Feb 1, 2011

One World One Heart...it's true!

This post will stay up top until Feb. 17th, with new posts below it.  Thanks for dropping in to visit!

It's here!
For those who don't know me, I'm Jan Conwell and I make art dolls and folk art.  With my husband, dog, and dog's foster cat, I live in South Texas (San Antonio) and where the weather lets me garden all year around.  I grow herbs for food & medicine, lots of veggies, fruit & grapes for the table & wine.  And flowers...for their beauty and their benefits to the local wildlife.  An organic, balanced garden is a happy garden!

(Click to zoom in, back to zoom out...)
Les fleurs...
The Veggie Garden (fenced to keep out the Dog-Cat show).
I can shovel a lot of...fertilizer.
Native Mustang grapes, for a wine that doesn't take itself too seriously.  :~)
The Dog.
The dog's foster-cat.

As JDConwell, I sell my art on Etsy, and as one of two Hermits, I sell with my leather-artist husband on Artfire and at local art shows.  There are few greater blessings than to be happy, healthy, and doing what I love for a living.  I am crazy-grateful for my life!

Okay, so to the point.  The One World One Heart Giveaway, and my gift to the winner:

Isobel.  She's hand sculpted of paper clay over cloth, wire and wood, and stands a solid 12" tall on a wooden base.  Her dress is linen, cotton, and lace, and her hair is hand-dyed mohair. To win her, leave a greeting in the comments section, making sure I can contact you when the drawings are held.  But please tell me a little about yourself too--the fun of this event is meeting new people and making new friends!

Thank you so much for visiting my artful garden.


  1. Your yard is HUGE!!! and Beautiful!!! wow. You would be amazed at my postage stamp size yard. It is refreshing to see someone who is truly happy with their life and surroundings.
    Your doll is Gorgeous and the outfit is so well crafted. I do love that, when the clothes are sewn just as neatly as the doll is crafted.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I too greatly admire Isobel. I enjoy making cloth dolls as you can see from my website
    I live in NYC, we've had an unusally snowy winter. Today the temperature was above freezing and lots of people were out and about, myself included!

  3. She's lovely Jan and what an amazing organic garden you have! I hope to have one myself someday. I participated in the Traveling Doll Project last year and it was quite a fun adventure; my doll is such a treasure having been touched by so many artists, you will really enjoy it!!

  4. ::waves:: I know you! And I'm loving your garden pics … and your grapes … not to mention your dolls. :)

  5. Jan, your garden puts mine to shame! Unless you count weeds, in which case, I WIN! haha! I love your doll! Isobel's expression is so thoughtful and sweet. Like she is thinking of someone she loves. Glad we've met here in Blog World! xox Pam
    PS Come see me, too! I am trying to get my giveaway together. :)

  6. Hi Jan, great pictures and love the doll! Please enter me in your giveaway and have a wonderful week! Lisa

  7. hi jan! i'll take some of that wine when you get it made...those grapes look delish!
    and isobel is soooo beautiful! love her!

  8. Hi Jan! Isobel is just lovely! And your garden is too! You are so lucky to garden year round. Mine is under a foot of snow and about to get a foot more. Seeing yours just makes me smile :)spring just can't get here soon enough! Happy OWOH! Becca

  9. You have an awesome blog,love your giveaway come check mine out http://belindaferrell.blogspot.com/

  10. G'Day from Australia! Isobel is beautiful and I know would be right at home here in Brisbane.

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  11. I can't believe what a tidy garden you have, I want yours! Throw my name in the basket, I know I've got to try!


  12. Wow, I am so jealous! Your garden is amazing. I have a tiny little nook in my very small back yard for a couple of tomato plants....oh how I would love to grow grapes. As a child, my neighbors had large grape gardens. The community was mostly Portuguese (as I am) and they made wine every year. They let the kids drink the grape juice non-alcoholic version - so yummy.

    yes, please enter me in the give-away. Isobel is stunning!!!

