Sunday, January 30, 2011

it's time for ONE WORLD ONE HEART 2011!

well, it's january 30th/31st...and you know what that means? 
 it's time for.....

i'm so excited to be a part of this 2011 blog-fest!
if you don't know what i'm talking about, you can find all about it here.
i talked a bit about it in my previous post, so you could also scroll down and read about it there.

i'm lori diane from lake oswego, oregon and come from a family of mom, my sister, many of her daughters, my daughter, and i'm sure there must have been ancesters further back that i'm not aware of, because it's so strong with us.  i have only recently in this last year hooked back up with my passion of art and decided to acknowledge that maybe i am an artist...maybe that is what my "gift" is...maybe it's okay to create in my free time, after many years of feeling i couldn't make a living at it, and so didn't even let myself do what i loved.  i have had a few artistic jobs...i was a photo retoucher pre-computers then became a stay at home mom for many years, during which time in the last few years illustrated for a children's toy catalog.  but for whatever reason, i still wouldn't call myself an artist...i had artistic jobs, but never created in my free time.  well now i do create in my free time and love every minute of it...typically i paint.  i have been painting with acrylics and have fun experimenting with mixed media added in there for texture or interest.  i painted with oils years ago, and think i might go that direction at times as well....i'd also like to experiment with pastels.  i have a good sized set of oil pastels i bought about 30 years ago and never touched...maybe because i didn't create in my free time.  so this blog reflects my art, the creation and inspiration of it as well as a glimpse of my life.  i also love decorating, thrift sales, flea markets, vintage stores and so you'll see a bit of that as well.

 i'm really excited to be a part of One World One Heart, and look forward to discovering new bloggers and future friends who share this same love of creating.
i guess that's it! 
 i hope you'll become a "friend" and stop by and visit often, as I am blown away by the support and true feeling of friendships that i have experienced thus far...really i am.  it's through this support that makes me feel that even if something doesn't sell, i could and should keep going.

i am offering a CHOICE of two pieces!  i really couldn't decide...option one is an archival matted print of one of my mixed media paintings i titled Purity. the print itself is approximately 5 x 7, and the outside of the mat is 8 x 10...ready for framing.  i signed the original painting which you can see in the corner, but also signed the border of the print hidden by the mat.
the original was painted with acrylics on canvas...i used embossed papers for the background, and used small beads and glitter in her crown.  i blogged about the process showing more pics in a past post here.

here is the picture from a magazine that was my inspiration for the painting, and the print before matting...

and option two is an 8 x 10 wood block mounted print of a mixed media painting i did using collaged papers in the background.  it's mounted on birch wood and has a sawtooth hanger on the back so it's ready for hanging. 

all you have to do to win EITHER my matted print OR my wood block print is leave a comment telling me which you'd prefer, and i will put everyone's name/visitor number in a bowl, and pull a name/number for the winner! make sure you leave leave a way to contact you via your blog link or some other method.  the winner will be announced february 17th and i'll post an annoucement at that tme.
        thanks for stopping by...have fun on your OWOH journey. 
i know i will!  and until next time...
much love and peace!


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Cherry said...

Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!


Micki Wilde said...

Your work is truly stunning, I would love a chance to win the wood block print (that was a hard decision by the way)
I am also taking part in the owoh event :)

Micki x

Astrid Maclean said...
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Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely to meet you!!
Your giveaway is gorgeous and beautiful, would love to wineither, but I particularly love the wood block one.
Hugs from bonny Scotland.
PS if you have a mo, please come and visit my giveaway too:o)

Keshia said...

What a great blog you have, very pleased to met you :)

It was a hard choice but I'd love to win the wood block print.

A fabulous give away, I'd love it if you stopped by and entered mine :)


NatashaMay said...

Oh my! You realy are a family of artists. :) There must be paint running through your veins. :) I love your style of art. Both prints are just amazing. I guess if you twist my arm I would go for the wood block one. :)Thanks for the chance of winning it.

Palma said...

HI! They are so BEAUTIFUL . PLEASE COUNT ME IN! I love them.

I am also participating...come join in!

Good luck ♥

Gayle Page-Robak said... pleased to visit you and your blog is lovely. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist. I hope you will visit my blog as well. Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from Arkansas! Such a fantastic prize! Your work is beautiful! Please enter me in your fabulous drawing and please stop by and enter mine, too. :)

Warmest regards,

Two Crafty Mules

Diane said...

