Monday, January 31, 2011

The One World One Heart Event

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m so happy you decided to stop by, I hope you stay awhile.
My name is Mary Helen (artist of this and that) and I’m just thrilled to be a part of the One World One Heart experience again this year. This is the 5th (and unfortunately last) year that Lisa, over at A Whimsical Bohemian, has hosted this magical blog adventure. It’s so incredible that the event has grown to a whopping 1,000 + blog participants! I had such a great time last year visiting so many blogs, viewing some fantastic art and meeting some great new people. I hope you’re having an awesome time as well.
This year, my door prize offering is a little gothic bat ornament. It measures approximately 8” high by 4 “wide. I used acrylic paint to paint the face, then I cut some cute ears from a piece of black suede, wrapped the body in marabou feathers and added a pair of wings fashioned from a really awesome flocked scrapbook cardstock. The back of the wings has a coordinating paper that isn’t flocked. It’s finished with a red ribbon bow and also red ribbon for the hanger. I’m sorry the pictures aren’t that good; I’ll try and post some others. (This ornament is not meant for children as it has small parts)
If you’d like to be entered in the drawing for the little bat, just leave a comment and on Feb. 17th I will randomly draw a name from all the comments entered. It’s as simple as that. But do make sure you leave me a way to contact you, should you win.
Thank you again for stopping by, it’s been my pleasure and hopefully we’ll meet again. Have a wonderful day!


  1. Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful artwork... when you get time pop over to see us .. if we aren't there,we are still out visiting all the OWOH bloggers make yourselves a cup of tea..sit awhile Hugs wendy

  2. Fabulous work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am a OWOH participant as well so feel free to stop by my blog ;)


  3. She is adorable! You did a terrific job.

    Please visit as I am also participating:

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  5. Oh my, how sweet!
    Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50

  6. This is wicked awesome! I seriously love it! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing piece! jinglesells at gmail dot com.

  7. O My GOODNESS HOW SWEET!! beautiful blog! great giveaway!!

  8. Awwww, It's so cute! Love the furries. NEAT! Hope you are having fun at the OWOH!


  9. Hi! Such a beautiful giveaway! COUNT ME IN,PLEASE!

    Join in mine, if you like ♥

  10. Lovely to meet you!!
    Your giveaway is gorgeous and beautiful, would love to win!
    Hugs from bonny Scotland.
    PS if you have a mo, please come and visit my giveaway too:o)

  11. 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.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

  12. what a stunning little creature! Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  13. Gorgeous!Please count me in.Thank you to give a chance to win. Please feel free to visit me.
    Hugs Angelika

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

  15. You have quote an artistic touch! This is great.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    I am #249 on the OWOH list

  16. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    I love love love your little bat.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  17. Wow! Such a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed taking a look around and getting to know you a bit.

  18. Fantastic giveaway! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  19. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Everything you make is so wonderful. I love the lil bat. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  20. Very nice, Mary Helen; love the face on this piece!

  21. really lovely door prize!!..i love her and her furry body!;^P

  22. I LOVE this little gothic bat. Please include me in your drawing.

  23. What a battie your taste of art...Tootsie longing for your battie idea!

  24. I love your beautiful evelings!!! Please put me in the hat to win your beautiful baby bat! Thank you for your generous offer.

  25. Oh my goodness....does it get any cuter then this!
    I love your precious bat!
    he is way too cute!
    And perfect for our home as we have had live bats at times!
    {we live in a very old home in a very old neighborhood} :-)

    Please count me in... I'd love the chance to give him a new home!

    Smiles, Dolly

  26. Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

  27. Really beautiful! look forward to seeing more on your blog!

  28. Hello There! Another great cloth work! I love it! You are so talented, and I hope to be the lucky winner!

    If you haven't already, please come visit my blogs: or

  29. It is just something that makes one say"wow"!Thanks for the chance to win! Please stop by my Irish giveaway here:

  30. oh my, how COOOOOL is that! i´m in AWE - would be so happy to win.

  31. 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!


