All right, all right, so I’m a sucker for memes.

But this one’s different, I swear! It’s time for the third annual One World, One Heart event, the brainchild of Lisa Swifka to make the worldwide blogging community feel just a little bit smaller and a little bit friendlier. This is an opportunity to meet people from around the globe (artists, photographers, writers and more) to see their lovely expressions of creativity and not only that, to possibly win cool stuff!

You can read more about the event and find other participants here (last time I checked the list was over 600), but here’s the lo down. Leave a comment on this entry by midnight, February 11th and on February 12th I will select a random winner to receive my contribution to this bloggy love-fest.

And what might that contribution be you ask? Well, I’ve been working on it non-stop since last week when I first read about the event. I call it a chicken wire purse, but it’s much cooler than it sounds so scroll on down for photos. It’s just large enough to hold an iphone/ipod/mobile device, credit card/money and your favorite lip gloss. I’ve only ever made these for family and loved ones and precious few at that as they are quite labor intensive! Each is a one-of-a-kind piece.





You don’t have to have a blog to play but you do have to leave me some way of contacting you in case you’re the lucky winner. If you want your name to be entered into the drawing twice, then tell me one way that you practice having compassion for yourself. I hear self love is the new black.


~ by jenzai on January 27, 2009.

226 Responses to “OWOH”

  1. OO i am so exited please enter me in this drawing!!! For compassion i listen to music!!

  2. The purse is so amazing, I feel like I ought to want to have it, but in fact, it’s so beautiful, I’m happy just to know it exists now. Nice work bringing into reality!

  3. Oops. I meant “bringing it into reality.”

  4. Such a wonderful creation! Please enter me!

  5. Oh that is right up my alley! Stunning!

    I’m an only child who spent hours in the company of books. Even today there are just not enough hours in the day to read!

    I would love to be entered in your drawing.

    Stop by & enter mine, too. I’m #640.

    Have a wonderful night!

  6. Oops, random book stuff is in my comment, sorry!

  7. That is so unique… I just have to be in your drawing πŸ™‚

    For compassion… I pray

  8. Great giveaway, I can see it in my hall, hanging on the old kitchensomethingdontknowwhatthepeoplefrom1900somethinguseditfor. Hop over to my giveaway, nr 585.

  9. thats the coolest oddest thing in the entire of owoh and i mean that in the most complimentary way possible.

    it feels as though it possesses powers i can’t even guess at.
    the way you’ve shot it reminds me of lamps in morocco, one of my favorite places on the planet (see photos on my photo site at http://www.pbase.com/magpiejst if you like)

    i may have to print those words about self-love in large type and mount it over my monitor.

    in many ways having the blog, which i started a couple of months ago as i way to see myself more clearly, in virtual black and white, is my compassionate practice. thanks for that question by the way – made me pause and reflect, always a good thing.

    please come visit my blog and owoh giveaway – scroll down a bit on the blog at http://www.magpiesbeads.blogspot.com

    magpie (number 123 on the list)

  10. That is just too kewl!!!

  11. I’d love to enter the giveaway.

  12. What a great purse…I’ve never seen anything like it! My daughter is going to be ALL OVER THIS ONE!!!!

  13. I adore that purse!!! Please enter me…m

  14. Compassion for one’s self or self love….hummm. Me thinks this must be done in moderation or it becomes pride and insensitivity. There is balance in all things though. I make sure to take time for ME everyday…whether I allow myself the time to curl up with a book, sew, or play on the puter, I take that time, but I need to be sure to be there for the relationships that are around me….

  15. Taking back everything mean I have ever said about purses.

  16. This purse is just beautiful and so unique – please enter my name in your drawing!!

  17. It’s beautiful! Please enter me in your drawing. And enter mine… OWOH # 642.

  18. How clever is this…so different and unique is a good word.

    I’m particapating too

  19. Unique and lovely! I’d love to be the lucky winner in your giveaway! Please add my name! Then come on over and enter my OWOH Giveaway too! I’d love to see you there.

