Sunday, January 30, 2011

Endless Possibilities - One World One Heart

Welcome Friends....both Dear and New :)

This post is in celebration of the final One World One Heart Event. If you are unfamiliar with this 2 week Blog Hop of meeting, greeting, giveaways and fun times....please click the above button to see a list of participants and enjoy all that they have prepared for this magnificent soiree'....

As for me, in thinking about this special post and what I would write....I thought it best to introduce to first-time visitors (and re-affirm to my treasured return guests) what resonates with me....

Would it be my love of creating and painting and expressing? Well, sure....that is at my core...

(from a mural I volunteered to paint at my Daughter's preschool)

Is it my love for my family.....those that are patient with my latest hobbies and infatuations? Those amazing individuals that help give my Life meaning and are the essence of all that is good in it?

They are with me in all that I do, yes....

Is it our First Home...which we just now acquired after 11 years of marriage? A place to raise our daughter, to call a safe haven and to inspire great projects in determination and togetherness? Maybe a little.....

I thought long and hard about how lucky I am to even have my list be this long!

But, what kept surfacing....what seemed to be my truth....
Is belief in the Magic all around us in this beautiful, wondrous world!

The Magic that makes it possible for me to have that list above!!

So, how does one go about documenting this....magic? ....and exactly what does it look like?

That's what is so incredible about this concept....and why it is so important to me. I'm sure it is defined differently by as many people that are asked.

Now, where some may find my account contrived and simplistic.....I hope the majority of you will agree that Magic comes when you are open to it.....sometimes, you create it for yourself, and sometimes, it's about seeing it, plain as day right in front of your eyes!

Here's a bit from today :)

I love that an ordinary breakfast can be something fun instead.....

That any open space, no matter where it is, just seems to be made for spontaneous dancing!

(I was dancing, too...behind the camera....heehee)

I love that someone thought a plain wall just wasn't good enough....and made it enchanting!

I'm tickled to live in a world where a neglected sea of dandelions.... a dense jungle for an imaginative big cat using "tamo fwahj" She still has trouble with c's and l's :)

....and provides enough blooms for a lovely Fairy Crown.

Where else can a bath towel cape, paper towel roll telescope and plastic bird be all you need for adventure on the high seas?

Or a colander be the perfect pith helmet?

This magic helps Llamas find you!

....and changes old moving boxes into kennels for recuperating pets.

I love that in this world.....words can easily become Love Letters XO

That all it takes to make something extraordinary, is to use real plates and crazy straws :)

I am so thankful to be able to be a part of this let the mundane responsibilities of everyday living and the carefree days of childhood cohabit, hobnob and pal around :)

When you live in this kind of world....the possibilities truly are endless!

I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by today! I count Blogging as one of my absolute favorites...and, well...the people I've met here are the reason why!

Isn't it nice to live in a world where strangers can find kindred spirits and pour out their desires and thoughts...and become strangers no longer....but friends! That is powerful Magic, indeed :)

And, in the nature of things playful and introspective...I want to gift 2 visitors with a hand-embellished journal....from me to you!

This one says, "She was so ridiculous." in the text.

I hope you share and recognize the Magic that is yours...and I look forward to reading all about what your own truths are.....

Thank you to Lisa, a true Whimsical Bohemian, for hosting this grand event! I"m so honored to be a part of it!

Hugs, smiles, and a sprinkling of fairy dust,


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ragamuffinprimitives said...

Hi Cameron, thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved browsing your blog - great photos. Count me in on your giveaway, too!


angelandspot said...

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

Luthien Thye said...

Hello Cameron :)
thank you for your visit and inviting me over to your delightful place :) your art is beautiful!! so is your family :) i believe in magic too!! your little girl is just precious :)

please include me in your beautiful doorgift draw :)

luthien :)

one heart said...

Hi Cameron! Greeting from Colorado. I'm glad to have the chance to visit your blog too. It's lovely! And your artwork is wonderful. I'd love to be included in your drawing. Thank you for visiting my blog! Peace~Debi at

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hello Cameron, from Southern Illinois, USA. Loved reading your story, So nice to meet you and looking forward to coming back and visiting once the event is over and I have more time.
Thanks for the chance to win your door prize.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Downunderdale said...

thanks for visiting my blog - what wonderful work

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

What a beautiful job you did on these journals! So nice to meet you here through OWOH....I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too!


paintedlady89 said...

