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Wednesday Wonder- OWOH pressie

I wonder how big the magnifying glass is that Amber Dawn works with?

I got this pressie from OWOH 2011 also, it came later because it was custom-made for me, see there is my name.

If you look at the picture without any other pieces or fingers or ruler there, it looks as if it might 2″ in diameter. So much detail.

The only thing that really gives away the size is the jump ring, but not really. 

With a penny, now you can see it.

It covers the penny. It is smaller though. 

Amber Dawn has a blog Inventive Soul here

So small.

She also has a wonderful Flickr site here

The jump ring looks huge here compared to the charm.

Amber Dawn also hosts International Charm day here

It came like this in a 1″ button cover. It doesn’t fill it up.

I wonder!

Now you know why this, to me, qualifies as a Wednesday Wonder.

Thank you Amber Dawn, this amazes me and I adore it!


The other blogger and pressie from the One world one heart event

OK. Last, but in no way least, is the bead I won from Pam Brisse from The Blue Between. or

I adore this little guy. A sweet birdie glass bead. The hole runs vertically through the bead so this is going to make a wonderful focal bead.

he was wrapped sweetly in tissue, tied with a bow, and came with a Pam card, saying “Happy OWOH”.

Pam has a blog too you can go here or here

Pam talks about her beads and jewelry, her gluten free life (I love this part), and her family.

A great blog, she is funny and the look of the blog is bright and breezy like the beach on a just right sunny afternoon.

I am really enjoying the recipes she is posting. Going to go back there again and again.

I think the gluten free Lemon Bars are calling my name, OUT LOUD!

She likes Udi’s pizza crusts, they are the best I have ever tasted so far for gluten free. It is not gluten laden thick and fluffy crust like Bruno’s in San Marcos, California, but it is good, especially when you are professed pizza-a-holic on a gluten free diet.

If you live down my way, you can eat gluten, and you are in San Marcos, go to Bruno’s and try the olive oil and garlic pizza, it makes me cry it is so good!

I can make a pretty close imitation at home on the Udi’s pizza crust.

Pam also has an Etsy store here or here

Because of Pam’s work, her sunny attitude, and her gluten free diet, I will be visiting her again.  

And you should just go visit, too!!

Thank you Pam! I adore this little bird bead you have made with your own two hands and I will treasure it forever.


The next Blogger and pressie from OWOH

This is the next pressie I got from One World One Hope, see the first one from Kim at Queen of Arts studio here.

Gloria from Gloria’s wooden bangle shoppe picked me in her draw for OWOH, Yay!! Lucky me, again. It came in a cellophane bag with her card stapled at the top, no picture of that bag, I ripped that baby open.

Gloria painted the wooden bangle with a sparkly brown paint inside and out. The she added the orangey colors and the yellow. It is perfect for me, I love these colors. It reminds me of fall trees and it is gorgeous.

She also signed it too. 

It came with this pendant, also done the same way as the bangle. They are both very light weight and comfortable to wear.

You can find Gloria at Viva La Vida or here

Gloria is a wonderful woman who I have known on the blogs for a while, she is always a sweet woman when she comments and she loves Frida Kahlo, you can find quotes from Frida on her blog …

“They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore….I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.”


One of my favorites ;-D

Gloria also has recipes galore, yummy stuff. An excellent resource this. She is a member of Hispanic Kitchen. She also has links to other’s blogs with food on them all the way at the bottom.

Gloria also has another blog, her bangle blog.

Gloria’s Wooden Bangle shoppe- Bangles A go-go where she sells her bangles and some just like the one I got for wonderful prices and there are many many different designs that she can do.

Or here

Here is a nice picture of the both together. The pendant also came on a beautiful silk cord that buttons off and on. Simple and uncomplicated, but so beautiful and wearable. I love that too!

Thank you so so much Gloria, these both are lovely pieces and the perfect colors for me and I love them.

Go visit Gloria and see what her life has to offer, it is rich and it is full and you will be glad you did.


Happy Monday- I am baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

I took the rest of last week off after I got back from Florida to collect myself and I guess that I just wasn’t done with my time off!


I hope you are all doing well. Happy Monday!