  13. Hi Jan, Your post brings back memories of my cildhood when my father taught me how to make wine. He grew all types of fruit and berries and grapes for his wine
    Anyahoo.... I love your giveaway Isabel is so pretty. She would be happy here at RuffHaven.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  14. Hi Jan,

    Isobel is amazing! I love your garden. I'm so jealous of people who can make plants grow - I tend to kill them. My husband doesn't let me near the plants...lol

    Great to get to know you!

    Happy OWOH! (I'm participating as well, so stop by if you are so inclined)


  15. OMG, Isobel is beautiful!
    I have never thought of myself as a doll lover, but between you and my friend Jo Ann, who recently made a gorgeous Frida Kahlo doll, I am beginning to covet these clothy creatures.
    I like your blog too. Now off I go to bookmark it for future visits.

  16. she is adorable!!..I would love to take her home with me!!

  17. Hi Jan.....great photos of your garden! Can't do that here in CO (deer), so I always appreciate those that can grow such delights!
    And I adore your doggie...we had a mini Schnauzer once and she's still in my heart!
    Please enter me into your drawing for your beautiful doll. She's just stunning. You do great work!
    Hugs from CO

  18. Hi Jan! First, your garden....it's awesome! I am so envious. Up here in the northwest we have a very short growing season! :-( In fact, I had to ripen my tomatoes in the house! Isobel is beautiful and I would love to be her proud owner! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been great meeting you! Hugs ~ #500

  19. She is so amazingly elegant. I love the line her long neck creates!

  20. Hi there, from one Hermit to another ;)

    I also have a miniature schnauzer too!!

    I would love to win this giveaway :)

    Fingers crossed

    Micki x
    owoh #207

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

  22. HEY JDC !

    I had to run and tell my husband about you. And about that wine that does not take itself too seriously...hahaha We brew too. (stout and wine) Don't grow our own grapes YET though. But we are going to hopefully do mushroom spores and hop vines this year.
    Going to have to get up with you about some sculpting. Been wanting to try some home made paper clay and I had my library peeps gift me a big box of wooden knobs and stuff that I want to use....
    Stop by my blog if you get a chance during OWOH or after. Would love to keep contact with you.
    Love your bunny doll. Oh and the whole raven assembly thing.

  23. I love how you are so happy with your life - it shows! Your garden is awesome...whah boo hoo, I want one too (yes, I know I to can have one if I am willing to shovel a lot of....fertilizer)! Your giveaway is amazing - I would consider myself lucky indeed if I won her!
    Thank you for the tea, it was yummy, a hint of blackberry? Hope you enjoy your world travels and get a chance to stop by my blog in snowy New Hampshire...
    Beth P

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

  25. Isobel simply must come live in my studio and add to my growing collection of fellow ADO member dolls. :) Good grief! Where do you get the energy? I'm exhausted just looking at the pictures! lol

  26. My gosh, you are a hard worker! Your garden is really beautiful. I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit me, too!

  27. fantastic givaway!please enter me!
    visit mine too!!!

  28. *********************LOVE************************
    Love your blog and love your giveaway!!
    I am loving making friends...come and visit me and follow me if you like....at least stop by!


  29. Woo, your place is a sensation, I loved you sharing that space with us, nice to get out there (at least in my head)! I want to become a 3-D kinda girl, at the moment I'm 2-D, but I'm so inspired by the dollmakers, their blogs... 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 :) One World One Heart... It's a marathon BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  30. Can I move in with you? lol Wonderful everything, I joined your blog and hopefully you'll give me some gardening tips this Spring:)

  31. Aloha Jan, in Texas
    with animals so fine,
    I enjoyed your site,
    it's like a Valentine...
    I live in the Snowbelt on Erie's great shore,
    We share the moonlight, the starlight and more..
    I love to garden, your gentle spirit I see
    When I view your profile,
    and hope Isobel visits me!


