Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 One World One Heart Give-Away!

The One World One Heart Event is now over!!!
Thank you all for participating! 


I am so excited to be participating for the 2nd and Final time in the One World One Heart Give-Away!
If you are a blogger who would like to participate, please click on the image above to take you to A Whimsical Bohemian's blog and the One World One Heart rules.

Now, let's get started, shall we?

A Bit About Me
Hi!  I'm Cecilia, The Greenest Mermaid!

I'm just another blogger, a sirenophile, a social worker, a wanna-be-world traveler, and an observer of the world around me.  Please feel free to click on any of the links on the link bar above to learn more about who I am in this world, and to check out some of the other blogs I own.

The Prizes
Now, I tried to think of something that I could create with my own hands, but I'm not as creative as many of my friends are.  But, I do have 2 door prizes to offer to all of you wonderful folks who stop by and leave a comment!

Runner-Up Prize
For my runner-up prize, I wanted to share part of my dream.  Last year, one of the major highlights was going to Greece with Jenny.  I sometimes can't believe that I've made it to Greece, but it's exciting to remember that I did.

So, for my runner-up prize, I want to give away a framed photograph of one of my favorite images I captured.
"Santorini Coral" July 2010
I noticed this bit of color under the waves, so I tried to hold my camera still as I snapped this.  Now, I want to share it with one of you!

The image will be 5x7 matte print, with a white frame.

Grand Prize
So, for my grand prize I wanted to give another t-shirt in honor of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Walk that I am walking in once again on April 10th.

As I said last year, I want to give away something that has meaning for me, and will hopefully have meaning for some of you as well.

Every year since 2007, I've participated in the annual Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Walk.  It's a cause that I personally have some stake in (click on this link if you have the energy to learn more about why).

But, I'm not about being victimized.  Instead, I choose to focus more on the strengths of rising above it all.

So, I gathered my friends and started a team in 2008.  In 2009, we raised close to $4000 for this wonderful organization!  I was very proud of my team.  In 2010, we raised $905 as a team.

Our team name is the "Maganda Malakas Sirenas" - Beautiful Strong Mermaids.

In Philippine mythology, Maganda was the first woman and Malakas was the first man.  While that has some implications, I think it's important to think that those two qualities are within each of us, as are the masculine and feminine and other dualities.  I feel proud to be able to wear those two monikers on my shirt, and it helps to bring energy and life into an otherwise difficult situation.

I hope that you visit BARCC's website and learn about some of the myths about sexual assault.  I hope that this will help people feel that they are able to open up communication lines with people who love them.

But here is an image of last year's prize.
2010 Grand Prize
The top row is the Tagalog translation.  The second row is the Baybayin (pre-Spanish colonialism script in the Philippines).  The third row is English.  The mermaid tail is my own design.

The winner will get to choose a shirt color (which I will purchase at American Apparel), and the ink color (I will send you a picture with all the ink colors I have, and we will work on your shirt together).

The Rules
1.  Comment on this post, and this post only!
2.  You must have a blog and give me your email address so that I can contact you if you win.
3.  In your comment, tell me where you're visiting from, give me your shirt size and what color shirt you would like.  Feel free to check out the American Apparel online store for specific details.
4.  Comments after 9pm EST on Thursday, February 17th will not be considered for the prizes.
4.  The winner will be randomly chosen (with a random number generator) and announced at 11pm on Thursday, February 17th.

Enjoy browsing through my blog, make sure you leave a comment, and good luck!


  1. Well - I like this idea of a mermaid with feet - very clever :) Nice prizes. Your photo is very cool. The t-shirt is a great idea. It has such meaning! Good luck with your walk. Our Crime Victim Center in my little town has a similar event. It's a nice way to bring in some donations and bring attention to these matters.

  2. mabuhay! greetings from snowy new jersey! not sure if we have mermaids down the jersey shore in this freezing weather!

  3. hello i am visiting from Bellingham, Washington the beautiful Pacific Northwest. please stop by my blog #109. i would love to be a winner and size L would do and any color is a great color. thanks

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

  5. Hi Cecilia...I love the idea of co-creating the teeshirt....It would be a gift for my daughter who is a 'Sea Shepard"...they try to save the dolphins of Taiji, Japan from slaughter for food...
    It a horrific practice...
    Thank you for being part of owoh...
    enjoy the journey...

  6. 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:

  7. Hi Cecilia, I'd love to, and be proud to be the owner of the long as you can get it in supersize! I think I've found the beginning post over at your other blog...and look forward to reading all your other blogs too. Thanks for coming and entering my giveaway on OWOH. Hugs Naomi

  8. Great shirt! Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

  9. Thanks for spreading the word on an important cause. I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too (#307).

