Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart (2011)


It's that time of year again for a tour of the "blogosphere". If you're not familiar with the event, click here for the details. You may even want to join in the fun yourself, but you must have a blog to participate.

Below is my giveaway which is typical of the art that I produce. I like to mostly work with fabrics. I have a special affection for cats but I make dolls and other things as well. I give every one of my creations a human face.

Here then is my giveaway, a cat with a menacing face. She measures 7 inches in height and 6 inches across at the widest point. She is made from printed cottons. I "painted" the face with inks. She is backed by felt and the edge is embroidered with a blanket stitch. There is a little hook at the back so she can be hung up on a wall. I think she would be especially appropriate for display around Halloween.

If you would like a chance to win her (and you have a blog), all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and your Email address (if it isn't shown somewhere on your blog or profile). I need to be able to contact you if your name is drawn. The draw will be on February 18th.

Good luck and many thanks for stopping by.


Saskia said...

Wow...your work is so unique and so beautiful! I love your cats!
Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your give-away...I can only dream it's me! :)

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

rhr-ozgrkdn said...

Hi,I'm following your blog last year and interesthing for me.I like cats,your designs are very amazing,have a nice day:))

Diane said...

I am such a fan of your art--Thank you for having this and please be sure to stop over at my blog as I'm a participant also! Diane

baukje said...

I LOVE her and she is welcome here in France.

Maggie R said...

hi Inga
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your draw..Come visit me, I am playing too.

apinkdreamer said...

hi!!!i'm eleni from greece! please enter me in your wonderful givaway! thanks for sharing!!!!!
visit my magical owoh post too:

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Love your cat! What a gorgeous piece of art! I'd love to win it :) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

Janine said...

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

A Scattering said...

This kittie would be a perfect Halloween addition! I've just taken the time to look at some of your older posts - love your work.

Woodstock, Ontario

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Donna said...

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

Deci said...

I love cats, beautiful. Visit my OWOH giveaway at

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I just love your cat! Nice to visit with you today.

Jeanie Callaghan
I am #249 on the OWOH list

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Dolly said...

I was really drawn to this piece since I have a black cat and am very fond of your art!

Thank you for the chance to own it!

Smiles, Dolly

Moriah said...

Wow! Such a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed taking a look around and getting to know you a bit.

dandelionlady said...

mmmm. I really like your dangerous cat. She's no pushover. She looks like a cat who walks by herself. Come by and peer into my world if you'd like, I'm at

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It’s nice to meet you. Your door prize is great. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I’m #116 on the flying wings

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Inga
Nice to meet you.
First I took the time to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
I must say...I'm glad I did !!
I loved your post "junk mail" and the link to Carla Trujillo also !!
Thanks for sharing:)
About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure so please draw my name !!
Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands. I invite you to my blog for a visit as well.

Dena said...

Hi Inga,

I am Canadian living in TO.

What I treat reading your blog. I hope after many years of marriage my husband will still surprise me, I laughed out loud when I read that after 22 years of marriage you did not know he could knit.

I am in awe of your passion for opera. I visited your cooking blog and I think I'll try making those sausages, I love sausages, but they are so not good for your body.

Well it was a nice visit, thank you.

Jingle said...

She is quite wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway! I do hope you are able to stop by mine! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

roc said...

omg..that is awesome!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. It's so nice meeting you and seeing your blog. Love the Kitty Kitty. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

The Altered Paper said...

Would love to win her! So many creative blogs! WoW! Count me in your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Cherry said...

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

Sharon House said...

Now that is one, very cool cat! Greetings from Victoria BC from one Canadian artist to another! I've enjoyed looking around your blog (it's fun poking around to see what one can find). I'd like to invite you to pop over and visit my blog (#289)and enter my giveaway!


cheekyradish said...

Great, fun giveaway, I'd love to win!! Please enter me in your drawing! I'm #521 if you'd like to visit me!!

Cheryl said...

Hello from Canada's west coast! Nice to meet you here! Hope you can come visit my blog sometime:

Cheryl said...

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

Lelia said...

Your cat has a fantastic face! I've been following your blog for awhile + enjoy seeing what your create : )

Enjoy the day,
Always, Lelia
Blogging at:
Leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

Michaele said...

Meow meow meow- she is beautiful, but yes, a bit menacing- my husband might say she's the perfect image of ME on occasion! *wink*

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!



Healing Woman said...

Hi Inga!
So glad we met last year at OWOH! It has been quite a year. I am so appreciative of the extremely nice comment you made concerning my planters. I am ever so glad you like yours.

