Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's Time For One World, One Heart!!!

I'm so excited- it's finally time for OWOH again!  Last year was the first year I participated and I met so many wonderful people, folks that are now part of my daily life in Blogland.
 Let me start by sending a heartfelt thank you to Lisa Swifka who dreamed of the event and made it happen five years ago- what an enormous undertaking!
Lisa asks us to introduce ourselves and so, here I go;

My name is Stephanie and I am a visual artist who likes to dabble in mixed media.  I have three children and one husband  ;) and along the way, I put my art on hold to be a stay at home mom- a choice I have never regretted!

We moved to the Caribbean when the kids were 5, 3, and 1 and stayed for seven they got older and needed me less, I started doing a little art again but when I realized their school had no art program, I started a mission to create one for them. Next thing I knew I was teaching 80+ students from pre-K to 8th grade- even though I'd never taught before!  I loved it- the students were so inspiring to work with and the more I worked with them, the more I knew I wanted to be a full time artist again......

We moved back to the states in 2007 and since then, I find myself painting, painting and painting some more!  It nice to work from home and arrange my schedule around the kids'!  I enjoy playing with altered books and collage, so I do that too!
My first painting inspiration is my garden- I love flowers and color and the way light affects first, the majority of my work featured flowers.  But I studied to be an illustrator and I found myself wanting to paint people women started appearing in my work, and I now have a nice collection of both!
For my prizes, I wanted to offer a collection that represents me and the friendship I am offering to you.  Working from home can be lonely at times, and my bloggy friends are a HUGE part of my life!  It's so nice to have other artists to talk to on a regular basis.
I like to hope that my friendship brings color and light to my blog friends; new and old- so I'm choosing a series of pieces that reflect on that....
Thank You Gift 1 
is a print of my painting, "Parrot Tulips en Masse"
The print measures 15" x 20" will high quality color and detail and will be shipped rolled up in a protective cardboard container

Thank You Gift 2
is one of my journals with a collaged cover based on my painting; "Infinite Spring"
This is the front cover
 and the back signed, dated and commemorating OWOH!
 To get an idea of what my journals look like, check out this blog post.

Thank You Gift 3
is a 5" x 7" canvas with a collaged print of my painting; "Metamorphosis 1- Beyond the Veil"
 I have painted the edges of the canvas to extend the details and give the impression of an original painting.

Thank You Gifts 4 & 5:
For my final two gifts, I am offering 2 sets of cards.  
The winners may choose any 5 cards they like from my Etsy shop (the link is in my sidebar) the images I have shown are are only examples!
Now on a final note- let me go over the rules and regs:
1. Although you do not have to participate in the event, you MUST have a blog to be eligible for the giveaway- otherwise this event is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

2.My giveaways are "door prizes" as a thank you for stopping by- All you need do is leave a comment and a way for me to get back to you should you win- please don't forget to include your email in your comment if it is not on your blogger profile!

3.Comments will close at 10 am on February 17-I will be using Random Number Generator to determine the 5 winners.

4. I will notify the winners via e-mail- important: if your profile page doesn't contain your e-mail address, or you are not an active blogger, please include your e-mail address in your comment.

5. Since we must mail these gifts out within three days after the event, once I have notified you, you will have 48 hours to respond with your mailing address. That means I must hear from you no later than February 19.
Thank you for visiting and good luck! 


Kelly Jeanette said...

Lovely post and very nice gifties. Count me in. My post for OWOH will be up tomorrow. Here is it's link

You have such beautiful flowers paintings.

The Paper Princess said...

Oh Stephanie, I have long been a fan of your art, but you have outdone yourself with your gifts! I am SO crossing my fingers that I am one of your lucky winners as your work would inspire me to create! I did not know you lived in the Caribbean - I love the islands - I'd love to know where if you don't mind sharing!

I am also participating in OWOH, so I hope you'll visit me as well!

createwithjoy at gmail dot com

Regina said...

Steph..WOW...amazing door prizes!!! I love your work but you already know that ^_^. Any of these would be awesome to have in my studio. I'm so happy that we met last year through this great event. I'm planning on getting involved too and will hopefully have my OWOH post up by Tuesday. (you know me...slow and old..hehe)


averilpam said...

