Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

i am laura comito, 2nd generation Italian American living in the wilds of western Iowa, USA. i've been an artist all my life and enjoy mixed media collage- i like to alter stuff. i'd rather go junking than shopping for clothes. i also design and create my own jewelry which feeds into my passion for vintage jewelry and i can't help but incorporate rhinestones into most of my work. i love to travel and actually made it to the village where my grandparents were born in Italy!  oh yeah- i also live with depression everyday.

thanks for stopping by and taking a peek around. leave a comment too! as a token of my appreciation i am giving away two items hand made by me to two lucky people.

page 1
 item number one is a copy of the book I published called "Outside the Lines"
my story of living and coping with depression through art and meds. all of the artwork is a series of collages from art papers, ephemera, bits and pieces of found objects stickers, rubber stamps and doodles.

item number 2 is a wall collage made from hand made papers, art papers, fibers, ribbon flowers and sculpy clay.

it's been nice getting to know you!

i also write a second blog so please stop by and look around there too! Just click on the link and it will magically take you to my other place!               artworks and beads


if you are a cardmaker i was just gifted with an entire box of envelopes of many different sizes and colors. i would be more than happy to send you an assortment of 24 envelopes. in your message make sure you put ENVELOPES in caps- so i SEE it :) and i will contact you for your snail mail address. these are free- paying it forward....


Emakesart said...

Hi. So glad you stopped by! I love your photos from Italy, beautiful! And please enter me in your drawing! Have fun visiting everyone!


Electra said...

Your book looks wonderful, just perfect for me! ;-) I find working with my hands helps with my depression as well!

Palma said...

Gorgeous artwork! Thanks , for stoppin by on my giveaway ♥ I adedd the fish on my blog by using one of the Blogger applications :)

Carrieann said...

I'm a third generation Italian, living in the desert...nice to meet you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope you're having as much fun on our OWOH trip as I am!

Bright blessings from Vegas,

CarrieAnn #135

Brandy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for a chance at winning your wonderful giveaways. I can relate to you with dealing with depression and how creating art helps. Please enter me in to win

Sandi M said...

This is cool that you have a book! Your wall collage is so vibrant and textural - is that a word even ;) Thanks for a chance. Stop by and visit.

jonaks said...

loved your wall collage! Happy owoh! come visit me too!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

I hope you are enjoying the OWOH. I know I am. You've got a great blog and such a wonderful prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win. It's so good to meet you! Hugs!


Witchylana said...

Hi Laura,
I just want to comment on how brave you are for being open about living with depression.
Also, that collage is one of the most relentlessly cheerful things I've seen. I love it!

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely to meet you. Your gift is beautiful and would love to win this.
Thank you

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:

GardenDesigner said...

Have a wonderful week of surfing with friends!!

Donna said...

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

Palma said...

Hi! I would love to win these. Please,count me in!

funkyluke said...


peace and hugs laura # 405 0n the list

Femmy said...

such a beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

vintage wil said...

lovely giveaway!!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Laura,
It's very nice to meet you & find your lovely art.
p.s. I love your "blessings list" - such a great idea :)

Belinda said...

What a Beautiful blog!
please count me in your drawing
hugs Belinda

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Laura,

I was born in Vicenza Italy when my parents were stationed there; have always wanted to return!
I have lived with depression for most of my adult life but have a sense of humor that has grown from it (kind of quirky, but fun none the less). Please stop by my OWOH post if you have a moment and sign up~~Love the colors and elements in your delightful giveaways!
I think I'm #480 on the list....can't remember! :-D


Marit said...

It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! I wasn't at number 476 on the list yet but people who comment on my blog get extra attention ofcourse ;) LOVE your work, and am very interested in the book, so please count me in for your doorprize!Love from the Netherlands, Marit (#501)

Marilyn said...

Your art has such depth and meaning. I loved the "melted crayons..." piece.
Please count me in for the drawing.

Diane said...

Very lovely giveaway! Please count me in on your giveaway & drop by my blog if you have a moment. Hugs, Diane

Minky Magic said...

I think your book would be very inspiring and beautiful to read/look at. Your collage is extremely colourful. Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I too love junk and vintage things - will start following your blog now too! Marie x

MissKoolAid said...

Hello Laura,
I would love a chance to win either one of your prizes though I think the book would help me a lot. I've been recently diagnosed with major depression.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas. I must admit I am looking forward to possibly winning your book. I too live with depression and have a daughter and now possibly a granddaughter living with bi-polar. Stop by and visit sometime:

messinastudio said...

