Sunday, January 30, 2011

Welcome!


I want to welcome you to my little corner of Blogandia. My name is Georgina and I live in the farthest city in West Texas, El Paso, one of the safest cities in the U.S., the Pearl of the Rio Grande, gateway to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and a road less traveled to the grand state of New Mexico. Wow, how's that for an introduction??!!?

I'm a mixed media artist, dabbling mostly in the doll genre, but on occasion, I spend some time out of my little box and play with other stuff. I share my home with a wonderful hubby (I'm sure there are a couple of ex-wives who might disagree with me), two Chihuahua doggies, Maya or Jackalhund (her ears remind me of jackals)and Senor Cacahuate, a.k.a., Mr. Peanut. El Senor came to us by way of my stepdaughter who adopted him from the pet rescue home because he was tagged, "un-adoptable." However, with lots of patience and love, he turned quickly away from the darkside. My stepdaughter left him in our care many times due to her ever transitioning life so the last time she asked us to care for him, I told her that we were going to keep him this time around and now he's King of the household. Maya was a birthday gift from my daughter, however, her shots, heartworm meds, her little operation, etc., didn't come with my gift, just the dog!! I'm the mother of 3, boy, 34, girl, 32, boy, 25 and four grandchildren, boy, 10, boy, 8, boy, 6 and boy, 18 months...and all 4 from my ever ovum producing daughter!!

I returned to school after my 25 year old marriage began to fade away. I had decided to become a special ed. teacher since my youngest child, my son of now 25, is autistic. I figured I had plenty of experience out in the battle field, and sometimes it was, in order to get the school district's attention. However, a very dear friend of my mother talked to me early on during my education and told me she had done the same thing, returning to school and becoming a special ed. teacher since she too had plenty of experience, her youngest has Downs. She told me that she burned out very quickly...spent all day in a classroom of children with various disabilities then came home to it. That made me think...think hard. She asked me what I was passionate about, art, of course. Hence my direction switched and I majored in art. I graduated at age 53 in 2005 with my B.A. in Art, with a discipline in ceramics, and a minor in English and American Literature. So I can throw a pot on the wheel and write one heck of an essay!! LOL

Since I had some experience in working with clay, I turned to the self hardening clays, paper clay, and oven-hardening polymers. I work with both and sometimes mix the two...will make a paper clay head and add polymer elements to accessorize my doll. I would love to return to creating the crazy pottery I made in my college studio, but my house excludes any space for my kiln, so my kiln is sitting in my mother's garage and my wheel and slab roller and many boxes of New Mexico low-fire clay sit in my studio, a reminder of what will be someday. I love combining other materials with my dolls, such as creating them from tin cans, wooden or paper mache boxes, cholla branches, (a cactus plant indicative to our desert landscape), rocks and fabric, of course. If I can stick a doll head to it, it's always a possibility!

I want to thank Lisa for this opportunity to have these blogs go global even for a while and I appreciate all the work she's put into this huge project...thank you, Lisa. To get more information on this wonderful blog adventure, go to http://awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com/a_whimsical_bohemian/2010/12/annoucning-the-fifth-and-final-one-world-one-heart-event-.html I hope many of you become one of my regular followers and enjoy reading my rants, observations and art. I will be having a couple of door prizes, as seen below. I'll have the drawing Feb. 11th since that will give me time to ship them out within the 3 day corridor of time.

I will be leaving for Las Vegas, Nevada on the 18th...don't go ooowing and wowing...I'm taking my 88 year old mother to Vegas to watch my teeny bopper niece and her cheer leading team compete in some national competition...oh yay!! (add a bit of sarcasm to that last comment.) I've never been a big fan of Las Vegas....I guess it's my parent's fault since every year as children we went to Disneyland for summer vacation, then my folks took us to their playground, Las Vegas, where my sister, brother and I swam and burned all day in the Nevada heat and kept room service jumping at night while my folks went to play in the casinos or see a show, which on occasion we attended. We saw Red Skelton, The Smother's Brother's, a very young Vicki Carr, a production of "Gypsy Rose Lee" and many other celebs I can't recall right now. I returned to Las Vegas in 2004, during Spring Break, with my honey and had a wonderful time, but I pretty much saw what was of interest to us and especially enjoyed the Caesar's Palace shopping mall...fun place. So my only request is to revisit Caesar's Palace and visit the M&M store to stock up on those little goodies for my son and my grandsons.