  10. I first want to say, Cecilia, you have a truly generous and inspiring soul with your story and your commitment to help others. You're a true Goddess! I also love mermaids :) My email name is: Mermaidgypsy and I also have collections of mermaids all over my house. I used to tell people when I was little that I wanted to grow up to be a mermaid. You and I could have a fun time talking about it all. Your photo is gorgeous and I love the shirt and spirit it represents. If I were to win, I wear a size XL t shirt and any color that reminded you of the sea, I'd love.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying "hi" :)


  11. Greetings from Oregon, USA! Would love to win any of your great door prizes! Thanks for all of the inspiring things you do--you are definitely making the world a better place. Hope you'll stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

  12. Hi Cecilia, so I went over to the link you provided and scrolled down to the very beginning - thank you for being so honest, I am sure that with this you can help so many others. I hope that more will read this and get to know of the cause.
    Also, thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

  13. Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee

  14. Hi Cecilia, so nice to meet you! Please put my name in your hat for the giveaway. I'm an artist from PA and would need a Large shirt (any color). Thank you for offering such lovely prizes! Please come visit me for a chance to win a mermaid doll! Lisa

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit. I really appreciate it. I hope you will visit again soon. And thanks too for participating in OWOH event. I'm having a wonderful time getting to know more people out in blog land.

    Please add my name to your drawing for any color in size XL.

    Enjoy the event.

  16. You have a wonderful story!! .... Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week of surfing with friends!!
    I'm giving away an artists traveling purse
    full of supplies!!

  17. You are a beustifl amazing woman. This is my first year with OWOH and it is amazing! If you get a chance wander over to my blog #476 on the list

  18. Hi Cecilia! I'm so happy to meet you through owoh! I'm in Indiana, USA. Your photography turned out great and the T-shirt is a fabulous idea! You do have talent girl! Don't tell yourself (or anyone else) that you don't! I would be honored to be in your giveaway.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment for me :)
    I just love mermaids, too. Congrats on your team and such a worthy cause! You are inspirational.

    You have a great blog and beautiful name :)
    xx oo,

  19. Lovely giveaways and a good cause. I hope they offer a size 3x, otherwise skip tossing my name in the hat.
    Come see me #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)

  20. You have a very interesting blog. So glad I stopped by to visit.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  21. What a meaningful prize. I would be honored to have a t-shirt. I like the natural color and would need an XL. I'm from snowy, cold, Michigan.

    Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  22. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  23. got me... I am a Psych.. and also a S.A.N.E....
    will follow, will read.. will love ya!

  24. Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

  25. One World One Heart Blog Hop is lots of fun, it is a pleasure to visit the blogs of so many wonderful artists.

    please put me in your drawing, and then, Please stop by my blog .

    Hoopie OWOH 2011

  26. 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

  27. AMAZING !!! I love your blog, I love your doorprize and I love Mermaids, Sirenas, etc.etc. (just check out my blog to see that)
    I so dig your purpose and I would love to be added to your give away list

    #206 on the Flying Wings - OWOH

  28. Heh, I love your blog name! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  29. Hi Cecilia, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your beautiful print or t-shirt, such a great idea!!

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  30. Hello Ceciia, another sister mermaid here, also living and loving with my whole heart, but temporarily without boobs and a lot of sand up my panties. The stormy weather has not drowned my mermaid spirit or charm, but empowered me to help Sisters everywhere. I will be back to explore your world. Maybe you could swim over to my part of the sea, I am #708 on the OWOH list. Come. Blessings to you. wgd

  31. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs)! I've enjoyed my visit to yours and learning about you. Like the shirt! Medium in any color would be nice.
    You should check out my Quilled Mermaid ATC here:
    Have fun with OWOH!

  32. Oh my gosh, fantastic prize, please count me in your giveaway! I so hope I win that fabulous prize!

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, it's been fun to "meet" you! :-)

  33. Hi Cecilia,
    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love this shirt!!!
    Please come by my blog if you have a chance!
    Thank you,
    # 711

  34. Hi! I am visiting from the Murray River in South Australia! Your family sounds lovely. I love the colours of the sea the best and email me for my size if I win as its not for public consumption! lol
    good luck to everybody!
    Thanks for visiting me at antmee.blogspot

  35. I love mermaids - your prizes are fab!

  36. 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

  37. Mabuhay from Thailand! :) It's great to see kababayans here in OWOH!! count me in your give away! :)

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

    laetricia (@) gmail (d0t) com

  38. Hello, What a great giveaway with a great purpose!... stop by my blog if you have time...

  39. Hi, thanks for visiting me I enjoyed reading about you thanks for sharing. Please add me to your list.

  40. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - I love that picture I can see why you are so proud of it!! 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!

