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Thursday, January 21, 2016




And I'm giving away a free spot... woohoo Blog Hop Giveaway !!!!

Spectrum is an online Holistic-Creative workshop going on its third year, and organized by Hali Karla of Hali Karla Arts. Spectrum 2016 will be guided by 20 NEW featured teachers and more than 20 returning contributors offering a variety of workshops, inspiration and invitations - all intended to empower, nurture and celebrate your innate creative expression, healing journey, and personal development!

What I am Offering this year in Spectrum...

Good Medicine: The Art of Falling Apart

<>Come get Good Medicine with me while we explore the art of falling apart into the bones of a deliciously messy, inky, drippy art journal page. Starry eyed with song lyric and lines that tear at our insides only to medicate us back together again. Charting territories of emotion where words pull & tug at you, and where line and color caress & lighthouse you home.
Come fall apart with me.<>

 Here is how to enter my give-away:
  1. Follow me on instagram: kitty_o_hello 
  2. Post a picture of yourself with a caption of your favorite lyric from a favorite song & note the band! Want to elaborate on why this lyric does it for you.. go for it! I wanna know! Simple or artsy/filtered however you want to do it up is up to you! You can layer the lyric over your picture or put it in your post description!
  3. Hashtag : #kittysbloghop and make sure you tag me @kitty_o_hello

Not on Instagram?
Share this blog post on any social media platform & leave me a comment here and tell me a favorite lyric & note the band! Want to elaborate and tell me why you love this lyric so much.. go for it! I wanna know! 

I will announce the winner of my free Spectrum pass here on February 1, 2016 - the same day pre-registration opens for Spectrum 2016!
Pre-registration for Spectrum 2016 officially opens on February 1, 2016 (and the program will begin on May 2). So be sure to bookmark this page (or link) - so that you can check back to see if you win the giveaway here or sign up just as soon as it goes on sale.

About the Give-Away:
All of the new teachers are playing along - and quite a few of the returning contributors volunteered to join in the fun, too - so there are over 30 chances to win a free pass!

13 January:
Hali Karla http://www.halikarla.com/blog/
14 January:
Andrea Schroeder http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/blog                
15 January:
Bebe Butler http://www.bebebutler.com/
16 January:
Briana Goetzen http://www.orangespiralarts.com/
17 January:
Cat Caracelo http://catcaracelo.com/
18 January:
Chris Zydel http://creativejuicesarts.com/
19 January:
Elloa Atkinson http://www.elloaatkinson.com/
20 January:
Gretchen Miller http://www.gretchenmiller.wordpress.com/
21 January:
Kelly Johnson http://www.wingswormsandwonder.com/
YOU ARE HERE >>> Kitty Oppegard http://handoverheartstudios.blogspot.com/  
22 January:
Kristal Norton http://kristalnorton.com/
23 January:
Lisa Wilson http://www.beingbreath.com/
24 January:
Malini Parkehttp://www.maliniparker.com/
25 January:
Melissa Harris http://www.melissaharris.com/
26 January:
Petrea Hansen-Adamidis http://www.arttherapist.ca/blog
27 January:
Robin Hallett http://www.robinhallett.com/
28 January:
Suki Ciappara Ka'Pinao http://sukihealingarts.com/
To learn more about the details, including all of the contributors and workshop offerings for this course CLICK RIGHT HERE. 
Enjoy the blog-hop, good luck on the give-aways, and I hope to see you in Spectrum in a few months!


  1. I pinned your workshop on my board, funny this is the second time this week I was asked to name my favorite lyric, not by a band but a song from the mid-19th century, that speaks to my soul. Thank you for the chance to share it and to be given a spot in Spectrum this year.
    'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free

    'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

    And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

    'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

    When true simplicity is gained,

    To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,

    To turn, turn will be our delight,

    Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.[

    1. Thanks for the Pin! How cool that this is the second time that you are sharing this song. It must be Good Medicine for you! Thank you for stopping by and participating in the blog hop :)

  2. So many song lyrics to choose from! A recent favorite is "that's a fine looking high horse" from Hozier's Take Me to Church. It's a good reminder to stay humble. I pinned the workshop link on my Online Art Classes board.

    1. Thanks for the Pin! Oh man... Hozier is new to me and a def. obsession. In. Love. This is a realllly good juicy song. I love everything about it. The lyrics are delicious and the sound is right up my alley! Great share thanks Mellissa for reminding me I gotta get some Hozier up on my playlist stat!