Here are my little door prizes for your viewing, and for a couple of lucky people, winning pleasure. You know the drill, just leave a comment and make sure it's nice!! LOL Remember, the drawing will be on Feb. 11th. Peace out.


Small painting of La Virgen de Guadalupe in a hand-painted metal frame.



















My little Hungarian Paprika Box Doll.

133 comments:

Whimsey Creations said...

Great to learn more about you! Don't forget to visit my blog - I'm in OWOH too - before you go have fun in Las Vegas! Said with as much sarcasm as you LOLOLOL

ziggy stardust said...

love your blog! thanks for a chance to win!

xoxo
ziggy

Micki Wilde said...

Hi Georgina, I loved your introduction, awesome!!


I would love to sign up for a change to win either of your goodies.

Hugs

Micki x

Gloria said...

Hi Georgina, yes please enter me.That's a great giveaway. I'm #96 on the list. Stop by my blog to enter too and happy OWOH event to you. Happy week too.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hellloooooo Georgina!
(it is freezing here already...)
I would *love* to win that little Virgin... ;-)
Okay, off to the other OWOH blogs before the broadband freezes up! LOL!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Linda in New Mexico said...

Hey Vieja: This is very nice. Very civilized, not very you but then I know you're playing nice. tee hee. Really I love your intro and I love your work....but then that's cuz, I luvz you too much. I would love to win either of your masterpieces. Hey let Vern do the draw and maybe, must maybe......Blessings and goats whiskers, The Olde Bagg herself, Otra Vieja Loca, Linda

AlwaysInspired said...

Nice to meet you!
Love that little painting.
Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50
www.inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired

Jingle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I really enjoyed getting to know you a bit. Your work is wonderful. I REALLY love that doll! Both pieces are fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Rich Witch said...

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How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
Be well & wish well,
RichWitch
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oldblackcatboo said...

Ya know I adore you but I love ya even more reading about your doggies!
Please throw my name in the hat!
XOXO - Cindi

Elena said...

I love your creations and story but my most favorite was hearing how you went back to school and received your degree at 53. Awesome! Beautiful doll and Virgen. Please do stop by on your travels and visit me to say hi.

Elena of MyQuest

gpc said...

She is lovely! I enjoyed my visit with you. I hope you will visit me, too!

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It's nice to meet you. Your door prize is great. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I'm #116 on the flying wings

yoborobo said...

PICK ME ME ME! Wait, I am supposed to behave myself. I love your blog, you always make me laugh. And I love your art, too! So toss me in the cauldron (not me, my name). Don't lose your shirt in Vegas! xoxo Pam

Gloria said...

What a great giveaway Georgina. Very nice and I would love a chance to win. I'm #96 on the list. Please stop by my blog if you haven't already. Enjoy your LV trip. Take care.

Palma said...

Hi! Such a beautiful giveaway! i would dearly love this. COUNT ME IN,PLEASE!

Join in mine, if you like ♥

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.
http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh Georgina, I was so enthralled reading about you ~ it's so great to get to know friends better. I just started back to college today, for by BFA in Art Ed so I could completely relate ~ being 50 and all. ;D You're a complete inspiration and I loved your final outcome statement, LOL!

Please do enter me in your giveaway and enjoy OWOH!
Hugs♥
Sharon ~
Plumrose Lane

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

arya_wiese@yahoo.com

Donna said...

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

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
http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com

Pattee said...

Georgina!!!! Please enter me into your hat or number generator!!!! I would love to win one of your creations!!!!
XXX Pattee

Janine said...

Hi Georgina, you art really rocks. I love your great giveaways, in that rich colour.
Please count me in.
Hsve a great time and enjoy OWOH
Hugs
Janine

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Everything you make is so wonderful. I love the box doll, it is terrific. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

S. said...

Your art is beautiful! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win one of your prizes, I would love the virgin - of course!
If you have a chance please stop by my blog to enter my giveaway, I am number 323.
Greetings from Mexico ~

Jodaeodesign said...

Your work is so fun. Please add me to your drawing.

Sam said...

So nice to meet you. I think we'll be great friends.

Cheryl said...

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

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Great giveaway! Loved reading your blog.