Lori, I'm so glad that you let your natural gift come out and blossom--the world needs your art! I love either piece--it doesn't matter what you offer--it's all magic. Please be sure to come over for a chance to win at my OWOH party! Diane

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hi Lori, You are very talented indeed. I would love to win your wood block print. A very hard decision as they are both so good.
Kyles =D

Healing Woman said...

You most definitely ARE an artist. I love the second wood block print and really hope to win it. Please add me to the draw and come over to visit me at Healing Woman number 92.

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Lori, it's lovely to meet you and see some of your beautiful creations. If I was lucky enough to win, I'd prefer option 2.

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

Sherry from UK England.

BabesbyBarb said...

you paint beautifully it was great visiting ad seeing your work, I would be honored to win either of your pieces

yoborobo said...

You are an amazing artist! I would love to win either one. Isn't Blog World amazing? Come visit, me too - I'm OWOHing. ;) Pam

Isabel said...

I soo love how you paint!!:O) Glad you are taking and embracing this awesome talent:O) I love the second print, kinda reminds me of me when I was younger and no wrinkles:O) Thanx for sharing:O)

Jingle said...

These are SO gorgeous! I think I would choose the wood block mixed media print. There is just something about it that is drawing me in. I really love the mood and feel of that piece. thanks for a great giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hello Lori Diane! Happy OWOH! It's a pleasure to meet you. Your work is just fabulous. You are so kind to offer two of your creations. Both are beautiful - but I am really drawn to the second piece. I hope you will come and visit with me, if you have a chance:
Sincerely, Theresa

Donna said...

Nice to meet you! That is so cute! I would love to be in your giveaway, please count me in. Thank you!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Your paintings are lovely. You are very talented. I'm so glad I stopped by.


Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Your word has amazed me since I met you in Kelly's class. So great to see you again my frind.

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It's nice to meet you. I would like to win your wonderful door prize

Lovey said...

Both gifts are beautiful. Such detail. Count me in to win. Check out my blog too for your chance to win as well!

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Wow, you're definitely an artist, your talent is amazing! I would be honored to win either but I really adore the wood block piece! So nice to meet you!

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery! :)

PEA said...

Hi Lori, so lovely to meet you:-) Please add my name to your giveaway, I would love to win one of your beautiful prints:-)

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

Hugs, PEA xox

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Your work is wonderful and I love your Etsy shop. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

M Ann M said...

What a pretty blog and a nice giveaway. I would love the block print. Thanks for participating! Give me a visit too; I'm #74.

Emilie said...

If I win I would like the mounted print of the girl in the blue. :-) Thanks for this great giveaway!

Artful Musings said...

I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. Small world, I'll be in Lake Oswego next week to visit my sister. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Janine said...

Hi, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
You are a great artist.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Cheers and happy OWOH

Lori said...

I had fun browsing through your blog-- What fun! It was great getting to know a little about you. This my first year participating in OWOH!! I am Enjoying getting to know New friends!

Wendy said...

Nice to meet you Lori Diane,
wow, wow and wow, such gorgeous art, it's so full of soul and beauty. And my aunt and uncle used to live in Lake Oswego too, before they moved to Portland. I loved it there, esp. the forests. I would be so happy to win either of your art pieces.

Thank you so much

Gabriela said...

Hello from Ohio!!!It's great meeting you here!What a great blog! Your artwork is fab!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are both very beautiful...the wood block print is my lovely and romantic! Thank you! I love your art! Please visit me, too! ♥

Mervi said...

Wood block print, wow, love to win!
Nice to meet you via OWOH,
greetings from Finland;;-))m

Micki said...

I love your wood block of the woman, but both are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win, and please visit me at

Terri Kahrs said...

Darling, you ARE an artist! Your talent blows me away!!! Hugs, Terri

The Altered Paper said...

Beautiful Art Work! Count me in your draw! Thank You Tee

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


Antonella said...

I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - both are beautiful.
Hugs, Antonella :-)
Please stop by for a chance to win my giveaway!

crafty creations said...

