Monday, January 31, 2011

One World, One Heart 2011

I am excited to again take part in the wonderful One World, One heart blog event. I think it is an incredible way to make new friends and also give away a little goodness and the same time.


For any new visitors to my blog, thank you for taking time to stop by. I wanted to tell you a little bit about me. I am a professional piano teacher and church organist. I love sharing my knowledge of music with others, and incorporating their developing skills as a method to help them express themselves. I have a degree in piano and harpsichord performance and also an advanced degree in music theory and literature. So I have a strong background to share with my students. I also play the harp and still have much to learn with that instrument.

I've lived in Michigan my entire life but I spent my college years in the northern part of the state compared to my southeastern home. I share my home with my hubby of a little over 14 years and our two dogs. I am new to eating a whole food diet and love the richer tastes that I get to enjoy by using fresh, clean food. I just signed up to participate in a CSA for the first time this year and can't wait for the growing season to get underway so I can receive my portion of the harvested crops.

I love playing with art. I find it soothing to spend time surrounded with paint, clay, beads, and many other mediums. I’ve taken a few community ed. classes in polymer clay, but mostly I am self taught in my art making. I love taking on the challenge of working in new mediums and seeing how my skills develop.

For this year’s giveaway, I have a beautiful box. I made this a few years ago and love it, I painted, collaged, included copies of some of my artwork and glittered the heck out of the box. Its not huge, maybe about 3.5” round. The perfect size to store precious trinkets inside.

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To enter please you need to have a current blog, and leave me a comment on this post. I'll be selecting a winner on Feb. 17th. Please make sure your comment allows a link to your blog so I can follow up if your name is drawn. Make sure you check out all the amazing participants in the One World, One Heart event. There is an amazing amount of talent represented in the event.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you’ll visit again soon.


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have craeted a wonderful prize.

  2. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! It's great to meet you! Please enter me to win your trinket box! Sending some smiles...:o)

  3. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  4. Very nice prize please count me in.
    Come see me at

  5. Your altered boxes are always so lovely.

  6. Hi, what a precious little box!! I think it would look great in my studio.
    I enjoyed your blog and thanks for visiting mine.

  7. Hi Artbrat! Nice to meet you. Love your trinket box. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hugs~ #500

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

  9. Greetings from Kansas. Love the pink hair....Come visit me here:

  10. I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

    Vintiquities Workshop

  11. 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

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

  13. Hello! I am supposed to be studying. Instead, your blog provided me with a great source of procrastination. Your blog and your work is incredible...and your prize is lovely! Thank you for the chance to cherish your little art treasure from afar and for the chance to dream of cherishing it up close! Blessings, Marissa a.k.a MarissArt Dollmaker;

  14. Thank you for leaving such a sweet thought concerning my family. I am better today but I wanted you to know I appreciate your prayers,


  15. 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:

  16. So many creative bloggers! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  17. 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

  18. HI Brandy,
    You art box is awesome! I'll bet your harp music is also, you should play it in the background! ( Grins)

    Thanks for my blog visit and I am number 627 on OWOH list!

    You DO have a Beautiful blog!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  19. Hi Brandy,

    Greetings from a fellow blogger / crafter in the UK. Love your work! I agree that creating can be so relaxing and a wonderful journey too.

    Gorgeous give-away... love the bright colours... very happy!

    Thank you for visiting me and it's nice to meet you.


  20. Hi Brandy, Love your Empathy Monsters, Your trinkey box is adorable, please enter me, and thanks for stopping by.

  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog via the OWOH event. It is always wonderful to meet new people and see where their interests are. Love your trinket box and I can see why it is such a treasure.

  22. Hi,
    What a lovely prize.
    I must confess that I love the idea of the gratitude box.

    A big hug from Spain.

  23. 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 that you visited my blog! Thanks! I love your precious little box - all my brads and pins would find a nice home in this, so count me in for your doorprize please! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit at maritspaperworld dot com

  24. Your blog captured me with it's awesome banner. As soon as I saw it I decided I needed to see more.
    Thank you for visiting and entering my giveaway. Your prize is so cute.

    Kyles =D

  25. 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

  26. Hi Brandy!, nice to meet you, and thanks for stopping by too :)

    You seem like a very interesting person, are you the girl with pink hair? If yes, you look awesome!!!

    I like your giveaway, so enter me :D

  27. Visiting from One World One Heart 2011! Thank you for dropping by.

    Joining your giveaway too! mommyrubz(at)gmail(dot)com

    Ruby of Friendship and Smiles
    Bacolod City, Philippines

    # 672 One World One Heart 2011 List

  28. so lovely! my first time to join and i am glad to meet lots of lovely bloggers out here! i am glad i am able to participate! Count me in! ^^)

  29. Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


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

  31. 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

  32. Hi, Brandy. It was nice of you to stop by and visit me at Under the Florida Maples. What is a sea bean you ask. It is something that creates a Seabeaner of a person. It excites me to get out of bed early in the morning, especially after we have a storm pass by out in the ocean, and walk the shoreline. I stoop and graze through the wrack (sea weed) looking for far away, tropical beans that have fallen from trees and have drifted for hundreds/thousands of miles in the weed to land on the shores. Here is a link: People make all kind of crafts from these seed pods. Snuff boxes made from sea-heart seabeans were once very popular. There are even hamburger and porcupine beans. It is a cool way to spend time on the beach. Next time you are at the shore, take a look in the weed and see what treasures you might find! Brianne