Thanks for taking the trip to my blog for OWOH! I'm very interested in your book as well! It's a pretty amazing feat to do anything productive when you're dealing with depression and I'd love to hear about your experiences. :)

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Art is such a great outlet for me..and for you also..I see!!! What thoughtful giveaways you have!!! Best wishes with all your artful endeavors!

The Altered Paper said...

Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
Thank You,Tee

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Hi Laura, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed my visit at both of your blogs. Please include me in your drawing.

Lesley said...

Hey Laura, cool beans back. I would now that saying only from Bella Creations (wink wink).
Love your creativity. Count me in girl.
Thanks for dropping by my blog as well.
Lesley xo

Noemi said...

Cioa Laura,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed it.

A big hug from Spain.

steufel said...

Thanks for stepping by! Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

ByLightOfMoon said...

Hi Laura,

I find journaling my feelings helps also and your
wall collage is just awesome, I want to learn to do that too!

Thanks for my blog visit and I am number 627 on OWOH list!
You DO have a Beautiful blog!
Smiles, Cyndi

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Laura. Thanks for your visit and
nice to meet you too.
First I took the time to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
( Yes, I take my time:)
It was fascinating to see your photo's from Italy and I loved reading your post "I still believe in love" !

About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure so please draw my name !!
Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands.

fairyrocks said...

Laura, pleased to meet you, We have alot in common, Italian, Leo's, Junkers ( I have been called the Hoarder word ,but refuse to accept that) Anyhow, Keep smiling and creating
Your blog is Bellisimo!!

priti.lisa said...

Hi Laura...I am happy you stopped by my blog...both of yours are thought-provoking. I spent more time than I should have here 8D

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Hi Laura! I found your blog from Jacque's ( and so glad I did, both your blogs are wonderful, I'll being visiting often!


K Shiroma said...

Your book and collage are wonderful and insightful. It's great to meet all you wonderful bloggers through this event!

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi there, so nice to meet you!
Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win either of them!

Greetings from bonny Scotland.

PS. If you have a minute and have not already done so, please come and visit mine too:o)

greenest mermaid said...

Hi Laura! Thank you for stopping by my blog! What neat giveaways your doing! Count me in!

Robin said...

Hi Laura, so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway. Count me in on your OWOH giveaway.


Lisa said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and entering, I appreciate it, please add me to yours! Aren't you glad you decided to do this this year!!!!


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Laura,
Happy OWOH! It's so nice to meet you. What a beautiful blog! I'd LOVE to be in your giveaway.

AlwaysInspired said...

So nice to meet you! Your art is lovely!
Stop by and visit my OWOH giveaway!
I'm #50 on the journey.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Laura,

Saw your invitation at the Stubblejumpers Cafe. I would love to receive your book or artwork. We gain so much inspiration walking in the dark places.



Regina said...

Laura it was such a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for visiting my whimsical world too. I love your blog and your work. I would love to be one of your winners.


Diane said...

Hi Laura---love this giveaway--love it!! And thank you so much for visiting my blog! Diane--now I'm off to visit your other blog!

Rosie said...

First I say Thank you for visiting my blog at #116. It's so nice to meet you. Your door prize is wonderful and very interesting. Coin me in please. So have fun with OWOH

Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

hello from Thailand! my tour around OWOH has truly been very inspiring especially seeing works of art made by creative people like you :)

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

* laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

Hoopie said...

Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your darw and then take a minute to visit my blog


luthien said...

hello Laura :)
thank you for coming over to my blog and inviting me to come along to yours! i'm sorry you have to cope with so much and i'm glad that art is helping you in so many ways! art has always been therapeutic for me too ... when i had my new preemie home recently, i felt stretched and yes, depressed. but when i had time in between feeds and dirty diapers, i would escape to my art, if only a little while ... it helped tremendously. i poured all the nagging energies into my pieces, that's how i know how to express myself.

it would be an honor to win one of your beautiful and meaningful gifts :)
luthien :)

Artful Musings said...

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

suziqu's thread works said...

Lovely to met your Laura. Thanks for popping by. Your work is lovely and I'd love to be counted in your giveaway and to read your book plus ENVELOPES.
Love Suzy

alveen said...

Hi Laura... Thank you for visiting my OWOH post.
I have enjoyed visiting your blog, you have given me lots of food for thought.
Please toss my name into the hat for the chance to win one of your lovely gifts.

Aimee Jeffries said...

