Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 OWOH


Yay, another year for OWOH boohoo the last year for OWOH! I'm taking part and hope you will too and without further ado I will introduce myself... Nice to meet you all. My name Is Melissa and I am a mixed media collage artist and photographer who likes to write (I think that covers it)! Living in Sunny Florida I homeschool my super cute uber smart 10 year old and love madly my super man husband! I hope to see you all more than just once, so feel free to browse the archived posts and comment and oh, don't forget to share something about who you are and what you do. Maybe we have something in common?

Well here is my giveaway (they are unfinished at this time) but will be done by Feb. 17th for the giveaway!
A set of three shelf sitters. These wood blocks are double sided and make a lovely addition to a bookshelf or window sill as I have done (just ignore the dirty window, this art room never get the cleaning love it deserves!!!!) The rules of the OWOH giveaway are as follows and here is the link to the OWOH blog
1. You must have a current, active blog to participate. Please do not create a blog only for this event.. That is NOT what this is about. Also, NO ONE under 18 may participate alone....meaning if you have a child who wants to do this then do it through YOUR blog letting others know you are doing it together.
2. When the event begins your OWOH post must clearly state you are participating in OWOH (include the logo) back to this blog so others can get information....introduce yourself. You also should have clear photos of your "door prize(s)". You can giveaway whatever you like....from handmade items to a special trinket. Be creative. You MUST keep in mind this event is International.......therefore you may have a "door prize" winner in another country you will have to mail to. You cannot limit to only those in your country of keep that in mind when deciding your "door prize" and its weight. If you cannot mail (for whatever reason) outside your own country please don't participate as this is WORLDWIDE!!!

The door prize rules: All you have to do to win the door prize is leave a comment on this post letting me know you were here, please include a link back to your blog so I can notify you if you are a winner (if you don't have a blog or dont' leave a link to your blog that I can visit you will not be entered!  and please for pete sake be genuine, I know we all want to win a prize but the point of OWOH isn't just to collect booty but to connect sooo be friendly and introduce your self as well!!! 


  1. These are wonderful ~ so creative ~ I love them and would love to win them ~ but am not joining the OWOH ~ too busy to do it justice ~ enjoy ~ hugs and namaste, Carol and ArtMuse Dog :)

  2. they are great, please throw my name in!! R'chelle

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

  4. Greetings from a fellow blogger and crafter in England. So nice to have found your blog through this event. Creating is fun but sharing is even more satisfying... Happiness never decreases by being shared :) Your work is wonderful!

    Thank you for being part of this and for your generous gift of joy.


  5. I love your artwork! I have been wanting to try some mixed media. Maybe I should just jump in with both feet! :) And your window isn't dirty, it's frosted! *wink* I am up here in Maryland and I am thinking Florida sounds a lot warmer. Please come see me if you get a minute, I am having a giveaway, too. SO nice to meet you! Pam

  6. unfinished? well, I already love them! please add my name to your drawing and hop over to my blog for a visit!

  7. Ohhh, Melissa!!! I'm sooooo happy that your stopped by my blog! You're right . . . we've got a LOT in common!!! LOVE your shelf sitters! They'd be amazing in my little studio! Enjoy OWOH! Hugs, Terri

  8. Wow! Your shelf sitters (a new word to me!) are so unique and beautiful!! 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! I enjoy it!!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

    (nr214 on the list)

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

  10. Wonderful pieces. Please count me in & drop by my blog if you have a moment & enter my giveaway.
    Hugs, Diane

  11. *********************LOVE************************
    Love your blog and love your giveaway!!
    I am loving making friends...come and visit me and follow me if you least stop by!


  12. 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

  13. cool shelf sitters! come visit my blog too:

    connie on kauai

  14. 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:

  15. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey! I am meeting so many wonderful bloggers, including you!

