you live in the world. My goal is to meet/connect with people and discover (or re-discover) interesting blogs around the world.
I have only one rule... you must have an active blog in order to throw your name into the hat for either of the items up for grabs. A little more about what I'm offering...
A beautiful ceramic clay flower button created by Lisa Peters. I added the beads, the pin/bail backing and the ultrasuade to finish it.
It measures about 2 inches by 2 inches and can be worn as a brooch or a pendant.
The other item - a pair of lips - pretty cute, aren't they? This also started out as a button and was created by Lisa Peters.
This brooch is about 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall - that includes the fringe which is heavily embellished with Swarovski crystals for an out of this world sparkle!
If you're interested in learning more about Lisa Peters, the artist that created the buttons, please check out her website, her Etsy store or her blog. Or if you're a subscriber to Beadwork magazine, there is an article about her in the February/March issue.
The drawing ends promptly at midnight (Eastern time) on February 11. I will disable comments at that time and notify the winners on February 12 via email - so make sure I can contact you through your blog. I will post the names of the winners on Thursday, February 12.
Okay... let me hear from you! And once you're finished leaving a comment here, go back up to the top of this post and click on the One World One Heart button and you will be taken to the blog with a list of all participants (to date) and their links - see what else is being offered up for the event and the many cool blogs just waiting to be found. You never know when or where you're going to meet your next friend.
One warning... you may end up spending LOTS of time touring sites and leaving comments, prepare your self for a feast for the eyes and the soul. And maybe, just maybe some new found friends.
Have fun and good luck!
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