I heard about this wonderful event linking bloggers from all over the world and am excited to participate this year! The One World, One Heart blog event is described in detail at this link. It's a way to reach out and connect with other bloggers from all over the world. In order to participate, all you need to do is to link up (in a proper format, see the link for details), introduce yourself, and offer up a prize, with the winner to be selected on February 17. Here's what I have to offer:
It's an altered slide mailer, with the Maya Angelou quote "Let nothing dim the light that shines within" stamped inside. If you would like an opportunity to win my slide mailer, simply leave a comment (and make sure there's some way I can contact you, like a blog link or email address).
Now to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my blog:
My name is Maria Ontiveros, but I go by Rinda in blogland. "Rinda" is a childhood nickname, a derivative of my full name "Maria Linda" (which became "Marinda" and then simply "Rinda). IRL, I am a law professor who specializes the the area of labor and employment law. I have been married for 25 very happy years and have two fabulous, sporty children (DD Clara is 12 and loves the water, especially the beach; DS Henry is 15 and loves soccer and baseball - not necessarily in that order). I live in beautiful Northern California, in a coastal town about 20 miles south of San Francisco.
I am a photographer, scrapbooker and mixed media artist, and my blog focuses on my art (with just a little of my life thrown in). I love to tell a good story, too (something I inherited from my father). Most recently, I have been spending most of my creative energy working in my art journals and learning a little about photoshop.
So, new readers, welcome to my blog. And old, dear friends, thanks for being part of my blog world. It's sunny and beautiful today in Northern California, with clear blue skies and a calm ocean outside my window. I'm sending a little of that your way . . .