Wednesday, 2 February 2011

One World One Heart

Click on the Picture to go to the Host of One World One Heart.

Once again, I've found a fantastic web-event, but in its final year.

One World One Heart is a worldwide event meant to connect bloggers. I've found some amazing blogs through it already.
And the bestest part? DOOR PRIZES!

Hi, I'm Alana. :)

I trained as a classical animator (that's hand-drawn to lay-people), but am now a dirty traitor and teach computer animation.
And I have a nigh compulsive need to MAKE THINGS.
I dabble in altered art, scrapbooking, jewelery/beading, knitting, painting. But my passion is dolls.
Cloth dolls, polymer clay dolls, BJDs, vinyl dolls, paper dolls...

Currently I've been on a roll making OOAK poly-clay soft-bodied dolls, but my favourites are the BJDs.
Best made of resin, they are horrendously expensive to buy, so I started making my own. (Incidentally, I've probably spent enough on silicone and resin over the last 3 years to buy myself 3 or 4 commercially produced dolls...)

So, Door prizes...
I have three.

A grey resin BJD. Her name is Evelyn.

Here's a better indication of her colouring.

A Dragon "bead" made in the Friesenesque style

A Goddess brooch.

So, leave a comment.
You have to have a blog, and I have to be able to see it - so leave a link to, or "comment as" (which should put a link in your name).

I'll draw three numbers with the random number generator on Feb 17th.

That's all the rules, easy, huh?


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pieces! I'd love to be entered for a chance to win!

Donna said...

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

Moriah said...

OMG! You just have to pick me! lol Love them all but am secretly coveting the BJD. I'm a new follower!

fortuitous faery said...

LOL at computer animation being traitorhood!

they're all so enchanting!

snowy greetings from new jersey!

OWOH #528

Lee said...

lovely blog, great gifts,I covet the doll!
please enter me in the draw

Janine said...

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

Ellie said...

What beautiful pieces you're giving away. I'd love a chance to win, please enter me.

John D said...

I went to look at some of your wares on Etsy. Incredible may be an undestatement.

My blog is

Pattee said...

I'm so glad I found your blog!!!
I love your doll.... I'm a new follower as well...

I would love a chance to win!!!
Pattee : )

Artseyanne said...

Love your work. Please call on me at #100 if you get the chance.

Hoopie said...

I had a great time visiting your blog. Please stop by mine.

One World One Heart

Doreen G said...

Lovely prizes and I would love the chance to win.
I was in NZ before Christmas on a 14 day cruise and I just adore your country.
Regards Doreen in Canberra Australia #573

ziggy stardust said...

what a great giveaway! please add me to the draw! if you have a chance I would love for you to fly over to my place.


Threads of Inspiration said...

How interesting to be an animator, I don't think I've ever met an animator! Your artwork is really wonderful!

artworks_studio said...

I would be honoroed to receive one of your creations!This is my first year with OWOH and it is amazing! If you get a chance wander over to my blog #476 on the list

Krissy said...



Karen Taylor said...

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!


Bettina Groh said...

I'm coveting the dragon bead so please enter me in your giveaway... thank you

Sandy said...

Such beautiful pieces and a generous giveaway. I would love any one of these.

Angela Kennedy said...

Such cool giveaways! Had fun seeing your blog!

Incipient Wings said...

great blog!
awesome giveaways too.
have a good night.

Carola Bartz said...

Hello Alana, I like the name of your blog! And I also like the way you write. I had to laugh, which is always good. Your giveaways are awesome!
Please come and visit my OWOH entry on my blog,

Gayle Page-Robak said...

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:

Arya said...

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

Saskia said...

Wow... you're so creative! Evelyn looks so beautiful and tender! And your brooche is very unique! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaways...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world, thanks!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

nr 214 on the list

Deirdra Doan said...

It is so nice to meet you and read about you. Your Evelyn doll is just so darling!!! I make dolls too. I am #35. Please say hi.

Sigrid said...

Great! A wonderful Giveaway and very nice blog.
Also I have a Giveaway. Show, nevertheless, sometimes past OWOH#646


Hermine said...

