"The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.
We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.
You don't need to be an artist to participate each year, this is open to everyone. What it's not meant for is self promotion. Meaning that the mission of this event is to meet new people and them meet you, rather than be a commercial for each persons specific endeavors. Many people have links to their websites, Etsy sites etc. already on their blog therefore the "visitor" can click on those to find out more about what a person does. The aim is for the event post itself to be about welcoming and showing what each visitor has a chance to win by stopping by.....AND giving the visitor a chance to read and learn more about each person along the way.
Think of this as taking a giant tour of homes; you get to stop in, look around, meet the people who live there, admire and be inspired and before you go on to the next one you leave your name in hopes to win a door prize at each home."
I am giving away 3 prizes this year to the first three names drawn!!! Here they are...
First prize is an original Art Block titled "The King's Daughter". Printed from original painting and mounted on canvas. Hand punched and ink stained foil frames outside of canvas. Nails embellish either side creating a beautiful, fine art quality, ready to hang painting!
Second prize is an original Art Block titled "Friends". Printed from original painting and mounted on canvas. Hand punched and ink stained foil frames outside of canvas. Nails embellish either side creating a beautiful, fine art quality, ready to hang painting!
Third prize is a pair of unique, funky, mini-art earrings- perfect for any art lover! These unique earrings are made out of 100% recycled bottle caps. Mounted on cap is a fine art print of my original mixed mediapainting titled "Sisters" and sealed with a water-resistant, satin finishing varnish.
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:
All you need to do is leave me a comment ON THIS POST and be sure to include your name and email so I have a way to get a hold of you if you are the winner! That's it!
The winners name(s) will be drawn using a random number generator on FEBRUARY 15th, so be sure to enter now to get your name in the drawing!!!
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can participate in this as well, please click on the One World One Heart picture above to visit the website and see rules.
I will be adding new art works, creations, and random ramblings to my blog weekly, so feel free to Subscribe to my blog and keep in touch!
Thank you to all who have entered!!! My winners have been drawn (as it is 6pm on the 15th here in New Zealand!) I will be posting winners SOON!!!! This has been so much fun, thank you for participating in OWOH 2010 and I hope to see you again next year!