  20. Such a unique purse! I love how you used the chicken wire! Please enter me in your drawing.

  21. I love different and this is so different. Please add me to your drawing. Thank you so much for sharing your art.

  22. thats really unique
    i have never seen anything like it
    very pretty
    please add me to your drawing
    if you get the chance drop by mine
    carolyn h

  23. Gorgeous give away, please count me in

  24. that is so creative and beautiful. Please add my name to your drawing. thanks, karen

  25. beautiful!thanks for such a generous giveaway,love your blog πŸ™‚ if you haven’t already done so pop over to my blog and enter mine!
    mel xx


  26. Just gorgeous! Stunning piece! :o)

  27. That’s really labor intensive…very cool idea.

    Please enter me in your giveaway…

    I have a giveaway going to – #405 on the list

  28. Oh my how gorgeous..that is the cutest not to mention the coolest little bag ever! What a marvelous talent you have πŸ™‚ Please enter me into your drawing!

    Love for me?? hmm well I enjoy the simple quiet time in the afternoon when my smallest children nap..just gives me time to refresh and recharge..along with that secret stash of chocolate just for me heeehe.

    Stop by and enter my giveway too, Im #547 on the list..Hugs, K

  29. So beautful!! Count me in on the drawing!

    Please stop by my giveaway as well.

  30. Thank you so much for your generosity. Please count me in! For compassion, I just have a few silent moments – preferably in nature. Thanks, Miri

  31. That really is so very cool. Thanks for thinking of us as family. Please join my giveaway as well!

  32. Please enter me in your giveaway draw, your purse is so inventive and lovely I need to win this one.

  33. Great giveaway!!!!! Great blog!!!



  34. what a wonderful piece of art. beautiful
    robin krieger

  35. Very cool and so nice of you… I’d love to be included.

    Thanks for the chance,
    Participant #19

  36. I am awestruck! That is amazing! I would love to enter your drawing and to invite you over to mine πŸ™‚ Thank you! Jen

  37. Oh Jenny, that has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen all year! It’s fantastic, and appeals to me on so many levels – the size, the metallic wiriness, all the itty bitty bits and bobs attached – brilliant.
    In fact, if I don’t get lucky enough to win this, what are the chances I could buy one from you?….
    How I practice compassion for myself? Hmmm. Maybe by holding myself to standards I know I will appreciate later, kind of like my in-brain version of that teacher we all loved to hate in school, but as adults realize was one of the best things that happened to us.
    That, and going to the cupcakery once in a while, for big mug of coffee and a dainty treat, eaten with a fork, one little bite at a time to make it last.

    Oh, and conspiring how to buy something I really really want, like your spiffy wire bag. πŸ˜‰

  38. I love your chicken wire purse! Please include moi! And stop by my OWOH!

  39. Great work on your Blog. Please count me in for your great giveaway. I have a giveaway on my Blog also;o)

  40. What a wonderful purse πŸ™‚
    It looks like an art piece.

    Please add my name to your draw.

  41. how cool! i play w/chicken wire sometimes too-love this idea
    count me in!

  42. Please add my name to your drawing. :o)


  43. Not be hard on by self when I make a mistake…
    Very beautiful work of art you made.

    I will be teaching for the first time at Art and Soul and Artfirberfest. This bloggy world is so much fun with Art every where. Throw my hat into the ring and thank you. Please come see my Blog and my giveaway if you haven’t already.


  44. Oh Wow…I love it! Please add me to your drawing!
    Donna K Schrader

  45. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love for you to enter my name in your drawing and then please stop by and enter mine.

  46. Your giveaway is awesome! Please count me in.

  47. This is so awesome. And so unique…I am enthralled! I love it. Please enter me in your drawing.

    I am participating in OWOH too…# 563. You can see my offerings and enter at stampgram.blogspot.com

  48. awesome!
    thanks, robin

  49. that looks so cool!
    please pop my name into your hat then come over and enter my draw, if you haven’t already done so (having trouble keeping up now)

  50. That is a really cool bag. Please enter my name in your drawing. And if you haven’t already done so, stop by #272 for my giveaway.