  32. Hi Mary, I like the black and white look of your blog, dark yet classic.
    Your bat is so sweet, thank you for this offering.

  33. Oooo now this really speaks to me. Love it, love it!

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

  35. Wonderful piece of art! So interesting and so 'me'

    Enter me please!! and I'm #521 if you'd like to visit!

  36. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    What a great bat! Such a sweet face!

    You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  37. Who could be afraid of such a sweet face? Yes, I'm one of the ones going batty over your giveaway item!

    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!


  38. Hi Mary Helen, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win that darling little bat ornament:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  39. Enjoyed visiting your Blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

    If you have time stop by my blog

  40. I would love to win this little bat!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  41. Adorable ! please enter me too! Susan

    stop by blog to entered in my giveaway too!

  42. You are an amazing artist! This is exquisite! Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !

  43. Oh 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


  44. Fantastic piece of art! Thanks so much for the chance to win it! lynnf_99 at

  45. I can not believe it took me this long to discover your blog! I really really really love that bat! Great blog, so glad to meet you :)

  46. O.k I just have to sign up for your little bat, Too cute too spook!
    I'm Lynn #65 on the list ,stop on by if you havent yet!

  47. Oh my! This is soooooo cute! I like your style a lot. You paint the cutest faces!
    I'm a follower here :-)

    Come see my giveaway too at

  48. Adore your bat - would love to give him a good home. Great site too. Thanks for the chance to win. Lostgame at pacbell dot net.

  49. So very nice to meet you,
    Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

  50. so cute!! love him please throw my name in the pot! R'Chelle

  51. Well, she just made me smile! Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  52. Greetings Mary Helen! Such a lovely creation. Your little Gothic bat would feel right at home in my studio. So happy I got to stop by and peek into your artful life. Be sure to stop by and say hello and enter my giveaway as well. Cheers!

  53. Hello,
    I'm travelling around the world thanks to OWOH. !!!
    Nice to meet you and your blog , your prize is just stunning !!! I would looooove to win.
    Keep my fingers crossed
    Lots of greetings from Belgium,


  54. That is one AMAZING bat! I love it and would be thrilled to give it a new home. That face... that wonderful face :-)

    Thanks for the chance,
    #399 - come see me!

  55. Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  56. Hi Mary Helen! Good to meet you AGAIN! :) This doll ornament is just as gorgeous as your lovely Alice. I adore bats and simply love Halloween. Hope you have time to pay a visit!
    Have fun!!! Theresa :)

  57. I love your gothic bat! It would look great hanging in my studio :)

  58. Hello Mary Helen! I love your bat and your blog!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  59. Please come visit me at my blog and enter my giveaway!

  60. That little battling is precious indeed!

    I'd love to share a corner of my abode with her :)
    Cameron #83

  61. 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.

  62. Hi Mary Helen,
    I just love your bat ornament and I knew I'd love your blog the moment I saw your header!

  63. Oh wow. Your gothic bat is simply AMAZING!~!~~
    Caryl OWOH #270

  64. Oh, Mary Helen! I love Halloween and bats, and yours is amazing! Please come visit me, I am giving away two spooky plushies. :) I'm so glad to have met you, and I will be back to admire more of your work. Best, Pam

  65. Hello again Mary Helen! Your bat ornament is great!
    Don't forget to stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  66. What talent you have. I love the whimsical little bat ornament. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

  67. Hi Mary helen - What a beauitul blog and a stunning gift

    Please add me into your draw

    Enjoy OWOH

    I'm Hilda from the UK I'm listed at 177 and 727 I hope you have time to visit me

  68. OMG!

    The bat is so cute :)

    My blog, Not much yet. Im a new blogger!!

  69. One World One Heart is such a fun way for all of us to connect. How I would love to own your lovely creation. Count me in:) Come by to see me at #234 when you have time:)

  70. 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

  71. Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

  72. This is great, a fun givaway for a fun event, I love it!

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

  74. Your bat is fabulous! The face is wonderful (I'm awful at faces :)) and I so love the feathers! Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

  75. Hi Mary Helen, Another gorgeous gift, thanks so much for the chance to win him.

    Please come by #9 and say hello.