Your work is amazing - I would find it very hard to choose they are both stunning

I'm sure whoever wins will treasure the prize - maybe it will be me !!!!

My owoh number is 177

greenest mermaid said...

You and your family are extremely talented!! What an honor to have you all on this earth!
I would love a chance to win Option #2! Though both are stunning!
Please feel free to visit my blog ( to check out my door prizes as well :)
Thank you!

shawkl said...

Happy OWOH! I'll be back for a longer visit! Great blog!

nfmgirl said...

Both are lovely, but I think that I like the wood block print best! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

Rusted Wings said...

yeaaaa....we're connected here in blogland at OWOH, and as sisters!! so excited to see your art blossoming lori, and what beautiful offerings. I would love the block print if i win=)
love you sis!!!

Arya said...

I think both are stunning and if I absolutely had to choose it would be the woodblock, but I love the other too...

Cameron said...

I like them both very much....your work is so something from an Old Master yet undiscovered....tucked behind treasures of yesteryear in a little corner antique store....just waiting to be found!

Thank you for having me!
Cameron #83

WrightStuff said...

Hey I follow Shariyah's blog - what a talented family you are!!

Both lovely, but the wood mounted one is my favourite!

Jan said...

What a nice blog and give-away! I like both, but I'd love to win the wood block print! Stop by my blog in a couple of days - mine's going up a little late this year!
Jan in Ohio

Digital Misfit said...

Wow! Your work is simply incredible.
Both pieces are beautiful, but as soon as I saw the wood block print, it spoke to me. I love it so much.
Thank you for participating in this wonderful blog event. Stop by my blog, #51 on the list, if you get a chance!
hugs from ON, Canada

Jodaeodesign said...

Your work is so beautiful. Please include my name in your drawing.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hello my friend, Happy OWOH!
I'm so glad you're doing this too! Thankyou for entering mine and sharing a kind word. :)
Your talent blows me away it's hard to choose.
I thik if I'm lucky enough to win I'd like the wood mounted piece! Fingers crossed.
Much Love to you,

Mia J. said...

You do such amazing work. I would like to be entered for your wood block print. It is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What wonderful gifts you have! I love your art! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
Please come visit and enter mine, too!
Happy OWOH Days!

P.S. If I win, perhaps you would lend me your sheltie! Heh..Heh! (LOVE SHELTIES!!!)

pat said...

hi lori diane, your work is fabulous! i would feel blessed to be one of the lucky ones! please do stop by and see me! pat

Klik said...

Nice to meet you - I love your artworks and just became a follower :)

As for me - I prefer wood block print. I liked it more.
Best wishes

Christina said...

both are gorgeous, it is just too hard to pick one... I'd be thrilled to pieces having either... Thank-you for th chance to win.. I'm also participating in OWOH.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think I like the wood block print. It's great that you discovered your artistic side! Come by to visit me too! Patsy.paterno (at) from

Moriah said...

It was so nice meeting you! You have a great blog and I really enjoyed my visit! I hope you'll stop by to see me too, if you haven't done so already.

Naked Heart Art said...

Lovely Work! Hope you'll stop by for a visit. I'd love to enter your giveaway! Love the Woodblock Print!!
Robin :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori. Isn't it wonderful flying together on this incredible OWOH adventure.
Goodness, you're wanting me to make a choice! But I looooooove both of them! They are truly gorgeous and such generous gifts! But I think the woodblock print is the one that truly speaks to my very soul - such contemplation and serenity!
Hugs Jo xxx

Tara... said...

option 2 is so beautiful - you are very talented! Please count me in and enjoy OWOH x

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence, OR. You have a wonderful blog. Please count me in your door prize.

Peach Street said...

Oh gorgeous! I've really enjoyed my visit. I'm also a OWOH participant. I hope you'll drop by!

MOLLYE said...

So happy to meet you and I enjoyed reading about you and your art. If I win I'd like the block print. Please visit me too!

arttage said...

Amazing artwork here! I would love to win and hang it on my walls, Sanna

pinkglitterfae said...

Nice to 'meet' you!
Your art is stunning! If I won, I have no idea which I would pick, I'd be thrilled with either one. If I had to, I guess I'd pick the print on wood, but only because it would be ready to hang.
thank you so much for joining OWOH!

betty # 185

Dena said...

