Welcome to my little hiding place in cyberspace!
This is my third year as a participant in the One World One Heart event hosted by Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian. This is the 5th and final year of the event, so it is a bit bittersweet.
I have enjoyed meeting so many beautiful bloggers and "discovering" countless talented artists during these events.
A bit about me:
My name is Heidi, though I am more commonly known around thius land of bits and bytes as Digital Misfit.
I am a 35 (patooey!) year old woman freezing my ample posterior off up here in northern Ontario, Canada.. During my childhood, I was never without a crayon or pencil in my hand. I loved to draw, play with clay, pretty much anything artsy.
Then for years I put away the toys, focusing on work and other mundane stuff.
A few years ago, when I became ill and unable to work, I stumbled upon a crafty website called Craftster (heyyyy to all my Craftster friends who are visiting!). I was so inspired that I bought a sewing machine, stocked up on craft supplies from every genre and got my hands dirty again. I have been experimenting with everything from doll making to mixed media art, hand embroidery to polymer clay. I love it all! This year I plan to take up crochet (I am DETERMINED to learn, dammit!) , purse making, and small scale quilting. My current main crafts include felt, embroidery and embroidery design, and painting.
Now for the stuff you are all here for: the giveaway!
Today I am giving away 2 completely unrelated items that I made especially for this event.
First up is a mixed media painting on wrapped canvas entitled One World.
This goddess is painted with watercolor crayon, progresso pencils, graphite pencil, acrylics, and ink with decoupage bits from a vintage Dutch copy of Jane Eyre. The sides are painted so she is ready to hang as-is.
Secondly I have Gnome on a Knoll. This lil guy and his mushroom pal are handsewn from felt and perch upon a felt pincushion. Even if you are not an avid sewist, you should have a safe place to keep a needle or two handy for those emergency button-repairs. I just love gnomes and toadstools, don't you?
BOTH of these items will go to ONE winner, which will be drawn from the comments below using random.org on February 17th. The last day to enter will be February 16th at 11:59 pm EST (GMT -5h).
This giveaway is open to bloggers worldwide. You do not have to be a participant of One World One Heart to enter, but you MUST have an active blog (ie: not a blog you created this morning to enter the giveaways).
If your blog does not have contact information on it, please leave your email address in your comment so that I can reach you in the event that you win. To avoid spam, you can write it as myemailaddy (at) emailprovider (dot) com
If you want to participate in One World One Heart, you can still jump right in! Just visit the website to find out how. I look forward to visiting all of the OWOH 2011 participants over the next 2 weeks. Big hugs to all of you!
aka Digital Misfit