HI!  I'm blog is a mix of things..personal musings, inspiring quotes and stories, my art adventures, and every once in a while I post things that might be a little hard to read about,  things  going on in the world....
Things that trouble me...often things we can do something about.

I'm a mixed media fiber artist, I believe in magic and the power of intent...
I call my 'dolls' Spirit Figures because it feels like they come from Spirit to me, for you.  
I love what I do and I have been fortunate to have my Spirit Figures go home to places all over the world..
I'm happy to be part of
One World One Heart 
for the third time.
I think this is the last time the event is going to happen...
If you've done this before you know what's what....but for those of you reading about this for the first time this is an international blogger event.  We meet all kinds of creative bloggers from all over the world, make new friends, and maybe win something cool and we get to give something.

Talking Woman stick..
she who holds the stick does the talking...
great tool..
Paper Mache' and paper clay..

Having a Heart to Heart
this Figure is about the healing that takes place when we speak from the heart
using a little we feel lighter.
paper clay, paper cloth, rice meal paste painted and dyed cloth

What you do...
Leave a comment here,
 tell me which give away you want, I couldn't choose...
Having a Heart to Heart or the Talking Woman stick 
Make sure to leave me an email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.  
I'll need to know where to send it.
I will pick a winner at 11pm pst on February 17th 

What else can you do?

Go here 

to travel around the world meeting new bloggers...
it is a list of everyone who is participating and there are already 100's...
I'm a little late...
It really is a pretty cool event.....

And if you are an active blogger who would like to join in...
Everyone must give a 'door prize'...and register.
Go here to learn how...

enjoy the journey...xoxo


littlepurpleroom said...

Wanted to be sure to stop by the blogs I already follow to make sure I get to them, so MANY blogs last year and looks like already over 400 this year.

ALWAYS a pleasure stopping in to see what you have been up to. Your dolls convey such a peace FULL feeling.
Love all your work and your take on life.
Thank you,

ps, stop by when you can.
Don't know if I've made the list yet, I know Lisa is cranking them out as fast as she can. haha

ladybug said...

You know I'll always put my name in your hat! (even though I've already been graced once before by one of your creations)

I hope you have a wonderful OWOH journey this year, and that it brings more people to your door who will be as thrilled as I was to find you.

Blessings my friend!

Annie said...

Hi Julie, nice to meet you! The sweet talking stick please, if I should win :-). Thanks for coming to my blog. Blessings.xoxo

Andrea said...

Great Blog! I dont' know which to chose though, so if I should, whichever you're more up to parting with. Be sure to visit my blog, so I can enter you in my little giveaway.

Shauna Henry said...

Hi Julie!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Your figures are so inspirational. I hope you are having a great time with this event - I know I am!

There is no way I could choose which piece - so you decide! They are both fabulous!

Happy OWOH!

Lisa PN said...

you spirit guides are beautiful, and such a gift to everyone on the OWOH journey!
Hopefully they will find their way to homes that need them most.
be well and love your blog!


Marilyn said...

Julie, I so love your little spirit dolls. How fun it must be to make these adorable creatures.
I also loved the pic of toes peeking out of a stocking with a hole! Haha.
Thanks for visiting my blog and count me in for your drawing. I've enjoyed your blog. I also like your blog design.

Moriah said...

They're both stunning!

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Greetings, How unique are your giveaways! Count me in please!

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Julie,
Both pieces are wonderful!
If I were lucky to win.....
I would choose dragonfly lady, she won my heart right off. Have a wonderful time flying around to the blogs!

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Hi, Julie! So nice to meet you here!

I absolutely love the talking woman stick (my fingers are crossed!)

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. :-)

Cherry said...

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

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

Karen Taylor said...

Great Blog!
Fantastic giveaway...look forward to new friends...come and visit..or even follow if you like...


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

So nice to meet you! What a beautiful blog and gorgeous giveaway!

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Hello, it is great to meet you and view your wonderful creations and blog! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Brianne said...

I love your site and your spirit. I would like to follow you for awhile. Please, also, enter me in your OWOH gift drawing. My email is Please follow back and your welcome to visit me at Under the Florida Maples #495. Peace. Brianne

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:

Arya said...