I came home to some awesome pressies from One World One Heart, this was the final year but Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian has come up with another idea for next year 2012 that I think you are going to like. Go to her website to see her plans for the next year and sign up for her newsletter informing you of what and when things are going to take place. I am so glad that Lisa Swifka has decided to add another event even though One World One Heart will never happen again.

Anyway I am going to show you my first gift and Blogger today.


This is what came in my package, 3 small stones with writing on them. I love them and I needed this message on that day. I tend to forget sometimes with all of life a blur around me the most important things, Be open, be whole, and Love life. This was so perfect.

3 small stones filled with so much love and a powerful message.

They will remind me  of the message and the OWOH event for a long time to come.

You can get some of your own from Kim de Broin Mailhot, the Queen of Arts herself.

Her Etsy store is here. Or here


I also got from Kim a wonderful little hand written note and four “Love is” Note Cards.




Beautiful Cards with messages that sang to my soul, I was so happy to have gotten these.

I love them all but…

My Favorite is


I adore this one, how wonderful the message is. Maybe we can, that is what I am thinking. You and I can.

Kim also has a blog and you can find it here.

Or here

Thank you so much Kim, I like your style. I had a great time with OWOH and I had an even greater time when I got home and saw these.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


Gosh I love these, how am I going to use them? I don’t know if I want to give them away or send them out, I may have to frame them. To remind me all of the time.


OWOH winners!!

I am in lovely Florida visiting my family. Geesh, it has be so long. My mom and dad look fantastic!!

My mom looks like she is younger than me. I am so glad to see they are so healthy and happy.

My beautiful sisters and their families are doing so well.

My heart is full.

Even though I am in Florida, I brought my door prizes with me and I am going to mail them out from here.

So contact me with your address and I will ship them from here.

This OWOH has been fantastic and I have had so much fun, I have not been able to visit everyone that visited me, life has been pretty full.

I will try and get to you after, if I have some time. Know that I appreciate all of your comments and love that you came by to see me. Thank you!!

I have picked my winners already and the winner of the Bluebird of happiness is……………

Cricket of Blogger Cat & Cricket

Congratulations Cricket!!!!

The winner of the OWOH commemorative piece is………………..

Anonymous Mom of 3rd Culture Kids


 I truly hope that these pieces bring you both all of the abundance they are intended to!!

Off to play with my family, YES!!!!!!!!


OWOH 2011- finished pieces

If you want to win these DO NOT respond here, go here

This post is to say hi to everyone and to show the now finished OWOH pieces.

I finished the Blue Bird of Happiness necklace. I love him!

This is the picture in the OWOH post

I am really happy with the beaded part, I used faux pearls and silver bead caps on each one, I wire wrapper each link in almost a rosary flare. On the right side I used 3 pink glass hearts and a little gold tone metal heart hanging from it. I thought if I used the gold in the crown and the little gold heart that it could be worn with either metal.

This is the finished necklace with additions and embellishments

I added an iridescent blue acrylic paint to the blue bird to give a sheen to his feathers and then I added a blush of gold acrylic to the crown to pop that out.

To top that off I have a green crystal on the crown.

Here is the whole necklace

I added a handmade 20 gauge non tarnish silver wire hook with a 16 tinned copper jump rings. All the the faux pearls are wrapped with 2o gauge non tarnish silver wire.

The non tarnish silver is copper wire with a silver plate, the tinned copper wire is copper with a tinned plating.

This will go to the first person picked. Unless of course the wish to have the heart here.

I am thinking about making more birds, they love Madi and are around her all of the time. I am seeing them everywhere. She loves that they can fly and sing too, she says “Burd, Burd, tweet tweet, gamma”

It is the cutest thing,

This is the OWOH commemorative heart necklace.

This is a world heart with OWOH letter circles of granite clay on it. I also has a red heart on it. It also has the year on it because this is the last year that Lisa Swifka at A Whimsical Bohemian is going to do this blog social and you can see from the other people that are involved in this project of hers that this has been a life affirming and pleasurable experience for all of us. Thank you Lisa, this is a wonderful thing you have done and I, for one, appreciate so much all of the work and hours you have put in to this event and I will miss the magic of it. But as I am starting to realize, somethings are never copied or remade in the same magnificence of the original.