Hi Lori Diane,

I enjoyed visiting your blog and I'm off to update my zazzle shop now that I have been inspired by yours.

Your are a very talented artist and I hope with practice my drawings will improve and deepen in time.

Gloria said...

Great blog and nice to meet you.Awesome giveaway. Please enter me and stop by my blog too. I hope you are having fun with the OWOH event and thanks.I'm number 96 on the list.

Threads of Inspiration said...

Good to meet you! So great to hear that you are honoring your creativity. I love your work and thank you for the opportunity to have one of your pieces.

Carola Bartz said...

Lori, this is a beautiful OWOH post, I just love it!!! I really like how you describe your way to being an artist, with those doubts and hiccups on your way. Your two giveaways are beautiful, and yes the choice is difficult, but I think I tend a little bit more to the wood block mounted print.
I would love you to come and visit my OWOH post at

Mel♥ said...

Great prize thanks for the chance :D


Sunshineshelle said...

Wow love the wood block (actually love it all you talented babe)!!!
PS Come on over for a visit!

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Wow! Your art feels so spiritual to me. I love it and will absolutely become a "follower"! I live in snowy Massachusetts (we have family and friends in Oregon). I work with clay to create one-of-a-kind art dolls. When you have a moment, visit me at:

or my other blog about raising triplets plus one at:

Zan Asha said...

WOW! There is NO DOUBT you are AMAZINGLY talented! What beautiful art works! I would love to bring home one of these lovelies!

So pleased to meet you!
Please add my name to your contest! And if you have time, please see my OWOH giveaways at and

Cheryl said...

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

Dianne said...

Your portraits are amazing! You just discovered you are an artist? Wow! : ) Please add me in your giveaway and come to mine #348 and enter mine too. Thanks!

Hoopie said...

Great Blog , happy to see so many artist participate in OWOH 2011


Maggie R said...

Greetings from Canada
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your draw..Come visit me, I am playing too.


I've been following your blog and so happy you're in on the OWOH - would L♥ve the wood block print!
I'm enjoying my worldwide tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Sussie said...

Your art is very beautiful and soulful!

Hugs Susan in Sweden

Carolyn or Connee said...

Very beautiful work....I think I like the first one the best because it is a child. but both are lovely. Please stop by and see my blog.
Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

calej said...

Hello Lori! Amazing art! I also come from a family of artists! Love your work!

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


calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art

Aimee Jeffries said...

So happy to discover your amazing art, happy OWOH! Such a tough choice..I love the wood print best :)

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 I'm lucky enough to win, I'd love the wood mounted picture... I could really FEEL the emotion in it!

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Kathy said...

Hi, coming to you from Viva Las Vegas! It's been a pleasure meeting you and you should definitely call yourself an artist...your work is beautiful. Now to choose between the two one is great for me. Thanks for the chance to possibly own a piece of your artistic talents.

Bright blessings,

Be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway...I'm #57 on the list.

AZviaTx said...

Lori, you are an amazing artist. I think people who can do portraits have a unique gift. As someone who does NOT draw I would be proud to have either of your drawings in my home. Just blown away. Thaks for making them your giveaway(s) for this event. My fingers are crossed. Tina

daffy said...

your art work is beautiful
i enjoyed exploring your blog

since this is a get to know you type of event below is a bit about me
I am a fellow blogger I live in Missouri with my husband and 8 cats who i know run the household
I love odd and unusual i do a little bit of everything art wise , I like to work with paper , clay, found objects , most anything really ,I love the challenge of trying something new , I even write poetry on the rare occasion that my mind wonders in that direction
carolyn h

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!
- I'd love the wood mounted picture.

jonaks said...

these are lovely paintings! would love to win one of them!

Holly said...

They are both amazing, would be happy with either, but if I have to make a choice I would say #2 8 x 10 wood block mounted print. Thank you so much for the chance!

Amanda said...

I pick the print Purity. I love the diamond crown. Diamonds are my birthstone. I am glad you are doing what you love. You are a blessing.

Amanda said...

I forgot my contact info.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you are definitely an artist and i'll be back to visit you again. great paintings. i prefer the second one. thanks for the chance to win! i hope you can come and visit me too! happy OWOH blog hopping!

Susan said...

First off Lori, you are definitely an artist, and a very talented one!! Please include me in the giveaway for the matted print.
Then come visit :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What talent you have. I took a quick look around your blog and was quite impressed. I'll be back after the event. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

Beeshebags said...

It's absolutely astounding me that there's all this hidden creativity and talent in the bloggy world...wish I was the richest person alive and could commission y'all to make things for me 24/7. I'm #166 on the OWOH list, and would love it if you could come visit me. Hugs Naomi from Berri, Sth Australia

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just leave me a comment on my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Carol said...

They are both gorgeous.

Carol H.

Elsina said...

Your artwork is beautiful! I love them both, perhaps the second would be my choice because of the colors and the emotion in the piece. Please enter me too in your giveaway. I am also a participant in this OWOH :)
Shalom from Israel, Elsina

Deborah said...

I love the wood block print myself because the lady speaks to me but the little girl painting is also amazing. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

sassypackrat said...

It was so hard to choose but the wood block print is my favorite.

Aviya Glass said...

What beautiful work! Please count me in I would love to give the wood block print a loving home! If you get a chance fly by my blog #404, a warm welcome awaits!

vesna said...

thank you for your visit at my blog
count me in please.I would prefere wood is beautiful!!

trisha too said...

Well, lori diane, I would DEFINITELY call you an artist!

I would choose the wood block print!

Happy OWOH to you!
(I'm participating, as well, so stop by and say hi if you get a chance. :)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Shariyah said...

Auntie Lori,

I know I'm a little late at checking out your OWOH give-away, but I wanted to wait until I had some time to sit down and read the whole thing... and I'm so happy I did. I am just thrilled to see that you are doing what you are SO gifted at - you are an artist - in every way - and you have been for your whole life! I'm just so happy that now you see that it truly is your passion, your "gift", and I hope you know that you inspire so many by what you do- including me! I would be just honored to own one of your works of art, and I love both of these you are giving away! I would be equally excited if I won either of them! :) I'm so happy that you're a part of OWOH this year, and I know you are going to have so much fun with it!
Love and miss you so much, xoxo

Nanbon44 said...

I like both of them, but if I must choose then it would be the print, she reminds me of my granddaughter

Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Minky Magic said...

Better a late artist than never one though! Thanks for stopping by my blog. yours is lovely, enjoy the rest of the blog hop around the world. I love the wood block 2 if I am lucky enough to win! Marie x

Dawn said...

Hello from Alberta, Canada!
Both of your pieces are lovely, but if I had to choose, I would pick the wood block print.
Please visit my blog when you have a chance.
Cheers ~
OWOH #602

Itaya said...

Both are very lovely! You absolutely are an artist!! I think my first choice is for #1 and I would gift her to my niece I think as she is such a lovely princess. :) Thank you for including me in this give away.


Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Hi Lori! Both pieces of art are gorgeous! I think I would have to let you pick for me, LOL! Hope you can stop by and visit me, too, #331.

MissMary said...

Although I love the emotion of "Purity", your woodblock print resonates more with me :-)

sweet limes said...

That woodblock print is fabulous! You've got mad talent.


AlwaysInspired said...

I may have already commented here, but for some reason am not sure! I do remember seeing your art and it is truly lovely!

Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!

Lola said...

Wow! Both your prizes are so amazing, but I'd prefer the mixed media print. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. xololaorange at gmail.

My Creative Side said...

the wood block print is beautiful and i would love to win it! thanks for the chance.


Caroline said...

I love the wood block print! Please enter me--thanks :)

Teressa Thompson said...

Both are beautiful, I can see why anyone would have a hard time choosing. I'd have to go with the wood block print though!

I'm so glad someone told me about this event. I am participating as well if you'd like to visit my blog at

shadohart (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Hi Lori,
I seen your post on my blog - thank you! I stopped by for a visit, stayed awhile and I'll be back. Your artwork is beautiful. If I would be fortunate enough to win your drawing, I choose the wood block print.

Anonymous said...

I love both the prizes but hands down the wood block is my favorite its so inspiring!

Thanks for entering me in your giveaway and for sharing your gift with all of us!