Irma :)

The Altered Paper said...

Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here! creationsbytee@gmail.com

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Hello! This is my first time here, and the song brought back memories. I worked as a stage manager for a dance concert that had a very powerful performance of the song La Llorona. I love the Virgin painting. Always had a love of Day of the Dead type art, and yours reminds me of those colorful pieces. The doll is too cute too! I am keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win!

Zan Asha said...

Hello my beautiful Georgina! I am so glad you are doing OWOH! I LOVE the art, you know I must have one! They are beautiful, so count me in!

Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY--I noticed it on FB! HUGS!

Hop on over to my blogs if you haven't already: http://vagabondcreations.blogspot.com or
http://beyondvagabond.blogspot.com

Micki said...

What a wonderful introduction to yourself. I love your work and thanks for the chance to win!
Please visit my Irish giveaway here:

http://thedote.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart.html
Micki

Mundo Mundaca said...

Hi my friend,I am impressed with yours recounts of life! you are a fiber woman and courage, until I feel shame of my mediocre complaints of the life.
You are an example of that she should not give up the dreams and to always maintain a sweet glance about the life.
I adored their pieces! La Virgen de Guadalupe is so soo beautiful! I love those colors and leaning that she has the soul of the Hispanic people... that I am also part.
The doll also and wonderful. of the it ties to imagine recount for her.
xoxo
yasmin

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Nice to meet you! I loved reading more about you, sounds like you have a lively family! Never been to Vegas myself but I have a feeling I would feel the same way you do, lol. Thanks for having me over!

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

danit said...

These are sweet. I especially like the Paprika Box Doll.

Cherry said...

Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, and I love the adorable matchbox! Come check my blog out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!

Dana said...

Georgina, so nice to meet you. I think as bloggers we forget that we have new visitors who don't know us and we should tell people who we are and what we are passionate about. Loved reading your story and getting to know you better.

Your art work is wonderful.

MarieNeige said...

Yes, I would love to have this Virgin of Guadelupe... I am French and love the island of Guadeloupe in the FWI, so...

cheekyradish said...

Great introduction and wonderful giveaways- please enter me. I'm at #521 if you'd like to pop over and meet me!

PEA said...

Hi Georgina, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win either one of your gorgeous prizes:-) I really enjoyed reading all about you and it's a shame you aren't going to Las Vegas just to have fun! lol

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Lutka And Co. said...

Hi Georgina,
You sound like a lot of fun! I love the Virgin. Please enter me in your give away. Thank you!
Linda

http://lutkaandco.com/2011/01/30/one-world-one-heart-2011/

Digital Misfit said...

Your artwork is so beautiful. I love the fun paprika doll and the lovely little painting.
You made the right decision with your education choice.
I taught basic literacy to adults with Downs for a few years. It was so emotionally exhausting that I had not one creative cell left in my body.
Thank you for participating in the OWOH event. Please pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Lisa Nelson's Art said...

Hi Georgina, I enjoyed reading about your wonderful life - thanks so much for sharing. And the prizes are beautiful. Please put my name in your giveaway hat! Come visit if you have time for a chance to win a mermaid. Thanks bunches, Lisa

Gabriela said...

HOLA desde Ohio! I am glad to meet you here! I love your gifts you made and will be following so I can check all you do!
Gabriela OWOH #439

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 - your painting is wonderful!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

http://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

Lezlei

YayaOrchid said...

What a clever little Hungarian lady! She's a spicy one, aint she?

You are a very interesting person Georgina! You have lived a full life, a grand life. But the best is yet to come, as they say. Have a wonderful time in Las Vegas Amiga!

CathyH said...

Hi Georgina, what a pleasure to read about your little corner in the world. Love your painting too, thank you!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com
http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win!

Please enter me in your drawing.

isastephanie(at)yahoo(dot)com

I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway:
http://luluscottage.blogspot.com/

Take Care,

Stephanie
Northern California

Sussie said...

Pretty gifts! Hope you´ll have a great time in Vegas!

Welcome to my blog!
Warm regards
Susan

www.lotusblommansblog.blogspot.com
susanlotus@gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

LOL! Your ever ovum producing daughter! :)

Great intro, and lovely prizes. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

http://heatherseden.blogspot.com/

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Nanbon44 said...

