Thursday, February 10, 2011


This post will remain at the top until Feb. 17 

This is the 5th year that Lisa has hosted this One World One Heart project.  As usual I'm late getting 
on the bus, but at least I am on it for the 5th and final year, I think.  For all the information please go to Lisa's post which explains all the details. 
I live in Costa Mesa, CA about 50 miles south of Los Angeles, CA.  I started my self-taught art in 1995, beginning with rubber stamps.  I thought I would save so much money on greeting cards!! Ha! I don't want to tell you how much I've spent over the years for art supplies.  I went from rubber stamps to acrylic painting, mixed media, collage and then to digital art. For the past year or so I've taken online classes in Photoshop from several superb teachers.  I love the internet because I have been exposed to so many different people and have enjoyed following their blogs.  When I found out about this project I signed up to meet even more people and see their blogs.
I will be looking forward to meeting all of you.     
For my "door prizes" I plan to give away a print of the artwork below.  Its one of my acrylic paintings which I  digitally altered with the addition of various elements.
Also I will offer these three handmade mini book/zines.
Please leave a comment and take all the time you want visiting. I can't wait to meet you and visit your blog.   The drawing will happen on February 17.  So don't waste any time!


Diane said...

Hi Marilyn! I am so glad you're joining in this year. It is a wonderful experience. You will meet so many people & see so much amazing will love it! Now.....I LOVE that print...I want it & I hope I win! The close up is amazing! Please count me in! xoxo Diane

Caroline said...

Hi Marilyn,

Greetings from a fellow blogger, crafter in England. I can relate to what you said about - saving money on cards but spending lots on crafting materials. There are so many beautiful supplies out there.. who can resist :)

Thank you for your generous give-away and I enjoyed my visit here.

Feel free if you have a moment to drop in on the other side of the ocean.


Anonymous said...

Oh this is lovely...please add my name...and be sure to check out my blog as well. Thanks...Rita

artworks_studio said...

Good Morning Marilyn! This is my first year with OWOH and it's been an adventure so far.
If you get a chance please stop by my blog #476 on the list
ps:throw my name in the hat for your delightful prizes!

Deborah said...

I am first! I am first (I think??). Love your digital art piece. I know what you mean about how the art supplies bug can bite you. It works out to be way more expensive than you thought it would be. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia, US. Thanks for your giveaway. Please feel free to check out mine.
Listed as participant #523 on OWOH list
avennett at verizon DOT net

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Marilyn,
It's very nice to meet you!
You have a beautiful blog with such wonderful photographs and artwork :)


artbrat said...

What a beautiful mix of photography and mixed media. It is stunning!

Femmy said...

such a beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

Mallory said...

Very nice work! Include me :)


julie said...

Wonderful giveaways...
Please enter me...
enjoy the journey..julie


bockel24 said...

You have a beautiful and elegant blog (I love your header!), and I know exactly what you´re talking about when it comes to the cost of art stuff ;-) But you put it to good use, and I´d love to win a piece of your art! Please hop over to my blog for a visit, too.

Cherry said...

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

Janine said...

Hallo Marylin, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
Your Mini- scrapbooks are really beautiful.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Thespa said...

I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

Vintiquities Workshop

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Gayle Page-Robak said...

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:

Rhonda said...

Hi Marilyn. Your digital mixed media piece is lovely, as are your other pieces on your blog. It's very nice to meet you. I would love to own one of your items. Stop by and visit me when you have the time. #500 :-)

Donna said...

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

Sigrid said...

Great! A wonderful Giveaway and very nice blog.
Also I have a Giveaway. Show, nevertheless, sometimes past OWOH#646


The Altered Paper said...

Hi from Ky! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Sam Bonney said...

These are gorgeous, count me in !

Tattin' Kat said...

Greetings from snowbound US!! Crafts never save money, but they are so much fun :)

Incipient Wings said...

these are stunning!!! good luck in all the draws!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Wow, your altered image is outstanding. I have no clue how to do the digital altering at all. You are so great at it all.
I 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

Palimpa Lim said...

"Saving money" haha!
Give a rubber stamp to someone who isn't creative at all and, yes, he/she will probably save some money on greeting cards.
But give a rubber stamp to a creative mind and she/he's addicted. Immediately.
Sometimes people tell me I must save a lot of money by making my own jewelry! Hahaha!
LOVE your giveaways! Please count me in!
Happy OWOH!

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi there, so nice to meet you!
Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win either one of htem!

Greetings from bonny Scotland.

PS. If you have a minute and have not already done so, please come and visit mine too:o)

Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

hello from Thailand! It's amazing how you start discovering your art potentials just by trying to save money on greeting cards ;)

Count me in your awesome giveaway!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed visiting your blog. I find your art inspiring.

Hoopie said...

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.


Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Cheryl said...

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

Jodaeodesign said...

Your paper collage work is lovely. Please include me in your drawing.