I absolutely love that cute little doll!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Nice to see another NZ'r in the OWOH gathering! Evelyn is awesome and I am sure who ever wins your prizes will be very happy!

vintage wil said...

What a lovely gift!!!

Peggy said...

I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
Thanks for the chance to win your great prize.
Lots of greetings from Belgium.

Elsina said...

What an awesome doll! Also love the dragonbead. I would love to enter your give away! I am a new follower so I can catch up a little after the OWOH. I am also participating in this OWOH

ANGIE said...

Hi Alana.....Greetings from Louisiana, USA! Thank you for welcoming me to your wonderful blog. I absolutely love your craft pieces! You're so talented. Thank you for inspiring me to learn more also. I've become a follower so I'll visit again.

Rein said...

Nice to meet yoe.

wonderful give away!

Sam Bonney said...

Wow ! I would just love to win one of these what a great givaway !

Mrs Moen said...

Hi there, how nice to meet you! I love your doll and brooch so please enter me into your drawing! Happy OWOH from Norway.-)

artbrat said...

Your work is wonderful. I love them all but the fairy doll is simply amazing!

Judith8Acht said...

Wow, you've got a lot of comments already :-)
OWOH is such a hoot.
Greetings from Germany

Frog and Beef said...

Aaargh fabulous work Witchylana,
you must be a witch!
Please enter me in your draw and come on over to ours
I will look forward to reading your blog in leisure, I have bookmarked you for later!

True :) said...

What amazing artwork!
I love them all but Evelyn is my favorite! Stunning!
I am soooo crossing my fingers right now! LOL!
I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize, and maybe even follow me too! :)
It's so nice to "meet" you!
True :D
My email:

averilpam said...

Your work is amazing and your prizes all just gorgeous!

SilverNikNats said...

Hi Alana
Nice to meet you, love the doll and had a look at your etsy shop cant wait to see more of your drawing!
Niky x

Monica said...

Thank you for your generous giveaway.
Don't forget to visit me too!

OWOH #340

The Altered Paper said...

Hello from Ky! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prizes Please! Thanks,Tee

Jennifer said...

Your door prizes are stunning!! I hope to win your BJD she is too gorgeous!

Jennifer Hall

I am not a blogger account user so had to sign up for one just to post my comment on your blog but here is my actual blog:

Deci said...

These things are fantastically wonderful. Visit my OWOH at

Caroline said...

Hi Alana,

Greetings from a fellow blogger/crafter in the UK.

I just randomly choose a link from the list of this event and I'm so glad I am on your blog... I enjoyed my visit.

Your give-away is gorgeous and it is nice meeting you.

Thank you for being part of this amazing journey of happiness.


Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

Greetings Alana! Love your wit and fabulous creations. Keep on dabbling. Evelyn is divine!! 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!

Palma said...

Gorgeous gifts and I have always wanted to visit new Zealand.
Please, enter me in your draw and enter in mine, if you like :)

flyingbeader said...

What wonderful prizes...oh please enter my name.

I'm a dollmaker too, but haven't tried my hand with resins. I had a sensitivity with one particular brand & have been afraid to touch it. I'm learning to sculpt with paper clay, but I think my heart is always going to be with beads

dot #599

Naked Heart Art said...

Your Art Doll is delightful and a wonderful Blog too! Please enter me :)


Hope you'll stop by for a visit!
#217 Naked Heart Studio

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love your artistic talent and creativity. Everything you make 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

Janine said...

hi Alana , my name is Janine from Germany,(number 632) nice to meet you here, isn't a lot off fun to see all these creative persons all over the world? I love your entrance too, you make such nice things, gorgeous, I would like to partcipate too. best wishes from janine

Sarah said...

Oh I'm so excited to have found One World One Heart. What a great idea! I'm having a grand time visiting blogs such as yours and hopefully it will help my blog to grow in the process! I'd love to be included in your drawing. Sarah

Birgit said...

Hi Alana,

How lovely to meet you!

Did you work as animator or inbetweener? Any film or TV spot where I could see your work? Anyway, most stuff is computer-based now, but then again original sketches are still needed for any animation artwork. So there -- you aren't a traitor after all. ;)

Your prizes are all just fantastic -- and for a chance to win one of them. It would be like getting a piece of magic.