What fab prizes, amazing! OWOH is a brilliant event:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH WOW. I am in love with each and everyone one of these "door prizes." I would be honored to display anything you make in my home.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

What crazy fantastic door prizes! 5 Lucky people are hitting the JACKPOT Stephanie! I'm feeling a little lame now that I see what others are gifting. I don't have to tell you have gifted you are, you know that already, but I feel gifted to be your friend. Heck, throw me into the pot, I hope I'm one of those lucky people! ~Jaime

IM GIRL said...

You already know I am such a fan of your work you crazy talented girl! Your giveaways are gorgeous!
I have really enjoyed getting to know more about you over at IA, and I love your blog. I am on my way to work and had to come here first. I hope you have a fabulous day Stephanie!

Mila said...

Hi Stephanie :)!
Pls count me in !
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Mila :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, such stunning generous giveaways, would love to win anyone of them!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the link!

Leila West said...

Very cool prize, thank you for the chance to win and its so nice to meet you. :-)

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I look forward to following your art!

WindandHoney said...

Wow! Gifts in abundance! Your art is beautiful. I would be honored to be a winner.
I've been added as one of your followers.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. : )

Diane said...

Wonderful giveaways! Please count me in & drop by my blog, if you have a moment, & join in mine. Hugs, Diane

The Altered Paper said...

Hello from Ky! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

BLISS angels said...

Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn...It is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful BLOG & stunning art work .well more OWOH posts to see. When you get time popped over to see me,#364 the kettle is on. Hugs Wendy

Diane said...

Hi Stephanie, I 'm so glad that you're a part of this. And I thank YOU for offering these very special thank you gifts.
Please be sure to drop by to enter your name at my blog!!

Palma said...

Hi! What beautiful art and I can see some of th Caribbean influence. Please, count me in!

Hop by my giveaway, if you like :)

Birgit said...

Hi Stephanie,

You are surely one talented artist! I love your flower paintings -- nature is such an inspiration, isn't it? Thanks for the chance to win a piece of your artwork.

Happy creating,

Elsina said...

What beautiful artworks, each of them! Beautiful! I would love to enter your give away! I am also participating in this OWOH :)

Janine said...

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

artworks_studio said...

It is nice to meet you. I am enjoying this journey:)This is my first year with OWOH and it is amazing! If you get a chance wander over to my blog #476 on the list

artbrat said...

I love the colors you use in your art. They're very fun to look at and the details you paint make one linger. Thank you, I enjoyed me visit here.

Anonymous said...

Your four gift are truly outstanding and it's so generous of you! I adore your paintings. The colors are so vibrant and the subject delightful. LOVE the flowers especially!
I've been to your area of the country and think it's pretty. Flowers grow so nicely in all that humidity. You've lead an interesting life so far!
Please put my name into the hat! I'd adore to win any of your gifts!
Hugs from Colorado

Saskia said...

Hello Stephanie! Wow..Your paintings are so beautiful and unique! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaways...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

Gale said...

I love your paintings...and it's wonderful how you started an art program where there was none. I'm so glad there were art programs in my school!

I would love to win the journal (I absolutely love that painting)...or the cards. Your work is so beautiful! If I win one of the prints though I will have to pass it on the the person who posted before me, because I promised my husband that I wouldn't get any art for our home that didn't match our colors, and someone should get those who can display them. :-)

ecarian at yahoo dot com

OWOH 506, 508

Michaele said...

Your brunette beauties and fabulous florals are gorgeous!

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!



Terri said...

Such Talent! Would love to be the one that get's to give one of these a new home! Hope you are enjoying the event. So nice to meet you!

Hoopie said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

Thanks for participating in
One World One Heart

check out my blog

Thespa said...

What a wonderful blog you have here. I'm glad I've come to visit. Your giveaway is lovely and I would be happy to be entered to win. I'll be back for a visit again soon. Have fun on the OWOH!

Vintiquities Workshop

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

Greetings Stephanie! Such a lovely creation and very generous giveaways. So happy I got to stop by and peek into your artful life. Be sure to stop by and say hello and enter my giveaway as well. Cheers!

bockel24 said...

Stephanie, I fell in love with your beautiful tulips painting, so please add my name to your list!

artymess said...

