Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OWOH 2011 - One World One Heart Giveway


Hi everyone! My name is Brenda, and I live in Northwest Indiana, outside Chicagoland. I'm an artist of varied medium. I've dabbled in polymer, porcelain, quilting and cloth dolls. I have a tendency to follow my curiousity. I am looking forward to attending my 2nd artistic doll conference,the AFIC, in Ohio at the end of April. I have signed up for 2 classes devoted to the face. (my largest nemisis) I am also the spokesperson for the Comfort Doll Project, a group of online artists who send in comfort dolls which are then placed in abused women's shelters
The doll I am giving away is from my study of form. Her foundation is polyfilled satin, needle scuplted face, and cotton hair. Her dress is made of individual silk flower petals, accented with her seed beaded bodice. She was a joy to make. What a wonderful way OWOH is to find her a new home.
Please leave a comment for me in order to be entered into this giveaway. February 17th I will be randomly pulling a name from a hat to decide the winner.
Thanks, for visiting my blog.
Smiles to All,


  1. What an interesting project, I am so happy to hear about it! I enjoyed meeting you. I hope you will drop by my blog, too!

  2. Hi Brenda !
    Lovely giveaway! Pls count me in and if you want, pls take a moment to visit my #58 on Magic Carpet :)
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Hugs from Tuscany, Italy
    Mila :)

    #58 on Magic Carpet

  3. 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:

  4. I love those eyes! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them. I am practically your neighbor. I live in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I grew up in Northwest Indiana.
    I hope you enjoy visiting all the blogs. I know I do!

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

  6. Hello From Ky! Stopping in for a visit from the OWOH Bloggers Event! I love your creative doll! I would love to win it!
    So Many Talented and Creative Bloggers out Here!
    Count me in for your door prize please! And Thank You! Tee

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

  8. Your giveaway is amazing. I love all the different elements you incorporated into her. I've not heard of the comfort doll project before. I think I'll investigate that further!

  9. 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, thanks!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia

    nr 214 on the list

  10. Love your doll. That is a very interesting project. Glad I stopped by.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  11. Wow what a powerful thing you do.... I might have to visit your comfort doll as I do make dolls..

    Also put me in the virtual hat for your prize!
    : ) Pattee

  12. 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.

  13. from one face lover to another...hello would love to have her in my home.Please enter my name.
    Stop by my blog to win a crazy polymer clay face bracelet.

    Thanks so much,

  14. I am so glad to have this opportunity to meet you. This is my first year with OWOH and it has been an amazing adevnture. I have made new friends already!I have been a follower of your Comfort Doll Project for awhile now and love this project. If you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello. I am #476 on the list.

  15. Your doll is enchanting. I also sent some dolls to the Comfort Dolls Project. What a worthwhile project too. I'd love a chance to win your doll. Please visit me if you can.

  16. What a beautiful doll. Please count me in. I flew here via the OWOH event and I'm #598 on the list. ~Michelle

  17. Hi Brenda ! What a lovely piece you are offering as a gift! Thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely doll.
    I hope you have a great OWOH adventure !

  18. 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.

  19. 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 Nampa, Idaho (USA) and you can come take a peek at my BLOG anytime.

  20. how charming!

    greetings from frigid new jersey!

    OWOH #528

  21. Hello Brenda
    the Comfort Doll Project is a great idea. My own nemesis are hands, can not get them natural looking and wrinkle free despite taking classes.
    I like the potes and totes too.
    Please enter us into the draw and if you have time come over to ours too.
    The Smug Beef

  22. 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

  23. I love your artistic talent and creativity. Your doll is fantastic. Love it to bits. I heard about the Comfort Doll Project through Pat Winter. How great it is that you're the spokesperson. 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

  24. Hi Brenda! I'll be at AFIC too. I'm going to take Susie's class to learn to sculpt & paint. I really don't like to I'm just crazy. I belong to Guilded Lilies here in Columbus & I live very very close to the hotel. You'll have to come & visit me, my beaded creations & my Scotties when you come.

    dot #599

  25. One World One Heart

    Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  26. She is really lovely!

    Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

    Enjoy your journey,

    Hoerauf at comcast dot net

  27. I really love this doll. So interesting in texture and style. I would be thrilled to give her a home! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

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

  29. 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

  30. Greetings from Ipswich, MA. I love OWOH and the chance to meet so many wonderful creative people. I love the Comfort Doll Project. Wonderful idea.

    I hope you will visit my blog and look around.
    I'm offering one of my shabby chic denim necklaces as my OWOH gift. I'm #509.

    Linda L

  31. This is just so cool. Thanks to everyone who has visited. Such warmth and generosity. BTW I really need a faster computer so I get to all these blogs! it Willie Wonka, so many blogs, so little time. Smiles to All

  32. Great doll you are so talented, every time I try to do something with glue material paper & scissors I end up with my arm stuck to my desk (let's not mention the back to school contact debacle when I helped my girls cover their books) : )
    Take care & catch you in the bloggersphere, great idea with putting the dolls in shelters too :)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 :)

  33. Thx for the nice comments on my blog regarding my "love connection" from OWOH...six years from a blind date huh? Then two more married...well hopefully we will be as lucky...and that's some study in form you did there..I enjoyed looking at the process...very interesting stuff...keep going, you seem to have a good eye for this...thx again, june # 75

  34. Comfort dolls, what a great idea.. Please enter my name
    Thank you for stopping by my blog


  35. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. It is so nice to meet people from all over the world. I love your doll, so please put me on your list.