  51. Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to head on over to my blog and enter mine!


  52. I love it. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  53. Hi there…
    That is one of the most unique and creative pieces I’ve ever seen. How in the world did you dream up such a wonderful piece, I’m sooooo jealous… WOW! Really!!
    I’m almost embarrassed to have you come and visit me now, but if you’d like to, I’m #502 Chrissiosity Cottage… Don’t laugh!! πŸ™‚

  54. I’m having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I’m chosen as the lucky winner!!!

  55. Wow! This is so generous of you to give something this beautiful and handmade away!

  56. Nice giveaway, Please enter me in your draw. I’m number 584 -if you haven’t joined my giveaway I would love to see your name on my list πŸ™‚

  57. I love this piece! Really cool looking.

  58. What a GREAT way to use my all time favorite….chicken wire…I have a wierd fascination with this wire….please enter me! #409 if you want to enter mine.

  59. this is the coolest. i too have used chicken wire,but never in this matter. what a wonderful creation. please enter my name.

  60. this piece is wonderful, i would be overjoyed if i were the lucky winner. i’m a new sign-up in this giveaway game, #658.

  61. That is so creative and lovely. Please count me in to win. And come and visit me too!

  62. The purse is beautiful. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

  63. I absolutely love the chicken wire purse. How cool is that! Please include me in your draw and I promise to keep all parts of my anatomy crossed until the date of the draw… Please pick me!
    Carol πŸ™‚

  64. I would love to win your funky little chicken wire purse! Thank you for putting my name into your giveaway draw.

    Oh! and do venture by my
    Gypsy Caravan #539
    ART of Humungous Proportions

  65. Jenny, I love your altered chicken wire pouch!!!Please count me in and if you haven’t ,come play at my blog too!

  66. Such a beautiful, unique piece of art! I’d use it only for very special occastions. The rest of the time, I’d hang it where I could see it and “visit” with it on a daily basis while I sew, bead and quilt! Please enter me in your drawing! I can’t wait to see who wins! Thank you for participating.

  67. This “purse” is absolutely amazing ! What a gorgeous piece of art ! Thanks so much for the chance to win it !

    Onward with the OWOH lovefest !
    Cheers !

  68. what a cool idea! please add my name! and come see me over at #620


  69. Delightful purse! Please add my name to the hat. I meditate and drink tea!

  70. What a wonderful giveaway, I love it. It is so nice meeting you through this event.
    Have a wonderful day,

  71. wonderful work I have compassion for my self by not expecting perfection

  72. completely unique. LOVE IT! please come by and enter ours.

  73. How cool!! I would love a chance to win!!

  74. Please enter me into the draw and don’t forget to head on over to my OWOH giveaway to enter mine!


  75. I love it…and your photos of this piece are great. You did great work..would love to win. Stop by my giveaway. #519


  76. How nice! I would love to be entered in your drawing please.

  77. What a beautiful gift! It’s an art purse! Love it!

    If you would like a chance to win some hand tatted lace please hop on over to my blog! OWOH #118 πŸ™‚

  78. Very cool purse! very creative. Thanks for entering me!
    unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

  79. What a beautiful and creative purse. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you!

  80. oh how very nice.love the purse.what I do to pamper/love me..sit quietly and enjoy a cup of tea outside listening to the birds. please enter my name in the drawing. very generous of you. thanks for the opportunity. I hope that you’ll stop by my blog for a visit when you get a chance.nice to “meet” you.

  81. so very cool! please count me in:)

  82. wow….what beautiful work! Please enter me in your giveaway.


  83. My fashion sense is tingling off the charts!

    Please, -do- enter me for this drawing.

  84. Okay, this has got to be the coolest, most creative art I’ve seen on my OWOH tour….I am absolutely in love with this piece!

  85. I haven’t entered every one’s giveaways but yours is spectacular! If you’d like you can see my post here:

  86. Wow, how special is this, please enter me! (#574)

  87. This is quite possibly the most awesome thing I have seen all day, maybe all week. I love it and would treasure it always. Count me in your drawing please. I can also be found here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/tess1960

  88. Chicken wire purses are the new chic, definitely! I can totally see myself wearing this with both to perk up an ordinary day and with my faerie wings. Lovely!

