My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, February 7, 2011

One World, One Heart 2011

Welcome Welcome Welcome!!! I just now found out (from fellow blogger Carola Bartz ) about the  One World One Heart event where artists, photographers, kindred spirits can all participate!!! What an amazing opportunity to meet like minded souls from every corner of the world! It is a "bloghop" created by Lisa Swifka and I am sooo happy to join in!
My name is Soraya and I am a mixed media artist, wife, mamma, storyteller, photographer, creative soul, blogger. I adore my hubby and baby girl ...and love painting, creating, dreaming. Through my art I tell stories of the deepest parts of ourSELVES...our fragile and vulnerable pieces, our beauty and possibility, our fears and hopes. I deeply deeply believe that it is in the honest sharing of our stories, of ourSELVES that we grow and blossom and, therefore, inspire others to do the same.  I am passionate and joyful of the life I find myself living...sometimes I have to just pinch myself ! What...I get to create and be there for my family?
I am of Indian descent, was born in South Africa, moved to Canada when I was 12 and currently live in the U.S!!! I love meeting creative souls from all over the world...and feel at home, well... just about anywhere!
My "doorprize giveaway" is this tote right here, 100% cotton, sturdy and very versatile. I use mine all the time!

It is based on one of my paintings reads "FAITH"

                                                                           (Faith tote)
I will mail it to anyone, anywhere in the world...all you have to do is leave comment and some way for me to contact you should you win. The winner will be announced on Feb 17-right here. I think I will get Tara to pick out the name!
* According to the rules, you must be an active blogger to participate! don't have to be participating in this particular event, you just have to have a blog!
There are so many amazing participants for this consider joining or go right here to discover these amazing blogs!


Cindy said...

I came over to check out your heart from Diane Mulder's blog (which I follow). I love the tote...and had to comment! I am participating, too, so I would love to have you over for a cup of coffee...12Tribes found at


Jodaeodesign said...

Beautiful work. Please include me in your drawing.

Tara... said...

Hiii - great to see you've joined in! Your art is fantastic - it's a brilliant idea to put it on a tote! Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

Amy said...

Greetings from Northern Virginia. I'd love a chance at this lovely tote bag! Thanks.
Please feel free to enter my drawing at
OWOH participant #523
avennett AT verizon DOT net

flyingbeader said...

Wow your women are just beautiful. I'm so happy to met you & share pictures of your family. Thank you so much.

I'm a bead/ doll artist who shares her world with one husband and three very funny Scotties..

dot #599

sasa said...

How original and beautiful! - count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


Geri Centonze said...

I found you through my google reader, but your link doesn't seem to be working. I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Elsina said...

What a beautiful blog and give away! I would love to enter. I wanted to let you know I think your link is broken at the OWOH event, if you are number 817? I am also participating in this OWOH, so nice to meet you!

scrapwordsmom said...

I love your work Happy Soraya!!!

Thank you for your very sweet words regarding my new blog look. Made me smile:)

gpc said...

I'm so happy to meet you, I love this event! I hope you will visit my blog, too.

The Altered Paper said...

Hello from Ky! This is my first time participating in this great OWOH event. There are so many creative blogs out here! Please include me in your door prize draw! Thank You, Tee

Flowermouse Design said...

I love the tote and would looove to win!!!
Nice to meet you and read your words about life and art. You´re so right!!!

Please enter me (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

lori diane said...

hi soraya!!! good to see you here at OWOH! I'd love to be entered to win your tote~great for carrying art supplies! visit me #49 lori diane

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Love your artistic talent and creativity. Your paintings are wonderful. I would be so tickled to be the lucky recipient of your tote. "Faith" really says a lot. 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

random thoughts do or di said...

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

Dawn said...

Hi Soraya (my niece's name is Soraya!)
Looking at your blog, I noticed that you had had a show at the Nina Haggerty Center how exciting ~I'm in Edmonton!!
I love the Faith tote you have for you are offering for your giveaway. Please enter my name in your draw.
I hope you'll visit my blog (Art of Humungous Proportions) and take a look around. I have a link to my other blog (Art and Life) that might interest you as well.
With best wishes from Edmonton ~

Hermine said...

Fantastic give away!

Belinda said...

Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Please come see mine,
My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
Hugs Belinda

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely to meet you. Your art and site are both very beautiful. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
I am now also a new follower. If you have a moment fly over to my OWOH giveaway too

Barbara Mason said...

Soraya- Love your artwork & putting it on a tote-a stroke of genius!
Stop by for a visit when you can...

The Holleys said...

Such a beautiful giveaway! You're a great artist!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love to see how other artists incorporate their ethnicity into their art, and I love what you have done. I would love to win your prize.
rinda 1961 at yahoo dot com

Michaele said...

Hello Soraya! You certainly are a daughter of many countries, aren't you? So nice to meet you!

Your art is beautiful, and full of quiet affirmation- just the messages we need to hear or see!

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

jacque4u2c said...

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.

Cherry said...

Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, and I love the adorable matchbox! Come check my blog out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Your tote is so pretty, please enter me in your drawing.

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

Teri said...

Very nice art ! You are a talented artist!
Please include me in
your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

Donna said...

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

Kerri said...

love the tote, soraya! :)

Geri Centonze said...

Now the link is working! Hope you're having fun with OWOH. I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Carola Bartz said...

Soraya, how very cool that you have your tote as your giveaway. Put my name in, please!!! I'm so glad that you're participating in OWOH, it is so much fun. I already met lovely bloggers through this.

die, adjust or migrate said...

what a lovely give away. your work is really beautiful and thought provoking. i love when words and pictures are used together. so powerful! i just signed up to participate so come over to die, adjust or migrate when you get the chance!

cheers! olwyn

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi it is nice meeting you, you do beautiful paintings and your bag is nice. I hope you will stop by my blog for a visit

Kim Mailhot said...

Hello Soraya ! Your art work is lovely and I love how you celebrate your culture in your pieces ! Thanks so much for the chance to win your lovely bag. Enjoy the OWOH ride !

Azart73 said...

Soraya, I love the piece you chose for your tote! Your words are always so positive ;o) Definitely count me in!

Deedra said...

You're VERY talented. I love your work. I'm totally wisting some of your paintings. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! (Did that get my point across? No?) Ok...LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Your name caught my attention ~ I had a dear friend in college with the same name. So pretty. Anyway, glad you joined the party. Your work is delightful.


Lovey said...

Oh how wonderful to meet you Soraya! I am thrilled to see your beauty and talent shine through your wonderful art! I would be honored to win your giveaway and would like to extend an invitation to my blog #131 in the event for your chance to win.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of OWOH journey across the world!

Tammy said...

Hello Soraya! You are quite a wonderful artist. Your paintings a beautiful and have a similar beauty to your own. I too feel at home nearly anywhere. I have moved so much through out my life that you learn to be happy being you.

Stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway.
from sunny South Carolina

Nancy said...


Terri said...

What a beautiful tote. I really like the style of your Art work. I've been corresponding with a young man from Kerala and this past Saturday we were able to skype. I was able to say hello to this sister and his mom. They don't have a web cam just yet but it was so cool to speak with them after two years of writing. And so it goes with OWOH. Meeting new people with all different background. Hope you are enjoying the event!

Doreen G said...

Greetings from Canberra Australia I love your tote bag-please enter me in your draw and drop by my blog and enter mine as well.
Regards Doreen #573.

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

So great to see you again. I love it when I see a familiar face.
Have fun with OWOH and stop by to visit my blog if you have time.

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you! You have a wonderful blog, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

~Donna #792

Jennifer Pride said...

Such pretty work. Glad I had the chance to meet you. Come visit me, #716


Regina said...

Greetings...It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me. I love your paintings.

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^

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


Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Annie said...

Love your work!!!! 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

Connie said...

great giveaway tote! your paintings are luscious! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

AZviaTx said...

I believe you must be the epitome of "global woman". To have such a rich and diverse life is the basis for creativity. You will always have the experiences in which to draw from. You'll never be bored or have "canvas" block! I love the sketches of the doorknobs in your sketchbook post. Beautiful. I am fascinated with doors/windows/portals. I always use my totes to shop and I would love to fill your tote offering with my daily elements! I hope this event allows you to meet some wonderful new people, find great art to ogle and maybe, win a gift or two for yourself. Tina

Artseyanne said...

Your art is beautiful, I love your bag. Hope you are enjoying the ride. Please call on me at #100 if you have a chance.

Healing Woman said...