Happy creating,
# 66

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. 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

Martina2801 said...

Evelyn is truly amazing. Your blog is gorgeous!
Thank you for hopping on the magic wings! I hope you get a chance to visit my blog on your tour.

Martina from Stuttgart/Germany

trisha too said...

Yep, easy! Happy OWOH to you, Alana!

Thank you for sharing your talents and your blog--I'm playing along, as well, so stop by if you get the chance!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

cheekyradish said...

OMG... your little Evelyn is darling, and I'm totally in awe of you 'creating' her. I too, have been bitten by the BJD bug... they are just so fabulous. Truly fun to pose and dress and well, just stare at!!! But I hear you on the price...whoa...but, you know now and then there are 'needful' things that you MUST have!!

I'd love to win her, so toss my name in the hat please! If you are out and about in blogland, come on over to #521 to meet me! I've enjoyed meeting you.. I think we have a lot of similarities ~ I'll be back.

BLISS angels said...

Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn...It is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful BLOG...wishing, hoping and dreaming of winning your giveaway…. well more OWOH posts to see. When you get time popped over to see me,#364 the kettle is on. Hugs Wendy

Klik said...

Hi from Russia! My name is Nataly and sewing is my hobby. Your artworks so beautiful - I wish I could do such cool dolls :)


Mimi said...

They are all awesome, but Evelyn had captured my heart!

Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

Enjoy your journey,

Hoerauf at comcast dot net

Jingle said...

Your dolls are so amazing! I am now following your blog! Thank you for offering these WONDERFUL giveaways! I seriously hope I win! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Kim Mailhot said...

Wowza ! You are a very talented clay artist. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Have a great OWOH adventure !

Marina said...

OMG I would kill to have that BJD! LOL
I'm trying myself on making them too. So far I made 4 but I'm still seeking for perfection.
BTW, I really love your doll. I will end my blog hopping here tonight and I'll get to know yours better.
Please come see my giveaway too at
Nice to meet and follow you!

Jo said...

Wow, and yeah, Wow! your dolls are stunning ... like gorgeous and beautiful and wow!!! i had a wonderful time visiting your blog

Sunshineshelle said...

I want to become a 3-D kinda girl!!!!! At the moment I'm 2-D girl, but I'm so inspired by the dollmakers I've found blogging here through OWOH, I feel like I have discovered a treasure I didn't know existed! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your work is breathtaking. How can we be so lucky that you are parting with these lucious pieces of art? Bless you!! I have sculpted and enjoy it tremendously. Looking at your work makes me want to get back to it. I used to sculpt with ordinary plasticine and then coat it with vaseline lightly and then pour a 2 part mold (poured in separate sections, 1 hour apart with a heavy coat of vaseline applied to the first pouring) from plaster of paris. So I have a ton of molds laying around here. I would then put papier mache into the molds and bake them in the oven. Oh I do go on! Sorry...I got inspired there for a moment.
I'd love to have a chance to win a piece of your beautiful work. Please enter my name into your draw, and thanks! Norma (95)

Connie said...

what beautiful dolls- just gorgeous! please enter me in your draw, and come enter mine!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hellloo from Texas Alana! So nice to meet you! What lovely giveaways you have! You are so very talented! Please count me in !

Jodaeodesign said...

Love the work and the blog. Please include me in your drawing.

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda

lissa said...

I still like to draw by hand but computer animation isn't a bad thing.

anyway, nice to meet you Alana

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Betty said...

How very generous you are! Wow, that BJD is wonderful! I could sure give her a good home! Vist me at #123

Cheryl said...

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

Kathy said...

Hello.. wow.. beautiful.. love your art.. the BJD is fantastic..I'm so glad I found your blog.. definitely be back.. Hope you get a chance to stop by mine..
Thank you for the chance to win ..
# 617

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Witchylana!
I LOVE Evelyn!!! She is so magical. I have just the place for her in my studio! I promise to give her a very good home! Please Oh Please Pick me!!! We are a perfect match!
Hugs and : )
# 711

Janet said...

Hi Alana and greetings from Canada. I love all your prizes. Your dolls are wonderful.

cottageprims said...