  89. So cool, please include me in your draw.

  90. OMG!!! that is too cute too hold my cellphone! please enter me in your drawing and do visit me in my blog for my giveaway.

  91. Very clever…for some reason, I can picture placing a glass votive candle holder in there with a tea light and hanging it outside…very pretty!

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

  92. This piece is simply amazing! Would love to be included. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Gaby xo

  93. Indeed different… wow. Never seen anything like your purse. I’m thoroughly fascinated!
    P.S. I’m a sucker for memes too… πŸ˜€

  94. That is a wonderful concept for a purse!
    Please add me to the mix for the draw!

    Your blog is a beautiful delight- a pleasure to visit!
    Hope you’ll drop by my blog and enter my draw too!


  95. WOW! This is amazing. I can only imagine the amount of work.
    Self love- mine is my quite time each evening when I read what ever I want to. It is never work or necessary reading, but only things I enjoy. Great question!

  96. what an ingenious idea! would love to win!
    johanna # 140

  97. wow that is beautiful! Sign me up please

  98. This is rockin! Sign me up!!

  99. So don’t enter me because I ALREADY HAVE ONE (bwahahahaha!!)… Sorry… But I just wanted to tell you how beautiful it is and how happy I am for you that you have entered OWOH. Yay Jenny!!!

  100. Oh, and I love the coin.

    AND, how I practice compassion for myself is to try to maintain a God-centered approach, and also to breathe slowly and deeply often, and to as often as possible remember that we’re all in this together, trying to make our way the best way we know how. One world and all. πŸ˜‰ So that’s three and not one, and I don’t want to be entered twice because it wouldn’t be fair, but I wanted to share that and tell you how awesome I think you are!

  101. Greetings from Scotland … wow and wow, this is absolutley stunning, pleas enter me in your draw. I too have a OWOH giveaway over on my blog .. do stop by

  102. That is definite OOAK! Stop by my blog to join my giveaway.

  103. Yes please. I treat myself to Lay’s Flamin’ Hot chips. Not exactly prayer, but I like them and love myself to eat them every so often.

  104. This is soooo cool!! Very creative. I’d love to own it…hint..hint…LOL

    Please add me to the list of entries and if you have a chance, please visit my blog and giveaway (#669) http://www.gardensandcrafts.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  105. This is amazing ~ I’ve never seen anything like it and would love one of your one-of-a-kind pieces. Thanks for the chance to win.

  106. Oh my gosh! How incredibly lovely is that?! Thanks for the chance to win such a treaure. πŸ™‚

    Greetings from Munich,

  107. This is so very beautiful. There’s so much work put into it. I’d love a chance to win this. Please add my name to your drawing.
    Thank you!
    Patricia :o)

  108. Oh my goodness-this is incredible! I would love the chance to win your drawing-thank you so much! You are so creative and unique and I just keeping looking and seeing more and more details!

  109. What a lovely purse, I can see why they would be labor intensive. I show myself compassion by laughing at myself when I make a mistake, rather than being very hard on myself. I’d rather give myself permission to laugh – it keeps me young. Please enter me in your giveaway. Be sure to enter my giveaway (#357) as well. Thank you from Alaska.
    ~Vicki Priebe
    Wish Grantor

  110. Please count me in! And don’t forget to sign up for mine!
    ~The Bella Modiste

  111. What a wonderful artistic purse! I would love this piece! Thank you so much for the chance!

  112. Really cool idea! So much to look at! I have compassion for myself by not blaming myself for not feeling better quickly (I am dealing with some sort of unknown chronic illness)

  113. Oh my gosh this is the most amazing piece I have seen. It is so full of emotion and depth. It is absolutely gorgeous. It speaks to me on such a contemplative level. It is so earthen and natural. I never would have guessed it was made with chicken wire. I love how all the beads are integrated with the wires and charms. It has so much feeling and emotion. It really stirs me. I can only imagine how textural it is, and how hightened all my senses would be.
    As for self love- I art journal. That is my escape, I give myself an hour a day to art journal, and escape and release.
    Please include me in your drawing.
    Thanks- Letha
    I am also #553 on the OWOH project or you can catch me on my blog at http://thismuseofmine.blogspot.com

  114. What a most beautiful purse you have made.
    I feel compassion for myself whemn I stroll along the beach, enjoying the noise of the sea and the wind, have a little search for shells and glass pieces and just sit for a while and look.