  32. Ah, nice to see you back. Looks like your first giveaway was perfect practice for you becuase here you are once again offering a door prize. Love your work, please count me in.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  33. Isobel is lovely! come visit by blog too!

  34. What a beautiful doll and I enjoyed reading about your garden!

    Thank for entering me in your giveaway.

  35. 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.
    http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
    my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

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


  37. Hello from Thailand!.. your place is so beautiful!.. and Isobel is a beauty too. I'm an 'artist at heart' and would love to once again pick up my art materials and start creating things.

    Here is my OWOH entry - please click :)

    * laetriciajaniel (@) gmail .com

  38. Isobel is just perfect; please count me in!

  39. I love her Isobel and I do hope that Ia am the lucky winner.
    Please swing by my blog and enter my giveaway as well.#573

  40. What a lovely veggy garden, incredably neat and tidy! I love tidy but having 3 children means its not often achived!!!!
    Isobel is very beautiful I look forward too seeing more of your work!
    Niky x

  41. Hi Jan, First let me say I am so jealous of where you live, gardening all year!!! I am from the frozen tundra "Minneapolis" How cool that you can make it as an artist with your husband, love that. Your work is, of course absolutely wonderful. We're ADO friends, and we both own mini schnauzers, foster cat,& I love wine.

  42. Hi Jan. Thank you for welcoming me to your lovely Blog! I smiled at your photos of "The dog" and "the dog's foster cat." I am adopted by two cats.

    You're a wonderful and inspirational artist! The garden is a delight.

    Please feel free to visit me and enter my drawing also.

  43. Hi from Ky!Isobel is Precious! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

  44. Oh, your doll is lovely, but your sunny photos and glorious garden are brightening up my day- it's "snowmaggedon" here in Kansas this week!

    If you haven’t already, 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!



  45. I really want to learn to make cloth dolls, yours is beautiful!

    Jennifer Hall
    My Email: Miss.Jennifer.Hall@gmail.com
    My Blog: http://slyfoxcrafts.wordpress.com/

  46. What a gorgeous lady Isobel is! This is just a lovely gift and I would love to win! (Who wouldn't?) I love your pets - I have a black cat much like yours. Glad I stopped by.
    Please drop by to see the bead woven necklace I am giving away.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  47. Hey, thank you for the tea--how did you know?
    Your pics are all wonderful. We have a foot of snow right now, so you made me dream of spring and digging in my garden! Isobel is lovely, and we would love to have her come live with us!

    Happy OWOH to you, and thank you for sharing your talents!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  48. She is beautiful. Your work is awesome. Please visit me if you can.

  49. Greetings Jan! Isobel is divine. I can't wait to begin my springtime garden. 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!

  50. What a wonderful yard you have.

    I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

    Please stop by mine OWOH 2011


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

  52. Hi Jan,
    Your Isobel is lovely, and so is your garden!
    I hope you're having a fantastic OWOH!

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)
    aka SpiritMama

  53. Isobel is very pretty! Thank you for giving her away to one lucky person. I hope that person is me! very inspired by your vegie patch! hugs

  54. Isobel is so lovely!!! hope I get lucky to win her!!! happy owoh!

  55. Hi Jan, I'm totally impressed with how orderly your veggie garden looks. You could come teach me a thing or two with that! Isobel is lovely. Art dolls are so pretty, so out of my realm of abilities. I usually play with paper for scrapping or small projects. Hope you get a chance to drop by. Sandi #559

  56. Greetings from Oregon, USA! Isobel is beautiful, as is your garden- I am quite envious! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 http://www.365catladies.blogspot.com. All the best, Susan Faye

  57. Hello from Arkansas!

    I enjoyed the pics of your garden! I love to garden too, but I need some of your energy to get more things planted! :-D

    Isobel is a gorgeous doll. Please count me in for the drawing.

    Stop by my blog anytime!