Gorgeous paintings ...please count me in to your draw ......x

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Hello, Stephanie. Your work is just fabulous! I live in Smyrna and work in watercolor as well but your work is really supendous! So glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower.

Stop by my blog to see the bead woven necklace that I am offering.

Jeanie Callaghan

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:

Doreen G said...

Your work is amazing.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway and please drop by and enter mine.#573

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, your art is beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to offer these lovely gifts and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Lisa said...

Oh Stephanie, I love essence of your blog...gorgeous! And your artwork is so wonderful! You are a pro! I'd like to thank you for stopping by my blog and for the great comment.
Please, please, please add me to your list!


Dawn said...

What a beautiful giveaway.
Please visit my blog too (Art of Humungous Proportions) when you get a chance.
Cheers ~
OWOH #602

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Pleased to meet you!

The tulip print/painting is beautiful!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Gloria said...

Hi, you have a great blog. I hope you are enjoying the OWOH blog event. Your giveaway is awesome and I hope you stop by my blog to enter as well. I'm number 96 on the list. Enjoy the fun, take care and I wish you well on your journey.

Anonymous said...

You are a very gifted artist. I love the vibrant colors you use.
Please enter me in your sweet giveaway!
Teresa in California at:
Check out: Cloth and Clay doll ning site with some incredible workshops with dolls made from cloth bodies and Creative Paper clay. I am hooked!

flyingbeader said...

Gorgeous paintings! Love the colors & would be thrilled to own an original. I myself don't paint any. I think when I was in 3rd grade & spilled a whole cup of indigo all over three of my classmate's portraits & got kicked out of the class for a week, that I never picked up a brush! I'm actually though going to take a sculpting & painting class in April just to prove to that teacher that...YES! I can paint.

dot in ohio #599

Naked Heart Art said...

Beautiful Painting and a wonderful Blog! Please enter me :)


Hope you'll stop by for a visit!
#217 Naked Heart Studio

Jennifer Pride said...

OMG what beautiful work!
visit me at

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Stephanie ! What a beautiful artist you are ! Your paintings are gorgeous and definitely have a tropical feel to them that must come from your time in the Caribbean. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I hope you have a great OWOH adventure !

Dena said...

Hi Stephanie,

Your paintings are beautiful, light lifting and stunning.

Thank you for your selfless and unmeasurable sacrifice to commit to being a stay at home mom.

Dena #324

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Art - please include me in you giveaway and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too - I am #139 - Cheers Britt in Australia :-)

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

Hello there, love your FLOWERS so would be splendid to win any of your gifts but really my favorites would be the cards! heading out now to check out your etsy shop

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey across the world! I have found so many lovely blogs and yours is one of them!!

I'm from Idaho and you can come take a peek at my BLOG anytime.

Helen said...

Hi, I am so glad I stopped by here on my hop! I love your art, and would love to be included. yu can contact me via my profile if I am that lucky to win!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love your artistic talent and creativity. Your work is superb and I love the gal on the journal. 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

luthien said...

Woah my fren!!! so many giveaways!! you are so generous ... my goodness, mine pales in comparison :p

and you know i want one of them tulips!! i think i want those pretty ladies as well! you paint them so well!

luthien :)

Sarah said...

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

Kim said...

You do absolutely beautiful work! Great giveaway - I would love to win :) Thanks for giving me the chance.

trisha too said...

Lovely, all of them!
Happy OWOH to you, Stephanie, and thank you for sharing your blog and your talents--I'm flying along, too, so stop by if you get the chance!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Yvonne said...

Beautiful work and such nice giveaways. Count me in please.

Paper Bagley said...

Being a flower and nature lover these work of art caught my interest and glued me in to just look at all the parts, layers, see it all and bring it all out with such grace...would love to display you art piece with honor...I do paper but need to find my "art" of it as yet...I better hurry...I am getting old...Tootsie

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous artwork! This is certainly a great giveaway! Please include me in your draw!

Connie said...

you are quite an artist! beautiful prints! please come visit my blog as well!

Sigrid said...

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

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

Jingle said...

You are so talented! Your paintings are really beautiful! I do hope you get a chance to stop by and visit me! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

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

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, I am speechless!!! Your work is amazing!

Jodaeodesign said...

