One World-One Heart Giveaway 2009
I’ve decided to join in on this awesome event. I’ll be giving away two items–one art doll figure and one blank journal/sketchbook.
Here’s how it works. If you’d like to win one of my items, leave a comment on this post. Make sure you include some way for me to contact you (my blog requires that you include an email address that itsn’t posted publically but I can see; this will work as long as it’s a valid email address that you check). My giveaway is open to everyone, whether you have a blog or not.
The giveaway will be open until February 12. On February 12, I will be drawing two names–one for each item–and contacting the winners for their shipping info so I can send their items out.
The items I’m giving away are The Stars blank journal/sketchbook and Barry the Grixie. The Stars journal is a hardcover, handbound book that measures 6.75″ x 5.38″ (170mm x 135mm) and has 128 pages (64 sheets) of Arches Text Wove (a great paper for a wide variety of media). The cover is a patriotic blue with gold stars fabric. The spine is a soft, red sheepskin leather and the endpapers are deep red to match. I used a matching fabric to make the headbands. The binding is handsewn using red, Irish linen thread. The paper inside is a text-weight paper but works well with almost every kind of media, wet or dry. I didn’t try oil paint on it and markers bleed through but pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic all worked well. The sheepskin on the spine is feel-me-soft and a wonderful contrast to the glue and gold star fabric.
Barry the Grixie was originally sculpted for our ADO: Art Dolls Only Etsy team Broken Hearts
challenge. I’ve decided to give him away here instead since he seems appropriate for an around-Valentine’s-Day-giveaway.
She trusted him with her heart, even though their kind isn’t known for being faithful. He might have felt a quick pang of guilt but he couldn’t help it…it’s just his way.
Created for the Broken Hearts Challenge for ADO: Art Dolls Only team. Barry is sculpted from Apoxie Sculpt, including his eyes and teeth. The heart he’s destroying is hand sewn from a velvety type red fabric stuffed with polyfill. The polyfill has been attached as best as I could but I don’t recommend tugging on it. The heart isn’t permanently attached–it fits snugly in his hand or can be removed. He is just under 3 3/4″ (94mm) tall to the top of his raised hand, 2 3/4″ (69mm) to the top of his head. He would be just over 5″ (121mm) standing. He is initialed and dated on the bottom of his foot.
Barry is a sculpted figure intended for adult collectors and is NOT a toy nor is it intended for children.
One World-One Heart is a yearly blog giveaway with participants from around the world and is the brainchild of Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian. It’s a wonderful way for bloggers around the world to meet other bloggers and celebrate making new friends. Please be sure to visit OWOH blog to see who all is participating.
Comments are now closed for the giveaway. I’ll be dropping everyone’s name in a hat (or bowl or other vessel) and having my two daughters draw the winners tomorrow. I’ll email the winners directly and post their names in a new blog post. Keep your fingers crossed!