  58. Hi Jan,
    Look at the size of your vegie garden. Wow. Jamie Oliver eat your heart out. My husband is the green thumb in my household. I like picking everything once it's ready to eat. I especially love to eat cherry tomatoes straight from the plant.
    I see your husband is a leather artist. What product does he usually make?

    Isobel is beautiful. I'm a portrait artist, so I'm creative, but I could never make anything like that. You are very talented.

    If you have a moment, and would like to enter my giveaway for a mixed media art print, then grab a coffee and pop on over to my place.

    Nice to meet you.

    Kyles from Australia =D

  59. Although I play with polymer clay, doll-making seems a long way off for me - I just make jewellery with it! Which is why I so admire people who can make OOAK dolls, and would so love to own one. Such a generous prize and very special. Really nice to have met you via OWOH. Cheers from another Australian!

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

    OWOH #340



  61. Isobel is a very special creation. She's lovely. I've only just begun creating with paperclay back in the fall, but I love it. Your creations are wonderful.

    What a wonderful garden.

    I'm also a member of MHA. Sherry H.



  62. Very nice to meet you! Your yard is lovely, oh to be able to garden year round...

    Love dolls, I collect (my husband says hoards) them. Isobel is just delightful, and I know would love to join me at my house!! So throw my name in the hat, and if you'd like to meet me, pop over to #521.

  63. Isobel is utterly amazing! Your dolls are all so wonderful! I am a new follower of your blog! So excited to have found you! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

  64. Hi Jan! So nice to meet you! :) I'm from Russia. I like home-produced vine and before our family made it (not for sale). But last 5 years we leave home for vocations in time the cherry is ready to be processed... Yes, we do it from cherry :)
    I like your doll - she is so beautiful! :)


  65. I have an all black miniature schnauzer named Oskar with his own blog!

    Come by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway also. I'm #590.

    Have a grand OWOH journey,

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  66. Hailing you from sunny Arizona. 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

  67. I love getting to see a glimpes of your wonderful world. You are so lucky to be able to make a living doing what you love. That is all any of us can ask for.

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

  69. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. You really seem like a hard-worker.

  70. A wonderful Giveaway. And I like your Blog also very well.
    I try sometimes my luck with you to win the Giveaway.
    Visit me, nevertheless, also... OWOH #646

  71. Hello from a chilly England, what a beautiful giveaway. I would love a chance to win
    Thank you
    OWOH #618

  72. Hi Jan, Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your garden is wonderful...I live in snowy Wisconsin so my gardening season is short and intense, wish I could do it all year long. Thank you for the opportunity to win your wonderful doll!

  73. Hi Jan,

    What a wonderful garden you have! :) I took some time and looked through your blog -- and now I am your newest follower.

    Thanks for the chance to give Isobel a good new home. I am sure she is a good listener. :)

    If you feel like getting to know me, please feel free to hop over to my blog. :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  74. Hi there, so nice to meet you.
    Your giveaway is wonderful, I would love to be in with a chance to win!
    Hope you are enjoying OWOH as much as I am!
    Greetings from bonny Scotland

    PS If you have a moment and have not already done so, please come and enter my giveaway too:o)

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

  76. 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

  77. Oh, she is so beautiful! If I win you can visit her often as I live in Schertz and my daughter, Lady Artisan (also makes art dolls) is also a member of ADO Art Dolls. Same world after all! Visit me at #123

  78. Hello and may I just say how happy I am to meet you. Happy OWOH. I am so excited to be a part of this and would love the opportunity to be a part of your door prize.
    It has been wonderful to stop by and visit and I hope you will drop in during your adventures around Blogland.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand


  79. Hey Jan, It's lovely to meet you and to discover your wonderful blog. I live in Northern Kentucky, where I canNOT garden all year, so I'm quite jealous that you can! Your doll is beautiful. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant, 598

  80. Hi Jan,
    Isobel is gorgeous and so regal. I do hope you enter me in this very generous giveaway!
    Thank you,
    # 711

  81. What a beautiful blog! Mine is undergoing a rehaul! I am a clay artist and avid collector..
    much love,

  82. What a beautiful gift! Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  83. your gardening photos were great, it must be nice to be in a place that is warm all year long. I think your doll Isobel is lovely and would love to add her to my collection, please stop by my blog for a visit and see what I like to do

  84. I love all the things you do. Gardening is so important. Art..the best. Your dolls are so creative and fun. I went into some of your archives and saw your sense of humor creating mice dolls etc. I'd love to win the one you are offering as your door prize. She is so special.

