Friday, 4 February 2011


This is my little blog post for One World One Heart. - Link below!

So for those of you who have never been to my little blog world before I'm Dani, i'm from sunny east Anglia in England, it rains all the time and its by the sea. But I like the sea, and i don't mind the rain. . .so its not half bad.

I just do a bunch of painting and bits and pieces, loads of scrappy stuff. . .art journal type things, i have hundreds but then i start one and never ever finish it. I like to paint over things again and again, texture texture texture!! I like mixing sand in with acrylics and oils and getting a super clumping finish, i just like being messy really. . .but i can paint "realistic" too. . .kinda!! 

I don't sell any of my work, maybe one day i will, but if you are interested hit the painting at the bottom of the page, it takes you to my art page which has a bunch of photography (i like taking photos, they're not always good) aswell as a whole range of painting stuff.

I work full time and i'm also doing a degree in English literature, i love reading and writing stories and writing really. . . main reason i started this! So i don't have much time for the crafty side of life, maybe one day it will be my full time job. . .here's to hoping. 

Anyway, i'm giving away something different, its a silk painting i did a year or so ago. . .and unfortunately it sits around looking silky but it just doesn't fit in my house! Someone else might like it more (imagine the colours half way inbetween the two, i couldn't get a true colour of it really its a nice size too, worth putting on your wall!!!). .. .If you're reading this you probably clicked the link from OWOH, if you don't know what on earth i'm going on about head over there and have a read the link is at the top! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! 


Amy said...

Greetings from Northern Virginia. I'd love a chance at your prizes! Thanks.
Please feel free to enter my drawing at
OWOH participant #523
avennett AT verizon DOT net

Anonymous said...

Where you live sounds lovely as I love the sea as well as rain! Your blog is lovely and I hope to come back once this world tour is finished so I can visit the meantime I hope you will drop by and say Hi at my blog too, #409
Hugs from snowy New Hampshire USA
Beth P

Hoopie said...

Dani your silk paintings are quite lovely and someone will be very lucky to win.

Hoopie OWOH 2011

Jingle said...

This is really pretty! I'd love for you to stop by my blog, as well! It's #357. jinglesells at gmail dot com

Chris said...

Lovely work! Stop by and visit my giveaway as well OWOH # 760.

gpc said...

You do some beautiful work! I love your "beans" painting. I enjoyed visiting you, and hope you will be able to visit my blog, too!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Pleased to meet you. Greetings from Canada. Love your work.
Do drop by should you have a moment.

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda

Donna said...

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

Regina said...

It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

Your silk painting is lovely.

I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


The Altered Paper said...

Hello from KY! This is my first time participating in this great OWOH event! Please Count me in your drawing! Thank You Tee

Fun With This and That said...

Hi from North Dakota Add me to your giveaway Have a fun OWOH Go Red Laura

Jennifer Pride said...

Hello from NC.. your gifts are lovely. Don't forget to come visit my little corner of the internet.


Teri said...

Wow your artwork is so calming. i really enjoyed reading your blog. Please include me in your giveaway.
Have fun blogging!!
Thanks Teri

Don't forget to drop by my blog

Gloria said...

Very nice giveaway. Hi, I'm number 96 on the list and from California. Please enter me and stop by my blog for a chance to win too. Hope you are enjoying the OWOH event.

lissa said...

lovely painting. you sound very creative and certainly knows how to paint

It's nice to meet you, Dani.

Novelda said...

Aloha from Hawaii. Your images look a bit like where I live! Simply gorgeous work. Nice to meet you!

Aviya Glass said...

Lovely to read your blog post and see your gorgeous work! Blues are my fave colours! Please count me in and if you get a chance drop in at my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits!

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

HHCampbell said...

Hello from the northwest corner of the continental USA! We're by the sea and get lots of rain too, however it actually cleared a tiny bit and sunshine poked through this afternoon! I love your silk painting! I invite you to come visit me at #769. Cheers!

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:

Kathy said...

Hi.. so nice to meet you.. love your silk paintings.. you are so talented.. am loving seeing all these fab blogs.. it's my first year participating.. Hope you'll get a chance to stop by my blog too..
# 617

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 – Cheers Britt in Australia :-)

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Love your 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

Suz said...

Hi Dani,
I really like your silk painting. Please add me to your draw. I am out ofntown butmgoing home tomorrow and will sign up for OWOH this weekend. I hope you will visit.

Susan Reaney

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Dani,
Your painting is beautiful... I have wanted to try silk painting - it looks fabulous :)

Pam said...

Hi, its really nice to meet you. The Paintings are very pretty door prizes. Enter me for a chance to win;)
Have a Great Day!
Pam flying by from Michigan.

OWOH 2011
I'd love for you to check out my giveaway too.

Lynn said...

Hi Dani,
So wonderful to meet you! I love your artistry! So wonderful:)

Stop by my place as I am giving away a Magnolia mini album when you can....
Lynn #744 on the OWOH list :)
Lynn's Designer Creations


oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Gale said...

