Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One World One Heart: Bluebird

Update 2/15: The drawing is officially closed with 254 entries (number 254 is one person who was unable to leave a message). Check back to find out the winner. 

One World One Heart (OWOH) is an international blogging event that was begun three years ago by Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian.
 
It's about meeting other bloggers and exploring their work, whether they are an artist, a writer, or have other interests. And as you visit each blog, you may leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for a "giveaway" item from each blogger.  I'm running a bit late (the event started on January 25), and at this point there are over 960 bloggers participating. But I have just now finished and photographed my very first giveaway doll! (I'm number 974 on the OWOH list.) Drumroll, please...
 
As are most of my dolls, she's made from paperclay, cloth, and mixed media, and is painted with acrylics.
 
She's a little thing - measures about seven and a half inches tall. Here she is in my hand for scale. One of my challenges with making the art dolls is that they take me a LONG time to sculpt. So this one is barely sculpted - I just made a couple of indentations for her eyes and that's about it.  The depth of features is through my painting, which is much quicker for me than sculpting -- especially at this tiny size.

 She has a little bluebird painted on her torso, along with a tree branch that is starting to bud for spring. Her hair is made from burlap strands. I loved the way Nancy Wiley's new Alice in Wonderland looked with the burlap hair, so I had to try it for myself.
Little Bluebird has wings painted on her back. 

Okay - here's what you have been waiting for.  Just leave a comment below in the comments section for this blog entry to be entered into a drawing for her, along with a way to get in touch if you're the winner - your blog link, or an email if you're not a blogger. One comment per person, please!

I'll use a random number generator (I've seen how many comments can accumulate on the other blogs!) at the end to pick the winner. The event HAS BEGUN and ends at midnight on February 14, 2010. I'll pick the winner on February 15.

If you like my art dolls, feel free to friend me on Facebook or visit my artist fan page

254 comments:

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Leslie said...

Your doll is precious!! I would love a chance to win.

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

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.
Sandra

Connie said...

she is just precious! please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

Dorthe said...

Hi I`m Dorthe from Denmark,and
just stumpled over your blog.
Love your dolls, and the little fairy is a wonder.
Please count me in.
I`m a dollmaker myself -but in cloth- please visit my humble giveaway, and take a look at my other dolls.

Dorthe

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Your dolls are wonderful, and your bluebird doll really knocks me out! I would absolutely love to have her for my very own. Thank you for including me in your drawing, this is terrific! And thanks for visiting my blog too.

Richard said...

Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com

Bibi said...

She's gorgeous, please enter me in the draw :)

Lola said...

What incredible creations! Your dolls are amazing! I would love to have Little Bluebird sitting on my art shelf. Thanks for visiting my blog (#874).

Nikki said...

Beautiful dolls, Melody! Thanks for visiting my blog (#831) and inviting me over. Great site! Have a wonderful carpet ride...
~Nikki (OWOH #831)

CreativSpirit said...

I love Little Bluebird and I just know that she would love to fly out to Australia to live with me. You have done a great job painting her face. Please come on by and visit #70, have a look around and enter into my draw. Great meeting you.

Rob

pippirose said...

Your dolls are amazing!
I'd love the chance to enter.
:o)
Piroska, from NW ONtario
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Assayya said...

absolutely fantastic!!
please count me in:))
hugsXXX
assayya

http://thefairyglade.blogspot.com/

Minxy said...

WOW, your doll is AWSOME, Please count me in for your gorgeous giveaway :)
hugs minxy
OWOH #301

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi
What a generous giveaway, she's wonderful... please count me in!

beadz said...

Greetings from the mountains of NC. What a great giveaway! I would love to win!
beadz@bellsouth.net

Beeshebags said...

Please enter my name into your giveaway. Thank you so much for being part of OWOH this year. Hugs Naomi

gemma said...

She is really cute. I'd make a good home for her here.
;-)

Connie said...

She's adorable! I would just love it if I won here! Please count me in on your giveaway.

I'm #818 Studio 64-Chicago on the magic carpet. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by for a chance at my giveaway too.

Hope to see you there!

~Connie
mrscmc7 at gmail dot com

In the Light of the Moon said...

I would be so thrilled to win this beauty!!Please include me in this generous Giveaway!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Holly said...

Hi from Minnesota.
Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win! (I'm #811)
HBKHotie1@msn.com

Lisa W. said...

Please enter my name. :0) I also have a giveaway and would love for you to stop by. #1025

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Pixiewinkle said...

Little Bluebird is wonderful! Please count me in. Enjoy your magic carpet ride. #276

Missy said...