You are offering a wonderful door prize. How proud I would be to carry it to my market. I checked out more on your blog and find it very interesting. Beautiful work. Please also, if time permits, fly on over to visit me at number 92.

Warm wishes,
Cheryl-Healing Woman

ArtPropelled said...

Scrapwordsmom said it all .... Happy Soraya! Sending positive vibes to Tara to choose the person who most needs a beautiful tote bag to brighten up her day.


Lovely colours and I love totes. This one will be very different from those I already own. plase enter me in the draw Id love to win, perhaps you'll visit my blog #723

maya dot matthew at gmail dot com

Sigrid said...

What a wonderful Giveaway. With pleasure I would win it.
I find your Blog very nice.
Visits me simply sometimes to my Giveaway OWOH #646


Soraya, you have such a beautiful name! Also a beautiful blog and great tote painting! It is just awesome! Come visit when you have a chance.
Wanda in USA Ohio #220
needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

Artfully Musing said...

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

Hoopie said...

Your artwork is quite lovely. Best of Luck

OWOH 2011

Deci said...

Wonderful tote! Please enter me and enter my OWOH at

Jolette said...

Beautiful tote!
Love the colors!
Greetings from the Netherlands,


Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Your artwork on the tote is fantastic! 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!

Sonja said...

I love your style of painting, so that bag looks just great. I would love to win it, so please add my name.
Sonja (#785)

Debra said...

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

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts. I Thanks for the opportunity of winning your lovely giveaway.
Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

Aimee Jeffries said...

So beautiful, I love your art! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

SLucy said...

so cool i love it

Cheryl said...

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

ANGIE said...

Hello Soroya. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. Your art is wonderful, and uniquely done. Please feel free to visit me and enter my giveaway also. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625.

Happy OWOH to you!

SpiritMama said...

Hi Soraya,
I love your story and spirit, you have so much creativity, and your art is really beautiful! I would love to win your tote.
I'd love it if you stop by my blog giveaway too!
Waxela (wa-shay-la)

patty said...

I didn't get around to signing up for this, but whoa... look at all those comments!! ha ha - obviously people love your work!! I just mentioned you in my latest blog post - twice actually. See you soon!!

artworks_studio said...

Thanks for inviting me to your blog. This is my first OWOH and it's been quite a trip. If you have time please wander over to my blog. Nice to meet you.

Melody said...

I love the tote and I'm not usually a bag person! Nice to have met you through OWOH. Cheers from Australia.

Diana said...

Your tote is beautiful. What a wonderful giveaway. Can't wait for your interview on my blog!

jonaks said...

wow, you've got beautiful paintings!!! I would be thrilled to win your bag! its so lovely!

Rhonda said...

Hello from the southwest coast of Canada. Your art is beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win your OWOH offering. Cheers!

Stitchety Grub said...

Great bag - Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

Susanna said...

Hi Soraya!
Great expo!! That is my wish for this year to have an expo!! It will be my first one!
So it is inspiring to see your art work and great bag!! What a way to meet people....great!!

jenny said...

Hello Soraya... I adore your gorgeous tote... what a beautiful giveaway... your artwork is so lovely... I am following along with you now so will be back to visit again soon :)))

Hugs from Australia...
Jenny x

Wini said...

Dear Soraya, What a beautiful tote & giveaway! Thanks for your generosity :)

Karen Taylor said...

Fantastic Giveaway
Stunning are a wonderful artist!!
This is such a wonderful chance to make friends...I am now a follower.
I would love for you to come and visit me and if you like...become a friend.



Micki said...

What a wonderful door prize! Thanks for the chance to win! Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

Manola said...

Lively the OWOH!!!

Thanks to Lisa we can so discover magnificent creations as by at home for example..

I am Manola ( 376 ) and my blog is:

Http: //

Very safe: I join your blog...
Beautiful week to you!!!;-))))

Fat Dormouse said...

A great giveaway gift! I love it!

I'm participating in OWOH for the first time and loving meeting people all over the world through their blogs. I hope you can get over to see me (if you haven't already!) at


Her Art Nest said...

I hope you are enjoying the OWOH. You've got a great blog. Your beautiful woman t-shirt giveaway is lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win. It's so good to meet you! Have a magical day! Nan

Birgit said...

Hi Soraya,

It's a pleasure to meet you! :) You have a very interesting -- and international -- background.