Its been so nice to meet you, Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway- Bonnie in Florida
Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Beadwright said...

Hello I love your introduction, your blog, and your art.
Thank you
Nicole/Beadwright

just me said...

wonderful and who doesn't love m&m's in every color:), please throw my name in! R'Chelle

JoAnne said...

Hi Georgina,
What a wonderful intro post! Love your story and your art. That paprika doll is fantastic!

pupton said...

Georgina, I love your sense of humor! The painting and the doll are great! I would love to win either of them! I so enjoyed your post that I am becoming a follower!
pupton58 at gmail dot com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hello from the Philippines, Georgina! i love it that you were brave enough to go back to school and finish a degree in arts at 53! WoW! I would be thrilled to win your little Virgin of Guadalupe! Do come by and see if you'd like to win my prize! Patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com from
HeARTworks

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules
http://craftymule.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

I really like the art of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I teach in a school with quite a few children of Mexican heritage and this would be a wonderful addition to my room. Hope I can be the lucky winner!

Caroline said...

Beautiful painting and doll! Please enter me :)
http://bentwhimsstudio.blogspot.com

Sher from Tx said...

Growing up in Brownsville TX I am very familiar with La Llorona stories and really like your style of art. I will come back to visit!
Of course I've been to El Paso many times and love so many things about it too.

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.

jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
jacque4u2c@gmail.com

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Amazing colors!
Feel free to stop by my blog and enter mine if you get a few minutes! :) Gale
http://galevarland.blogspot.com
gizmo01@charter.net

Gen said...

This is a lovely giveaway! fernandez.gen@gmail.com

Please visit my page too:
thiskidlovesvintage.tumblr.com

My Creative Side said...

i love our lady of guadalupe! i hope i win her! your art is very interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Blessings always.

meldyfider@yahoo.com
http://meldysblog.blogspot.com/

carylsrealm said...

Wow. LOVE the painting! Love the doll, too! And love the post! ;)
Caryl #270

calej said...

You're so funny! What a rich life you lead :)

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

Blessings!
calej

calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art
http://calej.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com.calej

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What talent you have. I love your style and your giveaways. I'll be back after the event, even if you are in Las Vegas. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

crafty creations said...

I've enjoyed reading your post - you are very talented - plase add me in your draw

hilda 177 UK

La Doña Jenny said...

Hello Georgina,

Thank you for stopping flying by. Your name is is the hat. Take care.

stampgram said...

What sweet offerings...the paprika doll is my favorite! I enjoyed seeing your blog. I will be back to browse some more when the event is over! Please enter me in your drawing.
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

artworks_studio said...

Ciao Bella! This is my first trip with OWOH and it's been an amazing ride. I am so very pleased to meet you and see what you create. If you get a chance please wander over #476 on the list.
Laura
http://laura-comito.blogspot.com/

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 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Sunshineshelle said...

What a compelling story, you totally sucked me in (in a good way LOL) love the way you found your muse almost by default, that's because you left yourself open to new experiences, that is SOOOO cool! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time 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 :)
http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

discodog01@hotmail.com said...

Oh I love these! Especially the Virgin painting!!

Great blog and Blog Title. I have seen quite a few "Weeping Woman" films from Mexico (La Llarona).

Please visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway-
http://atomicwarbride.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Rita
Seattle WA USA
discodog01@Hotmail.com

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Hello from Massachusetts. What a wonderful introduction about you. You go girl! I love hearing stories about gals empowered and you sound like one. One of my nephews has Downs Syndrome and being creative keeps my oldest sister balanced. Blessings, Rebecca #393

Danielle said...

I love Our Lady of Guadalupe
binafan at hotmail dot com

http://musingsofamilitarymommy.blogspot.com/

Palimpa Lim said...

Thank you so much for your really nice comment on my OWOH post, Georgina!
I love your blog and your introduction made me smile :)
Please count me in for your georgeous giveaways.
Happy OWOH!
Janna

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Georgina, greetings from Australia. Thanks for your visit and lovely comments. I really enjoyed reading your story and feel that we have had a similar path. I love ceramics and have an associate diploma in Ceramics/Pottery. I have used my kiln recently for glass slumping and fusing and also a smaller electric kiln for glass jewellery, but apart from that my kilns don't get much use these days since I started into the whole papercraft and mixed media area. Please enter me in the draw for your lovely creations. Great meeting you and enjoy your trip. I would love to come visit El Paso some time.