BabesbyBarb said...

love your artwork, I agree supplies can cost us so much money but give us so much joy, please stop by my blog for a visit

Nanbon44 said...

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

Nanbon44 said...

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

Healing Woman said...

Your acrylic digital image is fabulous. I am going to come back to your blog after the event is over and check out more of your work.

Please add me to the draw and fly on over to visit me at number 92.

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda
I hope this is not a double post if it is please for give me

Aimee Jeffries said...

I really love this print! It pulls me right into it! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

T'Rina said...

I keep warning people art is addictive!
Thanks for stopping by my blog I am #25

Micki said...

How beautiful your work is! I would love to be included in the draw!

trisha too said...

Nice! I just started making hand bound mini books--yours look wonderful!

Happy OWOH to you--stop by and say hi if you get the chance--I'm flying along with you in the OWOH journey!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice! And it really is the most fun seeing what other artists create! Thank you! Visit me soon, I'm #389 ! ♥

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - the print you selected is gorgeous and your mini books are intriguing!! 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!

MOLLYE said...

Hi Marilyn, It's fun getting to meet so many new friends. I'd love a chance to win one of your creations. Thanks, Mollye

Chris said...

Lovely work. I would really enjoy winning. Please visit my blog as well. OWOH 760

Leila West said...

Your giveaway is beautiful, please count me in. Thanks for commenting on my blog, so nice to meet you!

Sonja said...

Nice to meet you on my OWOH tour. I love the digitally altered painting and like to take part in your draw.
Please check out my blog as well (#785)
Warm regards,

PEA said...

Hi Marilyn, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win either one of your gorgeous prizes:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Gabriela said...

hello from Ohio! It is great getting to know your blog!Your artwork is just wonderful! Your gifts are just beautiful!
Gabriela #439

Diane said...

HI Marilyn--so happy to see you here--beautiful work!! I hope to see you at my giveaway also if you haven't been already! Diane

Mervi said...

Beautiful painting!
Please count me in on the draw for this fabulous prize.
Greetings from... Finland,
number*451* OWOH;-))m

leikkaan AT

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, What a fabulous job you did with the altered painting. And I'd love a chance at the little zine's. Come visit me soon:


Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Linda said...

Hi Marylin,

Love the card and the mini books!
Please count me in! Stop by #358 and enter my OWOH!

Best Wishes,


Mini books are such a lovely thing to share! Thanks for being part of OWOH, the journey has been wonderful and always seems to get better where ever I go. Come visit! Wanda in Ohio #220
needlewings (at ) mac (dot) com

Rusted Wings said...

your work is beautiful and your offerings so lovely!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

Debra said...

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

Loralynn said...

Fantastic giveaway! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

CathyH said...

Hi Marilyn! Cool artwork! Me too, bought so many art supplies and always find more. So glad you joined OWOH this year, it's really an inspiring journey!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

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

illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your beautiful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim Dellow said...

So lovely. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Marilyn
Nice to meet you.
First I took a few moments to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
I must say...I'm glad I did and I was realy impressed !! ( Yes, I take my time :)
It was fascinating to see your talent and please, cherish that !
I loved your PS posts because I use that program too and your images of the dogs looked realy great !!

It was very enjoyable to discover your style and hobby .Thank you for sharing Marilyn
About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure and admirable that you have spent so much time on this gift !!

Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands who is trying to write perfect English but never succeeds :)
I wish you many creative PS days and invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well :)

Lisa said...

Hi Marilyn! Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know you're from the newsletter. I've noted it :-) I love your digital work. I've got CS3 and don't know how to use it to it's potential. I just "fix" and resize photos with it! Your images are really lovely. Nice to meet you!

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Dianne said...

These are creative pieces!
Please but my name in the hat for your giveaway and come over to mine-#348 and enter your name there! Thanks and Good Luck!

Annie said...

Love your print and mini books!!!! 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

kristi said...

hope i win and love your blog. come see me at #717 Kristi

Cameron said...

No kidding about money spent! Oh well, I don't collect handbags, shoes or's art supplies for me...haha!

Love your altered is my favorite color! Please count me in!


Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win one of your prizes.
I would love it if you could find time to come to my blog and enter for my door prize also.
:) Gale

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hello from bitterly cold and snowy Kansas. I bet you are happy you live in CA right about now. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. 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.

Lisa said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Please add me to yours, too! One project leads to another! And I haven't conquered photoshop yet, so I may need to know which classes you took.

I'll be back!

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Marilyn, I was down your way in July. I fell in love with Roger's Gardens. A friend of mine got one of those wonderful jeweled trees for Christmas. I live north of you in Arroyo Grande. Are you going to the CREATE cps retreat in May. I'm pretty sure it's in Costa Mesa. I will be a vendor there. Have to get my act together. Come by by blog #845 Crimson Heart Studios. Thanks, Cindy

mitz said...