I love your cats with faces. It would be wonderful to own one of your beautiful works of stitchery! Please add me to your drawing.


Mimi said...

How lovely!

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

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Brenda said...

I love cats too and your cat giveaway is adorable.

Micki said...

Yes, that is perfect for Halloween. Please stop at:


danit said...

Your cat looks very much like you. I love it's face.

Jules Woolford said...

This is terrific. I like your style very much (and love the banner heading) I shall come back! Please stop and visit me if you have time Jules#492

PEA said...

Hi Inga, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous cat creation, it's so delightful:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Mervi said...

Nice to meet you via OWOH!
Gorgeous blog and lovely prize,
hope to win!

Greetings from Finland;-))m
number 451 OWOH
leikkaan AT

Hoopie said...

I enjoyed viewing your blog very much. Isn't Blog Hopping fun ?

Thanks for participating in
One World One Heart 2011

check out my blog #635

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

cat said...

Awesome cat!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Funny, I don't see menace, rather cute.

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you,
Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! My sister would talk me out of this if I won! ♥ Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Erika said...

What a fun little kitty!

Please stop by if you get a moment; I am also participating

Marina said...

What a cool creation!

Come see my giveaway too at

Aimee Jeffries said...

Love it! My cats give very human expressions at times LOL. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Julie B said...

Oh, wow. Two of my favorite things: cats and fabric. I would love to give this kitty a home. Your work is wonderful.

Karoda said...

Love the self-portrait in your side is so spot on! And the cat is cute even with the menacing face :)

Wendy said...

I love your cat that you made. She reminds me of one of my cats, Miss Bella that owns me with her expression of bemusement and magick. Your style is wonderful, Inga!

Please enter me for a chance to win your giveaway.

Thank you so much :)

Rusted Wings said...

sweet blog & lovely, whimsical creation!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list...
blessings & warm hugs from Montana!!

Digital Misfit said...

Your we kitty is beautiful, and just a little bit spooky!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Connie said...

lovely kitty! please come enter my giveaway too!

Beadwright said...

Hello from the Pacific Northwest USA. You have a lovely blog. I like that you are vegan and that your art is mostly cotton.
Please count me in on your prize.

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

CathyH said...

I would love to win your art cat, love it!! Thank you!
cathyguitarteacer-77 at

Sylvia Smiser said...

I love your cat as I am a Halloween person! Please include me in your drawing!
Thank you,


Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! I collect cats and she would be so perfect on my wall! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


Geri Centonze said...

Wonderful blog - I think the cat with the menacing face would be especially wonderful in my art room where I want to collect items from artists around the world to infuse me with creative energy! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Dianne said...

This is very unique!

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Hi, I work almost exclusively in cotton too: cotton pulp! :) I'm a paper maker (although my giveaway this year is commercial paper, painted then turned into a mosaic). Nice to see your work. The cat has quite the personality.

Lorrie Abdo

Kat Lantz said...


I completely adore your prize! Now that is something I'd hang up all year round on my inspiration wall!! :) Absolutely love it!
Great blog, and great work!

Kat @

If i'm lucky enough to win, there's a "contact me" on my blog!! :)

carylsrealm said...

Awesome! This would be fabulous in my artroom! Love it!
Caryl OWOH #270

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Ooooo, love this cat and her pensive face! Thanks for having me over today!

If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Bleubeard and I are totally impressed with your work. Love the fabric cat you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. She is so dramatic! Love the look
Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. OWOH # 473
:) Gale

JoAnne said...

Oh, I love this cat!!!!! Not an evil cat at all, very cool cat!

crafty creations said...

Hi I've enjoyed reading your blog which is very inspiring

Your gift is brilliant and I would love to win I'm sure she'd like to come live in the UK - please enter me into your draw

Come visit me at No 177 and No 727



Oh you have such a wonderful blog and am a follower already. Always love your posts Such a great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

CAW said...

Hello to a fellow Canadian. I can see why you wanted to keep your original giveaway doll -- she's just too hard to part with. I think your cat makes an excellent substitute. OWOH 718

Deedra said...

She's so awesome! Please count me in!

Fallingladies said...

very cool cat!
come see my giveaway too!

Caroline said...

I love your cat! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Carolyn or Connee said...

Hi--hoping to win your menacing kitty! Stop by my blog and take a look!

Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Kim Dellow said...

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

Carapace said...