Cheers,
Rob

Rob

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It was such fun reading your post & learning a little about you! I'm following now & will be back to visit again!I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely work! Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Teri said...

I really enjoyed reading a bit of your life story. Your artwork is beautiful. Thanks for sharing so much! Hope I win your giveaway.
Please visit me at

http://designforty-8.blogspot.com

Thanks Teri
abella4@att.net

SpiritMama said...

Hi Georgina,
I enjoyed reading your story, what an interesting journey you have had. I love DDLM and whimsical styles, and art dolls of course, so your art encompasses many of my favorite things!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
http://spiritmama-art.blogspot.com/
Waxela (wa-shay-la)
aka SpiritMama

NEEDLEWINGS said...

oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! I also had to laugh at your Vegas experience when you were younger. I was there when I was 12. It wasn't fun, we just sat outside while mom and dad played slots. lol I have been to El Paso and Juarez. We went on vacation when I was 12 and we have been to all of the western states, down to Mexico and back into Canada before arriving home in ND in just 2 weeks! I was never so tired of being on the road. Now that I am older, I have since visited all 50 states and 19 counties. I now live in Ohio. Visit me too #220 needlewings at mac.com

Fun With This and That said...

Your blog has so many things to look at. It is so nice to meet you Be nice if you come by Go red Laura lquaglia@srt.com

Deedra said...

Love your blog! Please count me in!

martha brown said...

I love your Virgin de Guadalupe painting! Please enter me into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Threads of Inspiration said...

Georgina, What an intersting story you have, and i have to say it is similar to mine. I was a teacher and burned out then went to art school and found my true calling. I go back and forth making more traditional textiles and then on to art textiles. Thanks for the opportunity to win your great prizes!

Carmen said...

I love your writing style, I could have sat and read a lot more :) I've never seen what the attraction is with Vegas, a couple of my friends keep going back... but then I suppose I am the same with Scotland so it's just what people prefer I suppose. I enjoyed 'meeting' you Georgina. Thank you for the chance to win one of your fabulous creations.

Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post :)

Whoopidoo[at]btinternet[dot]com
OWOH #365

Wendy said...

Hello and so glad to meet you. Happy OWOH. Would love to be part of your wonderful giveaway. Please stop by during your journey through blogland.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

Connie said...

what fun art you make@ please enter me in your giveaway and come emter mine!

Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I really enjoyed reading about you- bravo to you for re-dedicating your life to art. I did something similar only in an opposite way- I got a BFA when I was 22, then put it on hold to be a stay at home mom.....so I had the education but didn't do anything with it until a couple of years ago :)
I love your work- especially the dolls with unusual additions- that Paprika chica is FAB (I would LOVE to give her a new home:))
I can't wait to continue seeing your work, as I am now following you!
Happy OWOH!
Stephanie #677

apinkdreamer said...

great givaway! please enter me!!!!

canngil said...

Love your VOG painting! would give it a very good home. Glad to have found you!
Cathy G
Brea,CA

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Willnnabel@catel.net

Incipient Wings said...

Hi Georgina...did you know that Lady Val just told me she is soooo lonely and she thinks maybe the hungarian paprika doll could drop by and keep her company!!!
lol
have a wonderful week!

barbara r-g said...

would love to give your painting a new home.

WhimsyLoft.com said...

Hello, I'm Grace from Malaysia. It's nice to meet you!
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!
http://whimsyloft.com/2011/01/owoh-2011/

Grace
whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Frosted Petunias said...

Hello Georgina! I'm just starting to make my way around OWOH and so glad I happen to land here this morning. How can I forget? It was so great learning more about you and your art. I always love your work and your giveaways are beautiful. I would be thrilled to win either! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

Anna

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lovely art! Please include in me in your drawing and come enter mine too!
Happy OWOH Days!
Coralie (Michigan/USA)

A Vintage Cottage Home
OWOH #303

P.S. (I'm your newest follower...maybe you'll come join me too!)

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.
Sandra

peggy gatto said...

Yes, please!!!!!!!!!

Que Bella said...

Hey Georgina, Loved your intro. Congrats on returning to school and graduating at 53! The Virgin and paprika dolls are fantastic. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Annie said...