  36. Hi Brenda, It's lovely to hear that you are dedicating your art to help others, I love your work and have become a follower! pop over to visit my blog for my givaway.

  37. 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

  38. It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

    Love the gift you are offering. I'm a doll artist myself and love to have other artist work watching over me in my studio.

    I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


  39. What a fantastic giveaway, would love to have a chance to win so please put me in your drawing!

    Greetings from bonny Scotland.
    PS if you have a moment, and have not yet done so, please feel free to visit my blog also.

  40. Hello Brenda, It's nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I love your doll. I also signed up to follow your doll project blog. I'll be back later to check things out more closely. Have a wonderful time with the OWOH event. Linda

  41. Fabulous prize-do drop by my blog and leave a comment as well.
    Regards Doreen #573

  42. What a lovely doll! I'm impressed with the Comfort Doll project, very cool thing to be involved in.
    Do come visit me during your OWOH tour at #769.
    natureswalk at comcast dot net

  43. Hi Brenda,

    You are involved in a very worthwhile project. Such a good way of giving part of yourself. I am a sculptor and I also make dolls..cloth/clay and paper art dolls. I hope you will check out my blog at number 92. I also give classes in sculpting the face. Just check my right hand side bar under Cheryl Dolby School of Sculpture.
    Thanks so much and I'd love to be included in your draw.

    Cheryl-Healing Woman

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

  45. Hello from Ohio....great getting to know you!
    I would love to win your giveaway!
    Gabriela #439

  46. hi it is great meeting you, your art doll is lovely please enter my name. I hope you can stop by my blog and enter mine too

  47. Your prize gift is wonderfully adorable!! thanks for the giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

  48. Thanks for stopping by my owoh blog post .
    lovely blog,love your colour and doll style .
    Best wishes

  49. What a wonderful doll! I love the style and simplicity of it.
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

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

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

  51. What a great project, I love your doll! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

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

  53. What a lovely prize, and you are so talented! Nice meeting you and thanks for giving me the chance to win. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

  54. Hi Brenda, so lovely to meet you! Giving a comfort doll to abused women in shelters is a wonderful project!! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful doll:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

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

  56. Hello Brenda!
    Nice to find you here too and with a lovely dolly giveaway!

    If you haven't already...
    Come see my giveaway too at

  57. Greetings from BC Canada! Nice to meet you! Very nice giveaway!

  58. hi thanks for sharing your wonderful blog with us around the world. your prize is really nice hope i win it. thanks again and will return again soon.have a great day

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

  60. Beautiful doll! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  61. I commend you for what you are doing, such a worthy cause. Your dolls are beautiful and no doubt very cherished!!!! 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

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

  63. Thank you for visiting my owoh post and for your encouraging comments. I love your dolls and would love to enter your giveaway.

  64. 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

  65. what a wonderful project you are involved in, and your doll you've created is lovely!
    please drop by my blog #30,
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

  66. Hi Brenda! It's always nice to meet a fellow doll artist. Your work is lovely. I'm so glad you linked to the Comfort Doll Project. It is an awesome idea and I can't wait to check it out!

    Please stop by and visit me as well!


  67. I love dolls, Brenda, and want to win your creation. 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.

  68. Hi Brenda,

    What wonderful work you're doing with the Comfort Doll Project.

    Love the little doll you've made for OWOH.

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

    Sherry from England, UK

  69. This doll is so unique!
    Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog-#348 and toss your name in my hat there. Thanks and Good Luck!

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

  71. Hey there Brenda! It's your neighbor down the road... way down the road that is in Indiana... haha

    Your dolls are magnificent! So special and what a nice thing to do with others in donating the dolls to the women's shelters.

    I've really enjoyed your blog.Thank you for visiting my little corner of the blogging world and for your nice comment! I do hope you return soon :)

    Happy Creating!
    Indiana, USA

  72. Hello Brenda, what a wonderful doll. What a great project you are part of too.
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  73. Lovely doll! I'm a neighbor too just 10 minutes across the border in IL.
    OWOH #488

  74. 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

  75. 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:

  76. I really enjoyed getting to know a bit about you. This doll is amazing. 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.

  77. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  78. What an interesting little the way you made the dress from flower petals. Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. I love your doll.. come see my falling ladies as well...

  80. 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


  81. 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

  82. That is a beautiful art doll. Your Comfort Doll Project sounds amazing. I will have to check it out!
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  83. Sounds like a great project and love your doll. Isn't it great when we're able to pass along a bit of kindness by making something with love.

  84. 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!


  85. What a wonderful way to share your art in the world. I just love that you make dolls to put in the shelters. Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
    (#535 OWOH)

  86. Greetings from the Philippines! One of a kind! Patsy.paterno (at) from

  87. Hi Brenda. I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the winner's on my OWOH giveaway. I've sent you email and I need your address to send out your bangle and pendants. Thanks and congratulations.