  115. Pleazse count me in and do stop by to enter my drawing.

  116. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win! southerner@aol.com

  117. This is possibly the most beautiful and unique purse I have ever seen. You need to send it to Somerset, but I’m glad you offered it here.

    As for self compasion, I would say that lies in my art.

    Speaking of my art, please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway also.

    hfsolutions at juno dot com


  118. AWESOME!! really amazing!!

    Stop by my blog to join my giveaway too πŸ˜‰

  119. Very much a unique treasure. Sign me on for your giveaway please….and if you haven’t already, stop by to say hello.

    I’m #508 on the Gypsy Caravan

    1000 Blessings of Good Karma to you!


  120. Gorgeous! Please count me in. I am #543 on list.

  121. I love it, it is so unique and I love all the things hanging on the wire…and just the right size to take in shopping….crossing my fingers for this one, It is beautiful..

  122. Honey, if I don’t win this, I want one of my own!!! Where can I get one???

  123. I can’t believe you are giving this away! It is the coolest. I show compassion for myself by saying “oh well”. It may not sound like much but it lets me off the hook especially when I have no control over the situation. I also do zpoint, a most loving form of self talk. Please enter my name in your giveaway and come see my blog as I am participating in OWOH too. Thanks, IdaClare

  124. OH WOW, SO beautiful ~ I would Love the chance to be a lucky winner
    in your lovely and generous giveaway.

    Thank you!

    You can find me at OWOH#122

  125. You are SO creative! It’s beautiful! Please count me in your drawing.

    Hugs, Beth
    bethxs at yahoo dot com
    #740 in the Caravan

  126. This is brilliant! I am participating too #383 http://www.janinea.blogspot.com

  127. what a great use of chicken wire..superb art..check out my giveaway if you have time

  128. What a please enter my name
    check me out at light my torch

    lightmytorch2007@yahoo.comneat gift!!! I just love it!

  129. I make purses–but using fabric.
    This really tickles my fancy!
    Nice work–great imagination.

  130. wow this is nice..have a safe and warm weekend!

  131. This is incredible!! Please count me in and if you haven’t been there yet, visit my blog for my giveaway. Thanks!

  132. Your work is stunning! This event so much fun seeing new and familiar sites. If you have a minute stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

  133. Oh, this is amazing!! Please add my name to your list, and if you haven’t already, stop by my blog to enter my giveaway.

  134. Wonderful! Please enter my name. I am also participating in OWOH and would love for you to stop by. #223. πŸ™‚

  135. Wow what a wonderful piece of work and it must of taken you ages. I would love to enter your draw please. Self compassion ~ I love what I do but I do self doubt so I must stop that and all the comments I have received so far on my giveaway has helped with self doubt and I also love to pass on my knowledge to others which I now do in a UK magazine where I have tutorials in and up and coming issues and I even made the front cover on the first issue I featured in. I was so chuffed!!! And later on in the year I will be teaching at a wirework workshop for beginners I just cant wait it is so much fun to see people make something they never thought they could do!! Thank you for visiting my blog!! :))

  136. That purse is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  137. What a fascinating and unique gift! I’d love to be included in your giveaway!

    As for compassion, I do that by giving myself time to unwind doing things like blogging and gardening.

  138. beautiful! Please enter my name to be picked in your giveaway. Stop by and visit my giveaway when you have time if you haven’t done so yet.

  139. This is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us!

  140. That is undeniably the most unique item I have seen. I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would give it a good home.