Your paintings are beautiful. Please include me in your drawing.

ben... Titbelsoeur... mais sans sa princessôptipoâ ! said...

thanks for stopping by to my blog
your cards are gorgeous, please add me in your drawing list

Jo said...

wow! as in wow! Your art is so alive ... so very very very alive, it just love the spirit that flows from it. I would love to be included in your drawing!

Deana said...

your paintings are really good!!

be sure to stop by my blog for the OWOH giveaway!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely to meet you and your art is lovely too.
What a great giveaway you are very generous.
Please count me in. I too am involved in OWOH #745 so if you have time I would love for you to visit me

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

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hello Stephanie and so nice to meet you. Your creations are simply GORGEOUS in all caps!! I would LOVE the opportunity to win one of your pieces of artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway as well. I am becoming one of YOUR newest followers TOO *smiles*. After this event I will now be able to keep up with your latest and greatest. See you again soon when I can stay a little longer to browse. xo


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed as you have such great talent! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Healing Woman said...

Hi Stephanie,

What an amazing array of gifts your are bestowing on some lucky person! I hope it will be me. I have enjoyed our friendship over the last year-I think we met at OWOH last year. I will continue to follow you. I watched your transition from flowers to women paintings with awe and amazement. I love the fact that you are incorporating hummingbirds into your themes as well. Maybe it will be your artist insignia.

Have fun on the hop and I'll see you in blogland soon.


Yvonne said...

Hi Stephanie,
Oh how I would love to win one of your creations :)


Tammy said...

Holey moley girl! You are quite the generous lady. I would love to have one of these hanging over my art table to inspire me. Your paintings should be in galleries!
I have a PIF going on if you want to partake. Stop by my blog.

Sandy said...

Your artwork is lovely. Your generosity is astonishing and your blog is inspiring. Would love to have any of these prizes.

Susan Burgess said...

Oh my what beautiful work you do and have such lovelies o giveaway! Hope I win one! Sanna

Susan said...

:::bowing:: you are UBER TALENTED!! Anyone would be honored to win any of these gifts. Please include me, and then come visit #209.
Thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)

BabesbyBarb said...

I love your paintings and it was a joy visiting you today, please enter me in your drawing and I would love to have you stop by my blog to enter my drawing

MissMary said...

Stunning work and beautiful story! My best friend grew up on Dominica. She carries Caribbean style wherever she goes. It's really cool to see a reflection of that culture in your work as well. :-)

Dianne said...

Gorgeous art & a generous give-away! your blog is an inspiration...

Gabriela said...

Hello from Ohio....great getting to know you!
I would love to win your giveaway!Your artwork is beautiful
Gabriela #439

IM GIRL said...

Hi Stephanie, Just stopping by to say, thank you for commenting on my are such a sweet inspiration!


Georgina said...

Stephanie, thanks you for coming over to my place and leaving your lovely comment. I never could see myself as a teacher..or nurse for that matter. When I was 15 I taught 1st graders during the summer months..trained them to recieve their First Holy Communion. Then in the afternoons, I taught arts and crafts to 3rd graders...seemed I had every 3rd grader in the world in that class. Also, during that same summer, I was a Candy Striper at one of our local hospitals. So that summer was a summer of realization, I didn't want to be a teacher or a nurse!! LOL

Seems with all the state budget cuts in education, fine arts programs will be the first to go, so my turning to teaching would have been a kiss of death in TX, anyway. This is very sad.

Anyway, I love your work and how beautiful your paintings are...just lovely. So glad you found your way back. Have a great week.


Anonymous said...

Stephanie, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I LOVED yours, and your work is just amazing. I'd be thrilled to win any one of your prizes. Who wouldn't????

Joanne Huffman said...

Your paintings are wonderful - full of color and rich in imagery, very beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog

Cheryl said...

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

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Stephanie, it's a pleasure to meet you. Your art is so beautiful - I took a look in your wonderful etsy shop and saw so many treasures. Thank you for offering such gorgeous treats. :) I hope that you will come over and visit with me:
Sincerely, Theresa

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 artwork is so beautiful, I would love any of your wonderful gifts!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

AlwaysInspired said...

Your art work is amazing!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Such beautiful prints and cards! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

ByLightOfMoon said...