This is beautiful! I keep saying I can't enter the art giveaways because they won't fit our color scheme, but I think this one actually would! :-)

ecarian at yahoo dot com

Cherry said...

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

Artseyanne said...

Hi there from Australia. Hope you are enjoying your trip! Please do not hesitate to call on me at #100 if you have a chance.

Anonymous said...

I also love to artjournal, and I also start one and then go to another and another then back again.
Please check out my blog if you get a chance I am at #25 on the OWOH list ... http://www.artinmybag/

crafty creations said...

hi Dani - I'm in the UK too !! with all the rain !!

Your paintings are amazing - I would be delighted if I was lucky enough to win - please add me to your draw

I love all kinds of art including mixed media, water colour in fact almost everything

If you have time please come look at my blogs and enter my draws I am No 177 and No 727

Have a great Saturday

Miriam said...

This is really lovely! I tried a lot of crafts, but I do not think I can do this. So please enter me in your draw.

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam

Sam Bonney said...

Greetings from Cornwall, it's great to meet you, I also live by the sea, and love painting! pop over to my blog for my givaway!

Mary said...

Hello nice to meet you :-)
your beautiful Giveaway
cross my fingers, hello Mary

Pixie said...

Hi Dani! i am your neighbour to the north here in southern Lincolnshire. I used to live outside Ipswich tho, in Shotley Gate and then we moved to RAF Bentwaters (we were American Air Forces). So happy to meet you!

Marianna said...

Hey there! Feel like I am your US sister. I was an English Lit major too, love anything vintage, and loved your posts (especially the one where you wrote on your friend because he passed out LOL) I remember those days!
Stop by my blog. Love your art and would like to email with you.

Fidget said...

Hi, Dani! Greetings from Tennessee, USA. Where you live sounds beautiful; I love the shore and rainy days. Your silk painting is beautiful. Is it done like batik with a wax resist? However it is done, I like it. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it in your giveaway.

Best regards
flossylady12 AT gmail dot com

trisha too said...

Gorgeous!! Your silk painting is definitely welcome to come live here!

Happy OWOH to you, Dani! Stop by and visit me if you get the chance; I'm flying along the OWOH journey with you!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your beautiful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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

random thoughts do or di said...

Hello. I wish you well with the writing. It is something I enjoy too.I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . I hope I am lucky enough to win.
please check out my blog

Carmen said...

Waving from Kent here - also live by the sea :)

Thank you for the chance to win your silk painting - that's something I haven't tried yet. (Stop tempting me with new things OWOH!) Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post :)

OWOH #365

Carolyn or Connee said...

Wow--you've really got some talent! And I love the sentiment "Create every day." Hope you can stop by my blog, as well! :o)

Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

BabesbyBarb said...

lovely silk painting. I enjoyed reading about you and maybe one day I will be reading a book by you.
please stop by my blog for a visit

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of OWOH's journey across the world. I have met so many wonderful talented people - and your one of them!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Hello there. I've had fun visiting you from wild, wet and windy Lancashire!

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Dani, greetings from Australia.
I LOVE you silk painting and would be thrilled to have it on my wall. If I had painted it, I would've found a place to put it, but that is our gain.

Come by #9 and say hello,


Debs said...

Hi Danni
we may be neighbours - I am on the east coast of Anglia too.
Love your paintings and your work.


ChatElaine said...

love your silk painting please enter me into your draw.

Anglia I know it well and a very true description, ha ha! My sister-in-law lives out that way too.

Lovely to meet you, please drop in on me too.


RosA said...

Hi Danni, Lovely silk paintings! Please visit my blog if you have a chance. Happy OWOH!

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you!!! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

~Donna (#792)

Keisha said...

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

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

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!! 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!

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.

Thanks for participating in OWOH - your offerings are so lovely. Please enter me in your drawing.

If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Aimee Jeffries said...

I love this silk painting, so beautiful and would fit into my house very well! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

Annie said...

Love the silk painting!!!! 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 said...

hi love your blog and your door prize. hi from perth western austrlia. come say hello to me tooooooooo. will retaurn again thanks for sharing

Connie said...

lovely silk painting! great giveaway prize! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

Debra said...

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

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! 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.


Deedra said...

I would be thrilled to hang this in my home! Please count me in!

Cheryl said...

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

SLucy said...

awesome Great giveaway hello from Ontario Canada

Micki said...

What a wonderful door prize! Thanks for the chance to win! Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts, USA. I enjoyed looking thru your blog. I will be back after OWOH is over to spend more time. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your lovely giveaway.
Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

Her Art Nest said...

Greetings from Michigan! Love your very artistic blog! Awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win this stunning silk painting. I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog. Please enter my drawing for a chance to win a hand-knitted item! Have a magical day! Nan

Jane said...

Lovely artwork! Greetings from sunny Surrey!

PEA said...

Hi Dani, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous silk painting:-)

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

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Mallory said...

Nice! Count me in!

Wendy said...

Hello from Wonderland. It is so nice to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I would love to be included in your enchanting giveaway. Happy OWOH! Please do drop in during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
WenDy from WonDErlanD

Caroline said...