  33. Hello from Thailand!! you're really a very creative person. I love that pretty box!

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

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

  34. Greetings from Michigan! I love your little collage box! This would be great in my scrapbook studio! Thanks for sharing your blog!! Stop by and see mine at:

    Thanks Teri

  35. Love the trinket box, your blog header is beautiful. I checked out your empathy monster too, lovem! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  36. How sweet! I love this little box! ♥ Thank you! Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

  37. Hello. It is so very nice to meet you. You certainly have a wonderful place here :) Your little box is absolutely beautiful.

    Please stop on by my blog for a visit... I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the list.

  38. I love your box...It is just gorgeous! Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

  39. Hi Brandy, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful little box:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  40. Hi Brandy, it's great to meet you! Happy OWOH. Your art makes me smile. And I really do love glitter. :) Glitter makes everything wonderful! I hope you'll come over and visit with me:
    Sincerely, Theresa

  41. Hi Brandy! I'm Wanda in Ohio. It's been awesome running around your blog. Love the empathy monsters and the mermaid boxes. They are too much fun! Love your trinket box too. Oh yes and I love your pink hair! Stop by for a visit #220
    needlewings (at ) mac (dot) com

  42. Thanks for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs)! I've had fun visiting you and looking around your place! I'm your newest follower.
    Have fun with OWOH!

  43. Thank you for stopping by my blog

    I love classical piano but sadly can;t even play chopsticks and the harp I bet that is hard to play.

    Kind regards

  44. Really cute box!! Thank you so much for the chance to win =D

    Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already


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

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

  47. I've wanted to play piano or harp like harpo marx since I was a little girl. I teach music too, for 18 yrs now, and it is so rewarding. Thank you for the gift!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at

  48. Hiya! Love your little box! I have also done the thing with toilet roll tubes - great fun! I love your empathy monster, still haven't got around to making mine! I really enjoyed the course although I still have a little to do to my journal (and the EM of course!) Thanks for dropping by my blog, Cindy #487

  49. ooh, this is really nice. I used to make one like this. Please enter me.


  50. ooh, this is really nice. I used to make one like this. Please enter me.


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

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

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

  54. Thanks for inviting me over. The painted box is cute!

  55. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Your little box is very cute. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Please feel free to come over to my blog and enter the giveaway there.
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  56. Hello!! Nice meeting you :) Oh your little box is adorable. Cute, cute! Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

  57. You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit and your lovely gift. 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.

  58. 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


  59. Hi Brandi :)

    I think your box is lovely. :) Such bright colors. It reminds me of sunshine.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you come back and visit soon.

    Moonbeams & Blessings
    onceuponamoon (at)
    OWOH #692

  60. Hi Brandy - it is a delight to "meet" you via OWOH! Do stop by my blog if you get a chance - I'm giving some fun goodies away too!

    xoxo, chris
    OWOH #704

  61. What a great give away.
    Hugs from Norway

  62. 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.

  63. Such a sweet box for treasures!
    Nice to meet a neighbor here - I live up on the northern MI/ON border.
    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

  64. 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

  65. Hello from Iowa,
    What a cute box, please enter me in your drawing.
    Come visit me, I'm #417.

  66. Hey Brandy! (I've always loved that name, it reminds me of a old song I like which in turn reminds me of the ocean... I could go on and on!)

    I am loving poking around your art journey here! You are a talented lady, both musically and with your art.

    It's so great to meet you and to get to see all your beautiful creations. This OWOH has opened my eyes to so many new friends that I wouldn't have met otherwise. I look forward to reading more of your posts and learning more about you and your artwork as time goes by. I'm now following you too!

    Happy Creating!
    Indiana, USA

  67. Your little trinket box is a great giveaway. I would love a chance to win your lovely creation.

  68. Lovely box!!!
    Greetings from Spain!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  69. 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

  70. Hi Brandy, My name is Cindy, I'm a mixed media artist that lives on the coast of California. I'm also on the praise and worship team at church. I enjoyed looking around your blog. Come stop by Crimson Heart Studios. Cindy#845

  71. 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!

    Great box! 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

  72. Hello from shelby twp, Michigan!! I love scrapbooking and alter art jewelry.

    Your blog is very interesting.
    I like your talents. Please include me in your doorprize giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing your blog. Come visit me at


  73. Hello from Florence Oregon USA. Nice to meet you. I have enjoyed your blog. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  74. 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!


  75. Hi Brandy, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted art box project. 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.

  76. Hello dear. It is so very wonderful to meet you and take a lovely walk through your blog. I have enjoyed the visit and would love to be entered into your OWOH giveaway. So Exciting.
    Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey. It would be lovely to have you.
    wishes and whimsy

    WenDy from WondERlanD

  77. You site is very cool. I love the little toilet paper journals. How unique!

  78. Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  79. 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


  80. Pretty box! It's nice to meet you and thanks for coming over to #805 to say hi!


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