Monday, January 31

One World One Heart 2011

Hi, I'm Erin. Welcome to my blog.
I'm a mixed media collage artist by night.
My blog is an extention of my artistic journey
with a little bit of real life thrown in.

I love to create. I love texture, color, detail,
 learning new techniques, connecting with other artists,
discovering my artistic style, the roller coaster of this artistic journey.

I love how my art parallels my life, my heart,
my story andreveals stuff that I don't know about myself.
As I take risks with my art,
 I find myself able to take risks in other areas in my life.
As I learn and grow through my creations,
 I find myself wanting to learn and grow in other areas.
As I find freedom in taking my art a new direction,
I find my freedom in life, in my relationships.
 And when I'm unable to create I get grouchy,
 feel stifled and totally out of balance.

Other things you might want to know about me:

I live in San Marcos, California (just north of San Diego)
I am married to a very good guy & we have a two and a half year old.
I'm 5 months pregnant.
I teach kindergarten. Best job in the world, besides being a mama.
I love God. Lots. I honestly don't know how I'd do this life without him.
I lived & taught in Hong Kong for 2 years. I loved every minute of it.

I love to travel. Any time, anywhere.
I teach Sunday School to 2 year olds.
It's kinda hilarious, and really fun.
I love Young Life.
I was a Young Life kid & a leader for 14 years.
I'm stuckon this color palette right now. Love it.
I have no training in art. I'm totally self-taught.
All through my 20s I totally thought I missed the art boat.
I didn't start experimenting with mixed media
 until 3 years ago, when I was pregnant with our son.
I love Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, John Piper, & Philip Yancey.
I dream of living on a farm, except in my dream
someone else is doing all that farm work.
I just get fresh eggs every morning.
I love coffee. The toughest part of being pregnant
 is limiting my coffee intake.
I dream of riding down the Grand Canyon on a mule
with my family & going on a safari in Africa.

I love jeopardy & alex trebeck.
I am working on "surrender" in all areas of my life.
I am learning daily that dreams really do come true.
Sound cheesy, but I don't care, it's totally true for me.
All of my art dreams are coming true. Every day.
And I find myself having to dream bigger dreams.
 It's scary and exhilerating and wonderful and scary.
do i dare disturb the universe?
yep, i think i might actually dare.

Lastly... my giveaways!
I will pick 3 winners.
I'll give you a choice of any of the following 6 prints in this post.
 On February 17th, when One World, One Heart ends
I'll pick a winner & send you the goods.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Thank you for comments. They mean the world to me.
I can't wait to meet you & visit you in your corner of the world.


  1. Nice to get to know you better. I have had you listed on my blog for a while now so I can keep up to your terrific art! I too am pretty passionate about that same color palette! Thanks for sharing!

    Hug Giggles

  2. Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest! Your art is beautiful!


  3. Hi Erin, I was soooooo glad to see that you were participating!! I love your work, and yes, believe in those dreams!!!
    Make sure you come ove to my blog for my OWOH giveaway too! Diane

  4. Wow! You're so creative! Your prints are so unique... very sweet!

    Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with this beautiful give-away...I can only dream it's me! :)

    This OWOH blog trip is great! Thanks!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

  5. Erin- Wow, at first I was hesitant to post so early on (early posters don't typically win!) because I just love the Be the change, but couldn't resist. Your work is fabulous, just love the true meaning of it all, the colors subtle and warm. Thank you for sharing. I am thinking it gives me inspiration to make a card like these.

    I hope you will visit me.

  6. Keep those dreams alive - hope you enjoy OWOH. Your work is beautiful and sincere. You are welcome anytime at

  7. If I had a little chance, I would choose "braver stronger smarter"...
    Please add me to your giveaway list and participate in mine !

    Regards from France

  8. Hello Erin!! Nice to meet you! Lovely gifts you have made. Very thoughtful and FUN.

    I do hope you'll visit my blog too!

  9. Fabulous works of art, love them all!! It was nice to meet you. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  10. Hello Erin, nice to "meet" you! Thanks for being honest and sharing your wonderful work with us. I really like your playful style. You are a great encouragement to be a Christian and an artist!