Hi Cameron,
What a wonderfl post to get to kno you! Thank you for visiting my blog. Iam truely inspired by your creative projects. What a fun gift you are offering...I do love being a girl!

Laurie said...

Hi, it is such a pleasure to visit your blog and see your family and read your whimsy! I would love to win one of your journals! Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway, too!

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!


Azurlin said...

Hello from Ipswich, MA! You have a charming blog!

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 -

Leslie said...

Your journals are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susanna said...

Hi Cameron, it is a pleasure to look in to your world here! I can tell that you are full of life! Dancing, smiling, making happy art!
Come visite me too in Zutphen!
Love Susanna

Mandy said...

loved the glimpse of your life...thankyou for sharing...this is gorgeous and i would love to win it...thanks for popping by my blog too...what a wonderful ride this is!!!
take care

jenny said...

Oh Cameron... I just love your post... I was in that magical space right there with you.... I adore your gorgeous artwork and journals... please count me in for such beautiful giveaways... And I couldn't help but follow along with you... I'll be back for

Hugs from Australia...
Jenny x

sasa said...

Lovely work and a generous giveaway! – count me in. Enjoyed your blog – thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


To Sew With Love said...

lovely doorprize! i hope to bag the prize ^^)

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! Benjamin McTish is my favorite! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hi, I would LOVE to win one of your beautiful journals!

Marilyn said...

Wow, impressive art work. Your jewelry is just exquisite. Thanks for visiting my blog and please enter me for a chance to win a gift.

Doone said...

Hi cameron , loved reading your OWOH post and the more recent ones - all I seem to do at the moment is One World hop!!!!
thank you for coming by my OWOH post, this is my return visit
Doone x

Birgit said...

Hi Cameron,

I have truly enjoyed my visit here. You have a magical blog for sure -- just because you see everyday's magic all around! Thanks for taking the time to put together such a wonderful OWOH post.

Thanks also for the chance to win one of your journals -- both of them are wonderful.


Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts. Thanks for the opportunity of winning one of your lovely giveaways.
Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

Rosanna Pereyra said...

What a great blog!
So nice to meet you, your journals are amazing!
I hope I win:)!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Best wishes,

SLucy said...

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

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

Carolyn Phillips said...

Thank you for visiting me. I've so enjoyed exploring your blog on my return visit. Your art work is gorgeous, please include me in your draw.

Angela Kennedy said...

You have such a lovely blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. It is nice to meet you!

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


Anonymous said...

Hailing from Wisconsin. Your blog makes me want to paint! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm 832 on the OWOH 2011 list.

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely post and giveaway! Your journals are inspiring.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
OWOH giveaway

Tracy Verdugo said...

Hi Cameron..what a beautiful insight into a beautiful human being..i do believe I'd like to know you better!
Come back for a visit soon and I'll post a blog about my studio and home...your blog is inspirational! Thanks also for your generous giveaway..hope I'm the lucky one :)
Tracy x

mitz said... know how to WOW us with your talent.. thanks for the opportunities...

Lisa said...

Oh your journals are just absolutely wonderful and I would be honored to win, but even more importantly....everything about your post, about your site is making me smile.

The magic, your truth, your banner (art intermingled with life?! YES!), your photos - my daughter loves making those "fairy crowns"! :) I am so excited to go look around some more.

So happy to "meet" you!!
(#17 on OWOH -

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!

artangel said...

What a wonderful, uplifting post! I'm definitely with you on the dancing in any available space part lol!

Beautiful giveaway too, please add me in! My email is angie.hogan at hotmail dot com :)

If you get chance hope you'll enter my draw too -

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Cameron, I would love to win one of the journals. Nice blog! 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.

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name in your contest for a chance to win one of your creations!

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

Thanks so much!!

Janine said...

I must honestly say that I almost fell off my chair in amazement about those wonderful things you make and your story about your life above here, all with those fantastic pictures, great! Thank you for this opportunity and I'll 'take' your blog back with me to Germany because I must come here more often to read and watch, too much to see and read to to want more about ☺, many greetings from Janine

ANGIE said...

Hi Cameron. Thank you for visiting me and welcoming me to your blog. I had a wonderful time looking at all your lovely creations! I've become a follower so I can come back and be inspired to do more!