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

Grace Wong said...

Thanks for the giveaway, everything is so beautiful (especially the BJD)! Hope you're enjoying the giveaway!

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi there, so nice to meet you!
What a great giveaway, would love to be in with a chance to win. Greetings from bonny Scotland.

PS. If you have a minute and have not already done so, please come and visit mine too:o)

Lutka And Co. said...

Hi Alana,
Oh, your work is sooo unique! and Evelyn is adorable! Please enter m e in your drawing. Thanks!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Your creations are gorgeous! I'd love to win one of them :) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

BabesbyBarb said...

I love all of your prizes but especially your bjd. I am also a doll maker and have been trying to master the bjd but so far I have not made one I really like. I would love to follow your blog and will be looking around more to see more of your work. I hope that you will stop by my blog to see some of my creations

Aimee Jeffries said...! She reallly needs to come live with me! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! You are so very talented and gifted! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Gabriela said...

Hello from Ohio....great getting to know you!
I would love to win your giveaway!
Gabriela #439

AlwaysInspired said...

Oh my! I just adore that doll! I can only hope she'll choose me to be her new host!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Alana, it's great to meet you. Happy OWOH. Your work is really amazing - the details are awesome. Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations - Evelyn, the dragon bead and the goddess brooch are all exquisite. I hope that you will come over and visit with me:
Sincerely, Theresa

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Alana, Kewl art work, please enter me and if you havent yet I'm #65, stop on by

Maria Ontiveros said...

REally beautiful prizes. They all seem to carry such meaning, and I would love to win one!
Rinda #695
rinda 1961 at yahoooo dot com

Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

PEA said...

Hi Alana, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win any one of your delightful prizes...that faerie is so gorgeous:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Micki said...

Nice meeting you!Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

Atypical Girl said...

I love Evelyn. She looks tricky!

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

Que Bella said...

Hey Alana, It's lovely to meet you and to discover your blog. What great giveaways. I love all three. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Regina said...

It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me. I will be returning for visits in the future.

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^ I'm a doll artist as well but have not been "gulp" brave enough to try a BJD as of yet. I adore yours.

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


Deana said...

that doll is adorable!!

be sure to stop by my blog as well

Trayna said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - I would love to win your goodies. Thank you for your generosity. I hope to have my OWOH posted in the next couple of days so please visit.

Debra said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an interesting job you have...and wonderful talents! I collect dolls and would love to have one of your beautiful creations! Thank you! ♥ Please visit me...I'm #389! ♥

trina said...

You are so talented I am really impressed
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
If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

just me said...

what a honor it would be to win one of your dolls, have long admired the jointed dolls and the work that goes into one. please throw my name in the hat.

arbrastuce said...

A French Bonjour from England,

I am really pleased to have discovered your lovely blog and your lovely creations today. I think I am a bit like you I can't stand doing nothing and I am always creating stuff out of little bits and pieces. I have never had a go at doll making, but you seem to be a natural at it.All your prices are beautiful, could you please put my name in your draw ?
Don't hesitate to come and visit my blog.


mary helen said...

What a wonderful idea to create the little doll in grey, she's so unique and wonderful! I can't wait to wander around your blog. Please do me the kindness of entering me in your drawing and do stop by my blogs if you've not already. warm regards ~mary helen

Annie said...

Love Evelyn!!!! 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

Melody said...

Oh, wow!!! A BJD doll....what does BJD stand for? Anyway, I would love the chance to win her because she is wonderful - so good to have met you via OWOH. I play with polymer clay, but I make jewellery with it. Cheers from Oz!

SLucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hi from Ontario Canada

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your doll, I can't believe that you made a BJD, that is so amazing. I love them and saved up for what felt like for ever and a day to buy one.
I have two and they would love to have a friend :-)

Kim Dellow said...

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

sassypackrat said...

Such lovely pieces! I love BJD's!
OWOH #488

Caroline said...

Beautiful dolls and artwork! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

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!


Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

s hyler said...

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

SpiritMama said...

Hi Alana,
Your doll is wonderful! I make dolls too, but still have not tried a bjd. The dragon bead and goddess broach are beautiful too, you do great work!
Stop by my blog giveaway if you get a chance :-))
Waxela (wa-shay-la)

CathyH said...

