Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011! A Drawing! A Giveaway! A Discovery!

Come join the journey! One World One Heart 2011 is in full swing and after seeing so many wonderful and creative posts I just had to join in the blog hop fun!  So what's it all about?  It's a chance to take a creative journey and discover talented artists throughout the world and just by flying by, leaving a comment it's also a chance to win some awesome giveaways.  So I'd love if you joined me here for a chance to win my inspired entry into the One World One Heart Blog Hop. An original, hand signed and framed Pop Art Mini
"Bear-ing A Heartfelt Gift"
This little guy has a heart shaped world in his hands!

Here's a little about me
I love creating...anything! I turn even the simplest task into an artistic and creative endeavor. So I would definitely say that I have an artsy side that sometimes takes over in all aspects of my life...and I LOVE it! I've always got sometime buzzing around in my head that just can't wait to materialize on paper, canvas or even a wall or two! I love creating fun and fantastical themes in bright, bold colors and expressive lines . . . almost in an illustrative style! I also have a softer side that sometimes comes out in my pastel paintings, although with my Pop Art Minis "art-venture" the softer side has been somewhat subdued by the more bold and colorful side of my artistic personality! :) Oh, and when I'm not creating my oil pastel drawings you can find me dipping candles, crafting and creating with anything that sparkles and working on the product development of some amazing dollies. Or as I like to say, "I'm the stylist to the dolls".

So what do you have to do to be entered for YOUR chance to win?
A. It's open to all active bloggers worldwide
B. Leave a comment and please make sure there is a way for me to contact you if you win.
C.  Please leave your blog so that I can visit you as well. 
D. The winner will be announced Feb. 17th and the lucky person's name will be posted on my blog and I will contact you via your blog or email as left on your post. 

Want to join in the fun...check it out by clicking on the pic below!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I'd love if you would follow my blog and I'll be sure to fly by your blog and follow you back!
Looking forward to discovering lots of new talent!
You can view a complete list of artists participating HERE!


Anonymous said...

What an adorable bear. I love it, love it, love it. Your work is always so fun.

Whimsical Kreations said...

Love the little bear with his heart globe, Joni.

Sherry Harris

Joni Nickrent said...

Thanks so much Alyice and Sherry for flying by with such awesome comments! SMILES! :)

AmyJRockstar said...

I would be thrilled to win some of your work! I really love your frog and your pig stuff too. I've seen you a bunch at the hive, but guess I haven't been to your blog! I'm gonna check it out and see if you have a store.
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Scrapp'n Nana said...

I love your Bears and you do them to where they are beautiful. So please add me for the chance to win.
Donna Scrapp'n Nana

lisa808 said...

Love this bear. So appropriate for the theme.

Unknown said...

An amazingly cute little guy! Hugs Gunilla

Lori said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed browsing through your blog- This is my first year enjoying the OWOH event..So much fun! What a great way to meet new friends. I hope you visit my blog and join in on my giveaway as well!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

You do adorable work...I would love to have that little bear print. I've been collecting anything bear pretty much my whole life...Stop by my blog if you have a bit of time, and check out my giveaway.

Bettina Groh said...

This bear artist would love your bear!! Please enter me in the drawing!!

Erika said...

What a cutie!

If you get a moment please visit as I am also participating:

Anonymous said...

Your bear is so sweet. Please enter me. Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. #500

Janine said...

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

Cherry said...

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

Saskia said...

Wow! Your bear is so unique and adorable! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

(nr214 on the list)

Karen said...

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


Unknown said...

He is too stinking cute. You are an amazing artist. Thanks for sharing your creative side with us. Love seeing stages of production.

Misty Schumacher

Joni Nickrent said...

Thanks everyone for all your awesome comments! I will definitely be flying by all of your blogs to say hi and follow along. Am happy to be able to share my Pop Art Minis world with all of you! Hugs and Smiles! :)

Belinda said...

Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
Hugs Belinda

Gail said...

This is adorable! thanks for visiting my blog too!

Connie said...

adorable mini painting! come visit my blog too!

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:

Grace Garton said...

Hi Joni just spotted you on our Artisans site and hopped over to look at your blog and what a surprise you are participating with OWOH! Your paintings are so cheerful and CUTE! Wonderful to meet blog is come over and have a wander around!

Amy Weaver/The Weaver's Hand-Inspirational Mixed Media Artist said...

Beautiful! Please count me in! This is my first year and its fabulous! All these amazing blogs and all these fabulously creative people! I hope you'll stop by my blog (#561).


Arya said...

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

Susan said...

Isn't he just darling?!! please toss my name in the hat :) and come visit me #209

(Pieces of Fate)

susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

Unknown said...

Hi Joni, I have just discovered you and your stunning artwork. Your Bear print is super cute and I'd love to win him. I'm now a follower, but don't have time to chat as I want to see more of your work.=)

Pop on over for a coffee at #570 and enter my OWOH, if you get the chance.

Kyles =D

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Hi from Ky! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love your artistic talent and creativity. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Unknown said...

Greetings from a fellow Hive member! Your door prize bear is adorable! Isn't this OWOH blog hopping fun? Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

Tattin' Kat said...

Your bear is wonderful!! My daughter would love this in her room...although then she might never sleep since it would need hugs :)

I'm OWOH #530.

Cheryl said...

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

Christina Lytle said...

This is adorable...
OWOH #502

Nanbon44 said...

