Thursday, February 3, 2011

{One World One Heart World Tour}

This is my 2nd time participating in this event. Lisa at A Whimsical Bohemian has been keeping this going for 5 years and sadly this is the last year. If you would like to participate please check out the rules page at OWOH.

The Rules:

This giveaway is open to bloggers across the world and to win all you have to do is leave a comment. How easy is that?!? Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in your comment (email or blog address). NO anonymous comments will be allowed.

If you're the one who wins my "door prize" (which  will be choosen by I will contact you via the contact info you leave in your comment.

The give-a-way will end and a winner will be chosen February 17th. I will contact the winner as well as post it on my blog.

A little bit about me, I am a wife to my loving husband of almost 12 years and mother to our four beautiful children. I have a small photography business that has been on the back burner for a short while  but now I am moving it to the front burner. I have 2 spunky and crazy cats as well as 2 wild and insane dogs. 

We just bought our house this past September and it's a bit surreal that we actually own the place we are living - no landlord to call when a problem arises - kinda scary but exciting at the same time! I am in the process of losing weight to get myself down to a more manageable size and so that I can be more active with my children and hubby. It's been a struggle but once I get into the groove it will be AMAZING!

My life has become a bit of chaos and as I sort it out I am finding that it's not really as chaotic as I once thought and things are doable and if I just take things as they come life is so much more manageable and if I remember the next day is new and fresh and the old one is behind me I can keep my focus...

Now onto my "Door Prize":

I will be giving away a 5x7 print matted to an 8x10 of my art shown below (minus the watermark) and it will be signed by me. This is a photograph that I took and turned into a digital painting using photoshop. It's one of my favorite works of art and it makes me smile every time I see it and I hope you do too.

Because I don't have a place to pull out my tangible art supplies because of my children's need to "help" me with my creative process I find I am using the computer to help me release some of my creative energy. I hope you enjoy and please remember to check out the other bloggers who are on the One World One Heart journey! When I created this post there was 722 bloggers participating in the journey!

**Note: I have decided 2 lucky bloggers will win a print & 2 will win a magnet of this print for their fridge or other metal object**


  1. Visiting from One World One Heart 2011! Thank you for dropping by.

    Joining your giveaway too! mommyrubz(at)gmail(dot)com

    Ruby of Friendship and Smiles
    Bacolod City, Philippines

    # 672 One World One Heart 2011 List

  2. lovely work of art! Lovely meeting you! I am glad I joined OWOH! Count me in, please! ^^)

  3. It is a beautiful painting for a beautiful concept. Good luck with the photography business. I am sure you will rock.

  4. Oh I'm so excited to have found One World One Heart. What a great idea! I'm having a grand time visiting blogs such as yours and hopefully it will help my blog to grow in the process! I'd love to be included in your drawing. Sarah

  5. Thank you sooo much for coming by my're simply adorable!! You sound like I did some years back...thought my life was a tornado, but actually, I was living in the centre of it...the calm but all around me was chaos!! LOL So glad you're returning to your go, girl!! Keep up your sense of humour and the faith that all will be will.

    Have a wonderful week...stay warm and safe.


  6. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    Please come visit me on my blog too,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  7. A fabulous work of art you've made from your beautiful photo - I would be delighted to win and have a place on my studio wall where it would look brilliant

    Please add me into your draw

    Enjoy OWOH

    I'm Hilda from the UK I'm listed at 177 and 727 I hope you have time to visit me

  8. Arya, Your digital painting is so beautiful and unique! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

    OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world, thanks!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,

    nr 214 on the list

  9. Greetings from Michigan! Your blog is so cheerful and fun. I hope you will stop over, I do stamping and am giving away some handmade cards@!

    Thank you for offering this item up!
    Heidi #259

  10. Greetings from Virginia, US. I'd love a chance at your giveaway. Thanks! If you get a chance, feel free to enter my giveaway at
    OWOH Participant #523
    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  11. pretty that photoshop, don't you?
    Please enter my name.
    Stop by my blog and enter to win my crazy girl bracelet.
    #341 on the OWOH list

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

  13. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  14. Hi Arya! Your photo/print is gorgeous- SOOOOO vibrant, bright, and happy- so nice to see as we endure this cold and snowy winter! Photoshop is next on my learn-all-about-it list... wish me luck!

    If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



  15. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  16. First and for most...I admire you for your energy that has be spent on losing weight!
    Your art work is heart warming to a weary heart...
    Thanks for stopping by...I cant stay long little Toots is waking...catcha later, Tootsie

  17. Hello from Ky! This is my first time in this great event! I have found so many creative blogs!
    Please Include Me In Your OWOH Door Prize! Thank You. Tee

  18. OOOOHHH!! yes, please enter me in your give away. how much fun is this?
    (i'm going down my list of comments to visit, so thanks for visiting me as well!)

  19. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  20. One World One Heart

    Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  21. Love your creativity. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  22. Hello Arya,
    That photograph/digital painting is beautiful.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  23. Hey, it's me...remember? I'm your FAVORITE commentor? LOL! Sounds like fun and I love your art.