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely tote -- I have faith that the right person will win your prize. :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Soraya Sweetie...
Greetings from sunny Arizona. I am so tickled pink to meet you. Your giveaway of "FAITH" for the OWOH gift is absolutely beautiful. I love, LOVe this one. Oh my, since this past May I have been saying that I need to have Faith, and I just found it. I am so tickled, and one day I will email you my story about the need for having FAITH.

Exquisite work on this beautiful bag. Just gorgeous. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to enter this drawing.

I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. While I love the excitement of signing up for the gifts, the best part for me is meeting new friends around the world, that otherwise I wouldn't have the opportunity to meet. I hope you will pop over and say hello, and I would be tickled pink if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

It is so wonderful to meet you, and I look forward to many shares to come.

Country hugs, Sherry

PEA said...

Hi Soraya, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful tote:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your art and this beautiful bag! I carry a bag every day and would enjoy using it! Thanks...I'm # 389 ! ♥

Mallory said...

Oh, I love your work! Very nice to meet you!
goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

Atypical Girl said...

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Wendy said...

Hello from Wonderland. It is so nice to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I would love to be included in your enchanting giveaway. Happy OWOH! Please do drop in during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
WenDy from WonDErlanD

The Weaver's Hand-Aspiring Artist and my own worst critic! said...

Your art is absolutely stunning! Please include me in your drawing and if you get a chance...stop by and visit my blog (#561).

theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

Susan Faye said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! Your artwork is beautiful and I would love to win your gorgeous tote! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, your artwork is lovely, please include me to win your fantastic prize!

Kim Dellow said...

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

Anonymous said...

Your work is very beautiful and distinctive. I would be your newest follower however my google thingy does not seem to like me today so for now I have bookmarked your site! I will be back for many more visits!
I would love to be entered in your drawing and hope you have time to come over to my blog to say Hi (#409) on the OWOH list.
Hugs from New Hampshire,
Beth P

Kelly said...

Wow! How exciting is this!? Wait, I'll answer...very!

s hyler said...

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

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

Hello from Thailand!

Wow! your paintings are beautiful.. please do count me in your give away.

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

Leslie H. said...

Hi from Colorado USA. Love this meet and greet through OWOH. Come for a visit Leslie

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California!
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful. Stop by and visit mine 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:

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Soraya, I would love to win your tote. Nice work. 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.

Kristi said...

Like your blog and would be happy to win.
Come see me and become a follower if you like!


Karoda said...

I've browsed your website as well as your blog and know I'll return every now and then to see what art making is going on...I love your work!

I blog at but am only visiting through the OWOH list. It is a peak into just how massive the creative blog world has become.

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Hi from the UK! Georgeous work, please include me in your drawing.
OWOH #818

Miriam said...

Greetings from the Netherlands! Please include me in your draw, it is a lovely tote.

Miriam #781

Villa-loredana said...

Nice door prize, let me introduce , Loredana from Croatia, come to visit me. Loredana

Shariyah said...

Your work is just beautiful! So much emotion ~ and what a wonderful prize, I would love to win your tote ~Please enter my name in to win! If you haven't already, please stop by my blog where I'm giving away an original painting (by me of course!) I'd love to see you there!
Peace & Love from New Zealand,

HHCampbell said...

Hi Soraya! It's nice to meet you! Your paintings are wonderful! I'd be thrilled to win the tote. I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog and website, and hope you have time to visit me at #769.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Your art is beautiful...I have an addiction to tote bags, so love the giveaway and one of my best friends in 8th grade was a Soraya and I've loved that name since...

alison said...

oh wow! that's a very long list of beautiful comments indeed. fun! i hope i'm not too late to join in. the tote bag is too cute soraya. thanks for including me.

AlwaysInspired said...

Your art is breathtaking. I love the serene poses.
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

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

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I love the tote & your art!! :)

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing. Your art speaks to me. love faces. Have your best OWOH ever!

Rusted Wings said...

your art & life are so intriguing, and what a beautiful offering, i would so love!
please stop by my blog #30 on the list
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

Ellen said...

greetings from Canada.
Nice giveaway! also your newest follower.
Visit me at #336 -Shimmer and Tulle

Beckie Holso said...

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

Mervi said...