  11. gosh, I do love your work. Lovely, lovely!

  12. Hi Erin, Nice to meet you. I love your art, very fresh and the palette is joyful!

  13. Hi Erin, Your work is beautiful. Having just discovered you and your work, I am now a follower.
    Kyles =D

  14. I'm so happy that I stopped by, Erin! Your work is awesome - it made me smile today. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful pieces! Hugs, Terri

  15. HI! What great pieces! PLEASE COUNT ME IN. Thanks

  16. Greetings from NYC!
    I really love your art, and it's so nice to meet you!
    Please visit my blog too:

  17. Hello from Germany,
    I agree about the eggs and coffee !
    Your art is harmonious, I love the colours and the message.
    Please visit!

  18. Thank you for sharing your wonderful and inspiring work. As long as we believe, we will have dreams and dreams will come true ... I love the spirit and the meaning of your art work. Happy OWOH! Petra.

  19. What lovely work! It was so nice to meet you. I hope you will visit me, too!

  20. Hi Erin! :) Congrats on your pregnancy! :) It was fun reading bits of you like this. :) I love traveling too, I wish I've done more o it. Your art is beautiful. But my favorite is the braver, stronger, smarter one. :) Thanks for the chance of winning it.

  21. Lovely to meet you!!
    Your giveaway is gorgeous and beautiful, would love to win!
    Hugs from bonny Scotland.
    PS if you have a mo, please come and visit my giveaway too:o)

  22. Hi, Erin. I absolutely love the quote 'Be the change.' It is what we are working on right now at home and in our community. And what a wonderful shop--I have marked it for later.

    Please visit if you get an opportunity:

  23. Your blog and your artwork are beautiful and thoughtful, I enjoyed my visit immensely!

    Thanks so much for a chance to win some of these prints,

  24. Hi Erin your work is beautiful .I just love it
    hugs Belinda

  25. Hi's so nice to meet you! What a wonderful post you created. I love all the info and the artwork you've shared. If i'm lucky enoughto win one of your beautiful pieces I would choose the last one with the quote from Esther. It's perfect!!

  26. Hello Erin! Hope you and the baby are OK! And I also would love a trip to Africa. Thanks for being so generous with your giveaway! Want to win for sure!

    I hope you do have the time to look through my blog too :)

    Elle from Singapore

  27. Hi ya Erin

    Wow, I love your style!!

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your candy!!

    Nice to meet you

    Feel free to visit my blog,if you get a chance

    kind regards


  28. Awesome post as always:O) Love your art:O)

  29. I love your artwork and your quotes are wonderful!

  30. Hi Erin ! I love your OWOH post and how you describe your sweet life of love, learning and art !
    Thanks so much for this giveaway. I would love to win any of these gorgoues prints !I think the ee cummings piece and quote connect most with me - at least today ! ;)
    Enjoy the OWOH Lovefest !

  31. Great giveaway and gorgeous painting! Add me in!

  32. Erin it was so much fun to learn a bit more about you. I so get the farm thing. I live in an old farm house, and would love to have chickens, goats, and even a huge garden...but at this point in my life I don't want the work involved!! :) Oh to have fresh eggs right from the coop!

    Congrats on your commissions, what an honor!

    Grace and peace

  33. Erin, your art is gorgeous! I also have a little one on the way. :) One of these prints would be perfect for her nursery!

  34. Wow! Your work is amazing, particularly since you are so new to it! I love your prints! And...quite frankly, you seem like a super fun person! Thank you for the chance to win! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  35. Great giveaway ! gorgeous painting!!!!

  36. I love your art and love getting to know the artist behind the beautiful art.

  37. Nice to meet you!
    Wonderful art!
    Come visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway! I'm #50

  38. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    What an awesome blog to find, I'm 5 months pregnant too and only got into mixed media in the last year or two. So nice to meet you, love your work!

