The wonderfully giving, and talented, Lisa Swifka hosts an event each year called One World One Heart. Bloggers are invited to join, and give away one of their creations to a lucky winner. The catch is, the entrants must also be bloggers, and they must invite you over to their blog. I was told about this by a friend, and when I checked, I just knew I had to enter.
What a fantastic group of artists! The giveaways were beautiful jewelry, paintings, art supplies. Every time I went on the site, more artists had joined. I was not a giveaway blogger, but I was lucky enough to win something! And I won from the coordinator of One World One Heart, herself, Lisa Swifka! You can check out her OWOH blog here, and you can still see the list of over 900 bloggers who generously gave away their creations.
Lisa also has her own blog, called A Whimsical Bohemian. Be sure to click on the links to her art to be impressed by her talent. (And her prolific-ness. Is that a word?)
The artwork Lisa sent me as a winner is shown below. She made the beautiful genie painting with the crystal jar. I wanted to show you just how well it goes with the paint color in my art studio (O.K., a corner of my bedroom), where I've posted my art wall. All the art you see was created by others, including the charms in the shadow box -- all received in swaps from my Charmsters group.
And the other reason for my post, besides publicly thanking Lisa. I have now personally thanked her, and I sent her a collage I recently completed. I won't post a photo here until I'm sure she's received it in the mail!