  16. Beautiful pieces. Please count me in and drop by my blog if you have a moment and enter my giveaway.:-)

  17. Hello from Thailand!! Those are unique yet functional creations. Count me in your give away.

    Here is my OWOH entry - please click :)

    * laetriciajaniel (@)

  18. Thank you for allowing me to join in your giveaway and please drop by my blog and join in mine.#573

  19. WoW! Your pieces are all stunning!
    My name is Trudy and I am from Kansas, USA!
    I have peeked around a bit and your blog is amazing!
    I am soooo crossing my fingers right now! LOL!
    I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize.
    I see my blog in your "blogs I like" list. Thanks so much!
    It's so nice to "meet" you!
    True :D
    My email:

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

  21. Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    Don't forget to visit me too!

    OWOH #340

  22. unfinished! so is mine! i don't even have my post linked up yet! love your canvases ... Please count me in and drop by my blog ... in a couple of days or so when i actually get the post up ...i'm having so much fun visiting that I am not getting the post done!

  23. Hi Melissa! I'm Michaele and a kindergarten teacher and paper crafter in Oz! Your shelf sitters are terrific- are they double sided? Never fear: my windows are in the same condition!

    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!



  24. Oh I looooove your work! Doorprizes are awesome!

    Please count me in

    Jennifer Hall
    My Email:
    My Blog:

  25. Your work is so great. Thank you for offering these for the giveaway component of this OWOH experience. Please toss my name into the hat for a chance to win your lovely work, and thanks again, Norma (95)

  26. Lovely gifts. Please say hi to Kate the dog! LOL. So glad I stopped by.
    Please drop by to see the bead woven necklace I am giving away.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  27. Whoa, wait, did that post? I can't tell!

    ANYway, the collages are wonderful--are there some transfer images going on in some of those?
    Happy OWOH to you, Melissa!
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  28. I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

    Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

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

  30. Your furrball is so adorable all decked out for Christmas. The shelf sitters remind me of chunky ATC's which I adore! Do drop by. I'm # 559

  31. count me in!!! loved your wood blocks!!! come visit my blog too!

  32. 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

  33. Your shelf sitters are so nice! Please count me in the drawing! Great blog by the way!! :)

  34. Hi Melissa,

    Nice meeting you.

    A big hug from Spain.

  35. ...your creativity just spill out..WTG!! Thanks for the opportunity mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  36. Hi there, I`m your newest follower... what a fabulous giveaway :))) I love your style. Please include my name in your draw and it would be terrific if you could drop by my blog for a visit too.
    Martina from Stuttgart/Germany ♥♥♥

  37. Your work is really great! It seems that each piece has a bit of a message. I love that! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  38. 'Ignore the dirty window'... so something I'd say!! Made me chuckle and glad to have 'met' you. I'd love to win your cool shelf sitters, and I promise to dust the shelf before they actually take residence there!!! So toss my name in the hat please! If you are out and about in the blogshere come on over to #521 to meet me!

  39. 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

  40. Beautiful, I would love to be your winner!

    Come by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway also. I'm #590.

    Have a grand OWOH journey,

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  41. Hi Melissa from Snowy cold New Hampshire.
    I am loving your art ! Thanks so much for the chance to win your great blocks ! I hope you have a great OWOH ride !

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

  43. A wonderful Giveaway. And I like your Blog also very well.
    I try sometimes my luck with you to win the Giveaway.
    Visit me, nevertheless, also... OWOH #646

  44. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win. Hop on over to my blog to read about me.
    please check out my blog

  45. Hi Melissa. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog and showing your lovely art work. Please feel free to visit my blog and enter my giveaway also. I'm #625, or you can click on my blog link and visit!

    Happy OWOH!

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

  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. Hello and may I just say how happy I am to meet you. Happy OWOH. I am so excited to be a part of this and would love the opportunity to be a part of your door prize.
    It has been wonderful to stop by and visit and I hope you will drop in during your adventures around Blogland.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand

  49. Thanks for visiting my blog :0)

    Greetings from Pleasanton, California

    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway

    Thanks for the entry & consideration.