    You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery! :)

  39. Nice to meet you! That is so cute! I would love to be in your giveaway, please count me in. Thank you!

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


  41. Your cards are beautiful! Congrats on your 2nd bundle of love!

    Blessings from Jessica in Colorado

  42. Beautiful! Please put me in for the draw. I'd love to win any one of them. Stop by for a visit if you have time..number 92.

  43. Your mixed media pieces are simply lovely! So glad I visited.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    My OWOH link number is #249

  44. very cute!
    greetings from Canada!
    following you now btw :)

  45. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Love your artwork. You have some wonderful pieces in your shop. LOL, glad you shared the photo with paint on your hand and fingers. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  46. Your blog is just so bright and beautiful, like your art. So many wonderful things happening for you. How exciting about having a baby...May your pregnancy and birth be full of sweetness and love and lots of hugs to your two year old.

    Please enter me for your lovely giveaway.

    Thank you so much.

  47. Hi there! Great blog you've got here. I love your gorgeous wonderful artwork. So glad to meet you and I hope you are having fun at the OWOH, I know I am! Hugs!


  48. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    Your work is just stunning. I've so enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes.
    Martina from Stuttgart/Germany

  49. Beautiful work! Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  50. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and for the chance to win! Please visit my giveaway at my Irish blog at

  51. What beautiful prints to choose from! You'll have some very happy winners! Thanks! Please come by to visit me, too! ♥

  52. I love your work :) It makes my heart really feel full!
    I would love either of the e.e. cummings prints, the Ghandi print, or the Somewhere Over the Rainbow print!
    Please feel free to visit my blog ( to check out my giveaways :)
    Thank you!

  53. Lovely prints. Thanks. Please feel free to enter my giveaway, too. avennett AT verizon DOT net

  54. Like your door prize!Count me in!

  55. Love your artwork! Just gorgeous!Please count me in!Hope you'll stop by my blogs too! :-)

  56. What a nice giveaway. I love your work. Thanks for participating! Give me a visit too; I'm #74.

  57. Your work is fabulous! I love the style and perkiness is exudes! Thanks for sharing. Blessings for happiness!

  58. Your art is a blessing to us all...a gift. Thank you for sharing and please put my name in for a chance to win a piece of it!! Hugs, Norma xo

  59. I have seen alot of art through this OWOH journey and yours stands out. Your thoughts and actions towards the final piece is one of a kind. Your love of family within is impressive. I would like you over for coffee in Oregon...Tootsie

  60. I love the E.E. Cummings print! Your artwork is beautiful and I thank you so much for giving us all the chance to win it. :)


  61. I love the look of your art. Glad I found you on the OWOH Grand Tour.

  62. Love your style! Nice to meet you.

  63. Hi Erin, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name to your giveaway, I would love to win any one of your gorgeous paintings:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA xox

  64. It was nice meeting you today, I love your art work

  65. Hi Erin! Congrats on the baby that is on the way! How exciting! :) Your artwork is just as happy and centered as you seem to be. Please stop by and say hello if you get a chance - Pam

  66. Greetings from Canada. Stop by my blog if you get a chance.

  67. Wow, you do such wonderful work. I love traveling also...sounds like you've had quite an amazing life so far :)

    I would love to win any of your beautiful art pieces!

    So pleased to meet you!
    Please add my name to your contest! And if you have time, please see my OWOH giveaways at and

  68. Your art is beautiful and inspiring. The Ghandi quote piece is my favorite (and my favorite quote of all time, as well).
    Thank you for participating in this wonderful blog event. Please pop by my blog, #51 on the list, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi aka Digital Misfit

  69. lovely work! I would love the chance to win... I am also participating in OWOH..

  70. I would love to win one of your prints! I am a collector of quotes and I would love to have one hanging on my wall! Thanks for the chance.

  71. Love your work. I especially like the first one with the sailboat. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of your wonderful pieces.

  72. 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.

    Congrats on the new baby to be =)

    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  73. Your art is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more of it (I've become a follower).