What a great prize, art is great therapy! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

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

Fallingladies said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Interesting and cool wall sculpture!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Ciao Laura ~

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you and read about you too. I'd be so interested in reading your book. It seems familiar ~ I wonder if we have stumbled upon one another's blogs before.

If no one else is interested, I definitely would love some ENVELOPES!

Ciao and stay warm,

lk moonwood said...

Hi Laura, I'm very interested in your book. art has saved me, too!
hugs, lulu

Mary said...

Nice to meet you :-)
your beautiful giveaway
fingers crossed;-)
mary bay

Mervi said...

Great tour on your blog.
Lovely doorgifts, count me in, please!

Greetings from Finland,
I'm number *451* OWOH
It was nice to meet;-))m

leikkaan AT

carylsrealm said...

Your book looks fabulous as does your collage!

Beth said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I just came from your other blog and I am your newest follower on both of your blogs. I love your artwork and would love to be entered in your giveaway!
Hugs from snowy New Hampshire,
Beth P

Janine said...

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

Georgina said...

Hola Laura, thanks for coming over to my place and leaving a comment. I went to your other blog first, looking for the OWOH post, however, I fell in love with your stuff...fabulous!!

Depression sucks! I too suffer from it, but had to go off the antidepressants due to horrible reactions to them, so I'm free-flying for now. My bouts are a crippling when I'm hit with them...I'm rendered almost crippled from nausea, dizziness and just over-all puky feeling...can't even hold down water let alone anything solid!! Hell, I should be a skinny-whinnie, but nah!! LOL I guess I make up for it when I'm not having any episodes!!

Anyway, thanks again for coming over and leaving me your comment...also, nice meeting you.


To Sew With Love said...

lovely doorprizes! i am glad to have joined OWOH and meet lovely bloggers like you!

PEA said...

Hi Laura, so lovely to meet you! Having had depression/chronic anxiety for many years before I got the help I needed, I can understand how art saved you, it was the same for me:-) Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win either one of your wonderful prizes.

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

MOLLYE said...

Hello, Thank you for visiting me and the kind words regarding the death of my son. I'd love to win your book. Thank you, XXMollye

Deana said...

I would love to win your book sounds interesting!! Thanks for the blog visit!!


Micki said...

I used to be a counselor and used art in my therapy, as I am an artist also, so I do know how art can help depression. I would love to read your book. Thanks for the chance to win. I have a lot of admiration for your journey.
Irish Muses #678

Brenda Hutchings said...

It is so nice to have a chance to meet you. Thanks so much for following the CDP. Your collage is so cool.
Smiles, Brenda #701

juli (sweetpz) said...

i would love some envelopes!
thanks for the chances to win, your blog is lovely!

Atypical Girl said...

I would really like to win your book. I also suffer from depression (and anxiety and a few other things). I have found art therapeutic, but I get so depressed I don't want to "make a mess." I don't know if that makes any sense. Maybe we could chat sometime.
I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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

Downunderdale said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - love your work

Gabriela said...

Hello from Ohio! It's nice meeting you and your blog!
I think it's great that you could write about your battles with depresssion as I imagine that is probably great not just for those reading it but yourself too!
I would love to win any of your prizes...Gabriela #439

Lisa said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by and entering by giveaway, please add me to yours!


Villa-loredana said...

Thanks for stopping by, count on me for the prize. Loredana

Barbara said...

I would love either prize, especially the book. I am not depressed just the opposite, I always see the adventure in the half full glass. I think that you live in Italy and I am impressed I have been to Italy 2 times in my life and loved it both times. The food is fantistic. Thanks for stopping by my blog Blossoms Bloomer and the lovely comment on the The Queen Wears Boot.

Kottage Kreations said...

I know depression sucks because I suffer from it too. I would love to win your book! I express through my kreations. It gives me a moment to escape the real world for a while. Thank you for giving me a chance to win a fabulous give-away!
Did someone say ENVELOPES? LOL, pass them on to me if you'd like

Joyce van der Lely said...

Thanks for visiting my blog !
Please add me to your list as well, gorgeous blog you have !

#206 on the Flying Wings - OWOH
JoYce'S* ArT

Susan said...

Hello! I too have depression ( an anxiety) I'd LOVE your book, would rather see the other go to someone else. Thanks for visiting me and good luck! new follower here :)
Be well,
Susan (Pieces of Fate)

Normally i would jump on your envelopes, but I cleaned out the warehouse at California Paper goods Last auction, so I am set for at least the next 5 years, LOL!
OPERATION WRITE HOME would love the donation if they are A2 size.