  3. shared https://www.facebook.com/laura.dogsmom/posts/1131026570263646
    i want to be on instgram but my old technology does not support it. i am continuing to work on making it happen.

    Oh don't you dare look back
    Just keep your eyes on me.
    I said your holding back,
    She said shut up and dance with me!...

    Deep in her eyes,
    I think I see the future.
    I realize this is my last chance...

    This woman is my destiny
    She said oh oh oh
    Shut up and dance with me

    From "Shut Up and Dance With Me
    Fun Guns

    1. Thanks for the FB share! This is a catchy ditty isn't it? I got in my car for a drive today and bam this song was on my XM radio SHUT UP AND DANCE! Good one :) Thanks for sharing and stopping by here to participate in the giveaway!

  4. Thank you so much for the giveaway, I shared on Pinterest and my favorite song lyrics are from Sara Bareilles - Brave. I sing out loud every time she says: Say what you wanna say
    And let the words fall out. I just love it!

    1. Thanks for the pin! What a great son by Sara right? Who can resist beltin out those lines? Good stuff, good for the soul thanks so much for stopping by and participating that is good for the soul too :)

  5. Tweeted (I'm still learning Instagram ...). I love these lyrics from Deep Down:

    They say, they say
    We should have known better than to
    fall so deep down, deep down
    into this rabbit hole we found

    and i was thinking
    on the long way down here
    no life, no light, no sight. no sound down here
    hold my hand now
    eyes closed don't stop down deep
    into this pool of regrettable situations
    pitch black
    think back to the last time
    that we were happy

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Thanks for Tweeting! I am not familiar with this song. I really love these lyrics I shall have to give it a listen! I love being turned on to new music so thank you for that and thank you for sharing!


  6. However far away I will always love you however
    Long I stay I will always love you whatever
    Words I say I will always love you I will always
    Love you -the Cure
    Brings back memories when I found my soul mate.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class. Peace,Ronda
    Following you on Instagram.

    1. Ahhh yes.. The Cure.. one of my ALL time favorites. I just listened to Disentegration album twice yesterday! Good stuff thanks for the follow on instagram and for sharing Ronda!

    2. Congratulations darling you've won! Please email me your email addy @ handoverheartstudios@gmail.com

  7. I tweeted about this blog post. My favorite lyrics (hard to choose, I love poetry and song so much!) are the words to "Fragile" by Sting.
    f blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
    Drying in the color of the evening sun
    Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
    But something in our minds will always stay
    Perhaps this final act was meant
    To clinch a lifetime's argument
    That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
    For all those born beneath an angry star
    Lest we forget how fragile we are
    On and on the rain will fall
    Like tears from a star
    Like tears from a star
    On and on the rain will say
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are
    On and on the rain will fall
    Like tears from a star
    Like tears from a star
    On and on the rain will say
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are

    1. Thanks for the Tweet! Oh yessss Sting ❤️ soooo good!!!

    2. Thanks for the Tweet! Oh yessss Sting ❤️ soooo good!!!

  8. I "shared" your FB blog hop post from your FB page on mine. I'm afraid I am not so seen on favourite things as a general option; I just enjoy/love things without singling them out so much. I can't think off the top of my head a lyric to choose. Instead I'll share a current artist that I'm really enjoying : Wendy McNeill is an amazing quirky storyteller musician and so amazing in person. I highly recommend checking her out. And even looking up the stories behind her songs!

    Ok, one of her albums lists song lyrics...

    I wrote for the wanting
    I wrote for the need
    I wrote for the wind
    What it gifted me
    Wide the wonder
    Wild the hunger
    Eyes like the sea
    I felt them melting through me
    Until all I could see
    Was precious

    1. Thanks for the FB share! These are amazing lyrics thanks for a new artist to check out!

  9. Shared on Facebook! One of my favorite new lyrics is by Seven Lions featuring Davey Havok in the song 'December'

    "I saw... your breath... decorate the air" For whatever reason I think it's quite beautiful.

    1. Thanks for the FB share! One of my fav lyrics is from a counting crow song " cigarette the winter air"... So I'm right there with you in this one❤️ thanks!

  10. I shared on Pintrest. One of my favorite lyrics is from the Black Keys, Little Black Submarines

    Oh can it be
    The voices calling me
    They get lost
    And out of time
    I should've seen it glow
    But everybody knows
    That a broken heart is blind

    1. Thanks for the pin I love the black keys! I haven't heard this song I need to get on it! Thank you for stopping by :)