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 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

Belinda said...

Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Very nice giveaway!! Please come see mine,
My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
Hugs Belinda
lbjnflower@gmail.com
#425

Anonymous said...

Hello! Georgina
I am in Cloth and Clay too!
I love your blog and your artwork and doll for the giveaway are very sweet!
Please enter me...thank you!
Teresa Swanson in CA
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Marie S said...

Hi Georgina, greetings from Southern California. I am so glad to stop by here on this OWOH flight. What a grea tale you weave, so nice to learn more about you.
Thank you for your wonderful blog and your painting and your doll, please count me in. If you get a chance on your journey come by my place and spend a moment of you precious time with me.
http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/01/owoh-2011-welcome-welcome.html

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, Ma.
Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios.

Hugs from Linda L

http://www.LamoreAllure.blogspot.com
email - Azurlin@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Your giveaways are wonderful. I love the little paprika box doll...just adorable!

http://leslie-mylifeandtimes.blogspot.com/

SharDon Exclusives said...

I hope you are enjoying your OWOH ride! There are sooo many creative and wonderful ladies out there that it amazes me...
sharon

Pauline said...

Hola Georgina! Greetings to you from Australia! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations as your OWOH doorprizes - I'd so love to win the Virgen de Guadalupe ... she is gorgeous! I love your blog, and I'll be visiting again soon to view more of your amazing creativity ... it was wonderful to meet you! I so admire your journey into special ed teaching. I'm the reverse - I started there, then ended up 'fostering' a child with multiple disabilties. That was over 8 years ago now! Do enjoy Las Vegas - I loved it, but we have NOTHING like it here in Australia! I hope you will visit me, I am OWOH 248!

hugs and blessings,
Pauline
My OWOH blogpost
Email me!

Sigrid said...

I find your Giveaway fantastic. I hope to win it.
Please, visits me sometimes, OWOH #646. I am glad about your visit.
Greetings,
Sigrid

joe said...

have fun...ahem!...in las vegas!

i'm enjoying looking around in your blog and love your hungarian paprika doll. so creative. it's wonderful to meet you through one world one heart 2011!

i am participating for the first time this year and feel honored to have the opportunity to play along with so many creative people!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog, as well!

namaste'
joe in montana
http://manhandledthreads.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!
lauren_renfroe@yahoo.com

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!

Michelle
http://dasmauspad.blogspot.com
mouse1996@gmail.com

Lisa PN said...

Great to hear of your art journey!
And so very inspiring!

I do wish to have an opportunity to win this great piece! Whey you have a moment, do come by and see me at my blog

www.girlcancreate.blogspot.com

Have a great time on this lovely journey of OWOH!

Lisa

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I didn't make it in time to be in the drawing to win your wonderful prizes. Hope you have a safe and good trip with your Mother. So nice to meet you.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net
http://prpldy15.blogspot.com/

mitz said...

... may luck be with you in Vegas... and luck to the winners of your give-a-way.. fantastic.. thanks for the opportunities mitz_zee@yaoodotcom

Abi said...

Ooh, gorgeous.... fingers crossed I win Georgina!!! :O)

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Georgina, I would love to win your beautifully crafted art piece and box doll. Count me in! 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.
#844
barbara@barbaracagle.com
http://blog.barbaracagle.com

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! What a lovely giveaway! Count me in.
I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864) http://barbararosenzweig.blogspot.com/.
I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.
Hugs,
Barbara

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely Guadeloupe!

Dawn Elliott said...

I found your blog today by way of the Oaxaca Children's Shrine Auction artist list, and enjoyed reading (what you call) your rants! I look forward to spending more time on your blog soon!

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!
Sarah
roughseasdesigns@gmail.com
http://www.roughseasdesigns.blogspot.com/

ByLightOfMoon said...

Your blog is beautiful!
I am # 267 on OWOH and I would love to win!
Smiles, Cyndi

janil said...

The box doll is so funny!!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
Greetings from Spain!!!

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!http://sewingthroughthemuck.blogspot.com/

Kells said...

You do the coolest things! Thank you for your generous giveaway!

And greetings from the Pacific Northwest where I am sliding in late and saying, yes, please add my name to your drawing!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells: www.ofkells.blogspot.com

Thanks again for offering this wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win!

Wishing you all good things,
Kelli