  74. What a terrific prize you are giving away! Please enter me in your draw. I really enjoyed looking around your blog!
    connie from kauai, hawaii

  75. Your art is full of good energy! Love the gorgeous colors! Do come by and see if you'd like to win my prize! Patsy.paterno (at) from

  76. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - all of your prints are beautiful!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella :-) (#153)
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  77. Your art is amazing! I'd be really happy if I won :)
    This is my first time doing OWOH but I'm having so much fun traveling around the world just by sitting in my livingroom :) //Lisa #151

  78. I love your paintings! I´m a big mixed media admirer and a beginner in Art so I search for inspiration everywhere. Here I find alot to learn from :) It´s a dream of mine to make mixed media paintings in the future.

    Hope you want to stop by my little blog too and tell me what you think of my small artworks. :)

    Kind regards

  79. Love your take on life, very honest & inspired! Anyway, so pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, I'd like to ask you to please, please come comment at my OWOH post too :) I'm number 120 on the list yey! (oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere) Doors always open :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  80. I absolutely love your style! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  81. Flying in from One World One Heart!

    So nice to meet you Erin,
    love your style, I became your follower too;
    beautiful gift, hope to win.
    Greetings from Finland;-))m

  82. Hello from Florence, OR. and congratulations on your baby. I have enjoyed your blog. Please count me in on your prize.

  83. How FUN!!!!!
    I love you all the more:)
    You and your art are priceless,

  84. Greetings from snowy Massachusetts. I am a So. Cal native (lived here for 8 years). My husband worked in San Marcos so, I can imagine right where you are. We lived in Mira Mesa for years. I love the Lord God too, with all my heart. I can relate to so much of what you wrote and became a "follower". I look forward to visiting your blog again.
    Blessings in the journey,
    #393 on Lisa's list
    Your art is wonderful!

  85. Your work makes me smile! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

  86. your art is so lovely!
    'be the change' and esther's prayer are my favs...
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list...
    blessings & warm hugs from Montana!!

  87. Hi Erin, So good to meet you. Congrats on your sweet new baby girl. I adore your artwork and would be honored to own a piece. Please visit me when you have time. Thanks!

  88. Really beautiful!! Thank you so much for the chance to win =D

    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time


  89. Lovely blog and delightful giveaways. I'd love to win the sailboat one, we are sailing nuts! Hop over to #521, if you'd like to visit me!

  90. Oh I'm your 100 commenter I hope that is lucky

    Great blog - lovely to learn a little about you hopefully I'll be able to come back and learn more - I've bookmarked your blog

    I will be thrilled to win one of your gifts

    I'm no 177 on the roll

  91. Hi Erin! It's a pleasure to meet you! Happy OWOH. Your art is so inspiring - I was enchanted by all the works seen here and in your shop. :) Congrats on your impending birth. :)
    I warmly welcome you to come and visit with me:
    Theresa #377

  92. It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! Yeayyy... another art journal artist!!!! I'm in ooh and aah over your work and would love to see one of these pages coming my way, count me in! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (#501)

  93. Well hello there fellow kindergarten teacher! Do you need to shake your sillies out or fingerpaint? I'll join you! The inspiring quotes you've chosen are some of my favorite-

    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!


  94. What beautiful offerings, I would love to win.

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  95. OOdles of talent in your collages : ) Wow, wonderful use of color and message. You are a creative artist - thx for sharing.

    Always, Lelia
    OWOH #115

    leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

  96. A great blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

    If you have time stop by my blog

  97. I love art work that sends a message and yours surely does. Thanks for the chance to win one of your great creations. Drop over for my OWOH if you like.

  98. You are very talented!

    I would be honored to win!

    Please enter me in your drawing.


    I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway:

    Take Care,

    Northern California

  99. I have been a long time follower of your nice to officially meet you! I love your art...maybe I'll be lucky!!!!! Come and visit me too...

  100. What talent you have. I took a quick look around your blog and was quite impressed. Like you, I love Jeopardy! and Alex. I also love mixed media. You have a great style that I totally "get" and adore. I'll be back after the event. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

  101. Oh Erin! Where do I start... I feel like I've met a truly Kindred Spirit... only... you're about 20 years behind me in this journey!