Jennifer Hall


oh so fantastic! Thanks for allowing me a chance! Love your blog and I also became a follower. Do the same if you wish and sign up for the draw. #220 needlewings at

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? I love your blog - it is wonderful! And your offerings are awesome! I think #2 is my favorite. Please enter me in your drawing. If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Connie said...

what beautiful prints! I like them both! either one suits me. please come enter my giveaway too.

Jenxo said...

what a beautiful painter you are, you should play around with your oil crayons, they are so much fun..:)
your giveaway is wonderful and thanks for visiting me too...

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Hi from the UK. so glad to meet you. Your giveaway is divine. Please enter me in the drawing. If you have time stop by and see me too.

Keisha said...

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

VintageCrafter said...

Both are so very lovely! I am partial to the wood block print. I love her expression and would be thrilled to win your giveaway.
*smiles from Canada*

Anonymous said...

Hello from Ontario Canada! So glad to virtually 'meet' you. Please enter me in to win your precious works of art.

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Lori,
I always enjoy stopping by your blog and seeing your beautiful art. I have loved your "Hope" painting (The wood block print) from the first time I saw it - how amazing to possibly win it!
This is so much fun :)

ladybug said...

They are both beautiful, but the wood block work speaks to my soul! Stunning!

I'm so glad that you've found your way back into the arms of your passion...why is it so hard to call ourselves artists anyway? You most certainly are, and I'm so happy to have the chance to see your work here.

Please stop by for a visit when you get the chance:

Emily R. said...

So pretty!

And so talented.

Id love the wood block print.

HarajukuGirl92 [at]

Here's my blog, Not much YET!

carylsrealm said...

Gorgeous work! Would love to be included.
Caryl #270

Lori said...

Hello from Maple Valley, WA! *Ü*
This is my first year (and last! waaah!) participating in OWOH and I am having so much fun being inspired by blogs like yours. Your paintings are so lovely and I would love to enter your giveaway.

If you have time, I would love if you would stop by mine too? I'm #347 on the list and I'm giving away one of my handmade sterling-cored European glass charm beads.

Lori of Ashlyn Design

Regina said...

Lori...your paintings are beautiful!! I'm so happy that you realized that you are an AWESOME artist. Very Blessed!! It's wonderful when the genes are passed through the family. My youngest has the "sight" too and I love it.

I honestly can't say which I would want..I love them both.

Please come and visit my whimsical world when you get and out and about again on your OWOH journey. #104 Southern Ooaks


Donna said...

I am amazed with your work! What awesome talent! Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

Sylvia Smiser said...

What beautiful mixed media painting you create! I would love to be entered for a chance to win the painting of the beautiful dark haired woman.
Thank you,

WondrousStrange said...

What fun this is...hopping from one wonderful blog to another and visiting so many kindred spirits! Thanks so much for sharing! Please enter me in your give away!!

Kristi said...

Girl, You know I love your stuff and I enjoy seeing you on FaceBook! Great art! Come by and see me any time!

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Heather said...

Greetings from snowy Wisconsin! It is lovely to 'meet' you. Thank you for taking part in One World, One Heart. Please come visit my blog if you haven't already

hhertziger at mac dot com

Gen said...

This is a lovely giveaway!

Please visit my page too:

jenny said...

Hello Lori...your work is absolutely gorgeous...
My favorite is the block print... I just LOVE it... awesome giveaway.... I am going to follow along with you... your work is fabulous...

Hugs from Australia...
Jenny x

Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win. While I like both your beautiful pieces, the second one is my favorite.

I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

Noemi said...

Hi Lori, your work is fantastic! I can't believe you weren't sure that you were an artist. You are very talented.
Both pieces are fabulous, but if have to decide I would say that I prefer the second one.

A big hug from Spain.

Anonymous said...

I love them both, but the second one really speaks to me, and I'd love to have it in my home. Please come visit me too...I'm #156 on Lisa's list.

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Lori Diane. It is so very nice to meet you. Your artwork is absolutely beautiful! I would love for you to throw my name into the hat for a chance to win.

Please stop by my blog on your travels, I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I hope I am not posting twice but for some reason I don't think my first one was taken.
Let me begin again
So very nice to meet you. I love your art and what you are giving away is just beautiful very generous of you.
You are blessed to be so gifted and I am looking forward to being your latest follower
Wish me luck

Kristin said...

