Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart

It's here!  The fifth and final One World One Heart, hosted by Lisa Swifka of "A Whimsical Bohemian" and I am so happy to finally be able to participate!  Thank you so much for stopping by Lost Coast Post!  Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself...

My name is Michelle and I live and dream on the foggy coastline of extreme Northern California, an area often called the "Lost Coast." (To give you some geographical point of reference, my hometown is tucked away amongst the redwoods and at the ocean's edge about 300 miles north of San Francisco.)  It is a place of stunning natural beauty, rich in big ideas and free spirits.  It provides me with unlimited inspiration for living creatively.

I have one wonderful son who lives with me while attending a local college.  I am also known as Mom and (more accurately) "Her Majesty, the Queen of Kibble Distribution" by two mischievous but sweet-hearted kitties named Marley Bear and Tuscany Jane.  Ours is a lively household, full of strong opinions and even stronger love...and it is a home filled with art.

Like so many others, I was in love with art from an early age but it wasn't until 2000 that I really moved art to the forefront of my life.  That was the year I went back to college to pursue (and ultimately receive) a degree in art.  At first, I concentrated on scientific illustration but that gave way to printmaking and then bookmaking and then art journaling.  I dabble in many different mediums, from watercolor to acrylics to colored pencil to pen & ink and so on.  I also love teaching art and in the past ten years, I've taught all ages, from kindergarteners to adults.  Art is so powerful and I treasure the opportunity to help others discover that creative force within.

"Tranquility"
I hope that you wander around Lost Coast Post for a bit and take a peek at how my muse makes herself known.  (That's really the best way to get to know me.)  But just for stopping by and as a part of "One World One Heart," I'm offering the opportunity to win a little piece of my art.  It is called "Tranquility," and it features collage and acrylics on a 6 by 12-inch canvas board.  It is an older painting of mine but I felt that it was perfect for this event as egrets are one of my very favorite Lost Coast residents.  It seems right that this comical yet classy character leaves my nest to find comfort in some other artist's home.

To enter this prize drawing, please pop into the comments section for THIS POST that includes a working email address or your blog address (don't forget that part!) and leave me a note that so I can contact you for mailing infomation should you win.  I also ask that you have an active blog to participate; I will randomly select a winner and announce that name on Thursday, February 17.  Good luck to all and thank you again for exploring my tiny corner of the artistic universe!

116 comments:

  1. woohoo!
    I get to be first!!!
    Please add me to your drawing! I have just the spot for this lovely collage!
    Lotus
    lootsvele@yahoo.com

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  2. Michelle, I'm so happy that you're participating in OWOH this year! This little guy would be a very welcome addition to my studio if I were lucky enough to win your generous giveaway!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. This is a beautiful piece - I love all things of water....birds included. Come visit if you can...

    http://anartsoul.blogspot.com

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  4. Your neck of the woods sounds like a piece of heaven. Great egret and please do stop by and say hi!

    Elena of MyQuest

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  5. My goodness that bird could talk to me in a minute. The eye is amazing. Like u a masters degree helped me land a university teaching job which turned into another job opportunity that fills my life with joy. Thanks for sharing. My blog is dreamchallenge and Lisa will getbto it at some point. For now I am happy to meet u. Blessings Jan

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  6. I had to come back to say the 100 things about u are a true picture of someone I hope to travel this blog world with in the future. Don't think my blog says I directed a child enrichment program, but I did at the local university. Until next time. Jan

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  7. I hope you are enjoying the OWOH. I know I am. You've got a great blog and such a wonderful prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win. It's so good to meet you! Hugs!

    Thespa
    www.vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

    arya_wiese@yahoo.com

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  9. 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.
    http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
    my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the redwoods, you are so lucky to live up there among them!

    Your painting is lovely! If I win, I will be sending it to my mother who loves water birds and works tirelessly to rescue wildlife and rehab them with a wildlife clinic. She loves artwork in her home of her animals...

    I am keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win!

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

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  12. Michelle,

    You're so creative! Your canvas board is so unique and beautiful! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely give-away... I can only dream it's me! :)

    OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

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  13. Hi! I would love to win this fantastic piece of art. Please,count me in!

    Come join me, if you like :)

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  14. What a lovely gift! I can relate to several things on your profile list, but (shudder) not the zombie movies, lol! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too (#307).