    Thanks and drop by number 92 for a visit.


  85. Lovely work and I enjoyed poking around your blog :). Your doll is wonderful...

    #298 on the list

  86. ..isobel ** is-o-dorable** Such beauty.. Thanks for the opportunity. ( one item about me is that I am a
    huge ** cheese-head** SuperBowl tomorrow..

  87. Your doll is beautiful! I too like to make dolls and have only made 1 with paper clay. I usually stick to fabric.
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  88. I love your doll. When I was young I was a doll compulsive. My dolls were my special friends my babies and noone was allowed to touch em or I'd wig out. When I turned 12 I wasn't very popular and my "cool" friend told me kids our age didn't play with doll no more. So I flipped out and threw all my dolls ito the attic. My mom was so worried about me as she should have been it was like a minnie nerbous breakdown. I found exceptance so difficult. When I went away to college for Fine Art my mother threw out all my dolls that had put into the attic. Guess that was her wigging out. They were in perfect condition. It was sad for me as I wanted them back when I graduated but alas they were gone forever. I saw one imparticular that sold for 7 grand on ebay./ It was the mod hair Ken with side burns. ANyways I am recollecting dolls again but not the plastic kind. I want hand made and old fashioned creepy broke and cracked dolls now. Hand made beauties too. So your dol would be very special to me if I won. Sanna

  89. Isobel is amazing, she needs to come home with me! I'm envious of your garden and flowers, I'd have to have one fenced in with a top to keep the squirrels out, we have tons of them here! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


  90. Your garden is amazing! I'm so jealous of your growing season, here in the NW corner of Washington state, ours isn't nearly so congenial. And yay for another organic gardener! I hope you stop by my blog at #769 on your OWOH travels. Cheers!

  91. Hello Jan! It was nice to see your fab yard and pets. I have a cat like your black one.
    Your doll is beautiful!! I'm and ADO member too :-)

    Come see my giveaway too at

  92. Hi Jan,
    I always am impressed with the ability to create dolls like you do ~ sculpting has never been my forte. You've done a beautiful job on Isobel!
    Please visit my blog too, Art of Humungous Proportions.
    Best wishes ~
    OWOH #602

  93. Oh Jan....wow hon she is stunning...I so love her!! She would have a sweet spot in my studio...wow!! And your garden..could you come to my house this spring!? Thanks for popping by mine hon, Sarah

  94. Thank you for the cup of tea. It is JUST what I need at the moment. Yum! Your dolls' long neck and silhouette is so ladylike. She is and your style is very sensitive and beautiful. I would love a chance to win her (over). Please put my name in for a chance for the draw! Thanks, Norma 95 in the list.

  95. Hi Jan, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous Isobel, she's absolutely delightful:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  96. Hi Jan, it's great to meet you, the hubby and the furry babies. :) You have such lovely gardens. We enjoy our gardens, too. My hubby in planting and me with harvesting. :) Your dolls are lovely - thanks for offering up your pretty Isobel. :) I hope that you will come over and visit with me:
    Sincerely, Theresa

  97. It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^ She is lovely!!

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


  98. I love your doll. But I'm really a DOG fan, and I think it's adorable that your dog has a foster cat. So cool.

    I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Amy from Pennsylvania
    AtypicalMusings.com (OWOH #520)
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  99. Your doll is Lovely, I would like to be included in your giveaway and if you haven't yet I'm (#65)