  141. This is too kewl!! Please count me in, and stop by and check out my new blog #479, Rusted Wings!!!

  142. Please enter my name, and if you haven’t done so already, stop by and enter my giveaway, too (#71).

    cox_cchs AT hotmail DOT com

  143. Ohhh wow. I love your giveaway! Please enter my name. Have a nice weekend. Alexandra

  144. This is so neat! Please add me to your drawing. Feel free to enter mine as well. What a neat blog. I’m saving you to my favorites. Have a very nice day! – BJ

  145. Oh my oh my!! What a cool giveaway – I’ve never seen anything like it! You are special. Thanks for participating. annmarie (tegens@charter.net)

  146. What an awesome, awesome piece. Please enter me into your drawing (and pick me of course!). Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    cowgirltazz (at) yahoo (dot) com

  147. It’s wonderful~~so unique! Please add me to the list of hopefuls!! And do stop by my blog for another OWOH giveaway!!

  148. That is a very unique and funky purse!
    Thanks for including me in your giveaway!

    Waxela (wa-shay-la)

  149. this is wonderful! i love bags/purses/pouches–one of my “accidental collections.”
    owoh 177
    easilyamused, hard too offend . . .

  150. Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. wow that is beautiful! i would love to be entered!!

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

  152. One way I practice self love is to buy myself flowers when I’m feeling blue.

    Please enter me twice into your drawing!


  153. This is such a unique piece!!! You can tell that you put a lot of time and effort into making it! I would love to have my name entered in your draw please. Thank you!

  154. Awsome! Please add my name to your giveaway πŸ™‚ As far as being good to myself, I realy have had to allow myself to rest as long and often as possible. I went too far shopping yesterday and spent all day today in bed. Most people don’t understand fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I often just wish my Dr. would find something else so I would have something to show others. I’m sory for putting a damper on the party.

  155. What an awesome giveaway! Please enter me for a chance to win this lovely purse! Very original and wonderful! Thanks,
    OWOH participant #514

  156. http://altermyworld.typepad.com/ang/2009/01/oneworld-oneheart-giveaway.html

    thank you for the heart giveaway. pls add me


  157. Your wired purse is simply divine! Please place my name into your drawing! If I am so lucky as to be selected please email me the exciting news at latharia(at)comcast(dot)net! Don’t forget to visit my giveaway as well! I am #75 on the caravan!

  158. Nice meeting you πŸ™‚ I’m Sherry #73 from GOT ART? Please enter me for a chance to win your FABULOUS OWOH giveaway prize! And when you get a chance, please stop by and enter my giveaway as well!

  159. This is completely, totally, and utterly awesome! WOW! Wicked crazy cool! Please include me!!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  160. Oh wow! How fantastic. Please enter me into your draw. Thank you,
    Sadie x


  161. this is ver unique, i love it. Renee

  162. G’day,
    I love your Giveaway & would love to be included please…
    Do pop on over to My Place [if you haven’t already] & see what I’ve got to giveaway too[# 768 in the Gypsy Caravan]… OOroo … Bethel … Down Under

  163. Me. Me. Me. I want it. I need a manly purse…. What’s more manly than wire? Ck me out at OWOH #815.

  164. That is REALLY cool. Please count me in! Would love to carry that & when I wasn’t, it would be displayed on a doorknob!

  165. Wow, so unique.

    Thanks for the chance. πŸ™‚

  166. That is cool!! I would love to be entered in your drawing. My email address is:
    Pasfan2000 at hotmail dot com

    If you haven’t already, please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway. #418


  167. Love it, want it, bookmarked it. And, enter me twice. The way I practice self love is to remind myself I deserve at least as much forgiveness as I offer to others.

  168. Hello from Northern Alberta Canada. What a fabulous little purse.Please enter my name in your draw.Thanks.

  169. This is beautiful, please add my name. Thank you so much.

  170. What a creative piece. I love it. Please enter me.

  171. Great giveaway! Count me in please.

  172. please enter me!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  173. What a great givaway!! I really hope I win. Lovely blog, I’ll be back,

  174. A jeweled chicken wired purse, oh yeah.
    Come by #902 and check mine out too.
    Really elegant blog!

  175. What a truly amazing giveaway gift. I LOVE your chicken wire purse. Please add my name into your awesome drawing. Thanks,

  176. ok this just takes the cake!!! how wonderful! please count me in!!

    jean (OWOH #889)


  177. Now this is just fabulous. I have to say your work inspires me!!

    Thanks for participating in OWOH!!