Wilma said...

thanks for visiting my blog - and I am happy to return the visit. Best wishes and hope you have a happy time during OWO.


Each piece is wonderful. Sounds like I could benefit from either one! It's been great meeting you and so many wonderful people around the globe and the journey is far from ending! #220 needlewings at mac dot com


Both of your give aways are wonderful and I could benefit from either one! It's been awesome meeting you and so many others on this journey that is far from ending. #220 needlewings at mac dot com


oops, sorry about the double post! The page showed an error, so didn't think it went through... OR I could have a double personality disorder too. lol

My name is Cindy said...

Please count me in and thanks fro dropping in to see me via OWOH Cindy #487

michelle said...

Hi Laura so nice to meet you ! so pleased you stopped by my blog today ! your give away looks wonderful so glad for the chance to win !
you do such lovely work!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am so glad I visited because the book sounds like something I could totally appreciate. I love the wall hanging you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

HHCampbell said...

Hi Laura, it's nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed browsing around your blog, you are an inspiration. Wishing you sunshine and joy!

CathyH said...

Hi Laura! I would love your book (been there) or your collage, thank you!
cathyguitarteacher-01 at

stampdiva said...

Hi Laura from a Snowy Scotland!
Your book is such a personal gift and I have no doubts it will help anyone who battles with depression or knows a loved one or friend who is dealing with this illness.
Lynne M (Adorn #798 - thank you so much for taking the time to visit my Blog and leaving me a comment)

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello Laura, it is so very nice to meet you. What a great place you have here. I would love to win your book. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with depression. Although I have never suffered with it, I have friends who do and I see what it does to them.

I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list. *hugs*,

Sam Bonney said...

Hello, such lovely door prizes, count me in!
Please visit me if you find time, for my prize.

Debra said...

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

Jennifer said...

Laura, thanks for stopping by my blog,I have really enjoyed looking at your blogs (I love the shoes on your other one, can't wait to see the necklace.) I will be back. As for the crowns I make, they range in price from $30-$75 depending on what you want, how much vintage stuff I use, things like that. Let me know if you would like one. Again, so nice meeting you.


Frog and Beef said...

Hello Laura,
I am returning your visit to our blog (#208 on Lisa's fab list) thanks for visiting us!
I would love a copy of your book. Both my husband's son and a daughter suffer too from "the black dog".
The Frog's gg-grandparents wer born in San Guiseppe Iato, near Palermo and although he went to Sicily he didn't know that at the time so was unable to visit. One day though...!
Please enter us in your prizedraw and I will hope we are lucky!

Angie in AZ said...

I'd love to be entered in your drawing! And thanks for visiting my blog!

Myster said...

I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to yours! Your blog is amazing.. love your story... your book sounds very interesting! :) i'd love to be entered in your drawing!! yayyyy

Take care!!

- Amanda

Que Bella said...

Hey Laura, Congrats on being published! Both of your giveaways are fantastic. Thanks so much for visiting my OWOH post. Cheers! Michelle, #598

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for allowing me to peek around in your blog and join in on your giveaway. I love that you use art to deal with your depression. So much more productive than some of the ways I see people dealing with it through my work. Thanks for the chance to win your book.
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter my giveaway also. Oh, ENVELOPES!! LOL
:) Gale OWOH #473

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Laura! It's so nice to meet you and thanks for coming over to say hi (#805)! Your Italy photos are beautiful and it's so cool that you were able to visit the village where your family comes from! It would be an honor to win your giveway.

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

Cherry said...

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

SLucy said...

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

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

mistyboston said...

Hi!!! :D
Nice to meet you!
Please put my name in your giveaway, I would be honored to recieve from you! :)
oh and is there any way I can get my name in on those ENVELOPES?? it would bring me so much joy!! :D
ciao for now!

mistyboston said...

oh, I was supposed to leave my email too:


Mandy said...

just lovely....beautiful...thanks for popping by my blog and leaving some love...if i am lucky enough to win your lovely gift you can contact me on
xxx said...

hi from perth western australia. just love your blog and all lovely art. thanks for sharing with me.please also call past my blog

Electra said...

Hi Laura! I would love to receive ENVELOPES, but am pretty much assuming you have already passed them on to someone.
I hope you can find the time to stop by and say Hi if you haven't already-

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

I shoulda wrote a book instead... This is fun! 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


Jesi Ferguson said...

Hi Laura :) Nice to meet you. I think your collage is lovely and your book is such a wonderful idea. Art is such a great to help us heal.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you come back and visit soon.