Happy OWOH to you!

fairyrocks said...

Cameron, so pleased to meet you, you are a girl after my own heart with the rocks and the fairy's
I love love love your Mermaid creations.
Keep smiling and creating

Dawn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog (#602) and your humourous comments hehee
Have a lovely day ~

Pam said...

Hi Cameron- Thanks for sharing:) - Your blog is very creative as are your works of art! I would love the chance to win one of your beautiful journals. You sound like someone I'd love to get to know better! I'm now following you.
Thanks for checking out my giveaway too. 
Have a Great Day!

Pam from Michigan-Design Spark! OWOH #776.

Kimberly R. said...

I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Everyday Kathy said...

Love it here! I had to follow!

So nice to meet you! I'd love to win your lovely giveaway!
Outrageous joy,
Kathy #655

Sandi M said...

Hi Cameron, I'm thrilled you stopped by my OWOH because it led me here to your fantastic, enchanting blog! I'm not sure how you make those hair clips, but they are so cool! Your mermaid picture is delightful and who cares about a little hair swishing about in the sea? Then there are your door prizes - simply amazing! I'm bookmarking you for a return visit because I've totally enjoyed dropping by.
Sandi #559

Nancy said...

Your journals are lovely.

Kathy said...

Hi Cameron.. it is sooo lovely to meet you.. I love your thoughts and art.. your journals are gorgeous..would be thrilled to win one..Thank you for stopping by for a visit.. appreciate your kind comments. Will be back for a longer visit.. thanks for the chance to win..
# 617

VintageCrafter said...

Your journals are lovely! I would love to have my name tossed into your draw box and I would be thrilled to win:)

Caroline said...

Greetings Cameron from a fellow blogger/crafter in the UK and thank you for visiting my blog!

Such a magical OWOH presentation and the give-away journals are stunning, keeping my fingers crossed :)

Thank you for participating in this amazing journey of happiness.

Caroline OWOH #613

Doreen G said...

Hi Cameron thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.
Please count me in your giveaway as well.
Doreen #573

kathy mc said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's so nice to meet you. Love your journals.

Christine Jargick said...

thanks for visiting Crafty Geordi! Love these journals, please count me in.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Cameron! It's so nice to meet you and thanks for coming over to #805 to say hi! I enjoyed looking through you blog and admiring your amazing art!

Anonymous said...

Hello Cameron! Hello 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 and getting to know you! You have a great blog! Keep art alive!
~Spike (#22) (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Budget Traveler said...

hello from Thailand! thanks so much for sharing about your world.. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at the photos.. your work is amazing!

I love your giveaway too..please count me in!

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

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

Wilma said...

As an avid journaller, I am delighted to visit your blog and have the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Happy OWOH! 3227

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Hi from the UK Camereron! what a lovely post and a georgeous giveaway. Stop by and see me too.

OWOH #818

Simply Debbie said...


ByLightOfMoon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your mermaid ideas nad fairy door!
Your blog is beautiful! I am blog # 627 on Lisa's event blog and I hope I win!
Smiles, Cyndi

Emakesart said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting! What a wonderful post (and I love that table cloth and setting!) ! Please count me in!


Pop Art Minis said...

Beautiful...nice meeting you too! Please count me in for your OWOH drawing! New followere too!

di from di-did-it said...

I adore how you think! I've got to go check more of your lovely blog!

Artful Amanda said...

I love what you did at the base of that tree, and the wall.
Thank you!

Carrieann said...

Hello, what artistically decorated journals. I would love to be one of the lucky winners.

Bright blessings,

Peach Street said...

Wow!! I almost didn't make it in time. So glad I did!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've really, really enjoyed my vist and I will be back!


RosA said...

Hi there, Many thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Your acrylic works are just lovely! Happy OWOH!

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, What a fun blog you have here. i love thejournals and hope to win one.


Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wonderful, best one I've read so far and so well illustrated. It really lets your personality shine!

Esme said...

Cameron, nice to meet you. I am impressed with your craftiness. Your daughter is fortunate to have an artsy dad.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

paradykes said...

I love love love your art and the journals are beautiful! I would love to lay under a tree and create magic in one.

Elena said...

Ok, I know I'm late. I just had to stop by and say you have a great blog and love your creations. Beautiful jewelry, journals and way of looking at life. Love it! Elena of

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