    Well, first off... you are a TALENTED artist! I always say, good art makes me "feel". Well several of your pieces either brought tears to my eyes, or gave me goosebumps! If I win... it will be a very hard decision!!!!

    Second and most important - I just love how much you told about yourself. I laughed out loud when I read about your dream of living on a farm! I can relate to SO much of what you shared... one day... we will sit and have coffee together in heaven and share all about our lives and the journey we experienced.

    Much love and blessing to you. I'm thrilled to meet you!

    (I'm #14 on the OWOH list - "Melanie's Journey")
    thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

  102. I'm so glad that all of your art dreams are coming true. You have an amazing talent! I would love to win one of your collages. Count me in!

    I'm #543 - come see me!


  103. 'For such a time as this'...amen, Sister! God blessed you with talent; I'm glad you found out. -smile- Please visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

  104. What amazing and inspirational art! Thank you for sharing so much about yourself.

    If you get a chance please visit my giveaway as well. (#556)


  105. Wow! I really hope I can win one of your amazing art pieces! I love the writers you listed, too. :) Please enter me in your giveaway, and stop by my blog to enter mine!


  106. Hi Erin,
    What a treat this visit was! Each and every print is beautiful. Happy OWOH!

  107. Thank you for the wonderful give away!

    Love aa milne!

  108. I would be happy to win any of your collages-they are all wonderful! I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

  109. Hi Erin, thanks for sharing so much a part of you. It's been a real pleasure meeting you. I love all 6 of the collages...each one has such an inspirational saying on it. Thanks so much such a wonderful give away and I hope I'm at least one of the winners. Congratulations on your pregnacy. God bless.

    Bright blessings,

  110. Hello, I'm now following you :)
    I love your art and would be proud to own any of them. I too create art.
    It's fun blog hopping and meeting lots of new creative people and catching up with some old friends on this owoh journey.
    Please stop by my blog and visit my giveaway too :)

  111. Your pictures are beautiful! I am the newest follower of your blog.
    I hope you can stop by my OWOH giveaway (#419).

  112. Good luck with your baby! I bet 'his' room will be nicely decorated.
    Your work is outstanding!
    Please enter me in your draw and come over to my blog-#348 and enter mine if you wish. Thanks!

  113. I am with you on the farming. I just want to collect the eggs and pet the animals :) Love your collages especially the one with the boat. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

  114. Erin, congrats on baby #2! I'm a new, first time grannie and the joy of having a baby in my life, again, is a reminder that I am living my life with creativity but also with intent. Your art piece with the quote from e.e.cummings, is the one that spoke most eloquently to me. I did scope out your tutorials, I truly appreciate your no nonsense approach to art. Cheap brushes, cheap paint, Modge Podge. My kind of recipe for fun. Thank you for making it accessible and not something intimidating. Tina

  115. Love your art work.
    Thanks for letting me visit. I'm playing too so stop by and say hello.

  116. Erin, I love your style. You are on my blog roll for a long time. So happy you are participating !
    Count me in !
    Peggy from Paris, France (OWOH #652)

  117. Hello from central Minnesota! Your art is wonderful! Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these!

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

  119. Your work is lovely, I would love a chance to win.
    Thank you

  120. i love your style and the verses you put in your pieces. i will be back to visit. thanks for the chance to win!

  121. your art is so vibrant and colourful missy!
    I'm thoroughly impressed <3

  122. Your artwork is beautiful.

    OWOH hugs.

    Carol H.

  123. Your mixed media work is wonderful -- I would love to win a print :)
    Please enter me into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)

  124. Hard choice on picking, I like them all! Please enter me--thanks :)

  125. totally love your be the change painting. xxx

  126. Love your paintings and neat to find out so many details about the person whose blog I check! I love your Helen Keller canvas and the one with the verse from Esther.

  127. Hello, nice to meet you :) You have beautiful creations. Love that you are a teacher....we love our teachers. Blessings to your family and congratulations on your pregnancy. I too would have trouble limiting my coffee and diet coke for that matter. Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

  128. Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? I love your artwork...especially the little birdies!
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  129. I hope I win but I would not want to choose! I love all of your pics. Have fun with OWOH!