Beautiful painting! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

Kim Dellow said...

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

s hyler said...

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

AlwaysInspired said...

Very pretty!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Mandy said...

wow...i love them..i am in owoh too.number pop on by....
please put me in your draw...

Arzu said...

Hi Dani! I'm from Vancouver, another very rainy location by the sea, so I know exactly what it's like to put up with so much dampness. Happy OWOH!

yoborobo said...

Hi Dani! Nice to meet you. I'm not sure I could handle all that rain, but I bet it is really beautiful where you live. I'd love a chance to win your lovely painting! If you get a minute, come by and visit me at 278. Happy OWOHing! Pam

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Dani, What a beautiful silk Painting! I would love to win it. 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.

mrs beadsley said...

Dani - such a lovely giveaway! And I poked around and looked at your photos on devianart - they are wonderful, too! Please toss my name in the hat for the lovely silk painting - and if you have a chance, stop by for a visit! #657

Mervi said...

So nice to meet you,
gorgeous gift, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland;-))m

I have also Valentine candy:

leikkaan @

Leslie H. said...

Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

Rusted Wings said...

what a beautiful silk painting!! gorgeous offering!
please drop by my blog #30,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

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!

Beckie Holso 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

Electra said...

Hello from Canada Dani! Your silk painting is gorgeous!
I hope you can stop by and say Hi if you haven`t already-
thanks for the opportunity to win!

Dianne said...

This is a different and lovely piece!
Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog-#348 and add your name there if you like. Thanks and Good Luck!

CathyH said...

Hello Dani! I think your silk painting is beautiful!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

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

Sandy said...

This is beautiful and I would be a proud owner of it, though like you, I don't tend to finish things and my workshop is filled with "I'll do something with that later" items.

I'm giving away earrings and making Bottles of Hope with my giveaway. Feel free to stop by.

Deborah said...

It is amazing how the colors on your silk painting vary from one photo to the other. I think it is beautiful and you definitely should paint more and sell them. Please add me to the giveaway list and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

Sigrid said...

You have here a very nice Blog. And your Giveawy is great. Please, writes me on your list.
Visits me please also OWOH #646
Greetings from Germany,

Sigrid said...

You have here a very nice Blog. And your Giveawy is great. Please, writes me on your list.
Visits me please also OWOH #646
Greetings from Germany,

Flowermouse Design said...

Greetings from Norway - nice to meet you. To study english litterature sound really exciting and I believe a lot of work!!! I enjoyed my visit on your blog!!

Please enter me in your giveaway (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

I would love to win something so wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

#516 on the list

Hugs :D

GraceBeading said...

Hi Dani,

OOOOhhhh, I love it! I'm pretty sure I could work that color scheme in here somewhere :-)

Thanks so much for the chance,

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(if you have not done so already). You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a lovely blog and I love that painting. I really enjoyed my quick look around. 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.

joe said...

your silk painting is beautiful! thanks for the chance to win.

it's so nice to "meet" you and to enjoy exploring your blog!

please stop by my blog for a chance to win my gift as well, if you haven't already!

joe in montana

Top Floor Treasures said...

Hi, I live in East Anglia too! :) Beautiful prize! Please count me in and visit my giveaway if you haven't already!
Here's my O.W.O.H. post

Digital Misfit said...

Your blog is beautiful, and your silk paintings are exquisite!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

M. Estes Zywar said...

Hello Danni!
Greetings from New England!
I enjoyed your blog! Lovely silk paintings!!!
Please add my name to your door prize drawing!
Mary #787 Limelightartworks.blogspot

Sussie said...

Very lovely paintings!

Please come and visit my blog as well if you haven´t already! :)

Warmest regards
Susan, nr 471

LamoreAllure said...

Hello Dani...Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you.

I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

I really love your silk paintings! Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

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

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!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

The silk paintings are lovely; thanks for the opportunity to win. When you've time, please visit me at Thistle Cove Farm.

Anna Circo said...

Your paintings are beautiful. I'm actually saying hello from 'rainy' southern California. I love the rain.

Lisa said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late...this is FABULOUS. I love the colors, the texture...

I actually have a silk painting kit tucked away somewhere that I haven't played with yet. This serves as inspiration - thank you!

Wishing I had the feel of rain on my face right now instead of snow... :)

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Lisa from Indiana
#17 on OWOH -

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, i'm glad i visited your blog in time for a chance to win your giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.
hugs from peggyapl(at)!

ladybug said...

I'll give your lovely piece a happy home! :) Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
(#535 OWOH)

(love the name of your blog by the way!)

Que Bella said...

Hey Dani, It's so delightful to meet you via OWOH. the silk painting is lovely. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. The silk painting is so beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
:) Gale OWOH #473

quiltmom said...

Lovely silk paintings- I have tried silk painting but not for a long time- it is a fun technique and your lines are particularly nice.
Thanks for participating in OWOH- I hope you have had the opportunity to wing your way through.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,

janil said...

Love your silk paintings!
Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Kells said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Silk paintings! amazing!

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,