  100. Your doll is a work of art. I can't believe how lovely she is.
    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

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

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

  102. Pleased to meet you Isobel. You are a master gardener for sure!!
    Keep smiling and creating

  103. What a beautiful doll! I have made a couple of cloth and clay dolls. They are so much fun! It was so nice to meet you! Come by and say hi if you have a chance. #653

  104. I'd love to enter your beautiful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  105. You live in a beautiful part of the country! We love San Antonio and had the pleasure of being there one Christmas...on the River Walk! It was amazing! I live in Florida...and collect dolls! Would be SO thrilled to have one of yours! Thank you! ♥ Please visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

  106. So very nice to meet you and to enjoy your blog. Your dolls are so amazing and charming, I am just stunned.
    If you have a chance, please do stop by mine and enter. Happy travelling.

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

  108. Wow, what a gorgeous doll!!! Your work is amazing!

    Please check out my blog to see my OWOH giveaway.

    Seattle WA

  109. What a lovely doll ...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

  110. What a beautiful doll, lovely to learn more about you. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  111. How pretty,
    If i am the lucky winner your doll will love her new home, my mother in law loves dolls, and I know for sure that she will fall in love instantly.
    A big hug from Spain.

  112. Thanks for commenting on my blog... AND WOW, Jan! Your work is so beautiful! I can't wait to explore around your blog some more. In just the little peek I've had so far, your cat gourd doll is just fabulous... and I'm sure I'll find all your other treasures in a bit. :) Glad we're having this OWOH adventure so I could be introduced to you, your blog, and your work. YAY! :) -Shelly

  113. Hi Jan
    Happy OWOH! How lovely to meet you! I have so enjoyed wandering here - your garden is delightful! What gorgeous, characterful dolls you create too, of which Isobel is such a beautful example - so serene and elegant she looks! Such a generous gift to celebrate this incredible flying adventure.
    Hugs, from another leather artist!
    Jo xx #263

  114. Shes cute Awesome Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada!!!
    Please include me for this giveaway ;)
    canadianmadeskyy @hotmail.ca
    You can visit my giveaway here:

  115. my dog takes in foster pets, too. Currently we are entertaining 4 black cats and a mini-pini. I often thing he's made an invisible mark on the front door, "All strays and abandoned pets welcome here." Remember the sign the hobos used to leave during the depression? A comfy kitty which meant, good woman lives here.

  116. Hi Jan, love your dolls and your post! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  117. Love your dolls! I'm so pleased to have a chance to win one!
    OWOH #488

  118. Beautiful Doll, something someone will cherish! You lucky duck..getting to garden all year round! I love to garden and right now waiting for spring to get here so I can frolic (and shovel, hoe, get dirty etc). Thinking it's time to get some seeds started now though. Thanks for sharing and being part of OWOH!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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

  120. your work is beautiful and you have an incredibly lovely offering!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list.
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  121. Howdy back! Wow, as Texans go, we're practically neighbors- I'm just a little south-east of Luling!

    Hope you're surviving this freakishly cold OWOH season intact! Those photos make me long for spring-or even our usual winter weather!

    I love your dolls- they have such unique faces, lots of personality!


  122. Thank you for inviting me to your blog. Just like everybody else, I love your garden. I've always very much wanted one but never owned a ground level home. There isn't much gardening in my part of Canada in Febuary either, (unless you count snow gardening). XD

    OWOH Seems like a very cool idea. I'm not sure I still understand it, but it seems like the kind of thing I very much enjoy participating in.
    You can always contact me via MHA, Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/AutumnAndBoo), or on my own blog http://www.autumnandboo.blogspot.com

    Cheers! ~Dawn /AutumnAndBoo

  123. Hi Jan, your Isobel is wonderful! The only dolls I make are paper ones with clay faces (although only moulded not sculpted). I'd love to go on to make dolls like Isobel, maybe one day I will.
    I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  124. Isobel is lovely! Such wonderful details!