  130. Wow, you are very talented! Choosing will be hard if I win!

    northstarshetlands AT

  131. A safari! How wonderful! And your prints! Whoohoo!
    Caryl #270

  132. LOVE the piece with the EE Cummings quote! Beautiful work!

  133. Love your art! :)


    My blog, Not much Yet!

  134. Dear Erin~
    This is my first time with OWOH and I'm so glad I found your wonderful blog through this event! *Ü* I'm a fellow Christian who is working to show more of my faith through my art—thank you so much for all your lovely inspiration. Congrats on the new baby and please stop by my blog if you have a chance too!

    Lori of Ashlyn Design (OWOH #347)

  135. I love your whimsical work! Please add me to your drawing! ; )

  136. Hi Erin
    Happy OWOH! Such a joyous place to land on this incredible flying adventure and I have enjoyed exploring here. Thank you so much for introducing yourself so warmly to us and for sharing your passions and dreams. Your creations seem to embrace so much whimsy and prettiness but at the same time remain peaceful and serene - gorgeous!
    Hugs Jo xx #263

  137. One World One Heart is such a fun way for all of us to connect. How I would love to own your lovely creation. Count me in:) Come by to see me at #234 when you have time:)

  138. Hello, Erin
    Your artwork is lovely! I love collage style warms my heart!
    Please enter me in your sweet giveaway.
    Teresa in Central CA
    P.S. Check out the Cloth and Clay doll ning site. I am a member in it.
    Right now it is $10 to join the workshop with lots of other videos in doll making too. You make
    Dolls bodies with cloth and heads, arms, and legs in partial Creative Paper Clay...loads of fun with your own page too!

  139. It sounds like you have a very full and happy life. I really enjoy your artwork, all the colors and quotes are right up my alley and I especially adore the style of your flowers!

  140. Hi Erin your art is very pretty! I would love to win some of this. I think being a kindergarden teacher would be a great job! My youngest son was in kgarden last year and it was so cute to see all the little ones starting school for my last ime. Sanna

  141. colorful vibrabt work! love it! i would love to win one of your pieces.........please toss my name in the hat......and if you have a moment, I invite you to visit me......

  142. Hi Erin,
    Greetings from Australia, It's good to meet you.
    I have visited your area and LOVED San Diego!!
    I would love to be the lucky winner of one of your gorgeous artworks. Thanks for the chance.

    Please come by and visit me at #9 and enter into my draw.


  143. Beautiful giveaway- I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite from your generous offering as I LOVE them all(!) but somehow, I''d manage ;)
    Please stop by and see me too-
    Stephanie OWOH #677

  144. I am in love with your art! I added your Esty shop to my favorites...
    Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  145. I LOVE your paintings! They are so fun and gorgeous! Your creativity is amazing! :) Shooting stars to you from COLD Wisconsin! Visit me at #517!

  146. On the wings of OWOH, flying in from the coast in Alabama. I am discovering so many amazing folks. So happy that it brought me to your blog.

    You ARE a very talented artist!! Beautiful work.
    Congrats on the soon newest member of your family.

    Hope that you will come and visit my whimsical world. #104 Southern Ooaks


  147. Hi We really have a lot in common in our lives and dreams. And I am a kindergarten teacher too...retired that is. Good wishes to you and please enter me in your drawings...come visit my blog.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA

    another email (I like this one the best.)

  148. What gorgeous work I love the sayings you include please, please count me in and if you get a chance fly by and enter my blog giveaway #404!

  149. Living in Kansas and LOVING the rainbow!

  150. Hi Erin, it's so nice meeting you.
    Just wanted to say that the last print has touched me. "For such a time like this"
    You never know why things are the way they are right now.
    Thank you.
    A big hug from Spain.

  151. Hi Erin, I've admired your work in Somerset-it's beautiful! I hope you can stop by and say Hi!

  152. I'm still giggling from your comment of living on a farm, but someone else does all the work (so you can just get fresh eggs every day) LOL I actually grew up on a farm and so I know the wisdom behind that statement!

