Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am a photographer, artist, writer, and cancer survivor. I live in New York, USA with my husband of 7 years and our pug Bosco. I love taking photos of landscapes and nature. Last year I picked up a paintbrush for the first time since I was a child and I haven't put it down since! I like working with acrylics and mixed media. I also like abstract art. I have recently begun incorporating my photography into my mixed media art. For me creativity quiets my mind and connects me with myself. I have learned so much this past year and met wonderful creative people along the way! And I hope to meet more through this great event! To learn more about the One World One Heart Event click HERE!

My giveaway for this event is a print of my abstract painting titled Embrace. The original painting was completed using acrylic glazes on birch wood. Image size is 6x6 inches printed on 8x10 inch matte photo paper.

To enter for a chance to win this print just leave a comment! Make sure your comment will link me back to your blog so that I may contact you if you are the winner. This open to all bloggers worldwide. The winner will be announced on February 17 on the bottom of this post. Good Luck! You can see the list everyone that is participating in this wonderful event HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed your visit! I am looking forward to getting to know you along this blogging trip around the world!


  1. Hi Cathy. I'd love a chance to win one of your pieces. Awesome. I'm number 96 on the list, please stop by and enter if you haven't already. Have fun blog hopping with the OWOH event. Take care.

  2. Hey Cathy! Yay, you're taking part too! Please sign me up! Come on over to visit and sign up for my giveaway!
    Much Love,

  3. A perfect perfect giveaway Cathy!! I love this piece!!
    P.S. Remember to stop by my blog for my giveaway!

  4. Hi Cathy!

    Count me in too~~glad you're along for the ride! I have so many bloggers to respond to and hoping my broadband stays up....blizzard warning. (ugh!)
    Come over to my blog if you haven't~~Get your name in the draw!


  5. Hi Cathy,
    How lovely this is! Please count me in & drop by my blog to join in also. Hugs, Diane

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

  7. That print is fabulous! I'd love to own it. I'm participating also, so stop by if you have the chance.

  8. hi Cathy, glad to see you are joining in with this big blogfest! I would be happy to receive something by you, yeah!

    I'm # 185 if you get a chance to visit
    ps you are so cute in the photo to the right :-)

  9. Oh, I am so glad you are doing this, too! Isn't it fun?!? I'm glad I changed my mind as well... Please count me in on your gorgeous print!! I love it!!! Hugs, Silke

  10. What a cute pug! (in your shop)

    If you get a moment please visit as I am also participating:

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

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

  13. Cathy, You're so creative! Your painting is so unique... and looks so tender to me... Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

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

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

    (nr214 on the list)

  14. Love your blog and love your giveaway!!
    I am loving making friends...come and visit me and follow me if you least stop by!


  15. Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
    Hugs Belinda

  16. 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. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  17. Hi Cathy! So nice to meet you. Your painting is beautiful! I would love a chance to win. Stop by my blog when you have time, and say hi. #500

  18. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey! I am meeting so many wonderful bloggers, including you!

  19. Hi from Ky! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  20. What a generous giveaway Cathy! Beautiful!

  21. Hi Cathy please count me in!!! Love the texture of the the wood in this!!! I just had a look at your Brooklyn Bridge piece! I really love this path you are taking with your altered photos, it's so very original and very you!!! Beautiful work!

  22. Count me in too! (I thought i commented already, but I don't see it, so maybe I'm seriously sleep deprived and thinking I did things that I didn't...?) ha!

    Well you know I love your work and I've really enjoyed following your art progress!

  23. What a delightful blog and great shop. Oh how I do love pugs. I have a black one right now and she is wonderful 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

  24. This print is just stunning! I love it! So beautiful! thanks for the chance to win! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  25. One World One Heart

    Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  26. Thank you for offering this item up! I hope you will stop over to my blog as well, I am giving away some handmade cards.
    Heidi #259

  27. Cool abstract painting! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  28. Hi its great meeting you and its cool that you have found that you love painting again. I would love for you to visit my blog and sign up for my prize if you have time

  29. Greetings from Cornwall, these pieces of artwork are amazing, count me in to win one!

  30. Hi Cathy, Your art is very cool :) I'm stopping by from PA and enjoying the OWOH journey.
    Sandi #559

  31. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway!! 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!