Oh, I love it! It reminds me of a most deliciously creepy story from my childhood...I wonder if you too had a tailypo tale...?:D

Thanks for bringing back that wonderfully eerie memory!


Keisha said...

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

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

stampgram said...

Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? Your cat is awesome! Please enter me.
(stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Wendy said...

It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love the opportunity to be a part of it. Happy OWOH. Please do drop in during your journey.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Flowermouse Design said...

Greetings from Norway. So nice to meet you and to get a glimpse into your creative world. I love your giveaway!!

Please enter me (my email is in my profile) and stop by mine if you like:

yoborobo said...

So nice to meet you! Greetings from Maryland. :) I love your cat, and I think he is calling my name! I am going to go visit you on flickr and see some more of your art. I see that we both love Sandy Mastroni! And Carla Trujillo! :) If you get a minute, come visit me at 278. Pam

Belinda said...

your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

Debra said...

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

trisha too said...

Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Healing Woman said...

Hi Inga,

I so much appreciate the kind words you expressed concerning my planters. I am so glad you are happy with the one you received. Yes, they definitely do look better in person.

I love your black cat! She is so demure and secretive. I tried to purchase one from you awhile back but you are very busy and would rather just give...Hopefully, I will be lucky enough to win her!


s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

Annie said...

I love your cat.!!!! I am sure she would make greats friends with my two rag dolls. 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

Teri said...

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

Thanks Teri said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

cottageprims said...

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

martha brown said...

This cat makes me smile :)
Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Carmen said...

Oh I love her! I don't think she's menacing at all - just misunderstood :) Thank you for the chance to win her. Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post too :)

OWOH# 365

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

Hello from a fellow Canadian!

I would love to be entered for your cat, Thank you for the chance!
Misfit Momma
misfitmomma at gmail dot com

WondrousStrange said...

gorgeous !! count me in for the drawing please.

JBlanton said...

You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win

joe said...

wow! i love your work and especially your cats! please enter me in the drawing and stop by my blog and enter mine!

thank you for the opportunity to get to know your work better and for the chance to own a little piece of your world through OWOH!

joe in montana

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA

Very nice to meet you. Very cool offering. Please enter me in the OWOH drawing.

I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. And...please, come by again later so we can chat. :)

Shariyah said...

WOW!!! This is amazing! I absolutely LOVE your work, it's so unique! I've already decided 'the spot' on my lovely brick wall where I would proudly display your cat woman (just positive thinking- you know!) she actually would go perfectly with our decor- Halloween or not! Please enter my name in to win! If you haven't already, please stop by my blog where I'm giving away an original painting (by me of course!) I'd love to see you there!
Peace & Love from New Zealand,

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Your shop is great! Count me in. I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. Please visit my new blog #864

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

What's up Duck? said...

I literally gasped when I saw your door prize! That is so cool!
My home is like halloween 365 days a year, so she'd fit in well here if I were lucky enough to win.

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

Just a note: Had a snafu with my last attempt at posting. Somehow a post I posted elsewhere got posted along with what I was posting here, so I deleted the whole post (as it wouldn't let me edit). So that was me in case you were wondering, sorry.

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Greetings from Massachusetts. Your work is wonderful. I love cats too. We have three rescued cats (one dog). I work with polymer clay and one of my first creations was a cat. I love the faces on your work. I've had fun browsing your blog. Isn't opera wonderful? Blessings in the journey,
Rebecca #393

Birgit said...

Hi there,

You are right -- the cat with the human face does look a bit spooky. She would be perfect for Halloween! :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, how I love your art ! I have bookmarked your blog and will be back to visit and see more. Thanks for the chance to win this purr-fect piece! Cheers !

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Tammy Freiborg said...

A nightcat with a nonmenacing moon face. Please visit #875

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Cotton Picker, Hi Jo, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted cat. 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.

Anonymous said...

Your work is so unique and beautiful. Can't wait to come back and have a proper look around. cottage6studio at yahoo dot com

ByLightOfMoon said...

Hi, I adore your cat! Fabulous face!
Your blog is beautiful!
I am # 267 on OWOH and I would love to win!
Smiles, Cyndi

One20 Farm and BluGiRlinK said...

what great inspirations! thanks for playing, I love this event!
check out both of mine at:
One20 Farm

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Miauw ~~~
I'm late, I'm late, this blog hopping is great fun, but I am running out of time....
Yes, please add me to your beautiful give away !

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

#206 - OWOH

janil said...

So unique!!!
Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!cal_rubies at yahoo dot es