    What a wonderful joy to read your post. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog and learning more about you. I'm totally charmed by your outlook on life, your love of living and the fact that you share it with your Kindergartners as well as your family.

    You are light in the world...shine on!

    I hope you'll swing by and visit my site when you get the chance! Happy One World One Heart-ing!

  153. Hey there Erin, greetings from southern California.
    What a wonderful place to land on this OWOH journey.
    I would be honored to win one of your paintings, I think I love them all.
    If you get a chance come by my blog #442 on your flight and spend a little of your precious time with me.

  154. Your art is wonderful! Love your post...please include in me in your drawing! I also hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaway (& maybe sign on to be a follower)!
    Lovely to meet you!
    Coralie (Michigan/USA)

    A Vintage Cottage Home
    OWOH #303

  155. I think I'm in love, with you, with your art. You are amazing and what you create just goes without saying. I'm throwing you on my google reader. This whole event is about meeting new people right? Well, even if you don't want a new friend you're going to get a new stalker out of this!


  156. Hello from India.
    I am a first time visitor here. You are so talented and have a beautiful blog. I so love Helen Keller's quote.
    I just learnt of the wonderful initiative of OWOH, I am too late to give a give away myself but you are welcome to visit my blog.I learnt this is the last year of OWOH, I do so hope and pray someone else takes up the initiative and this beautiful concept does not die out. I would so like to be able to give away a door gift next year.
    Your blog post has just inspired me to take up painting again myself. I haven't touched a brush in decades. Thank you for the inspiration.
    My email: lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

  157. Hi From Cornwall, I love your artwork, really cheary on a dreary day!

  158. Your work is gorgeous Erin! Nice to meet you and enjoy OWOH 2011. Kim (no. 724)

  159. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Your art is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

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

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  160. I've been feeling that way about my dreams too lately. it is scary but am learning to embrace it and stop the fear of being happy!

    Your work is beautiful - thank you for the chance to win a print!

    Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post :)

    OWOH #365

  161. Erin,
    What a wonderful blog. It is so happy to meet you and your enchanted blog. Happy OWOH and please do drop in for a visit in my little part of Wonderland.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    WEndy from WondERland

  162. Hi Erin. It is so very nice to meet you. I just love your artwork! It is so beautiful. Please enter my name into your fabulous OWOH giveaway.

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

  163. so pretty and creative. so nice to meet you through this event. please stop by for a visit on my blog too of you'd like.

  164. Sooooooooooooooo beautiful! Please count me in!

  165. Hello from Australia!
    What a beautiful blog you have here! I love the bright colour of the background, and the bright colours in your art as well!
    I've just checked out your Etsy store, and have saved it (and your blog) in my favourites so I can come back and have more of a look around. I really love your Scripture art. I wish I had some money - I'd buy a couple of your prints for sure!! :) Oh well...maybe someday soon. (If I find a job - I'm praying for one!)
    In the meantime...can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thank you so much!!
    You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

    --Liv from Australia--

    gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

  166. I am a big fan of your art, Erin. I stumbled on it recently on Etsy. It is so whimsical and features such great powerful words.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy the day!
    Tesori Trovati Jewelry

  167. Greetings from Kansas, USA! I love quotes by Helen Keller. Your artwork is beautiful. Love the colors. Come see me:

  168. Please enter my name. Love your giveaway! Visit me #597

  169. Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

  170. Hello from NY! Thanks for the chance and glad to play along!!


  171. Hello there!

    You have some very beautiful work!
    My favorite of those show here is the "Be the Change" one. It really stands out to me.

    I've only just recently found out about this event, I think it's fantastic but it was too late for me to participate in its last run. Maybe someone will pick up the torch for next year!

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

  172. That is so awesome Erin! I love your work and would love to have a piece hanging in my house :o) Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  173. Hi Erin,
    So glad to have found you on the web. Your art is so fabulous!!! Your paintings are very unique, yet so ErinLeigh!! Your technique & color palette is very appealing. I luv, luv, luv the quote, "LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING" by Helen Keller.

    Would you ever consider doing an online class of your style & techniques? Thx.

