I'm so excited to announce that over the next two weeks, I'll be participating in a worldwide blogging event called One World One Heart! I recently heard about it from one of my fellow Fire Divas and will be helping with our team blog there, but I thought it would be great fun to also play along on my own blog as well.
What is One World One Heart (OWOH) all about? The best way I can think to put it is that it's one ginormous blogger "meet and greet" party! The hostess, Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian, created this annual even 5 years ago and, I must say, it sounds like it just keeps getting bigger and funner (is that a word? LOL) every year. Last year they had over 1,000 people join in the fun, but sadly, this will be the last year it will be done. I wish I had known about this event years ago!
Here's the deal—bloggers from around the world sign up and each one will be offering some sort of wonderful "door prize" for their readers. We can visit any of the other blogs on the list and hopefully, make a lot of new and fabulous friends who share common interests. I love this concept and am really looking forward to it.
|Lilac Watercolor Rose|
|Wild Safari set|
|Twilight Marquis series|
I guess I need to introduce myself to any OWOH bloggers who might happen to stop by here too, right? ;-) My name is Lori Bergmann and I'm a life-long practitioner of all things artistic and crafty—you name it, and I've probably tried it at least once! A former graphic artist, I'm now a SAHM and freelance designer working from my home studio for about 19 years. Currently, I've been rather obsessed with making my own glass beads (lampworking) over the past 3 years, and combining them with metal clay, mixed media, and jewelry design. Before that, I did quite a bit of published work in scrapbook and paper craft magazines. But that's not to say that I wouldn't also have tons in common with anyone who likes to rubber stamp, draw/paint, photography, Jane Austen, big band music, or are into DIY remodeling and decorating either!
|Ode to Chihuly|
I live in beautiful Maple Valley, WA, which is about 45 minutes below Seattle. I share my life with my wonderfully supportive husband of 24 years, and two teenage daughters who mistakenly believe I've never been "cool" and are much too sassy for their own good. Throw in two very hairy canine characters named Indiana Jones and Romeo, and the possibility of a new baby bunny and then you'll know why I love to run to the sanctuary of my studio whenever possible? ;-D
My prize will be one of my handmade glass and sterling-cored European charm beads. I've just started making these and am having so much fun with them! I used a special glass that has real silver infused into it that creates all the wonderful colors and swirls inside the bead. It will fit any of the fancy add-on charm bracelets like Pandora or Troll, or you could also easily string it onto a cord, ribbon or chain and make it into a necklace.
If you'd like to "put your name into the hat," so to speak—just leave a comment here and I'll do a drawing on February 17th to pick one lucky winner. Please make sure to leave your email address along with your comment so that I can easily contact you if you're the winner. You can find a list of all the other bloggers who are participating HERE. Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck! *Ü*