  178. Hello
    Very nice to meet you!!
    Your Chicken Wire Purse..Neat,Creative and definitely Unique..Love it:)

  179. Hi,

    WOW, this is a wonderful event!!! I’m from Oz the Land Down-Under. It’s very nice to ‘meet’ you. I’m in for my second year and I’m sure I’ll be back for more. Oh, I’d love to be entered for your give-away and if you haven’t dropped by my blog yet, then please do, I’m #838 in the Gypsy Caravan.


  180. wow,compassion for yourself is probably the hardest thing to accomplish.Well, I try to mirror my lack of compassion for myself, to the compassion I show towards others.If they are worth compassion,so am I, being of the same “nature “as any other human/living being.That stops me being to hard on myself and being such a hard taskmaster at times.You have to practice though, but it does get easier after a while and it makes your compassion towards others even greater.Your purse is wonderfull;it is full of so many lovely items and twists and turns, that it sort of tells a story.And what a lot of work has gone into it.Being made for OWOH especially makes it even more special, so please count me in.

  181. Oh my goodness, what an awesome OWOH giveaway and I hope the purse comes to my house. Thanks for sharing your very special art with us. Colleen

  182. This is fabulous! Wonderful work of art! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway…I would love to win something the day after my 20th anniversary!

    I have never been to this event before so after seeing so many wonders, I became a participant!

    I am so amazed at the generosity. I am particularly moved by some of the comments that are so heartfelt.

    This has really inspired me to be more creative and to blog more. I have enjoyed meeting you and getting in touch with your blog.

    Come and visit me on Picklebeans or email me at:

  183. Your Chicken Wire Purse is a fantastic work of art.What a unique piece and so very creative of you. This is a treasure. Thank you for participating in the wonderful giveaway. Please enter my name into your drawing. It would be such a delight and honor to win. Jody

  184. Wow – how awesome is this!? Please include me in your drawing =) OWOH #433

  185. This is such an amazing piece of artistry! I hope you’ll stop by and check out my giveaway, if you haven’t already. http://ebogie.blogspot.com

  186. Too cool! To give myself compassion, I make art and read. Just what I am doin today!


  187. That is such an amazing creation–and what girl can’t use another bag? πŸ™‚ As for having compassion for myself… I always reward myself when I do difficult things. I make sure that I have something to look forward to all the time. Makes life a lot easier! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway!

  188. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks!


  189. I would love to win your chicken wire purse! Your site is so beautiful. I would love to win your prize. After this is all over I’m going to spend more time viewing every ones. Please stop at my site too. I’m giving away my new book β€œ16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood.” I will personally sign it for you.


    Barbara #830

  190. What a cool, cool, cool purse! Compassion? For myself? Well, I wear a ring every day that says “To thine own self be true”. I treat myself to art retreats yearly. Even though I need a new roof on my house…. You have to feed you soul first, I think,,,,

  191. Very cool, unique, unusual, creation.. would love to win your chicken wire purse.. I love your creativity!!!Count me in please!

  192. Great giveaway!! Please enter me! :)Lisa

  193. Compassion – Me Time for whatever I want to do! Please enter me in your great giveaway – Thank you!


  194. Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  195. How great!! Oh please count me in πŸ™‚ It would be such a treat for me to win…! As for compassion, well, I just read =D What an awesome sensation it may be sometimes…
    Many thanks to you… Have a bright day!


  196. I LOVE LOVE that purse!! What a wonderful piece of art. Seriously that is what it is a piece of art. Please enter me into your giveaway. I would be over the moon if I were to be lucky enough to win.

    As far as compassion for myself? I learned long ago that I am who I am and life is so much more fun when I accepted that. I always felt like I didn’t “measure up” and then I realized most people feel the same way about themselves. I am now exploring my creative side and LOVING it.