I hope I win your giveaway!
Your blog is beautiful! I am blog # 627 on Lisa's event blog and I hope I win!
Smiles, Cyndi

Micki said...

Your work is stunning!Thanks for a wonderful prize and so nice meeting you. Please visit Irish Muses at #678.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog... Your paintings are amazing! so vibrant and alive.
If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

Que Bella said...

Hey Stephanie, It's lovely to meet you and to discover your blog. Your artwork is amazing. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love flowers, too, and nature is often the inspiration for my french beaded flowers. I dabble with painting ACEOs although compared to you I am still in kindergarten! I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

Debra said...

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

Teri said...

Love your art! You are very talented.

Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Teri and I've been blogging
since December 2010. I love to scrapbook and create altered art jewelry. Your blog is very nice. Please stop by mine! Thanks for sharing your blog. Have fun on your blog travels.

Teri- said...

Wow your art is amazing!!!!!!! PLease sign me up for your luscious giveaway!

Please check mine out for my OWOH giveaway!

Seattle WA

Joyce van der Lely said...

Oh.....I love your style,
I love yout banner
and I love your blog....
please add me to your giveaway-draw ♥

#206 on the Flying Wings of OWOH

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Beautiful, beautiful parrot tulips. I am #694 on OWOH, check me out.

PEA said...

Hi Stephanie, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful works of art, you are an amazing artist! I have a hard time drawing even a stick figure!! lol

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Stephanie
Wonderful to meet you and view your amazing artwork - clever girl. Oh if one could be so lucky to win! Thanks for popping over to see me too. Your blog is wonderful. There is so much
energy and beauty here.
Suzy from Australia.

Donna said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your art is wonderful! Oh, I would LOVE to have something of yours in my crafting area..the journal is something I need! I'm going to look at your blog! Thank you and visit me....I'm #389! ♥

Michelle said...

Lovely! Oh, and THANK YOU for not having music play automatically when I come to your blog!!

Laurie said...

I adore your art and your story is wonderful -- how wonderful to be able to throw yourself back into your passion now that your children are older. I'm glad you stopped by my blog and entered my giveaway. I hope you make it to Paris this year! And I hope you'll be back to visit me again.

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Stephanie,
I just became your 185th follower...why...because long after this event is over and the comments dwindle down, you are a person I WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH because you understand being lonely at home and what joy it is to have a true blogger friend.
I love this quote and I know you will too:
Simply Debbie

FairlyGirly said...

Beautiful prints and cards. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

Fallingladies said...

Thanks for stopping by and following. I love your art as well! Beautiful prizes. I'm going to look at your etsy shop!

lissa said...

Hello from New York City!

Your work is beautiful. That's all I can of to say.

Hope your day is sweet!

SLucy said...

omg so generous of you Sweet Giveaway~Hi from Ontario Canada

Mervi said...

Beautiful, gorgeous paintings, lovely giveaways!

Nice to meet you via OWOH, I'm number *451*
Greetings from Finland;-))m

leikkaan at

Frosted Petunias said...

Hello Stephanie! I'm so glad you decided to return to your painting, your work is beautiful! Goodness, what an incredibly generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win and for stopping by this morning. I enjoyed my visit here at your lovely place. Enjoy the rest of the blog party :)


artangel said...

Beautiful beautiful prizes, I'd be delighted if I won any of them. But you already know I'm an admirer Steph!

Lovely to read a little bit more about you and your journey too - I never knew you'd lived in the Caribbean :)

spindelmaker said...

Hi! It´s nice to meet you, and your blog :-)
Thank you for visiting my blog, so I could find you!
I really like your painting, portraits can be so difficult!
Have a nice day!

Flowermouse Design said...

Gosh, really lovely giveaways. You´re so talented!! I´m glad I found you in this bloghopping event!!

Please enter me (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

Greetings from Norway

Kim Dellow said...

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

Carolyn or Connee said...

Wow, I have to say you are a wonderful painter...I would love to have a piece of your work...I love butterflies! Please visit my blog and see my giveaways.
Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


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

Caroline said...

Beautiful paintings! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

Angela Kennedy said...

Your work is so stunning! Hope I win. Nice to meet you!

The Weaver's Hand-Aspiring Artist and my own worst critic! said...