    This OWOH blog trip is great! Thanks!

    Terri aka LuvBugz3

  174. I love your work, it is so much fun and the quotes on these pieces are great. Will see you again after OWOH.

  175. How great to meet you here!
    Jeopardy, Art, Alex Trebec (he's canadian if you don't know!), quotes, babies, life! All of them wonderful!
    Would love to follow your journey's on your blog and would love to be given a chance to win!


  176. Lovely to meet you Erin! Yopur prints are wonderful, and anyone would be honored to win one. Please include me in your drawing and come see me #209.
    thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)

  177. Beautiful AND inspiring... Lovely!

  178. Erin, these are excellent pieces--very nice! I get twitchy, too, if I don't get to go make something--and, like you, I paint with my fingers--here's link to my favorite paintbrush:

    Happy OWOH to you! Stop by and say hi if you get the chance; I'm OWOHing along with you!
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  179. what a wonderful give away! love your colors you use in your art. they're happy colors!

  180. Your paintings are beautiful! I love your style :-)So nice to meet you here through OWOH, I hope your get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


  181. Erin, your work is wonderful...what joy you must experience in creating it. Your three winners will certainly be lucky, and I truly hope I am one of the lucky ones! I can't believe that you've never had formal art training...amazed actually. Your talent is tremendous. I bet you incorporate a lot of your art and creativity in your classroom...and I am certain that your students adore you! Congratulations on your pregnancy. My husband and I just adopted our first child, and he is now nine months old. I am amazed by him every single day, and he is joy beyond any that I ever knew existed. How lucky we are to be someone's mommy!

    I love your blog and am signing up to follow so that I may return again. I'd love to see some of your other pieces of art and am looking forward to exploring! Hope you'll have the opportunity to visit with me, as well!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

    All good wishes,


  182. Your creations are so neat. They seem infinitely more personal than the same sentiments printed on some kind of mass-produced item, like a poster or a bumper sticker. I love them!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  183. awesome blog- I am having fun checking out all the blogs- thank you for a chance to win

  184. Hello Erin...I love your art work.

    Also, I hope your dream of going down into the Grand Canyon comes true someday. Years ago I got to raft down the Colorado River through the entire Grand Canyon. No civilization for two weeks! We stopped and hiked everyday, and the rapids sounded like thunder! I discovered a lot about myself on that trip. I'd do it again.

    Anyway - Please enter my name into the One World One Heart contest. I'll stop by again. I'm #509

    I hope you have a chance to check out my blog, too. And - Enjoy your visit!
    Hugs...Linda L
    email -

  185. Your art is fabulous. I love the quotes you have chosen and would be thrilled to win one of your lovely creations!

  186. Your art is beautiful. ~Cassie angelandspot{at}yahoo{dot}com

  187. Hi Erin,

    It's easy to see that you are a very positive person. :) It also shows in your art which is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win a print!

    Greetings from Germany,

  188. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

  189. Beautiful artwork! I think if I won my favourite would be the "It takes courage..." one. Really hits home for me. Thanks for the chance :)

  190. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    I'm Polinka from France
    polinka_scrap @

  191. 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


  192. I absolutely love your artwork! Thank you for sharing so much about yourself.
    All of your pieces are incrdible. The Helen Keller quote is probably my favourite quote and I love what you did with it!
    Please enter me in your draw! (Probably too many to have a chance - put had to let you know how your work affected me!

  193. ...way to WOW us with your talent.. and so generous to boot,.. or should i say ** bootie ** lol thanks for the opportunities mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  194. Hah - I clicked on "follow" even before I left this comment! Your "about me" and the art throughout the post made me know that you are someone with whom I'd like to stay in touch.

    I'd be honored to win one of those amazing pieces (from an artist who found her path even without training!) :). I look forward to reading around your blog some more!

    #17 on OWOH -

  195. 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!

  196. Of course I want in!!!! :) Loved reading more about you! Hugs! Shelly

  197. Love your blog - and love your door prize. Please include me in the draw. I'll be back to look around for a bit longer once I have finished my OWOH tour