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

Donna said...

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

artbrat said...

Both prizes are wonderful but I love the talking woman stick. The impression in her body is such a nice finishing touch.

The Altered Paper said...

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

Barbara Mason said...

Julie - Thanks for visiting my blog!!! Your giveaways are wonderful!!! I would hope to win either one...Keep our spirits up & open....

Angela Recada said...

So happy to see you doing this again! And I love seeing how many of my other bloggy friends are finding you, too.
Sending you lots of love, my friend.
Happy OWOH!

Janet Bocciardi said...

and around we go... Your comment about how you found me off a comment I'd left on a Tucson post (OWOH particpant) and so you connected on to me makes me think of my husband's school of fish theory. Like folks travel together...

I also think we're given opportunities to connect to people that touch us and I've always taken advantage of those. It's always been worth it!

Thanks for finding me! I'm going to enjoy looking around your blog.. I just know it!

Janet, Pacific Northwest

greenest mermaid said...

Hi Julie!
Thanks again for stopping by my blog! Your giveaways are awesome! I couldn't choose either...hmmm...whichever the other winner doesn't choose? :)
Thanks again!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love your artistic talent and creativity. Yoour Talking Woman Stick is so fantastic. I love the entire design and look. 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

Belinda said...

Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating in owoh too!! hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance .My giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby.
Hugs Belinda

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!

Greetings from bonny Scotland.

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

Jingle said...

Your spirit figures are beautiful! They are so inspired and I can just tell that having them present would be a source of inspiration! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Hoopie said...

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.


Cheryl said...

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

Gloria said...

Greetings from California. I'm #96 on the list and would love to be entered. Nice to read your post, looks like you have a very full life. Hope you are enjoying the OWOH event and it's nice to meet you. Please stop by my blog for a chance to win too.

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

BabesbyBarb said...

love your creations, they are very unique, I hope you can stop by my blog to see what I love to create

Aimee Jeffries said...

What a great prize, you spirit dolls are amazing! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

Sylvia Smiser said...

I Love the idea of a talking woman stick! Simply wonderful! Please enter me to win this wonderful prize!
Thank you,
# 711

AlwaysInspired said...

Your dolls are wonderful!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Micki said...

I love your art work! Please stop by Irish Muses at #678.

Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, I just love your prizes, so unique. Pop over to my blog if you get a chance!

Birgit said...

Hi Julie,

I am drawn to the Talking Woman stick -- I love the dragonfly you added. :) Anyway, I would love to give your special spirit doll a good new home.

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Gabriela said...

hello from Ohio! It is great getting to know your blog! Your dolls are just beautiful!
Gabriela #439

PEA said...

Hi Julie, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win either one of your delightful prizes:-) If I had to choose which one, I guess the first one!

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Kathy said...

I love the dolls. I perused your blog and I am so inspired. I love the goddess. I know you didn't make the masks at the show you participated in but those were awesome too. Can't wait to see more!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

They are both wonderful, but the Talking Woman Stick really calls out to me...the color, the dragonfly, & the concept! Please include me in your giveaway. I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Please add me to your wonderful give away and if you have some time, please visit me:
#206 on the Flying Wings - OWOH -


Keisha said...

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

Wendy said...

Your art is so beautiful and blends wonderfully with the Native American Spirit, with all the symbols and fluidity. I love both of your offerings, but if I HAD to choose one, I love the "Talking Woman" stick, as I would use it not only for circles with others, but also as a meditative guide.

Please enter my name for a chance to win your giveaway.

Thank you so much and blessings
Wendy : )

"The Year of the Cats"

Donna said...

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


Hello Julie, Love your blog colors and all of the spirit dolls. I can see how everyone can be connected, especially with this wonderful circle of friends. Hope you get to meet me, Wanda in Ohio #220
needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

Debra said...

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

Rusted Wings said...

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

CathyH said...

Hi Julie, your dolls are really cool! I get a great uplifting feeling from visiting you!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Annie said...