How Generous of you ! I'd love to add her to my collection ♥

Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/
seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

Megan Chamberlain said...

Bluebird is amazing, I love your work. Please add my name to your giveaway.

Lisa Gatz said...

I love your giveaway! Your doll is so beautiful. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks!

geni said...

Hi Allegro Melody,
Love this event that made it possible to learn about your blog!
Nice of you to visit mine (#7) at Loose Ends!
Thank you for the chance to become a happy owner of your nice giveaway.
Smiles from the Netherlands!

spindelmaker said...

Your dolls are really great. The expressions in their faces so vivid. You are most welcome to visit my blog and giveaway. Have a nice day!

Heather! said...

Oh, I think this is my FAVORITE item in the event!! I LOVE her...she's gorgeous! Psst...I promise I'd give her a good home and feed her lots of little fairy treats! :)
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Chelle said...

How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)

Michelle
mouse1996@gmail.com

FOLLOWING TROLLTRACKS said...

Wow! I'm now a follower and fan of your beautiful dolls. Great imagination!! Thanks for visiting mine and showing me yours!!

littlepurpleroom said...

Little Bluebird is so sweet. She would be so at home in the Little Purple Room.
I also love Murina and Calypso.
"gypsy pirate queen" I love that description.

Thank you so much for stopping by Turn Left at the Pigs.

Diane #893

jasmoon-butterfly said...

I would just love to win..could I be so lucky...wishing hard! lol xo

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab art and Great Giveaway...please count me in to your draw :O)) I am #11 on the Magic Carpet...thanks! Hels x

esthergracer said...

She is exquisite and perfect in every way. I know this dollie would love to visit Miami!

MyPinkTurtle said...

Bonjour!

I am LuLu at MyPinkTurtle, very pleased to meet you...

What a lovely blog you have my dear! And a beautiful giveaway too!

Please add me to your list of participants. And if you haven't stopped by my place for a little visit, please drop by anytime. My number is 991, all you have to do is click on this link http://mypinkturtle.blogspot.com/2010/01/time-for-one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html and it will open up the door to my studio!

Wish me luck!

LuLu

Anonymous said...

You are so talented. Whoever wins her will be a very lucky person. Hope its me. :-)
lhord@msn.com

Lillian M said...

Id love a chance to win
sugarbirds@gmail.com
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/

Ruthie said...

Bluebird is a cutey!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Your bluebird girl is lovely. I actually wanted those wings on my back as a tattoo but the hubs didn't think it was such a great idea.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH necklace giveaway

Jax said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
Jax

Daydream Studios said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win.
Karla

pixiegypsy said...

I love the detail work. She is just wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jane

JenniferB said...

Very pretty-please enter me
Jennifer
ejxd95@gmail.com

- Marybeth I. said...

cute doll :)

misaacmom at gmail dot com
#752 OWOH ticket holder

Digital Misfit said...

Little Bluebird is an absolute delight! All of your art dolls are amazing - the details are just wonderful!
I hope the random number picker favors those who squeeze in just under the wire!
hugs from ON, Canada
Heidi
blog #258
heidig@gmail.com

L'Hélène said...

Nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Your dolls are absolutely amazing!
I am in a few doll ning sites and I know what goes into making dolls...lots of time and patience and love...especially the love...
Please enter me in this very special giveaway...thanks so very much!
Teresa in California
tscat@sbcglobal.net
=^..^=

LisaC said...

Your doll is beautiful! I love the hair! I hope I'm not too late to enter to giveaway.

Pixie-Post said...

She is so amazing! I love her so much! Whoever wins her is going to me very lucky!

Anji Gallanos said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska. I am having a wonderful time visiting all these fantastic art blogs. Fantastic giveaway. I would love a chance to win. Please enter me.

I am giving away a piece of sea glass jewelry I created on my blog.

Anji
anji.gallanos@gmail.com
http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com

vvb32 reads said...

she looks lovely!
would love to give her to my daughter.
vvb32 at yahoo.com

Monica said...

I hope I made it in time. It's nice to meet you! Thank you for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Don't forget to visit all 3 of my blogs as I am giving away something at all of them! My drawing ends at Midnight 2/15.
Monica
http://giddygreetings.com
http://thezenlens.com
And one for the kids at:
http://www.ggcaa.com
giddygreetings at yahoo dot com

Allegro Melody said...

The drawing is officially closed with entry number 253! What a wonderful lot of comments. Thanks so very much for visiting and I hope you will come back!

Will choose the winner soon.

best,
Melody

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