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  15. such a beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

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  16. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  17. It´s so nice to visit your blog from time to time, Michelle - hope you have fun with this year´s OWOH! Your canvas is lovely, so please add my name to your list. And please hop over to my blog to see my own giveaways.

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  18. A lovely piece. I agree wholeheartedly on what art does for the soul.
    xoxo Kim
    http://numinositybeads.blogspot.com
    numinositybeads (at) gmail(dot) com

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  19. great giveaway!
    Greetings from Canada!
    Come visit me at #336 Shimmer & Tulle.

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  20. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  21. Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

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  22. Beautiful work! I would love to own one of your pieces.
    Karla

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  23. absolutely stunning!!
    wow!!

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    Have a wonderful week of surfing with friends!!
    I'm giving away an artists traveling purse
    full of supplies!!
    RhinestoneContessa.com
    Bepoztv@mac.com
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  24. Your work is lovely!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
    http://laura-comito.blogspot.com/
    Laura

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  25. Greetings from a fellow cat lady from Oregon, USA! You live in a beautiful corner of the world...I enjoyed seeing your inspired artwork! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 http://www.365catladies.blogspot.com. All the best, Susan Faye

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  26. Nice to meet ya Michelle, all the way up there in CA! I love art too and your painting/collage is lovely, the background on is great!
    http://www.melissalibanillustrations.blogspot.com/

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  27. Lovely! 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
    http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com

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  28. WOW, gorgeous painting, what a great giveaway! I'd love to win, so please throw my name in the hat for your drawing! If you are out and about in blogland, drop by #521 or http://cheekradish.blogspot.com/ to meet me!!

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

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  30. Gorgeous art!
    Stop by and visit my OWOH giveaway!
    I'm #50 on the journey.
    www.inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com/

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
    Be well & wish well,
    RichWitch
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  32. Filling a home with art is always a great idea!! Also, books. also knick knacks, hang on I'm getting off track, I don't think I've met you yet... So... pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, if you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) One World One Heart... It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!
    http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/
    Oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH I'm new & am happy to make new friends in the bloggersphere :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)
    http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hello Michelle, actually you are the one i discovered over your journal page in flickr this morning, that you are also OWOH is simply great! Your blog is wonderful and i will surley come round more often now! Have a great OWOH.
    Judith from Germany
    http://judith-acht.blogspot.com

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  34. One World One Heart Blog Hop is lots of fun, it is a pleasure to visit the blogs of so many wonderful artists.

    please put me in your drawing, and then, Please stop by my blog .

    Hoopie OWOH 2011

    www.hoopiesart.blogspot.com

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  35. 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
    ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

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  36. This is really a beautiful piece! Such brilliant color! I love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

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  37. Hi Michelle, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous mixed media painting, it's beautiful:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

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  38. Beautiful, I love egrets! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

    http://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

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  39. I love your painting it is truly beautiful. I was in your area this past summer as we wandered along the CA. and Oregon coast. It is truly magnificent to see. I am from GA. and though its pretty here it is nothing like it is there.
    I hope you can stop by my blog for a chance at my giveaway and I love your kitties
    BabesbyBarb.blogspot.com
    b_guilford@yahoo.com

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  40. How beautiful! We see a lot of egrets and herons here in Florida! Thank you! ♥ I'm # 389 ! Please visit me! ♥ http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

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  41. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog

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  42. Ciao Bella! This is my first trip with OWOH and the ride has been amazing! I am so excited to meet you and to see what you create. Thank you for inviting me. if you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello.
    Laura
    http://laura-comito.blogspot.com/

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  43. Beautiful painting, lovely to win!
    Great tour on your blog.

    Greetings from Finland,
    I'm number *451* OWOH
    It was nice to meet;-))m

    leikkaan AT gmail.com

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

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  45. Waving from Ohio! Nice to meet you! Great blog and I love your giveaway!
    gabriela #439

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  46. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win "tranquility" it is perfect!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

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  47. I really, really love that painting. I went and checked out your etsy shop hoping to find something similar and I loved your other art as well. This one speaks to me tho - I have a house on a swamp in florida and that bird could be in my backyard on any given day. Beautiful! (I added myself as a follower of your blog . . . )

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  48. I'm so glad I stopped by to meet you, Michelle! Your blog & header are beautiful, and the egret is such a nice giveaway. I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

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  49. I'm very familiar with the area you live! Stunningly beautiful! My husband and I traveled every year up the coast all the way to Tillamook, Oregon, camping along the way.... Our daughter was a twinkle in our eyes at Praire Creek State Park in the Redwoods, and is now our travel companion to these gorgeous parts!