  41. Hello Love your blog .I found it very interesting.

  42. Hello Love your blog .I found it very interesting.

  43. your offerings are so meaningful!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  44. so much beauty in one place- your art, your t-shirt, your incredible photography, and your spirit. :)

    Please check out my blog to see my OWOH giveaway:

    Seattle WA

  45. Cecilia, Thanks for your wonderful photo of Greece! It might be the closest I get there. lol Your shirt design is wonderful and if I should win, a 2X. I read much of your story and what you were going through. I have some similar experiences if you ever want to talk. Stop by my blog too #220
    needlewings at mac. com

  46. Hi! I'm Gracie from Mexico, and you are a inspiration!
    My fav colors are black with white letters and my size is large...
    I want to read more about you so, I'll be here . Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    Come to visit me if you haven't already


  47. Seems that print shows you are "crafty." I love what you have chosen for the grand prize, too. This is a very worthy cause and I would be proud to wear it. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

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

    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^

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


  49. Hi Cecilia! I very much remember you from last year and admire your strength and great heart!
    cathyguitarteacher-01 at

  50. Hello Cecelia. Your photograph is absolutely beautiful! And what a wonderful cause you are raising money for. Please enter my name into your drawing.

    I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list. *hugs*,

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

  52. Wonderful giveaway! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

  53. I'm impressed with your giveaway- the meaning is beautiful and is a great reminder to be a survivor, not a victim. I love finding ways to empower women, especially those traumatized by sexual exploitation, and using the arts is one of my favorite mediums of expression. Anyway, stop by my blog sometime to say hi!

    :) Michelle

  54. hello There! from a fellow Filipina. I admire you to support such group!!! Keep it up and continue to be an inspiration to others! You are make us all proud of you. Mabuhay ka!!! Loved the shirt!

  55. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely little part of blogland. I would love to enter your OWOH giveaway. How wonderful. Please drop in for a visit during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand

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

  57. hi from perth western australia. just love your blog and all lovely art. thanks for sharing with me.please also call past my blog

  58. I remember your blog from last year. Your story and mission is inspiring.
    I would be proud to wear that tee and tell everyone what it means.
    I would choose a 2X in charcoal.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from northern ON, Canada

  59. Oh 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


  60. 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.

  61. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway (size=large). 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

  62. 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

  63. Hello from the Pacific Northwest USA. It is nice to meet you. I have enjoyed your blog. Please count me in on your pirzes.

  64. Oh I love the coral photo! I hope I win that!!
    Please include me in
    your giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

  65. Wonderful prizes, I will be back to look around more. Please come visit me at #465,my email is:anniecoeartistatpeoplepcdotcom, size large if it really is large, or xlarge if it runs small and black if you have it. xoxo

  66. Beautiful giveaway! Please enter my name.Hope you will drop by my blog too!

  67. Greetings from Ipswich, MA.

    Very glad to meet you. I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer!

    And...I'd love for you to follow my blog...

    Special gifts! Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

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

  68. 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!


  69. Hi Cecilia, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted t-shirt and framed photo. How touching your story is! 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.

  70. This is a fantastic cause!! I hope you gain a lot of momentum in this. There are way too many people who are affected with this!!

    Please enter me in your giveaway!



  71. This is a very thoughtful giveaway -- I remember you from last year :)Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  72. Hi Cecelia!

    I was at Athena's Party at Girl Power Fitness in Hyde Park in October and met you there. Loved your belly dance lesson. It was fun. :) Small world as it is, I am running into your blogs through the OWOH event. :D
    Please count me in for your prize(s)! :D
    and stop by and visit me too if you get some time. :)

  73. My friend and I went to Santorini this past spring. I would love to win this print!
    Love your blog.Please sign me up for your marvelous doorprize. Hope I'm not to late. Please come visit my blog for my giveaway,

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

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  75. Love your tees!!!
    Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  76. What a fabulous, meaningful prize. Good for you for raising money for such an important cause, I applaud you.

  77. Hello Cecilia, thank you for visiting me... I love your photo and your t-shirt is a very meaninful door prize, please count me in...

    Hugs from Australia...
    Jenny x
    (No. 243)

  78. I am so impressed with you. You must have a kind and loving heart. I have a feeling you have been on some hard journeys and those experiences have made you stronger and even more beautiful. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

  79. San Francisco, XL, Black. And, now I'd like to say that your work is excellent and your give-away remarkable. ;)


  80. Hello, visiting from Las Vegas, NV. Wow...Greece! I'd love to visit there some day and hope to as well, along with Italy, Australia...LOL! Your give aways are absolutely perfect. Photography is a passion of mine and that picture is really a cool shot. I love the T-shirt, what a wonderful cause. I'd love to sport it.

    Bright blessings,


Well, hello there! What's on your mind?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...