Oooh, what beautiful work! You are such a talent - I would love to be included and have such an affinity for that little girl ;) thank you for including me, xo (#73)

Kim Dellow said...

Your art is gorgeous! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing and enjoy OWOH! Kim (no. 724)

Que Bella said...

Hey Lori Diane, It's so nice to meet you and to discover your blog. I live in KY. You're very talented. Both pieces of your giveaway are divine. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Anonymous said...

Oh wow your art is simply gorgeous, i love the beautiful girl you painted and the woodblock painting too. simply gorgeous work
thanks for giving us the opportunity to get to know you and your art
hugs June

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are truly an artist...your work is beautiful! It would be an honor to win one of your door prizes but honestly it has been and honor just to become aware of your art and to enjoy it from your blog!
I am your newest follower as I certainly don't want to loose touch with you!
Hugs from snowy New Hampshire
Beth P

S. said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win your wood block print. Please stop by my blog, I'm #323.
Warm greetings from Mexico ~

Fallingladies said...

beautiful art! stop by my blog for an art pendant giveaway!

Liv said...

Hi Lori! Your art is stunning. I've had a little look around your blog and your Etsy store, and I am very impressed! I will definitely be coming back to visit! :)
Both of the options are gorgeous! I don't know if I can pick between them. If my name is chosen, you can surprise me! :) Thanks so much for your generosity!
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

Lynn said...

Hi Lori, what beautiful artwork you have on your blog! It is oustanding and you paint from the heart because it shows through your brush strokes :)
Lynn xxx

You can check out my blog on the OWOH list..I am #744 for a nice prize too :)

luthien said...

hi Lori :)
thank you for visiting me and inviting me over to your place!! wow!! if you don't call yourself an artist i dunno if anyone else should consider themselves artists!! your work is impeccable!it would be an honor to win a piece of your work!!
luthien :)

Carmen said...

Your work is beautiful - it's hard to imagine you ever NOT calling yourself an artist but I know what you mean. I am only now just starting to call myself one in seriousness without tagging a joke or a laugh on the end. Saying, actually, you know what this IS what I want to do and what I DO do.

It's hard to choose but I think I'm so drawn to the warm colours in your wood block print - she's gorgeous, thank you for the chance to win her. Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post :)

OWOH #365

Bev Kirk said...

Truly an inspiring artist you are!!! Happy OWOH... visit me if you can.

Lorraine said...

Hi! It's so great to meet you! Your artwork is so beautiful! I would love to win your wood block print! And, be sure to visit me at #319
sending some smiles..:o)

Wendy said...

Lori, Hello and it is so Happy to meet you. I think your work is absolutely incredible. You are truly a gifted artist. Happy OWOH and I hope you are able to visit me in my little corner of Wonderland.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Lemondrop Marie said...

Both are lovely, I prefer the wood block for my home and would LOVE to own it!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway


Love it! ¯\(°‿o)/¯

Jamie Cox said...

Hi, just hopping by on the OWOH blog tour! What a great event. Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize. Stop by my blog when you get a chance and enter for my door prize. , I'm #411


mitz said... make it very difficult to choose...Purity, pls
Thanks for the opportunity.. simply magnificent

Lisa W. said...

Please enter my name. Love your giveaway! I would like the Wood block painting. Visit me #597

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am so glad you have return to creating such wonderful pieces of artwork. I am amazed that you did not think of yourself as an artist. You are so good at what you do. I would be honored to have either one of your works, but have chosen the first one as I have nothing like it. I especially like the beads in the crown. It gives it a nice touch. If I am lucky enough to win it, you can click on my name and go to my profile where you will find an email link. I am a looker this time around but you may visit my blogs if you wish to.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

The universe will smile BIG the day you learn to call yourself an artist. Your work is awesome.
The wood piece is calling to me. I do love it.
I'd love to have a chance to win a piece of your beautiful work. Please enter my name in to your draw, and thanks. Norma (95)

Susan said...

Your work is beautiful! I would love to win ~Susan~
Please come by my blog OWOH giveway

Anonymous said...

You have such a wonderful talent! I love the wood block painting so much! Thanks for visiting my blog, and please enter me in this beautiful give-away!

Her Art Nest said...