  76. This sweet little bat will fit in perfectly in my studio! Adorable!
    OWOH #488

  77. Fabulous make. Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  78. h you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Love your gothic bat! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  79. WOW! i love your blog- I'm a bit of a bat girl myself. Used to dream of marrying Dracula (usually Bela Lugosi, sometimes Chris Lee) when I was 7.... :)

    Please sign me up for your Bat Giveaway and please visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway.

    Seattle WA

  80. love the bat doll ornament. can just see her hanging around on my year round tree. (we keep our Christmas tree up year round and decorate it for each season) so nice to meet you through this event. please stop by for a visit on my blog too of you'd like.

  81. Hello Mary Helen, wow first I love your banner, it's really fabulous. the bat you're giving away. Halloween is my favorite holiday and if my family would let me, I'd leave up the decorations all year long...tee..hee. I'm now a follower of your blog, enjoyed reading about you and looking at your artwork.

    Bright blessings,

  82. OMG - Your little bat is just adorable. Thank you for hosting.

  83. I love the gothic look and this little bat is so unique. Your blog is interesting to me so, I am now a follower :) Come visit me when you have a chance. I look forward to visiting you again. Blessings from Massachusetts, Rebecca #393

  84. Oh my goodness...I would be so very happy to win this lovely little guy. He warms my heart!!!

  85. This bat is SO COOL! Please enter my name into your draw -- thanks so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  86. OMG she is darling...I love her! She would have an honored place in my art studio! :)
    So nice to meet you and happy OWOH!!Please add my name to your sweet treat giveaway and come on by and add your name to my hat too!! I am #228!
    Sarah :)

  87. Hello from NY I love bats and your little bat is so adorable! I would love to take her home with me.

  88. Such a cute bat!!!
    I'd like to give her a new home ;)


  89. 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.

  90. I absolutely love the little bat ornament. She is positively frightfully enchanting.
    Hello and so glad to meet you. Happy OWOH. Would love to be part of your wonderful giveaway. Please stop by during your journey through blogland.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  91. oooooh- i LOVE her - right up my alley! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

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

  93. What a gorgeous little character and a beautiful blog too. I love your blog header as well!!!!!!

    Ali x

  94. Bat-tastic! He is a handsome fellow isn't he? Thank you so much for the chance to win him and... just between you and me.. he'd love to come fluttering through my window to live. He really would. :P

    Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post :)

    OWOH# 365

  95. Oh, it´s so cute! I hope it will fly home to me here in Sweden and stay in my craftroom to inspire me and remind me about all of you OWOH participants 2011! :)

    Welcome to visit my blog as well and enter my little giveaway! Thank you.

    Warm regards
    Susan, nr 471

  96. Nice to meet you Mary Helen! Your little bat is so forlorn and adorable ... I just adore her ... and could give her a very suitable home should she wish!

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

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  98. Love love love your little bat doll!!!

    I make dolls as well!
    : ) Pattee

  99. OMGosh! A friend just suggested your blog to me. I would LOVE to win your fantastic bat ornament. As you can see by my name...bats are something I love. Can't wait to look at more of your blog!

  100. Now that's got to be the worlds sweetest bat.


  101. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  102. How awesome. I had no idea bats could be sweet :)
    Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me too. I am No. 229 on the list.

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

  104. Hello from southeastern Massachusetts.
    I enjoyed looking thru your blog. I will be back after OWOH is over to spend more time. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your lovely giveaway.
    Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

  105. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

  106. Your bat is lovely!

    I hope you are having a great journey through OWOH!

    Please be sure and stop by my giveaway as well!


  107. Hey Mary Helen, I was at another Mary Helen blog yesterday... is that also you? I love this little bat! He's so cute. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

  108. What a darling little bat! She would be very much at home here on the farm :)

    Thank you for sharing with all of us.
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  109. hi! fantastic givaway! i'm eleni from greece!!!