Hello Alana! Your art is wonderful!
Seeing these dolls and others through OWOH has given me the itch to learn how. In the last week I even started bidding on a r. mckinley book on ebay on doll making but the bids are getting high! So happy you are joining us this year, it's really inspirational.
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

MsNovemberTuesday (aka Iris) said...

I'm offering as well though just sent in my info today but here's me and I hope to be listed as soon as Lisa gets to it :-)

Rusted Wings said...

your work is amazing, and your offerings SO wonderful!!
please stop by my blog #30,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

Cameron said...

Oh my goodness that little Evelyn sure is a cutie!

Cameron #83

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Alana, thanks for the chance of winning one of your gorgeous prizes - I love Evelyn!

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too (one is a paper doll) on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Dianne said...

These are fantastic giveaways! Wow!
Please enter me in your giveaway and come over to my blog-#348 and try your luck there. Thanks!

antmee said...

I love Evelyn! She is exquisite! Thanks for a great blog hop. hugs

baglady said...

Beautiful gifts- I have never tried art dolls but am really drawn to them- the exquisite details and the wide range of skills that a doll artist needs. I would love to have my name entered in your drawing and please come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

Sonja said...

wow these look so good. I will keep my fingers crossed that I might get lucky.
Hugs, Sonja (#785)

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- thanks for the chance to win!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Hello from NY. What an amazing giveaway. Thank you for adding my name to your giveaway.

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your awesome gifts.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Leslie H. said...

Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

danit said...

Your dolls has so much character to their face. I love your work, keep on creating.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You do a fantastic job with polymer clay! 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.

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!

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

Shauna Henry said...

OMG - I can't believe you are giving away a BJD! She is absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely be following you to see what you create in the future! BJD's have always intrigued me, but I have not ventured to make one yet.

Please stop by my giveaway as well!


Wendy said...

Alana, How funny. I was reading your About Me and I too always have paint all over me. In fact people have gotten used to seeing paint on my hands and in my hair... (cheaper than getting my hair colored) :-)
Hello, and it is wonderful to meet you and take a little visit around your lovely blog. Your dolls are exquisite. I would love to be a part of your generous OWOH giveaway. It would be so Exciting! Please do drop in a visit me during your journey. It would be such a treat.
wishes and whimsy
WenDy from WonDerLAnd

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 haven't already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Tina Wilson said...

your Evelyn doll is awesome!
so nice to meet you through this event. hope you'll stop by and say hi. so nice to see all of the wonderful creativity across blog land.

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, 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:

Teri said...

Your items are fabulous! I love the broach.
Please stop by my blog at
Include me in your giveaway.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! What a lovely giveaway! Count me in.
I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864)
I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.
I loved traveling through your beautiful country!

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Your prizes are wonderful but that brooch is really amazing!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
:) Gale OWOH #473

JoAnne said...

Hello Alana,
Your work is outstanding! I LOVE your giveaway gifts, beautifully done. Happy OWOH!

Laume said...

Now this is what OWOH is about, stumbling randomly upon someone fun enough to follow! (although, WOW, your door prizes are simply wondrous!) I loved reading through/ following the photos of your doll making process. I did a sculpting doll making retreat last year, we all made totem animals. In just a few weeks I'll be returning with the same group of friends/artists to what's become our "2nd annual" retreat and this year the hostess is teaching us to make fae dolls. I'm excited and somewhat intimidated at the thought. You can see pics of our first retreat on my studio blog if you're interested. In any case, hope you can stop by my blogs on your OWOH travels. It's very nice to "meetcha".

GraceBeading said...

Hi Alana,

I had to laugh out loud at "dirty traitor". Even so, your work is jaw dropping! The tutorials on your blog are wonderful as well.

Now your giveaway items - WOW. Evelyn is really something extra special and whomever wins will be incredibly lucky - I hope it's not in poor taste to really, really hope it's me :-) I love that little dragon and the goddess brooch as well.

Thanks so much for the chance,

Deborah said...