    Blessings ♥ tere


  50. Ciao Bella! This is my first trip with OWOH and the ride has been amazing! I am so excited to meet you and to see what you create. Thank you for inviting me. if you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello.

  51. Hey, It's lovely to meet you and to discover your wonderful blog. I looked at some of your other posts and I love your angels! And if I saw vultures nearby, I'd grab my camera too. I used to have an owl living in one of my trees, but no matter how often I staked out my yard, I could never get a picture! ~Michelle, OWOH participant, 598

  52. Simply charming! So nice to meet you!

    **~+--Greetings from frigid New Jersey!--+~**

    conniechiwa (at) gmail dot com

    OWOH #528 (Hope you can visit, too!) :)

  53. Wonderful giveaway, would love to be in with a chance to win one of them. Hope you are enjoying OWOH as much as I am.
    Greetings from Bonny Scotland
    # 97

  54. Hi it was nice meeting you and seeing your work, I hope you will stop by my blog to see what I enjoy doing

  55. Gorgeous art! I'd love to win one!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  56. Hi Melissa! Love your giveaways! WoULD BE PLUM PLEASED to win some or one. Be sure to visit my blogger too ok? Sanna

  57. What a fantastic giveaway prize, please enter me, hope I win :-) Thank you for posting a comment on my blog too, it's been very nice to meet you!

  58. I love these art blocks! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  59. Greetings from Washington State! Your canvases are awesome! I've quite enjoyed browsing your posts! Do come visit me during your OWOH tour at #769.

  60. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Love your blocks/shelf sitters - can't wait to see what you make! 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!

  61. Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn...It is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful BLOG...wishing, hoping and dreaming of winning your giveaway…. well more OWOH posts to see. When you get time pop over to see me,#364 the kettle is on. Hugs Wendy

  62. Melissa,
    I just wanted to tell you that I will definitely be back to your site again. I see we have some very important things in common. I appreciate your post on Humility and Esteeming Others and the Vincent Van Gogh photo on another post (he's my favourite artist!!).
    Your shelf sitters are very cool ~ especially the Triumph, Victory, Gratitude set. I love the grunge effect you've achieved with them.
    Please visit my blog ~ Art of Humungous Proportions, stay a while, look around and leave me a comment :)
    Looking forward to getting to know you ~
    Dawn from snowy Alberta, Canada
    OWOH 602

  63. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. I am Debbie visiting from NY State. I am primarily obsessed with seed beads (make french beaded flowers), but I am fast being bitten by the altered/mixed media bug! I also like to paint & make aceos! I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

  64. What dirty windows?? hehe Hi Melissa, so lovely to meet you! I've always admired anyone who homeschools, I don't think I would have had the patience! My boys are now grown and I have a darling 2 year old grandbaby named Lily who I adore to bits:-)

    Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous shelf sitters, such a delightful idea:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  65. OWOH is wonderful for introducing me/us to blogs that we may never have found. yours is a lovely blog; when you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

  66. so lovely. i will most definitely be back to browse more diligently very soon! thanks for adding me to the hat.

  67. I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  68. You are very talented and i love your work. I am from Ireland, and I live in a seacoast village with my husband and two rescued dogs. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

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

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

  70. Great tour on your blog.
    Lovely doorgifts, count me in, please!

    Greetings from Finland,
    I'm number *451* OWOH
    It was nice to meet;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  71. These are so cute...and I have lots of shelves her in my crafting area! Wouldn't they look cute! I live in sunny Florida, too...except that it is pouring down rain right now! I love it though! Thank you! ♥ Please visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

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

  73. Your blog is very cool. Gorgeous photo at the top! I had fun perusing some of your other posts- enjoyed your vulture photos!!

    Please check out my blog to see my OWOH giveaway.

    Seattle WA

  74. these are so original

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

    Please stop by California.