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

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Aimee Jeffries said...

Such a sweet little bear! Happy OWOH:)

BabesbyBarb said...

what a cute bear, love your painting. I want to invite you to my blog if you have time

AlwaysInspired said...

This little guy is just adorable! I love following you on the Hive!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Micki said...

I collect bears so this would be perfect.

Sandi M said...

Hello from PA. Your little bear is so darn cute! He'll put a smile on anyone's face :)
I'm over at 559. Do stop by.

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - he is the most adorable bear and so perfect that he is carrying a heart shaped world! you are very talented! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Sonja said...

Nice to meet you on my OWOH tour. I love the painting for my babies room and like to take part in your draw.
Please check out my blog as well (#785)
Warm regards,

Carole Burant said...

Hi Joni, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful pop art bear mini:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

FairlyGirly said...

The bear is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine. #636

Mervi said...

Nice to meet you!
Please count me in on the draw for this fabulous prize.
Greetings from... Finland,
number*451* OWOH;-))m

leikkaan AT

spindelmaker said...

What a lovely way to illustrate the blog-event! You have a very good line in your drawing. Have a nice week!

Keisha said...

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

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

mitz said...

...I can ** heartly ** wait. thanks for the opportunity.

Donna said...

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

Willnnabel said...

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

Shai Williams said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! That bear has so much personality. 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.



Hello Joanie! Love your illustrations, they are so sweet! Thanks for sharing your talents in the give away and joining the circle of friends across the globe. May we meet again over at my blog:) Wanda in Ohio #220
needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

Rusted Wings said...

your work is beautiful and your offering so sweet!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

Anne said...

I loved your work so much I just had to become a follower!!!! Your bear is so cute. 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

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Kim Dellow said...

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

CathyH said...

It's so nice to see your oil pastel work, I don't see it enough and your paintings are so delightful!

Holly Days Closet said...

To cute my grand daughter would love this we are going to fight for it if I win;)

Jona Panesa said...

he is so cute!!!

Lucy said...
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Caroline said...

Hi Joni! Cute bear, Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

sassypackrat said...

Oh I'd love to get my hands on this cute bear!
OWOH #488

Lucy said...

Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

s hyler said...

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

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. :) I just love your little mini pop art and I hope I get to win this cutie. :) Thanks for the chance.

Sherry said...

Thanks for the chance of winning your beary pop art mini creation - so much fun!

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Dianne said...

Ahhhh...this is so sweet!
Please add my name to your draw and come to my blog-#348 and add your name there if you wish. Thanks and Good Luck!

Gale said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway. The bear is so cute. thanks for the chance to win.
I would love it if you could find time to come to my blog and enter for my door prize also.
:) Gale

Unknown said...

The little bear is adorable. I love that he fits the theme of OWOH as well.

Thank you for the giveaway,
#511 & #515
onebookshy at yahoo dot com

Rayna said... godbaby's room is being decorated with teddy bears, this would look GREAT on the wall! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger #836

MarissaDW said...

Love your blog and art work! What a great way to meet people around the world! Come and visit my blog MDW's Love #548.

Cheers from Canada

Carol said...

Pretty blog. I love your gift for the event.
OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very warm, humorous, and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit and your bears. I would love to see how you turn washing laundry into an artistic adventure! Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Sunshineshelle said...

How adorable he's un'bear'-ably sweet, I can feel the love!!! Anyway, so pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Now I want 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) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

artbeckons 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

Sandy said...

OWOH is so cool. Nice to meet you through your blog. Please count me in for your giveaway. I didn't participate in OWOH as I found out about it too late. However, I am enjoying getting to see all the wonderful artwork. Thanks so much for participating.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

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


Cameron said...

I love all the color and playfulness here! Really makes me feel happy inside :)

Cameron #83

Leslie A. Hawkins said...

Hi from Colorado, love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit sometime. Leslie

Digital Misfit said...

Whew! Finally made it here. This is one long journey.
You know I adore your pop art minis. This is the sweetest bear! I love him!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

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.

Joe Madl said...

a big howdy from montana! thank you for letting me mosey around your blog. you are very talented and i have enjoyed my stay and will return again soon!

i love your bear painting! please add me to your drawing.

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


Michelle said...

It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. Ohhh my... this bear is so adorable, I want to pull him right out into this 3D world and cuddle as if I were a little kid! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA
I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

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

How adorable! I love your bear!!! Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

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

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello and greetings from Virginia. I absolutely love your teddy bear piece. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win such a lovely gift.

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

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win. I have a new great niece (named Mina Wren) who was born this year in she would love this in her room.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

SusanLotus said...

Such a cute bear! :)

Please come and visit my blog too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you :)

Warm regards
Susan, nr 471

Jen said...

Your bear is adorable! I love how you tied him in to the theme.

DVArtist said...

Hello from Florence, Oregon USA. It is nice to meet you. Please count me in on your giveaway.

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. I am having a ball participating in OWOH - isn't this fun! Thanks for the chance to win your sweet bear giveaway!
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Mickey 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!


Mickey 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!


Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Joni, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted "Bearing A Heart Felt Gift." 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.

Wanda Maria Designs said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice seeing you here! (I usually see you over at the Hive.) Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog:


Wendy said...

Hello and it is wonderful to meet you. I loved taking a little visit through your blog and hope to come back for more. I would love to be part of your OWOH giveaway. So exciting. Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland