Saturday, February 19, 2011

One World One Heart Recap

For this year's One World One Heart blogging event I posted my giveway, visited most of the people that visited me and left a post, then hit some of the blogs on the main list that seemed like they might be interesting.  There are just too many (800+) to hit them all.  If others followed the same strategy it's likely that many missed me.  After all, what's cool about a blog called "Lorrie Grainger Abdo".  I may need to rethink my blog name. 

Anyway, here are some of my favorite blogs from my OWOH journey:

*   Cathy Horner at Cathy Horner Collage Art.  A funky collage artist with a unique style from Tennessee.

*   Nancy Baumiller at Crowabout. A zettiologist, also from Tennessee.

*   Susan Himmel at Living the Dream.  A watercolorist and winner of my OWOH giveaway.  She lives in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts.

*   Lulu at My Pink Turtle. A painter of colorful girls (and other things) from Quebec.

*   Cindy Dubbers at Crimson Heart Studios.  A California mixed-media artist.  Her giveaway was a mosaic heart.  Sound familiar?  Hers however, was not made of paper.  Very cool, colorful stuff in her world.

*   Jennifer Conway at Raven's Rest Studio.  A Vancouver mixed-media artist.  Sure wish I had won one of her giveaways!

*   Diane at Turn Left at the Pigs.  A southern Ohio jewelry artist.  This site caught my eye because of the great name.  Apparently she lives in a very rural area and there is not a street sign en route to her home.  Thus, the direction "turn left at the pigs" was born. 

I didn't win a prize this year.  But, like the lottery, it's hard to win when you don't buy a ticket.  I only entered giveaways for things that I really, really wanted.  It's always fun to receive anything in the mail from a fellow artist but I'm in the purging mode right now and only want things around me that I truly love.

OWOH has had a good five-year run and I participated for three of those five years.  It's done now.  However, it is coming back in a different form next year.  It will be interesting to see where it goes.



Kathy L said...

Well Lorrie,
I just did not have time this year. It seems like I drove myself nuts trying to hit as many blogs as possible over the last 3 years. I spent way to much time in front of the computer, so I passed it this year. I will try to visit the blogs that you recommended thought. Its always nice to get a recommendation from artist friends:)

Susan said...

Hi Lorrie, What fabulous news! I'm very excited to be the winner of your beautiful mosaic heart. Thank you so much! I've really enjoyed reading your blog and will be following. Thank you for mentioning my blog, too - super nice of you. Hugs, Susan

Joanne Huffman said...

Thanks to you, I had a pleasant early morning spent blog hopping. I also did OWOH for the third time this year (skipped last year) and was too overwhelmed to hit all the blogs. It becomes a little frenzied and I probably won't participate with the One Worl One Art thing.

last minute lynn said...

Oh, thanks for all the links! I can't wait to go exploring!

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