I have enjoyed looking around your blog and especially your series of tutorials for making dolls. I can't remember now whether I commented or not. If I didn't, Please add me to the giveaway list and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway! lovely doll! if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.
blessings from peggyapl(at)!

What's up Duck? said...

Oh wow! you do splendid work! Those door prizes are amazing.
The little faerie doll Evelyn is so adorable and precious!
The dragon bead is just amazing. So much wonderful detail for a bead.
The goddess brooch is lovely.

Oh please include me in your draw!

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

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a gorgeous style you have- as an artist, I find it amazing how easily one's creativity flows from each discipline to the next...your background as an animator is obvious in the proportions of your sculptures- they are just beautiful! I would be thrilled to win any one of them!
Please stop by and see me too:
Happy OWOH!
Stephanie #677

Miriam said...

What a prices! Please count me in.

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam #781

joe said...

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 have to, i'm a new follower! woohoo!

i love your gifts, but secretly covet your wonderul doll, bjd! please add me to your drawing.

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


apinkdreamer said...

wow! fantastic givaway! please enter me!!!

nfmgirl said...

Beautiful! All of them! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Digital Misfit said...

Oh wow! Your work is gorgeous, Alana!
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I would LOVE for Evelyn to come live with me. I want to photograph her getting into all kinds of mischief! Also, I had a dream the other night, and in it I had a daughter named Evelyn. I don't have any kids.
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

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely to meet you- Evelyn is superb!

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win. Wow, BJD....I just heard about them last year and have wanted one ever since. I love the dragon bead also.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

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

Susie McMahon said...

Great blog - I'm going to be a follower.
Lovely OWOH prizes......I WANT THAT DOLL!!! (Oooh - that sounds soooo greedy!)

Thanks for stopping by today, as well.

LamoreAllure said...

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

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

And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog. I'm #509

I'm in love with your fairy doll...You do lovely work. 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 any time to chat.

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

WW said...

Hello from Iowa
Such beautiful dolls, please enter me in your drawing.
Come visit me, I'm #417.

Jules@OneBookShy said...

I'm so jealous of those of you who can draw and create like this! We spent several hours at California Adventure taking classes from the Disney animators/illustrators. It was fun, but I still can't draw :(

Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with all of us.

#511 and #515
onebookshy at yahoo dot com

mitz said...

...they are all so adorable.. thanks for the opportunity

Sean said...

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


Fallingladies said...

These are really great giveaways!!!
Come see mine as well...

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence, Oregon USA it is nice to meet you. I have enjoyed my time at your blog. Please count me in on your giveaway.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Alana, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted doll "Evelyn" and Dragon Bead, and Goddess brooch art projects. 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.

Angie said...

Your dolls are lovely and you are amazingly talented. Your goddess brooch is my fave!

Take care,

Big Hill Goddess OWOH post

martha brown said...

Your mixed media work is wonderful -- I LOVE that dragon bead!!!Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Ayala Art said...

wow! Awesome prices! Please add me! :oD

Joyce van der Lely said...

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 !
I am in love with Evelyn !!!

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

#206 - OWOH

Gina said...

I love that first doll!
:-) Gina #299

Just Jenn Designz said...

Greetings from Virginia! Your gifts are very beautiful... especially your doll. I have a soft spot for dolls. I would love to be entered into your fabulous drawing.

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

Hello, It's nice to meet you! I'm from Malaysia & also participating in OWOH 2011.
Please come visit me at:

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

janil said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!Evelyn is adorable!!!! I follow you since now!
Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

jasminduft said...

Your doll is so lovely! I'd love to win it!Please count me in your draw!

Cherry Pie said...

I hope I'm still on time to enter for Evelyn!! I adoooore her!!!
Would love to give her a home in FL!

marilenz at tampabay dot rr dot com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Greetings from the Philippines! I'm so glad you haven't closed yet cause I love your giveaways- so interesting and unique! Patsy.paterno (at) from

Kells said...

WoW That Goddess brooch! Absolutely amazing! WHat talent here! Thank you for your generous giveaway!

And greetings from the Pacific Northwest where I am sliding in late and saying, yes, please add my name to your drawing!

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

Thanks again for offering this wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win!

Wishing you all good things,