Your life has been fascinating and your art is stunning! Please include me in your drawing and if you get a chance...stop by and visit my blog (#561).

theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

Cameron said...

Beautiful art! How lovely it would be to win :)

Cameron #83

Wendy said...

Hi Stephanie,
What an adventure you've experienced with the Caribbean and then moving back to the states! Your art is just so gorgeous. I love the depth and soul to each piece you create. I was a stay at home mother too, even though I had just one son and know that life has to be constantly juggled. Your spirit of creativity I can imagine has only blossomed through being a mother. I would be so excited to win any of your giveaways!

Please enter my name for a chance to win your giveaway.

Thank you so much and blessings
Wendy : )

"The Year of the Cats"

stampdiva said...

Hi. I live in Scotland and my first year @ OWOH.
Such generous prizes from you and so special indeed.
Warm Wishes. Lynne
(I am #798 - Adorn - if you would like to visit my Giveaway)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a lot of lovely things; appreciate the chance to win. When you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

HHCampbell said...

Greetings from Washington State I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog; your artwork is lovely! And what generous giveaways! I hope you come visit me during your OWOH tour at #769.
Cheers! said...

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

s hyler said...

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

Anonymous said...

wow, stephanie, what a gorgeous and generous giveaway. your art is stunning!! i would love to be entered to win for sure!

thanks so much for popping by my blog. i'm crossing my fingers that you'll win the little frozen charlotte and goodies. :)

hi at altered bits dot com

Annie said...

Love your art 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

Mallory said...

WOW! Beautiful work! I love them all, and REALLY love the second one. Something about it...Definitely count me in :)

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning one of your fantastic prizes - your artwork is beautiful.

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

Sherry from England, UK

Wendy said...

Beautiful Artwork. Stunning
Hello. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely blog. I would love to be entered into your great OWOH giveaway. Please do come and visit me during your journey.
Wishes and Whimsy
WenDy from WonDErlanD

Kristi said...

Like your blog and would be happy to win.
Come see me and become a follower if you like!


Rusted Wings said...

what beautiful art you do, and what lovely offerings from such a generous heart!
please drop by my blog #30,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

antmee said...

Your paintings are an inspiration! I would so love a piece of your talent! hugs

Shayla said...

Oh wow! SO many comments! I just wanted to let you know that your artwork is beautiful. You are a truly talented individual.

Astridbears said...

Dear Stephanie,
your artwork is so wonderful!! You are very talented!!
have a wonderful weekend

Dianne said...

Your art work is wonderful!
Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog-#348 and put your name in the hat there if you wish. Thanks and Good Luck!

Shelly said...

Stephanie! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog... I'm so enjoying my visit to your blog to see your fabulous artwork! And, I am in the same working from home boat... it DOES get lonely! If it weren't for my artistic bloggy friends, I don't know what I'd do. I'll be putting you on my blog list so I can head back for updates! :) -Shelly

Plumrose Lane said...

Wow, I never knew you lived in the Caribbean, how cool is that! No wonder you're so talented with painting tropical flowers!
Love your giveaway ~ so generous! Hope you've enjoyed the OWOH journey!

stampgram said...

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 beautiful artwork.
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

CathyH said...

Hi Stephanie, your art is so good! I would enjoy any of these! The tulips are beautiful and the journals are wonderful
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Anonymous said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing. Your art is unique and speaks to me. love faces. Have your best OWOH ever!

Leslie H. said...

Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

Susan said...

Hi Stephanie, I always have such a wonderful time visiting here! Your art is amazing and I love seeing what you are creating. I'll be back again soon. Warm regards, Susan

dthaase said...

wow - I love your style here - great work

Marie S said...

Hey Stephanie so great to meet you and your wonderful art.
You blog is inspiring and I love the colors you use too.
Yes, being alone a lot of the time can be quiet and sometimes lonely, but with the blogs and my work and play, I have a very rich life and I am sure you do as well.
It speaks volumes in your work.
Thanks for stopping over. Have fun on the OWOH flight.
So nice to meet you.

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

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway (if you haven't already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Tina Wilson said...

so nice to meet you through this event. hope you'll stop by and say hi. so nice to see all of the wonderful creativity across blog land.gorgeous art works!

ragamuffinprimitives said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for visiting my blog. Your art is awesome, I love the parrot tulips and especially Metamorphosis. Quite lovely. Nice meeting you!