    I didn’t find out about OWOH until it was too late to join in (I will make sure I get in next time) but I do have a small giveaway on my blog. Please feel free to enter.


    Thanks so much!

  197. Very cool purse! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

  198. Cool piece!

  199. Thank you for the great giveaway & the chance to win!

    πŸ™‚ Melissa

  200. I would love for you to enter me and if you have not already run over to my blog and check out my giveaway.

  201. Really loving this….please enter me in your giveaway πŸ™‚ Stop by mine too if you get a chance. πŸ™‚

  202. wow! this is wild! Please come enter my giveaway too!
    connie williams

  203. This is absolutely stunning! I would love to own it! Please enter me into the draw. And visit me when you have time.

    BrendaLea OWOH #754



  204. This is beautiful. I love it and would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  205. What a beautiful piece of work! I would be honored to win it. OWOH #898

  206. Please enter me in your draw.
    I’m compassionate to me – by allowing myself time to blog and blog hop instead of housework.

  207. Beautiful! I love it, please include me in your giveaway. Thanks Karen

  208. WOW. That is awesome. Please include me. innocently.forgotten1 (at) gmail.com

  209. OMG..That is unbelievable I would love to carry that around with me. I’ve never seen anything so cool. Thanks for offering

    I am compassionate to myself by trying everyday to do at least one thing that I like to do or that will improve the quality of my life, even if it’s just taking my dog for a really long walk in the woods!


  210. Fantastic! And what much work it has cost you. Thanx for the chance!You can send your giveaway to Hungary if I win.

    Corinna with the felted vessels
    PS.: Let me invite you to Nr.802.

  211. I love your Artwork. So inventive!I am so excited to find your blog! This OWOH event is totally awesome! Thank you for participating and I look forward to visiting again! If you want I have just jumped in and started a blog but didn’t finish in time for the event. Darn it. SO next year for sure!

    Sharris145 at roadrunner dot com

  212. please add me to this give away.

  213. Great giveaway! Please count me in and if you haven’t already, please stop by my blog for my giveaway! #321.

  214. What a lovely give-away…I love your work!! Please count me in! If you haven’t entered my give-away, please stop by my blog (lucky #1/www.shariyahgarner.blogspot.com)
    and enter to win one of my two prizes! Thank you for participating in this fabulous event, and very nice to meet you πŸ™‚
    Peace & Love

    (email: info@shariyahgarner.com)

  215. This is very pretty! Thanks so much for participating in this wonderful event!

  216. This purse is so incredible and your art is amazing!
    Please enter my name in your drawing for a chance…thanks very much:)

  217. What a wonderful giveaway
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  218. Beautiful and unique purse! What a treasure- I bet it’s as lovely to hold as it is to look at!


  219. How amazing! please enter me and visit at AngelFeatherDesigns.blogspot.com

  220. What a wonderful giveaway!!
    Thank you!! πŸ™‚


  221. WOW!!!! How cool – I’ve never seen anything like it. I would so love to win this intimate piece. Someone will be very lucky!!


  222. A “chicken wire purse” is a cool and unusual name and so is the purse itself with the different charms/treasures attached to it

  223. I just love the philosophy of the OWOH event. Thanks so much for YOUR generous giveaway. I would be thrilled to win!
    awaerhouse at gmail dot com

  224. Such beautiful entries everywhere!
    My first year participating in the OWOH event.
    Thank you

  225. Jenny
    I just discovered your blog, coming from the winner of this chicken wire bag, which I think is wonderful. I’m not sure what you mean about compassion for your self, but have you ever tried to list everything you did during a day, even when you think you accomplished nothing? The list will look pretty good, even when you aren’t feeling like you have justified your existence for that day. Also, the pictures of your four girls playing on the quilt will always bring back happy memories for all of you. Nancy

  226. […] lovely early birthday present that I got from Jenny, a beautiful chickenwire beaded purse, like the one she gave away on her blog, only this one has personal touches just for […]

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