...such talent and so generous.. great
give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunities mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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.

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 you haven’t already).

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

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Sandy said...

OWOH is so cool. Nice to meet you through your blog.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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


Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful print, and the little zines look great!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

Simply Debbie said...


Leslie H. said...

Hi from Colorado, love this OWOH meet and greet. That is so funny I started with stamps too and thought I would save so much money. LOL Come for a visit sometime. Leslie

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Marilyn! I am loving reading about your journey through art. So inspiring and makes me want to get up off my butt and go create something. Something I haven't done in a little while. Albeit, I'm still trying to read as many OWOH posts as I can, so my butt is welded to my computer chair.

I love "Day 4, calla lilies" you've created. I'm a plant nut. I just love it when people show the work in progress. You've done a great job!

It's great to meet you and thanks for stopping by and saying hi on my OWOH post. Your comment made me smile. I'd love to have a chance at winning one of your beautiful door prizes!

Happy Creating!
Indiana, USA

Leslie said...

Ha, I had to laugh when you were telling about the money you were going to save making your own cards. That's exactly how I got started in this whole big art thing. The funny thing is I almost never make cards anymore...too many other things to do! Your digital enhanced print is stunning. I would LOVE to be the lucky winner.

joe said...

your work is just beautiful! i'm enjoying reading about your creative endeavors and processes. thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

joe in montana

TuscanRoad said...

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:

Deirdra Doan said...

Deirdra Doan Blog giveaway

Teri said...

great giveaways!! Your blog is wonderful.
Please include me in
your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

Anonymous said...

Hello Marilyn,
I am returning your visit to our blog (#208 on Lisa's fab list) thanks for visiting us! I am taking up your invite and thanks for posting the Brené Brown video, very interseting!
Thanks for sharing your photoshop journey too.
Please enter us in your prizedraw for the print/mini books.

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA
I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

Nice offering! Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

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!


ladybug said...

The combo of techniques you use in your art is beautiful! Keep up the wonderful work! Please enter my name in your give-a-way and drop by my blog when you have a moment:
(#535 OWOH)

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Marilyn, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted book zines art project. How sweet! 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.

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win. lovely picture and jewelry.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

JUNE said...

It was nice looking around your blog...I really enjoy the tone of this piece...thx for playing, june #75

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Marilyn and greetings from Virginia. Your work is so beautiful. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win such a lovely gift.

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Sussie said...

Cute little notebooks! :)

Please come and visit my blog too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you :)

Warm regards
Susan, nr 471

Jen said...

Oh, wow! Your painting is so unique, I love it!

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence, Oregon. It is nice to meet you. Please count me in on your giveaway.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Amazing painting! Wow! Please enter me into your draw! So nice to meet you here through OWOH! I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog , too:-)


stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. your painting is awesome. And the little books are sweet. Thanks for participating in OWOH - isn't this fun!
Please enter me in your drawing.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

What's up Duck? said...

That's a beautiful print.

Please include me in your draw.

Ducky Doo
(just replace AT with @ and DOT with . I do this to dodge email grabbing internet bots)

Marianna said...

Hi Marilyn. I really love your piece. One of these days I am going to learn how to use my Elements. Come over and sign up for my OWOH giveaway.

Susan said...

Lovely to meet you Marilyn! thanks for visiting and good luck in my drawing. Your work is FAB, I love that painting :) Please include me and have a great "rest-of-hop"
Susan (Pieces of Fate)

Que Bella said...

Hey Marilyn, It's wonderful to meet you via OWOH. What a great print! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn! Greetings from Chilliwack, BC, Canada!

Your mixed media work is beautiful! It's been something that I've been meaning to give a go!

Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Keep your art alive!
~Spike (#22) (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

martha brown said...

I'd love to see these zines in person!!!!

Sunshineshelle said...

JUST MADE IT!! Anyway... Hi there!!! Great to meet & greet you, my name is Shelle I'm from Sunshine Coast Australia & I'm thrilled at the opportunity One World One Heart has given me to fly around the virtual World discovering so many creative artists & bloggers like yourself :) Home run now & I think I'll continue to visit bloggers on the list even after it's over, just so I can say Hi as the giveaway was just the catalyst :) it's so much more than that & for a newish blogger (me) it has been quite wonderful (& overwhelming LOL)! Please visit if you haven't already!! It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Wendy said...

Hello and it is wonderful to meet you. I loved taking a little visit through your blog and hope to come back for more. I would love to be part of your OWOH giveaway. So exciting. Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Joyce van der Lely said...

Thanks for visiting my blog
Yes, please add me to your beautiful give away !

#206 - OWOH

janil said...

Wonderful art!

Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Marilyn! THANKS for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! Ohhhhhh!!!! Ahhhhhh!!! Your photoshop works are SO professional looking! Your hard work has really paid off! They are divine!