  110. adorable! It's little face is just so cute :) if I'm the lucky winner (fingers and toes crossed) feel free to contact me on:

  111. 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

  112. Fantastic, little art doll,- I love your bat baby- so special- and I would love to win it- I guess it will feel at home with my fairyes, I`m creating- have a look if you can--on my OWOH post (not a doll) but they are on my blog.

  113. Mary Helen, what a darling little bat. I would love to win him, thank you for the opportunity!

  114. Hi there Mary Helen, greetings from southern california.
    I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and darling little bat, what a sweet face.
    If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.

  115. Hello Mary Helen, it is so very nice to meet you. I just LOVE your gothic bat ornament... he/she is absolutely gorgeous! Please enter my name into your fabulous giveaway for a chance to win.

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

  116. Greetings from Ipswich, Ma. Cool offering! Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I'm #509.

    I'd love to have you visit my blog and have a look around, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace from my ReStyle Studios as my OWOH door prize.

    Hugs from Linda L
    email -

  117. I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
    Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog, I LOVE Halloween
    If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
    I am number #25
    trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

  118. wow! i love your work and your unique artistic vision! i can tell i will be spending many fun hours digging through your blog!

    thank you for the opportunity to possibly win a little piece of your world.

    i am participating for the first time this year and feel honored to have the opportunity to play along with so many creative people!

    i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog, as well!

    joe in montana

  119. Hi Helen,

    Oh, this bat is just wonderful! I love all things Halloween -- and I can almost see this bat hanging on my Halloween tree. Thanks for the chance to win such a treat!

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  120. Oh adorable is this little guy? Someone is going to love having him 'hanging around' their house! :)
    Can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thank you so much!!
    You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

    --Liv from Australia--

    gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

  121. Hello :) So nice to meet you! OH MY...what a cute bat! Halloween is my favorite holiday. It's quite a big deal for us. The whole house goes through a complete transformation. I have a few of my favorite pieces out all year. I'm a new follower of your blog & definitely will have to come back to look more. Please enter my name in your drawing & if you haven't already, pop on over to my blog & enter mine.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    MoonWillow Art Studio
    OWOH #94

  122. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  123. 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!

  124. 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!


  125. It's a very sweet little bat ornament!

  126. Hi Mary! What a cute bat you've created!

  127. Hello, from Southern Illinois, USA. So nice to meet you and looking forward to coming back and visiting once the event is over and I have more time.
    Thanks for the chance to win your door prize.

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  128. That is the cutest bat I've ever seen. But why is she so sad?
    I know I could give her a good home, if my name were drawn. ;)

    Ducky Doo
    (just replace AT with @ and DOT with . I do this to dodge email grabbing internet bots)

  129. I make dolls your little dear.

  130. I love this! I'll definetly be back to poke around your blog!

  131. How darling! I can't resist this gothic cutie :-)

    Greetings from Canada, hope you are enjoying this OWOH event, it's such a blast!
    betty # 185

  132. Love your little bat!!!! 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

  133. Fantastic!! Count me in.

  134. Love your little bat ornament! Would sure like to win it so fingers crossed! hugs

  135. What fun and hello from Canada! Please enter me, lucky #870 on the OHOW list, in your give away! I am so excited to visit and explore your blog! Don't forget to enter my draw at HERE by February 17th! Thanks so much! Lenorita.

  136. Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  137. Oh!!!!It's really lovely!!! I follow from now!Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  138. Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

  139. your doll is adorable

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  140. That is the cutest bat that I've ever seen!!

  141. This is so gothically cool!! You are an art & crafts dynamo & that bat is sensational ;) Anyway... Hi there!!! Great to meet & greet you, my name is Shelle I'm from Sunshine Coast Australia & I'm thrilled at the opportunity One World One Heart has given me to fly around the virtual World discovering so many creative artists & bloggers like yourself :) Home run now & I think I'll continue to visit bloggers on the list even after it's over, just so I can say Hi as the giveaway was just the catalyst :) it's so much more than that & for a newish blogger (me) it has been quite wonderful (& overwhelming LOL)! Please visit if you haven't already!! It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  142. love her! what a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!