  75. 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

  76. Very cute shelf sitters. I am #694 on OWOH, check me out.

  77. Just lovely... A Fabulous give-away, please count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


  78. Greetings from Massachusetts! I am a mixed media and papercrafting artist. Love your blog! Those shelf sitters are fab! 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

  79. Hi from London, UK, I'm a mixed media artist learning the ropes! Your collages are gorgeous. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  80. Hello Michelle, sending a bit of a cold breeze of winter as I blow in from SE Ohio. Enjoying your lovely give away, music and photos. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance. Wanda #220

  81. They look awesome. I like photography arts and crafts. Awesome Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada!!!
    Please include me for this giveaway ;)
    You can visit my giveaway here:

  82. Hi Melissa, these are cool! So glad I stopped by to admire your art!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

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

  84. your work is beautiful and you have a lovely offering!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list.
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  85. Hello Mammagil! Your art blocks are fantastic, I know just the shelf they'd love - LOL.

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

    Sherry from England, UK

  86. These are right up my alley!
    Please add my name to your draw and come to by my blog #348 and try your luck there! Thanks and Good Luck!

  87. I love LOVE your cool art blocks! Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

    :) Michelle

  88. Hi Melissa
    Nice to meet you.
    First I took a few moments to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier and new 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 reading your post about photography and which photo is edited ! I realy don't know and I am a photoshopper ! Perhaps photo 2 but I'm not sure :)
    I also liked your Valentine tag and your Weekend Wondering. Amazing that within a few seconds the sky changed so quick !! Amazing shoots !!
    But anyway...I keep talking :O
    It was very enjoyable to read and discover your style and hobby .Thank you for sharing Melissa.
    About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure and admirable that you have spent so much time on these gifts !!

    Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands who is trying to write perfect English but never succeeds :)
    I wish you a creative day with beautiful photos!

    And invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well :)

  89. Your shelf sitters are fantastic.

  90. Greetings from western North Carolina.
    You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having such fun checking out all of the OWOH participant's blogs.

  91. 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

  92. 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 awesome gifts.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  93. Such great art to pretty up the shelves around here!

    Cameron #83

  94. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed my quick look around. You do lovely work. 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.

  95. Hi Melissa, So nice to meet another christian artist. Your blog and family are lovely. What would the world be without mixed media? I enjoyed the music as I read. Do you listen to Chris McClarney, he is one of my favorites. Come by and visit Crimson Heart Studios. Thanks. Cindy

  96. These are wonderful. Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

  97. OH these are lovely! like a chunky 4 X 4!!! :)
    Please include me in your draw, and PLEASE come visit #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)

  98. LOVE your collages! 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. Wow your giveaways are awesome, I am loving your blog and your work, I am a hobby artist and love mixed media, I have started tryingt to put it all together! Your OWOH pieces totally rock.
    Debs #799

  100. Great blog, I really found it welcoming and I enjoyed your "tone" of voice. What a fun giveaway- I love how creative this is!
    Please stop by and see me too at:
    Happy OWOH!
    Stephanie #677

  101. Hi from chilly England! Thanks for letting me take a peek into your world. Love your altered art, please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits.

  102. Greetings from Ohio...where we are beginning to thaw out! Oh my gosh these are all three wonderful. I love them all, but "Gratitude" really speaks to me! Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your lovely creations.

  103. 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:

  104. hello, thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway! i like the positive words you've placed on them. i also do mixed media and i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)!

  105. Beautiful little collages!
    I love mixed media art, both as a creator and a collector.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog,#51, on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  106. Hello,
    I love your blog header pic and your artworks!!
    Gorgeous, I'm following you now too :)
    I love your giveaway.. please enter me too!
    Visit mine too if you get the chance.. time is running out!

  107. a big howdy from montana! thank you for letting me mosey around your blog. you are very talented and i have enjoyed my stay and will return again soon!

    i love your work and style! please add me to your drawing.

    stop by my blog and drop your name in my hat, too!