  24. How beautiful, I would love to win!

    Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

    Enjoy your journey,

    Hoerauf at comcast dot net

  25. Greetings from Ipswich, MA.
    Isn't OWOH awesome!!!

    I'm #509

    I hope you'll have a chance to visit my blog, too, and have a look around.

    I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. Hugs...Linda L

  26. What a beautiful photo and piece of Art!! Gorgeous work Arya and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Happy hopping in the and of OWOH:)
    Lynn xxx

  27. Lovely work Arya! Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for visiting my blog!



  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog Blossoms Bloomers and comment on The Queen Wears Boots. This funky little lady is fun but she cant compete with the photo you are giving away. I hope I win

  29. Life the good and the bad...well this is certainly a good life and a good way to meet people and to meet you!
    Great art work, I love to join!
    warm regards,

  30. Greetings from Michigan! Your blog is very nice! Thanks for sharing your blog and for the great giveaway.
    Have funand come visit me at


  31. I think your blog is GREAT - keep up the good work with all you are doing. Your giveaway makes me smile too! :)

  32. Arya,
    Your photograph is incredible - very peaceful yet energizing at the same time! Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you for visiting my blog (Lost Coast Post)...Cheers! Michelle

  33. Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
    Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
    hugs Belinda

  34. beautiful art work!

    Please throw my name in the hat for your giveaway, I'd love to have it hanging in my home

    If you are out and about in blogland, drop by #521 and meet me!! I've enjoyed meeting you. Nice to meet you.

  35. Arya you are right - the picture does make one smile, because of the desire to lay down on the hill and watch clouds and dream and laugh,

    thank you for visiting my OWOH blog post, this is my return visit

  36. I love your work and your blog! I've been reading a few of your posts! I love that you made resolutions every year, and i really love that you were completely honest in saying some didn't get done :) Congrats on all your progress! And keep up with the photography as well - it's one of my outlets and I love it, and your work is fantastic!
    I'd love to be included in your giveaway :)

    Kat @ #714

  37. Hello Ayra... love your door prize... your print is gorgeous... please count me in...

    Jenny x

  38. Lovely giveaway. Very nice to meet you.
    Please come by and enter my giveaway too. #745

  39. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog

  40. Hi Arya - I've enjoyed visiting your blog...and I can really relate to your struggle to lose weight. I've got my weightloss blog at and I'm Dormouse85 on MFP. Maybe we can be friends?
    Anyhoo, on my other blog, there's a giveaway gift...maybe I'll see you there. I hope you can visit me at

    I'm participating for the first time in OWOH and I'm really enjoying meeting people, reading blogs and discovering what a talented bunch we all are!

  41. oh what a charming creation to be won!

    greetings from frigid new jersey!

    OWOH #528 (hope you can visit, too!)

    conniechiwa (at) gmail dot com

  42. Thank you for dropping in via OWOH. Lovely door prize!! Hugs Cindy #487 (PS good luck with the diet and keep positive!!)

  43. VERY nice, Arya--you have me dreaming of blue skies and no snow--lovely!!

    Happy OWOH to you! Stop by and visit me if you get the chance; I'm flying along the OWOH journey with you!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  44. Count me in for your awesome giveaway! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the OWOH blog hop! Too fun!

  45. It is a beautiful photo...I love your outlook on life...and congrats on the weightloss!

  46. I love your print ~ did I say love? I love your print ~Please add me to your giveaway!!!
    : ) Pattee

  47. So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  48. Oops Imight have sent this twice! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to win your print! and I applaud your weight loss efforts. Very couragous to post on your blog.

  49. Hello, it's nice to meet you! I really admire good photography and your picture is beautiful!

  50. hello Arya, thanks for your visit to my OWOH

    it's so nice to meet so many creative people, wonderful blog you have here, the header is very cute

  51. Hi Arya, Thanks for visiting my blog! I really enjoyed readying about you and I love your door prize, please include me in your contest. I do alot with Photoshop too! It's so much fun! I've added myself to follow your blog so looking forward to your posts

    Have a wonderful day!
    Artzee Chris' Cool Clipart and Graphics

  52. Greetings Arya!
    You have a great blog going!
    By the way congrats on the weight loss!!!!!!!
    I too am trying to get it together with fitness and diet...~sigh~
    Your print is just lovely!
    Please enter me in your door prize drawing!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!
    See you again!

  53. Hi Arya, so nice to meet you ! thankyou for taking the time to visit my blog today ! i would love to be entered to win your artwork it is just lovely ! congrats with the weight loss !

  54. So nice to meet you! I know what you mean about the house...we just bought ours in mid Nov....still feel like a stranger visiting a bit when I pull in the driveway...haha!