Hi Julie, your work really moved me. 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...

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

Sam said...

Those dolls are exactly IT! I enjoyed my visit with you.

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

Michelle said...

Hi Julie!
Your "Spirit Figures" are perfectly named as I can see a special personality in each one...I am particularly drawn to the doll with the hand over her heart as I have a rare disease that caused the death of some bones in my wrist so hand imagery holds special significance for me...please enter me in your giveaway and if you get the opportunity, please visit me & my blog, Lost Coast POst (#455 on the OWOH list)...cheers, Michelle

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning your spirit prize Julie! It looks fab.

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

Sherry from England, UK

Lorri Lennox said...

Ooh what a great prize!! I have been using a 'pretend' talking stick in my spiritual group and this would be so welcomed. I hope I'm lucky :)
I'm loving OWOH and if you get a chance pop by my giveaway. I have prints of my artwork, jewellery & a tote bag to give away to someone lucky :) said...

hi from perth western australia
wow another great blog. thanks for sharing with me your wonderful art. just love it and your wonderful blog. thanks please also viste me at said...

hi from perth western australia
wow another great blog. thanks for sharing with me your wonderful art. just love it and your wonderful blog. thanks please also viste me at

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around your blog and enter your giveaway. Both of the dolls are very pretty. 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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. Your dolls are WONDERFUL. I'll be back after the event, too. 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 if I'm lucky enough to win.

Miriam said...

I like "Having a Heart to Heart" the most. Please enter my name in your draw!

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi Julie, nice to meet you. I love the beautiful doll with the dragonfly on her. I think that is talking woman stick. Thank you for the opportunity to win her.

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- thanks for the chance to win!

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway (either prize would be wonderful!). 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


Tammy Freiborg said...

You've created a meaningful, spiritual place here in blogland! Please visit *875, the penultimate.

WW said...

Hello from Iowa,
Very cute creations, please enter me in your drawing.
Come visit me, I'm #417.

Leslie H. said...

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

Digital Misfit said...

Your blog is beautiful. I love your spirit figures. Talking Woman Stick is my favorite piece.
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

Simply Debbie said...


joe 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! your dolls and creations are wonderful!

i love your talking stick! please add me to your drawing.

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


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!

Very cool...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

Lisa said...

I am just absolutely smitten! The entire premise of your blog drew me in. "The power of intent" - Yes! I LOVE the spirit dolls and would be honored to accompany either.

I've recently started art from devotion...just working/playing from a place of greater awareness.

I can't wait to look around your blog some more! Thanks for the opportunity to win (and for entering mine...)
#17 on owoh -

quiltmom said...

I really love your spirit dolls- they give off serenity and hope - Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely piece of art.
Have a wonderful OWOH-
Warmest regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

jonaks said...

happy owoh!!!

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

Sussie said...

Very unique creations! :)

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

Warm regards
Susan, nr 471

Beadwright said...

Hello I just love your blog. Please count me in on your giveaway.

What's up Duck? said...

Beautiful dolls, lovely blog.
Personally I like the doll with the dragonfly on it. It looks as though it were craved out of stone. It has a cute face.

Please include me in your draw.

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

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!


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 lovely sculpted pieces!
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Julie, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted talking woman stick art 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.

Fallingladies said...

These are so great, I love them! come see my falling ladies!

Itaya said...

Oh! The Talking Woman stick would be my choice! I love dragon flies as well. :) Thank you for including me in this wonderful giveaway!

Itaya AND

Staci Rose said...

I am in love and would like to join the Moon Tribe immediately. And, as a musician, Music and Honey is so completely perfect...wonderful, soulful work!

jasminduft said...

Lovely giveaway!

Kells said...

Julie, your spirit figures are beautiful! I'd be honored to own one! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in at the last moment to say yes, please include me as well!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

all best and wishing you all good things,

Sunshineshelle said...

Love your unique vision & art, just fantastic! I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time (I don't think I've seen you visit, but ! could be just dazed from doing a last minute sprint to check out your blog LOL) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too if you haven't already I believe there are a few hours before close off :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy the last hours of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

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