    I live in Alaska and I must say winter is getting a little OLD at this point. LOL.

    My passion is polymer clay. When I sculpt, it is usually baby dragons or other 'unusual' creatures;~)

  125. I am jealous of your gorgeous yard & garden! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance to add Isobel to my collection :)
    Missy ~ From Canada
    Misfit Momma
    misfitmomma at gmail dot com

  126. How sweet and absolutely Victorian looking!
    Please add my name to your draw and come to by my blog #348 and try your luck there! Thanks and Good Luck!

  127. Wow, she is beautiful, you are very talented. I'm sure I wouldn't have the patience.

  128. Isobel is just beautiful!!!! 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 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

  129. I live in cold and snowy Michigan so we have a short growing season. I also garden but only on a small scale- last year I tried tomatoes, cucumbers and a wide variety of peppers. I also love perennials and trading plants with friends to add to my flower garden. Isobel is gorgeous- I would love to win her! I usually knit bags or make jewelry but art dolls really interest me. Please come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

  130. Hi Jan, I love your doll and wish I can win her.
    About me, well, I'm a graphic designer from Israel. I like putting some humor into my work, I'm not sure if I can call it art (we have a saying "the baker is not to testify on his own dough").

  131. Greetings from western North Carolina.
    You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having such fun checking out all of the OWOH participant's blogs.

  132. Hi there!

    Really enjoyed your photos. I have yet to plant a garden, but it's something that I would really like to do one day. I'm dreaming of playing in dirt right now since we haven't seen dirt here in many, many weeks. Although, if the weather reports are correct, we might actually see a lot of the snow and ice melt in the next week (I'm in Northern Indiana).

    Anyway - I would be thrilled to win that doll, she is so pretty. I have several of the beaded variety that I have created that could keep her company.

    Thanks for the chance,

  133. 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 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
    OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

  134. 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 gift.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
    # 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

  135. I perused both shops...and love what you do at both! The prim Momma cat and kittens is too cute! If you'd ever like to do a trade, please let me know :) I have an artfire shop also at


    I dabble in lots of different things, like you...but haven't yet tried paperclay. I just bought the wholesale size box of it...I just need to start :)

    Thanks so much for offering such a beautiful doll, I'd love it if she chose to live with me!

    Cameron #83

  136. What a lovely garden! I can't wait for this season here as well :)

    Thank you for entering me in the drawing for the beautiful doll.

    #511 & #515
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  137. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed my quick look around. I love your dolls and thanks for the tea. 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.

  138. 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!

  139. Hi Jan,
    I love Isabel-she's beautiful! Thanks for the warm Texas welcome!

  140. oh my gosh..you have a mini schnauzer too and love to garden as well..how neat!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.your doll creation is absolutely lovely too.

  141. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. The doll is beautiful. Love that your dog has a foster-car. Too cool.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  142. Hello from Colorado, I'm loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come see me www.beckoningoflife.blogspot.com

  143. Your doll is wonderful.
    Nice blog! I've enjoyed it. Glad I found you! Please include me in your giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri abella4@att.net

  144. I'm so excited to be looking at all the great blogs in blogland, thanks for the offering, please include my name!

  145. Ah - another beautiful blog - - - so much fun. Thanks for visiting me on your OWOH journey. It is fun huh? I love your doll too...

  146. It is so nice to meet you Jan. I love to create too and ma always happy to meet other creative souls. Please add me to the giveaway list for the lovely Isobel and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

  147. Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com


  148. Your doll is beautiful....what a fabulous giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win her.


  149. 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: http://tuscanroad.blogspot.com/
    Email: tuscanroad@sbcglobal.net

  150. well i am crazy-grateful for a chance to win this amazing show stopper of a giveaway! i love her!!! thank you so much for such a generous giveaway! i hope you can come and visit me at http://peggyapl.blogspot.com and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)gmail.com!