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:

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! What a lovely giveaway! Absolutely beautiful! 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)
I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.

Aviya Glass said...

Hi from chilly England! Thanks for letting me take a peek into your world. How inspiring that you started an art programme! Love your giveaways, tulips are my fave flower, please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits.

Lemondrop Marie said...

What lovely prints! I am thrilled to enter.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Everyday Kathy said...

Love it here. I'm following you now. So nice to meet you. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Outrageous joy,
Kathy, #655 on the OWOH tour!

GraceBeading said...

You've really gone all out with an abundance of treasures for your giveaway and I for one am thankful that I have even a small chance to win one of these beauties.

Your artwork is beautiful.

Thanks so much for the chance,

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway.
Thanks for the chance to win! Your prizes are cool but the print 'Metamorphosis' is too cool!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
:) Gale OWOH #473

Deborah said...

I really love #2 and #3 but all your work is lovely. I love the fact that you use so much color. That shows the Caribbean influence and I love it. Please add me to the giveaway list for your adorable and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

Leslie said...

I can only imagine how beautiful it must have been to live in the Caribbean...sigh. Your paintings are beautiful....I love "Metamorphosis"! Thank you for the chance to win one of your lovely creations.

joe said...

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 style and your gifts are more than generous! please add me to your drawing.

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


Anonymous said...

Love your blog and love your prizes. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering to win my purse and inspiration tag. Marrianna, Email:

nfmgirl said...

*sigh* You do such beautiful work! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Daydream Studios said...

Beautiful work!

RosA said...

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for visiting my blog! Your painting are simply gorgeous! Happy OWOH!

Digital Misfit said...

I've loved your art for quite some time. Your vibrant use of color brings such life to the blooms.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
Hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi, blog #51

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, stephanie, you are such a talented artist! thanks so much for the chance to win your amazing giveaways! if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.
hugs from peggyapl(at)!

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

Eyes Wide Digital said...

I like the artwork, that could work as a funky deckchair!

shawkl said...

Oh, I so envy you your years in the Caribbean! Your paintings are wonderful, you really have a talent with that brush! I'm sure your gifts will be great too...please enter me!

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Wow, your artwork is amazing! Nice to meet you here through OWOH...I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, I almost missed this Stephanie, although maybe I shouldn't since I won some of your beautiful cards before *giggle* , would love a print though, if you will still have me :)
I am having a little giveaway too, come on over...

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings Ipswich, MA.
I'm happy to meet you.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog. I'm #509

Wonderful art work! Please enter me into the OWOH give away.
I hope you can 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!


Jules@OneBookShy said...

What beautiful artwork. Your use of colors is amazing!

Thank you for the generous giveaway,
#511 & #515
onebookshy at yahoo dot com

janil said...

Wonderful art!
Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Emakesart said...

Wow! Your paintings blow me away!! Sooooo beautiful and creative! You're very talented AND you get to go to Paris this spring?! I can't wait to see the art that follows your trip, it's such an inspiring place! I'm now a follower so I can see more! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. And thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck!


jasmoon-butterfly said...

OOoooo , please count me in ♥
wonderful :0)
love & light to you oxoxo

no 578. jasmoon butterfly - UK

quiltmom said...

What stunning work you .
have created- the pictures are all so lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win such nice gifts.
OWOH is such a terrific event- I hope you have had some time to wing your way through the blogs.
Regards from Western Canada,

mitz said...

..steph.. oh my gosh.. amazing.. you are such a talent.. you blow us away.. thanks for the opportunities mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Stephanie, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted "Parrot Tulips en Masse" and journal, and canvas collage print, and cards. 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.

ladybug said...

Your work is so captivating! (I had to look twice at the tulips to believe that it was painted! ;)
Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
(#535 OWOH)

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog:

angelself said...

All of your work is just lovely =) This is my first time participating in OWOH, and I am loving it! Stop by and register for my giveaway, if you like. Kathryn, from Florida

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Greetings from the Philippines! Super giveaways! Will be back for a longer visit after OWOH- want to see more of your inspiring work! Patsy.paterno (at) from