Sweet and inspirational blog. It is so nice to meet you and view all your artwork. I would be honored to be included in your very generous giveawy. I really like the wood block item! Hope you are able to drop on over to my place during this OWOH event! Take care, Nan

mary helen said...

Lori, I'm so thrilled I've found your blog by way of OWOH and have signed on as a follower to continue to be connected. I've felt much the same over the years, being a single mom...any artwork I did had to bring in money. Now, I find it's more important to do my children's portraits and the like. I would be thrilled to win either item, they're both would you please do me the kindness of adding my name to the bowl. Lovely, lovely work! You are an ARTIST! ~mary helen

Jesi Ferguson said...

Lori, your work is stunning. I have spent quite a while wandering through your blog and what a treat it was.
Please add me to your giveaway list. I would be thrilled to give either of your pieces a home.

Happy One World One Heart!
Please stop by and visit "Once Upon A Moon" for a chance to win. :)

Moonbeams & Blessings,
Jesi Ferguson
onceuponamoon (at)

Small Footprints said...

Hi! So nice to "meet" you! You are so talented ... I love your work! If I were lucky enough to win, I'd choose Option B (wood block print). Both of your pieces are beautiful but the block print speaks to me! :-)

reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Debra said...

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

s hyler said...

I would love to be enter in your wonderful drawing

Kerin said...

Hi Lori!

Just came by while approving your membership request to Mixed Media Art and would love to win either but especially love the wood block piece. Just amazing work!!!

See you on MMA and do stop by my blog if you get a chance as I'm also doing OWOH. : )


angelandspot said...

Your art is beautiful. I like them both but esp. the wood block piece. angelandspot{at}yahoo{dot}com

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hello, from Southern Illinois, USA. So nice to meet you and looking forward to coming back and visiting once the event is over and I have more time.
Thanks for the chance to win your door prize.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Ohhhh....your artwork is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!My fave is the woodblock piece! So nice to meet you here, I am now following your blog :-) HOpe you get a chance to stop by mine for a visit.


Michelle said...

Oh, I just love option 2! Such great work!

Shauna Henry said...

Decisions, decisions! My favorite though is the wood block piece. Your art is absolutely amazing!

I hope you are having a great journey through OWOH!

Please be sure and stop by my giveaway as well!


Downunderdale said...

thanks for visiting my blog - what wonderful work

stampdiva said...

Greetings from Scotland. What an incredible talent you have, very special indeed. I am particularly drawn to the wood-mounted print bu tboth an astonishing.
Wishes. Lynne M
(I'd love for you to stop by my Blog, Adorn #798 if you have the time)

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

The Gingerbread Lady said...

I haven't read the other comments, in order not to be swayed either way, but after much dithering, I think I prefer the wood block print :-)
Best wishes from Germany and thank you for visiting my blog. It's lovely read so many interesting and kind comments,
The Gingerbread Lady

michelle said...

Hi there , thankyou so much for visiting my blog ! you do amazing art love the block piece. please ount me in for your wonderful give away !


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!


Paula said...

Creativity that is a family trait! Isn't that wonderful?! Your pieces are beautiful! What talent you have. I would be honored to win and display one of your beautiful paintings, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've very much enjoyed visiting your blog and will be back! Hope you'll stop by for a visit with me!

Thank you so much for the chance to win!


Azurlin said...

Lovely work! Please enter my name into the One World One Heart contest. I'll stop by again. I'm #509

I hope you have a chance to check out my blog, too. And - Enjoy your visit!
Hugs...Linda L
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Sigrid said...

Is astonished! So a wonderful Giveaway. I try to win it.
You have here a very nice Blog.
Visits please also my Giveaway OWOH #646

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

Angela Kennedy said...

Your work is so beautiful! I really love the block print. So happy to meet you!

SLucy said...

they are both incredible both I like option 2 please and ty Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

Tammy said...

How sweet of you to offer up such a lovely print...I wouldn't mind either of them as they are both beautiful! You truly are an artist.
Thanks for the chance of winning such a special piece.
smiles...always, Tammy

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

They are both so beautiful, I would love option 2.
Wonderful work!

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


artangel said...

You are a very talented artist Lori - don't ever stop painting! I would honestly be happy with either of those lovely works, but if I had to pick, I'd go for number 2!

Lovely to meet you, and I hope you'll enter my draw too if you have chance -

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