So nice to meet you,
gorgeous gift, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland;-))m

I have also Valentine candy:

leikkaan @

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning your fantastic prize Soraya, I'm always excited by bags and your beautiful painting on this one makes it so special!

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

Sherry from England, UK

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Soraya. Greetings from Virginia. I absolutely love your tote... please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win such a lovely gift.

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely tote! I am thrilled to enter.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Functional as well as artsy! Count me in please! #269

CathyH said...

Hi Soraya! Your art is very beautiful and makes me happy, glad you are on this OWOH journey!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

janil said...

Lovely paintings!!!Pleasepick me up!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
And thanks for the chance!!!

NatashaMay said...

Hi Soraya! So nice to meet you. I agree with you about the storytelling behind the art. Yours is so beautiful and I would love to win this tote you're offering.

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Soraya, Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. Please put me in the draw for your lovely tote and please come by #9 and say hello.

Deborah said...

Soraya, your work is beautiful and yes authentic. I would love to own a piece of your art. Please add me to the giveaway list for your adorable and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win this special tote bag (I love tote bags)
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Gracie, #516 on the list
Hugs !!

apinkdreamer said...

wow! fantastic givaway! please enter me!!!

Susan (SANNA)Burgess said...

Oh love the tote you made reminds me of Frieda K! You are is great going to have a deeper look around now! Sanna

Jingle said...

Your work is so beautiful and seems to carry so much meaning and spirit! I love it! Thanks for this great giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway(if you have not done so already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Lorri Lennox said...

Oh my goodness, I love your tote and all your artwork. You are very talented. I love Frida Kahlo :)
Please enter me!

Dianne said...

This is so colorful and useful!
Please put my name in your draw and come on over to my blog-#348 and toss your name in the hat there if you wish. Thanks and Good Luck!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

That is such a beautiful bag! Amazing that it's one of your paintings too! Wow!

Leslie said...

What a great giveaway. I would love the chance to win your tote.

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas
What a beautiful face you have painted. Please drop my name in the hat to win.

Brenda said...

I love your artwork. The tote looks great with your portrait on it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a lovely blog and tote. I really enjoyed my quick look around. 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.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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


Sussie said...

I love your faith tote! <3

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

Warmest regards
Susan, nr 471

Elena said...

Oh what beautiful artwork and blog! Hope you stop by to say hello! Elena of MyQuest

Digital Misfit said...

All of your artwork is amazing! I love that you have put it on a tote and made a functional object beautiful!
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

Chelle said...

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!


Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win. I love bags and can use a beautiful new one.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

LamoreAllure said...

Hello Soraya...Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

I'm impressed with your work. Love the bag! Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L *

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, i'm so so glad i visited your blog in time for a chance to win your giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.
hugs from peggyapl(at)!

Que Bella said...

Hey Soraya, It's so delightful to meet you via OWOH. Your artwork is stunning. I love this tote bag. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

ladybug said...

What a wonderful thing to carry faith with you no matter where you go! Love it!
Thanks for being part of One World One Heart. What a glorious event.

Joyce van der Lely said...

BEAUTIFUL I would love to win your tote bag!!!
I'm late, I'm late, this blog hopping is great fun, but I am running out of time....
Yes, please add me to your beautiful give away !

and visit mine if you still have some time....

#206 - OWOH

Emakesart said...

I don't know if it's too late to enter your drawing, but I love this bag. I find your art and words very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. If you have time, my giveaway will be going on until late tonight. And if not, please drop by any time after to say Hi.


Staci Rose said...

Your work is culturally stunning! I wish I was able to visit your exhibit! It's a very unique creative perspective in our little 'melting pot' and I'm very glad to find you! :)


Kells said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I could use a little more faith and this bag would be absolutely lovely to carry around with me! You are an incredible artist!

And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in late to say, yes, please include me as well!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

all best and wishing you all good things,

Sunshineshelle said...

I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but ! could be just dazed from doing a last minute sprint to check out your blog LOL) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too if you haven't already I believe there are a few hours before close off :) Your bag & paintings are gorgeous oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy the last hours of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

quiltmom said...

Lovely faith tote- what a beautiful sentiment and painting to share with others.
OWOH is really such a wonderful opportunity to meet so many talented people from around the globe. I hope you have had a great OWOH journey.

Regards from Western Canada,