This is a pendent with all the colors of the earth and sky in the ribbons that make

up the necklace hanger.

So those are my two pieces.

And if you follow or read my blog, but you do not have a blog, you are so welcome to play and enter also. Enter here.

Good luck everyone.

I am running around trying to read all of the posted blog for this event, which was when I checked last at 780, it is still not too late to join us, you can go here to find out about it too


OWOH- 2011, Welcome! Welcome!

*updated 02-01-11* another piece added scroll down to picutre of heart.

Welcome to my blog, Art from my Heart.

My name is Marie Segal and I am a stay at home gramma and artist. Sounds like a 12 step meeting doesn’t it?
In a way it is. I work for myself and I create, teach, and live my artistic life, I also watch my 2 year old grand daughter, Madi, 5 days a week and sometimes on the weekend when her mother has appointments or things going on!  

I mostly feel grateful for this, except when I want to go to the bathroom by myself, eat my own food with out sharing, work on my pieces uninterrupted, or have a moment of silence from 2 year old chatter. ;-D

We, though, are learning to share with each other.

The thing about working as an artist sometimes is that if you do not do the work or you are sick, you will not get paid, so it has been a process of learning how to stay motivated and make things, write about them, and teaching. I can not just play when the muse comes to visit. I have to play whether the muse comes or not.

I entered in to the OWOH giant blog meet and greet last year, at the last minute, when I my Mother in law had just passed away and I needed something to fill up my brain instead of the sadness. This was actually one of the best things I could have done.

Thank you, Lisa Swifka (she runs this thing), at A Whimsical Boheimian. There were 1100+ bloggers participating in this last year. I loved visiting and finding out about my fellow bloggers and looking at their pages and the art work or writings, I felt like I was spending time with dear, like-minded friends, and sitting in their studios with them. You may still have time to sign up if you want to and you can do it here

This set me down right in the middle of a huge creative community, people searching for themselves and looking for what makes their hearts sing. It also became the time when I started feeling like a blogger and relating to the other bloggers around me. Being a stay at home gramma and artist can be an isolating experience, but not now, I have a community here and you can too. Visit the other multitudes of people here.

Bluebird of happiness

Also if you leave a comment below I will give you a entry in to my giveaway. I am going to make something out of this OWOH bird, either a necklace or pendant, I have even been known to add a few more pieces if I have a lot of comments, I do have my comment moderation on and I will be out until tomorrow until 1/31/11, leave your comment anyway, they will post when I get back.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your precious time with me, I am honored by your visit.


I was gone all weekend in Los Angeles, thus the brief post for OWOH. I am going to be closing this early on the 16th, but will posting the winners on the 17th and sending my stuff out from the other side of the US. My daughters got me a ticket to go see my mother and father. It was my Christmas present, along with a scrap book already set up for florida and my visit. I couldn’t figure out why they would give that scrapbook. I kept looking for clues and they said MOM, don’t you get it? You are going! It was one of the most heart loaded surprises of my life and I get to spend a week with my mom and dad. I just wanted to share this with you that are going through some tough times too. You just never know when someone will literly make your day. Keep your chin up and keep smiling. 

When this ends I will be on the other side.

I was gone to CHA/Los Angeles for work purposes and preparing for it weeks before, at the start and at the end of OWOH I was and will be gone, but I just couldn’t miss Lisa’s final OWOH. It has been a light in my life this year and I can honestly say that I have met some outstanding, honest, talented, caring, and genuine people through this event! Yes indeed, there are tons of good people out there, I have learned and lived the law of contrast ;-D

I am now working on some more pieces for this event.

This is a glimpse of what is coming next and it will evolve in the process, but this is commemoration piece for this OWOH Journey we are now on.

Blessings all over you all.

2nd piece, not finished yet though!

finished heart


This how Lisa describes her wonderful event!

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home……..going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a “door prize or prizes”….just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It’s really that easy.

May 2020

Marie’s Etsy Shop

Marie’s Etsy Hoarders Closet

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