    Amazing that you can find the time for art, blogging and keeping fit with a house full of little ones (animals included!) :)

    Cameron #83

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

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  56. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  57. Your photo is beautiful, it is great meeting you and learning about you, congratulations on your new home and your weight loss. I know how hard that is to do, I need to lose some myself, for myself.
    please stop by my blog and visit if you can

  58. Cool print! Whew you have your hands full, I don't know how you do it! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

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

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

  61. What a lovely door prize, and you are so talented! Nice meeting you and thanks for giving me the chance to win. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

  62. What a wonderful Giveaway. With pleasure I would win it.
    I find your Blog very nice.
    Visits me simply sometimes to my Giveaway OWOH #646

  63. Hi Arya, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your beautiful print:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  64. Good wishes and happy blogging. Please enter me in your drawing. Please visit my blog and see my giveaways.
    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


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

  65. I can see why this makes you smile. Please count me in! And, congrats on your new house, I just bought one this past May. Totally feelin' ya. I am visiting from California and am also participating.

  66. very nice Great giveaway hello from Ontario Canada

  67. Nice to meet you and your crazy life. It is what keeps one hopping! Congratulations on losing weight! I am working on it too, I just need lots more encouragement! Thanks for your offering and being a part of OWOH. My hat is off to you for being such an amazing woman! Wanda #220

  68. Beautiful image - what a gorgeous sky! Please count me in :)

  69. Arya, thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me over. You are very talented.

  70. Arya, so happy that you found a moment to stop by my blog :) Your digi art print is lovely. Good luck with your new home!
    Sandi #559

  71. Love your work!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

  72. Hello from Wonderland. It is so nice to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I would love to be included in your enchanting giveaway. Happy OWOH! Please do drop in during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WenDy from WonDErlanD

  73. Hello from Dawn, Thanks for visiting my blog

    I have to say this is a stunning painting, I can feel the clouds moving, fantastic!

  74. Beautiful print! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  75. Fabulous work, so clever. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  76. hi from perth western australia
    wow another great blog. thanks for sharing with me your wonderful art. just love it and your wonderful blog. thanks please also viste me at

  77. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
    Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your lovely print.
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  78. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get the chance my blog is #809

  79. Hi Arya, Thanks for stopping in at my blog: 846 on the OWOH list.

    I am sending you lots of encouragement on your weight loss goals. You are inspiring other people by showing your process and determination.

    I thought your photos were so very good. Your father's photos made me laugh, the doggies are sweet and the children are precious.

    Thanks for a chance to win your prize, it's gorgeous.

    Stop back to my blog anytime. So long for now.

  80. Greetings from Washington State, USA! I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog, your photo is lovely! Do come visit at #769. Cheers!

  81. **Waving hi from NY** Congrats on being strong enough to take control of your weight. It's a great thing to do for yourself and your family. I'm right there in the fight with you. Your photo is beautiful! Thanks for offering it.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you come back and visit soon.

    Moonbeams & Blessings
    onceuponamoon (at)
    OWOH #692

  82. I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but could be just dazed from dancing around the world LOL) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) There's lot's more blogs, I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

  83. So nice to meet you,
    gorgeous gift, hope to win.

    Greetings from Finland;-))m

    I have also Valentine candy:

    leikkaan @

  84. lovely offerings!
    please drop by my blog #30,
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

  85. As with so many, I can really relate to the weight loss battle and I wish you great success. Your blog put such a smile on my face - thank you for that!

  86. Hi Arya, I would love to win one of your prints. They are beautiful! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  87. The prints are beautiful. Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

  88. Hi Arya!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's a delight to "meet" you via OWOH! Your work is truly lovely!

    xoxo, chris
    OWOH #704

  89. 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 you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  90. Love photography! This is a nice photoshopped piece.
    Probably don't have a snowball's chance in heck, but what the hey!
    This is a lovely piece.
    Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog-#348 and add your name there if you like. Thanks and Good Luck

  91. Greetings from Clovis, California
    I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
    Best, Holly
    My blog:

  92. Hi Arja, so nice to meet you,ive enjoyed reading you blog and can so relate to your wieght loss battles..
    thanks for stopping by my blog and i love your lovely photography...

  93. You have a very warm and inviting blog. This print is awesome. I can see why it's a favorite. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  94. Love this print! come see my falling ladies... I can't paint at home either so I do it on my breaks at work in little intervals!

  95. Hello Arya! Hello from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs! You have a great blog and your artwork is simply fab!

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day!



    http://spikescreativeside (#22) (#24)

  96. Your photo is just beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  97. your art print is beautiful! thanks for the chance to win.

    i'm enjoying browsing through your wonderful blog. you are so creative and talented!

    please stop by my blog for a chance to win my gift as well, if you haven't already!

    joe in montana

  98. 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


  99. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. This is a beautiful print!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  100. It is a beautiful photo and I love the way you have altered it or should I say "enhanced" it.

  101. Aren't magnets such a wonderful memory of a good time or place? Please include me and when you've time, please visit me at Thistle Cove Farm.

  102. 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!


  103. Thanks for the great giveaway. I prefer the magnet. I hope I win. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)


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