Moonbeams & Blessings
onceuponamoon (at)
OWOH #692

Ms Lilypads said...

Breezing in from Wisconsin! Thank you for dropping by my blog.

Digital Misfit said...

I am now following your blog.
I look forward to reading more about your journey with art and depression. I, too, deal daily with the struggles of mental illness (depression/anxiety/agoraphobia). The meds help some, but art is my passion.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Linda said...

Wow what a fabulous door prize. Please add me to your drawing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit during OWOH. I really appreciate it. I hope you visit again soon. And thanks too for participating in OWOH event. I'm having such a grand time getting to know new people out in blog land.


Marit said...

What a great give away.

JBlanton said...


Greetings from the mountains in western North Carolina. You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs.

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.

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway (including the ENVELOPES). 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

Aviya Glass said...

Hi from chilly England. Thank you letting me take a peek into your world. Please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! 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

Beadwright said...

Hello I love the photo of you walking the streets of Italy. It is nice to meet you. Please count mein on your giveaway.

Cazamataz said...

Hi there really nice to visit your blog.Love your work and the healing process it facilitates , great give aways
Carol x

Magic Gypsy said...

Hello, it's nice to meet you! Lovely giveaway and creativity is such good therapy, isn't it!

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I would love to read more about your life and work - thank you for the chance, Kristin xo (#73)

stampgram said...

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

Leslie said...

It seems so many people rely on art to cope with depression. I would enjoy reading about your story. Your wall hanging is lovely too. Please add my name to the hat!

Deirdra Doan said...

Hi to have your book...I came out depression too!
My friend Lulu Moon Wood would be a nice blog for you to follow too. She is on the giveaway and a fav on my blog.
Lulu Dear..
Come say hi.
Deirdra Doan

Teri said...

I love handmade paper!! Its so different and unique.
Please include me in your drawing!
Come visit me at


Tammy Freiborg said...

greetings from eastern MN! Congratulations on your book! Your clay face with fibers is so gorgeous with the bright colors. #875

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA.

It's nice to meet you. I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer!

And...I'd be honored for you to follow my blog...

Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

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

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

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hello from England :) I would love to win your book. Please count me in and visit my giveaway!
Here's my O.W.O.H. post

ladybug said...

Your book sounds amazing and I like your work on the collage as well....and by the way I do in fact make cards and would love the chance to have some of your ENVELOPES! ;)

Thanks for being part of this great event. I hope the experience has been grand (and that you'll come out of it with many new friends and inspirations!)

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!


Tess said...

Teresa aka Tess
tkm1960(at)cox(dot)net <fill im the parenthesis with the correct characters.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Laura, I would absolutely love to win "Outside The Lines" and your beautifully handcrafted wall collage. 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.

Leslie H. said...

Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. I'm a third gen Italian American. I haven't been able to go to Italy yet but am working towards it. We sound a lot alike I have to exercise to keep my mood stable and don't do it as often as I should. Hence my big butt. LOL Come by for a visit Leslie

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hello Laura, I'm so pleased to meet you and see your beautiful artwork. My mother lived with depression, so I feel your pain.

I would love to be the lucky recipient of your book or paper art. I also would love to have some of your gifted ENVELOPES! I am actually giving away cards as my door prize. Won't you please come and sign up for my give away, too? I also will be having another giveaway on my blog after the OWOH that you might be interested in... tune in :)

Happy Creating!
Jaime #29
Indiana, USA said...

Hi Laura! You have a great blog, I've bookmarked it to revisit again!
Greetings from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Keep your art alive!
~Spike (#22) (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Jenxo said...

hi laura i just posted on your other blog LOl
happy owoh and i love your prizes...

Deedra said...

Gorgeous pieces! How lovely that art heals so well, isn't ti? It's my therapy, too :)

Pixiewinkle said...

Greetings from NY! Lovely artwork, and I would love to have a copy of your book. Please count me in and enjoy your flight. Patricia OWOH #498

jenny said...

Hello Laura, thank you for visiting me, your blog is beautiful... I would love to win a copy of your book or your collage... gorgeous giveaways, please count me in...

Hugs from Australia...
Jenny x
(No. 243)

Star Seed - Ana said...

Oh Laura, your words are touching... maybe because I've been there, but not anymore for years now!!! The key is to find our real self!

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

Love your give away! Would love to win!

I am following you now and please visit me not only on my Faery Realm Creations but also in my healing blog at
If you feel I could help you in some way, please tell me :)