    I'd love a chance to win your egret...one of my favorite birds :)

    Smiles,
    Cameron #83
    paintmyselfpretty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. i love your egret painting against the wash with ancient lettering bleeding through!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
    http://rustedwingsstudio.blogspot.com
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!
    abigail

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  51. What a beautiful giveaway prize, hope I win!

    Thank you for commenting on my post and letting me know where to find you. I took a quick peek at your site and quickly followed you so I can come back for more.

    I agree, there's more to CA than San Francisco. Where in extreme Northern CA do you reside? I grew up in Marin County, hopped around from Hayward, to Rohnert Park, to Vallejo, and now reside in Suisun City out near Fairfield. :-)

    So glad I came across your site, I look forward to enjoying the art journey with you!

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  52. Hello Love your blog .I found it very interesting.
    My giveaway is a polymer bunting baby art doll
    Belinda
    http://belindaferrell.blogspot.com

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  53. Hi Michelle...So very nice to meet you via One World One Heart. I really like your blog template and header. Your journals are beautiful, too. I too am an avid reader of Sue Grafton's books. I hope to visit with you again soon and thanks so much for stopping by for the giveaway of my Very Cherry earrings. With over 200 comments now I'm overwhelmed with who is who! But it's been fun.
    Take care,
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  54. What a beautiful painting - the egret looks so elegant and calm.

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  55. Hello Michelle, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your work and especially liked your post about the different journals. And I LOVE the egret painting - egrets are among my favorites too! We're planning to move back to Florida soon, where egrets are plentiful. We have 6 orange cats - they are the best!

    Laura
    http://makeminelemonade.blogspot.com

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  56. 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 mac.com

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  57. Hi Michelle, I love the detail you shared on your personal profile, especially that you would like to work for pixar, it made me smile, and think....I've never been able to think that big, what a wonderful thing.
    Who knows with your talent- you probably could!
    I would love the chance to win your prize, mostly, I'd like to pick your brain. You're very interesting. I'm a nurse and I'm not familiar with your disorder-but I agree surgeons/MD's don't know everything! lol you've proved that.

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  58. What a powerful visual your painting is. I would love to own it. So will you please add my name into the hat for the draw? Thanks so much, *smiles* Norma 95
    p.s. I love your blog name and the story of it's birthname. Enjoy the ocean. Namaste friend!

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  59. Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special!
    Thanks for the chance to win :D

    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

    http://rey-gato.blogspot.com/

    Hugs !!

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  60. Tranquility is bright & beautiful, I'd consider myself very lucky to be able to hang it in my home.

    Thanks so much for the chance,
    Grace
    #399

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  61. I am totally impressed with your work and your style. I love this little fellow you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

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

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  63. Hi Michelle,

    Although I now live in OH I have been to your neck of the woods.
    In 1971 I hitched up hwy1, up through San Fran, Big Sur, Santa Barbara...up to Eureka. It was raining and no traffic going my way when a State Trooper spotted me and I took a nose dive off the side of a very large hill, rolling and falling till I could grab some earth and stop my fall. He never found me and I climbed back up and crossed over, returning to LA.
    It is so beautiful out there in N. CA.
    Love your thoughts on the little tree. Larry and I live such a quiet low key life now that it seems we find grandness in many of the "little things". HA, we lived almost a year without running water while clearing land and building our house that when we went to town and used a public restroom, turning on the hot water tap made me feel like a "Clampett" from the Beverly Hillbillies!
    So I get it about the tree.
    Thanks for stopping by "Turn Left at the Pigs", we love it out here and yes, 4 Jack Russells do drive me bonkers at times. Thankfully we have a large fenced yard and a pet door off the porch.
    I love the egret, although I was scared by one so bad that I had a little accident many years ago. I love them. Hope one day you can leave those migraines behind for good,
    Diane

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  64. Hi, I’m a tatter in Singapore. Please include me for the drawing of this lovely painting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. Hi Michelle! Tranquility is beautiful! The Lost Coast sounds like a great place to get lost in imagination and creativity!
    cathyguitarteacher-01 at yahoo.com
    http://www.cathyhorner.blogspot.com

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  66. hello michelle- it's connie from kauai from ages ago! love your egret - just gorgeous! please enter me in your giveaway and please come enter mine!