  151. Your gardens are fabulous!
    Isobel is an amazing beauty. Her face is so soft and elegant, and her gown is exquisite.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog,#51, on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  152. Hi from Nevada!

    Love the doll but would rather win your garden! I'm a vegie garden wanna be :(

  153. Lovely blog and garden!!
    Gorgeous dolls :)
    I love your giveaway.. please enter me too!
    Visit mine too if you get the chance.. time is running out!

  154. 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 work and isobel is divine! please add me to your drawing.

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


  155. Amazing work, your art dolls are gorgeous! I love your garden.

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

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

    Your doll is lovely, and I enjoyed your photos very much. 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 chat any time.

    email: Lamore225@gmail.com

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

  157. Isobel is beautiful.Please count me in and drop by my blog for a visit,

  158. Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH

    email: cmkights@tc3net.com
    another email carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

  159. Greetings from Canada!
    I'm Ducky's occasional ghostwriter and permanent staff/slave lol (Ducky is an orange tabby cat).
    While Ducky is into blogging, food and napping I'm the crafty one who enjoys painting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, sculpting, new to mixed media, basically anything new, I'll try it once.
    While Ducky has been sitting back, enjoying a warm lap i've been inspired as I hop along the internet seeing all these wonderful creative people and their blogs.

    Your door prize is beautiful. There are so many beautiful tint details, I love the expression on her face.
    Please include me in your draw.

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

  160. Oh to garden all year long! (but then I wouldn't have as much time for quilting! ;) and I just LOVE that your dog has a foster cat! TOO CUTE!
    You doll is gorgeous and I would welcome her home should she come to stay with me. Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
    (#535 OWOH)

  161. 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!


  162. Please include me in your wonderfully generous OWOH drawing for this lovely prize. She is simply Beautiful, and I would love togive her a home here with me:-)

    dalemarie75 at gmail dot com

  163. 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


  164. Oh, I love gardening! I've signed up to follow you, because we seem to have so much in common...including miniature schnauzers! I have a three year old named Max who is just a joy (most of the time). We also have cats and another rescued lab mix that we adore. They're my constant companions when I'm working outside.

    Great blog and giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Hope you'll stop by and visit with me at my blog if you have a few moments.

    All good wishes!


  165. Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Your doll is gorgeous!! 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

  166. This is soooo beautiful... I love it! come see my giveaway if you can tonight!

  167. Hi Jan, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted doll "Isobel" art project. 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.

  168. Great Giveaway!!



  169. Isobel is just so beautiful, thank you for the chance! :)

    Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


    calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
    calej d'art

  170. Hello!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind words. So nice to meet you. Your doll is truly beautiful. I love San Antonio - such a lively place with some of the best authentic Mexican food I've ever had.

    Great meeting you!


  171. Your doll is beautiful! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  172. Your doll is precious!
    I am a doll maker too in Cloth and Clay doll ning; and in MAIDA doll ning in the Izannah Walker workshop; and also in Odd-dolls with Pattee as the site host.
    I love all of the dolls on your side bar too!
    And your home site looks so homey and comfortable!
    Please enter me in your sweet giveaway.
    Thank you!
    Teresa in CAlifornia

  173. I would be honored to win.

    isastephanie at yahoo dot com

    I invite you to stop by my blog: www.luluscottage.blogspot.com

  174. Hello Jan! It's a pleasure getting to know you! Greetings from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Keep your art alive!

    http://spikescreativeside.com (#22)
    http://spikestutorials.wordpress.com/ (#24)

    spikelikeart at gmail dot com

  175. Hello and greetings from Virginia. It is so very nice to meet you. Your Isobel doll is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to be entered into your drawing for a chance to win her.

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

  176. Isobel is darling and I would love to have her company! Patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com from

  177. I absolutely love your work!!!Isobel is adorable and I follow you since noW!!!
    Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es


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