  32. Hi Cathy, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your beautiful painting:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  33. Nice to meet you! Beautiful painting!!!
    Please count me in on the draw for this fabulous prize.

    Greetings from... Finland,
    number*451* OWOH;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  34. I love it! Very evocative painting. I love abstracts! I'd love a print of it!

    Please look at my blog for my OWOH giveaway.

    Seattle WA

  35. I really like your abstract painting. It speaks volumes to me. The colors are basically the nature and the climate in winter where I live, on an island out in the sea on the west coast of Norway.
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  36. Beautiful art! You are SO talented and I try to surround myself with art to be inspired! Thanks! Visit me soon, too! ♥ I'm # 389 ! ♥

  37. ...let me ** embrace ** the moment.. wonderful give-a-way thanks for the opportunity

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

  39. Wonderful print. I actually saw 4 different figures with a story to go with itl I am sure each view sees thing so differently in abstracts. Thanks for sharing your talents on your OWOH journey. Stop by sometime. Wanda in Ohio #220
    needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

  40. your work is beautiful and your offering so lovely!there is so much spirit and depth to your piece you are giving away!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  41. Hi Cathy, I would love a chance to win one of your pieces!!!! 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

  42. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Your painting is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  43. So beautiful Cathy, just gorgeous. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  44. 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. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  45. Lovely! Oh, and THANK YOU for not having music play automatically when I come to your blog!!

  46. Hi Cathy! Beautiful abstract painting, I love the embrace, the colors..everything! And you are self taught which is amazing.

  47. WOW I can't believe how many wonderfully talented people there are out there you are gifted. Thanks for a chance to win.

  48. So lovely! Please count me in :)
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

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  50. Beautiful painting! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  51. Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

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

  53. Hi Cathy! I love your abstracts and I would love to give this print a home. :) Thanks for the chance to win it.

  54. hi from perth western australia. just love your blog and all lovely art. thanks for sharing with me.please also call past my blog

  55. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway.
    I would love it if you could find time to come to my blog and enter for my door prize also.
    :) Gale

  56. OMG, fabulous give away! Pop over to my blog if you get a chance :)

  57. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. That abstract is gorgeous and the perfect color for my house. 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.

  58. Cool Print!!! Anyway, so pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Now I want to ask you to please, please come comment at my OWOH post too :) I'm number 120 on the list yey! (oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  59. 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

  60. This piece is really beautiful - I can see it hanging up in my cubicle at work. It's got so many emotions to it. Please enter me in your draw.

  61. OWOH is so cool. Nice to meet you through your blog. Please count me in for your giveaway. I didn't participate in OWOH as I found out about it too late. However, I am enjoying getting to see all the wonderful artwork. Thanks so much for participating.

  62. 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


  63. Beautiful print. I has such a softly moody feel.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  64. 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.

  65. a big howdy from montana! thank you for letting me mosey around your blog. you are very talented and i have enjoyed my stay and will return again soon!

    i love your print! please add me to your drawing.

    stop by my blog and drop your name in my hat, too!


  66. Hi Cathy

    What a delight to meet you on my OWOH journey! Your work is gorgeous! I look forward to getting to know you and hope you'll join me at Create With Joy!

    Ramona, OWOH #13
    createwithjoy at gmail dot com

  67. Greetings from Ipswich, MA
    I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

    I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

    Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

    I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

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

  68. Hi Kathy, I stopped at your blog because I liked the name. I read your story, so many of my friends have walked down that same road. I'm glad you had a loving husband and pug to walk with you. I'm a mixed media artist from the coast of California. Stop by if you can. Thanks, Cindy

  69. Hello and greetings from Virginia. I absolutely love print... 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.

  70. Oh, wow! I love the colors in that piece ... it reminds me a bit of my blog name, actually! It was meant to be with me! :)

  71. Hello Cathy it is so nice to meet you from Florence,Oregon. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  72. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. I am having a ball participating in OWOH - isn't this fun! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  73. 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!


  74. Hi Cathy, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted "Embrace." 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.

  75. How beautiful this painting is! Thank you for including me in this wonderful giveaway!

    Itaya AND