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  67. What a wonderful egret !
    Please add me...
    also if you have some time toi spare....visit me :
    #206 on the Flying Wings - OWOH -
    http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com

    Joyce

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  68. nice to meet you michelle! thanks for sharing a bit of yourself and your wonderful art. :) mary ann

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  69. Your painting is gorgeous.
    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.
    http://stitchacrosstheborder.blogspot.com

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  70. Very fine, Michelle--Happy OWOH to you!

    Stop by and visit me, if you get the chance--I'm OWOHing, too!

    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  71. Hi Michelle, it is so very nice to meet you. What a great place you have here. I just love your artwork. It is so beautiful! Please enter my name into your drawing.

    I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.
    *hugs*,
    Jenn
    justjenndesignz.blogspot.com
    justjenndesignz@gmail.com

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  72. Michelle, I too live in Nor Cal, but nowhere near the coast. Egrets are my favorite birds and I love looking for them in the rice fields surrounding Chico. You did a lovely job capturing their stillness in the water. Maggie

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  73. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

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  74. Gorgeous work Michelle. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

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  75. This is a awesome piece-thanks for sharing!
    Please put my name in your draw and come over to my blog-#348 and add your name to the hat if you wish. Thanks!
    www.diadsie.wordpress.com

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  76. Wonderful giveaway! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

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  77. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Willnnabel@catel.net

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  78. Thanks for the chance of winning your beautiful piece of art Michelle.

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

    Sherry from England, UK
    (OWOH#133)

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  79. Love your work here. Oh, and THANK YOU for not having music play automatically when I come to your site :)

    rediscoveringme2@gmail.com

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  80. Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    ~Donna #792

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  81. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for allowing me to peek around in your blog and join in on your giveaway. The painting of the snowy egret is beautiful.
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter my giveaway also.
    :) Gale OWOH #473

    http://galevarland.blogspot.com
    gizmo01@charter.net

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  82. wow, its a lovely drawing!!! happy owoh!

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  83. Hi Michelle :D Fabulous to meet another zombie fan! I'd love the chance to enter your giveaway - thank you. I've been enjoying reading your blog , especially your most recent post. I am trying to get into journalling so it's helpful to see how others do it. My trouble is getting over the mental block of putting thoughts to paper. I feel... not daft but, it comes out cheesy if that makes sense. I shall persevere!

    Thanks for already stopping by my OWOH Post :)

    Whoopidoo[at]btinternet[dot]com
    OWOH# 365

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  84. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely little part of blogland. I would love to enter your OWOH giveaway. How wonderful. Please drop in for a visit during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand

    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

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  85. Hi Michelle! Nice to meet you. :) You had me laughing at the queen of kibble distribution. :)) I feel the same way with my pets. I have 7 kitties and 2 dogs. :) Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous painting. Mixed media is my favorite, too. :)

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

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  87. thanks for popping over to my blog. i absolutely love the colours and vibrancy of your art journals. i art journal in junk mail journals that I make for myself but have nowhere near the artistic ability that you do. wow!

    i love the painting. first off, i could use some tranquility in my life (who couldn't?) and secondly because my mother is in ornothology and i have a thing for birds. my fingers are crossed that i win!

    am going to go wander around your blog now. thanks for adding me to the hat. cheers! olwyn

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  88. Hi Michelle :)
    thank you for visiting me and leaving me such a wonderful comment!! and thank you for inviting me here :) Lost Coast sounds like a perfect place for Edward Cullen :) i am constantly in awe of people have the courage to move away from the "normal" life to an "arty" life ... it takes a lot of courage and of course passion. i can see you have a lot of passion in your work. your art is delightful, detailed, vivid and inspiring :)
    it would be an honor to win that beautiful canvas of yours!!
    HUGS!!
    luthien :)

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  89. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!
    Cherry

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  90. Oh for beautiful, and it sounds magical where you live! I always look for egrets and herons whenever I pass by a lake or swamp...Would love to win! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT gmail.com
    OWOH blogger #836

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  91. Your artwork is beautiful. I know exactly where I want to hang Tranquility in my home. It is wonderful.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  92. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

    Lezlei

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  93. Hello from Florence, OR. I have really enjoyed my time here on your blog. I would love to win your prize so please count me in.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  94. 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.

    jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
    jacque4u2c@gmail.com

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  95. 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 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
    OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

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  96. 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
    http://craftymule.blogspot.com

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  97. you have a lovely style in your journal pages and i enjoyed the post about the types of sketchbooks you use. i will look out for that Golden book encyclopedia and see what you mean about a good book for journals. thank you very much for the chance to win your giveaway. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/ (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs and blessings!

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  98. Hi, I love your egret -- it's bright and alive! Thank you for entering my OWOH giveaway. I hope you will be back to visit my blog; I'll be back to see you! I'm interested in art journaling -- something I don't do enough of!

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  99. Beautiful giveaway! Please enter my name.Hope you will drop by my blog too!

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  100. I love your painting of tranquility!!!! 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 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

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  101. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. Your Majesty made me laugh! Pets do own you, don't they? Thanks for participating in OWOH - isn't this fun! Please enter me in your drawing for the beautiful "Tranquility".
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
    # 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

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  102. Great blog and I love your art...so colorful. Thank you for the chance to win "Tranquility".

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

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  103. Just stunning Michelle! Please enter my name in your giveaway and thank you so much for sharing your talent with us :o)

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  104. hope you are enjoying OWOH as much as i am! love your collaged crane. it would look fantastic in my studio!

    having fun browsing around in your blog! stop by mine when you have a chance and enter my drawing as well if you haven't already!

    namaste'
    joe in montana
    http://manhandledthreads.blogspot.com

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  105. I simply love 'tranquility' and would so happy to welcome your lovely art work into my home! (and I also love that you're called the Queen of Kibble Distribution! that made me laugh out loud!

    Thanks for being part of this great event. I hope the experience has been grand (and that you'll come out of it with many new friends and inspirations!)

    www.thelightifind.blogspot.com

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  106. This painting is so lovely! Thank you for including me in this fantastic giveaway!!

    Itaya
    http://itaya.blogspot.com

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  107. 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!

    Michelle
    http://dasmauspad.blogspot.com
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  108. Hi Michelle, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted art project "Tranquility." 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.
    #844
    barbara@barbaracagle.com
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com

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  109. I had a hard time finding where to post my comment because most have been at the bottom...but I kept looking because I have the perfect place to put this lovely painting.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH
    http://lildarlingsbycarolyn.blogspot.com
    http://touringbabies.blogspot.com/

    email: cmkights@tc3net.com
    another email carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

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  110. This is so amazing!!! Please count me in!!

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  111. Lovely art, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit www.beckoningoflife.blogspot.com Leslie

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  112. Hey Michelle, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. What a great giveaway. Tranquility is fantastic. I love the yellow that you used. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

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  113. Greetings from the Netherlands!

    On the last day of the OWOH-tour, I am visiting your blog. What a fantastic, beautiful giveaway!

    Miriam #781

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  114. I love your canvas! I will be so lucky if I will be the lucky one... I wish wish... :)

    I hope you are having fun and find this journey as inspiring as I do!

    Please come and visit my blog as well if you haven´t already! :)

    Warmest regards
    Susan, nr 471 <3

    susanlotus@gmail.com

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  115. Such a beautiful egret!!! I love egret, I can see them here when I walk around the lake in the morning. I've been to the Lost Coast once, in our first year in California. I remember a tiny place called Honeydew on the way there.

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  116. Hi Michelle! I just love your blog and the peaks into your art journals! I've always wanted to start one but haven't got around to it. I just need to do it! ;)
    Your work is simply beautiful! I just love that crane!

    Greetings from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Keep your art alive!
    Hugs
    ~Spike

    http://spikescreativeside.com (#22)
    http://spikestutorials.wordpress.com/ (#24)

    spikelikeart at gmail dot com

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Thank you again for the time you've spent here. Most sincerely, Michelle

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