Monday, December 19, 2011

Dreamings, Musings And Magic. A Christmas Giveaway

Only a few days away from Christmas and it's pine scented and cosy here. We put our decorations up the other day. Here's a glimpse.
The lovely old mirror was a car boot sale buy for £5. And below, the newest addition to the room, little hare, a birthday gift. I think he looks just right sat here for Christmas.

I'm painting something wintry at the moment. Here it is in progress, probably about half way done?


I've really felt the cold all day today. Although it's not that cold outside, just very wet. Whenever the weather is like this though, this house always feels cold. A bit like a cave really.
I have presents to wrap and tomorrow holly and ivy to bring indoors but before I do that, I have a little something to give away!

Here it is....

It's a blank lined book and features my painting Autumn Hare on the cover. Just perfect for writing your dreams, musings and magic in.


If you would like a chance of winning it, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment and I'll  pop your name into the lucky draw. If you are on Facebook or Twitter and you share, I'll put you in the draw again! :)  I will draw the winner between Christmas and New year, so there is plenty of time to have a go.

Good luck!  


84 comments:

  1. Your house looks very festive! I'm way behind on decorating with the studio project in the final week! But tomorrow I have put time aside to put up the tree and decorate a bit - and clean as family comes on Thursday! The hare looks lovely and strangely Christmasy with the glow of all the others ornaments. I bought the Earth Pathways calendar for next year and I love it! Your work looks wonderful in there, that particular fox painting is one of my favorites. Oh my, long comment. Well, happy Solstice and Christmas!

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  2. Merry Christmas ,I really enjoy your blog.The house does look lovely and inviting!

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  3. Your decorations look beautiful, have a magical Christmas!

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I saw that book and thought "this is a book for magic", immediately, and thought of all the songs I made.. would be so wonderful. I could buy it, but winning it sounds like a lot of fun!

    Much love from Sweden,

    Ingrid at GoddessofGotland

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  5. I come for the music and the musings and good cheer always available here. No tree or decorations, just some lights, but I am leaving the City Christmas eve by train headed up North to be with old friends till January 7th in the fragrant woods. I wish you and yours the oh so very nicest of times. Do throw me in the hat for a chance.

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  6. Utterly beautiful :~) What a wonderful and cosy house you have! Will share on Facebook and Twitter too ..

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  7. Your home's decorations evoke ancient magical stirrings in my child-heart. Plus, those sparkles (or are they snowflakes?) in the photo are really cool! Thank you so much for sharing your magic, now and the rest of the seasons as well.

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  8. My goodness, this is so very lovely. Thank you for offering up such beauty. Your home looks warm and cozy for the holiday. Wishing you and yours a merry and beautiful Yule.

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  9. your nest looks so cosy
    wishing you a lovely christmas/yule xxx

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  10. I shared on both Facebook and twitter, although the link showed up only on my Facebook wall but not yours! :)

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  11. The decorations look amazing, and giving away your blank lined book is so much more amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  12. Thanks for the peek into your enchanting home. The decorations make it look very magical indeed. And I love the new painting you are working on. You do such beautiful work. Please add my name to the giveaway. Winning that gorgeous book would be the perfect Christmas/birthday gift this year.

    Have a beautiful Solstice and a very merry Christmas!

    ~Michele

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  13. The decorations descriptions of lights and pine scent are exactly what I dream of. If I had my druthers my apartment would smell of pine woods all the time and if I could sleep in the light I'd have the magical Christmas lights on all the time as well. The artwork is beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished piece. Thanks again for sharing.

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  14. just beautiful Karen! I adore this hare :)
    thank you for the chance
    have a lovely xmas and new year,
    Annette

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  15. I always look forward to seeing your house all decorated. I love your Autumn Hare! :-) Thank you for offering the wonderful giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers.
    Wishing you a Happy Christmas Holiday Karen!

    ~ Deb

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  16. Oh how lovely! I would love to win this and use it to continue to write magical fairytales involving felines and the many enchanting little forest animals that cross paths.

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  17. your home looks and feels so cozy and wonderful.
    and
    your painting half way through looks divine....
    as does your wonderful journal. I have followed your for..... years.

    Lovely holidays to you and yours.

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  18. I'm a follower and would love to win that lovely notebook!

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  19. This is beautiful, despite your cold walls, the glowing amber reflection on your mirror transcends a feel of a warm Christmas... I love your wintry work in progress already and wish I could see snow falling... maybe someday!

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  20. Gorgeous as ever, you have such a fine touch......Love the subtlety and colours you use......

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  21. Your hare looks so at home on the mantelshelf.

    Warmest regards for the coldest of days. Thank you for sharing your musings and magic with us.

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  22. When I write it is about my emotions and all the private feelings I have about my life and those in it so this book would be perfect for a new year of soul writing.
    It is absolutely beautiful in every way.
    Happy Christmas. Suzanne x

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  23. What a beautiful glowing, twinkly room filled with the spirit of Christmas and the perfect setting for your little hare:)
    Can't wait to see the finished painting!
    I'm not at all ready for the festivities, due to illness, so it will have to be a very scaled-back, quiet time, which will actually be lovely.
    Would love to be entered into the giveaway - was just thinking the other day that I need a notebook to store ideas - and dreamings, musings and magic, decorated with a beautiful hare, sounds like a perfect idea:))
    Wishing you a Merry Midwinter and hope that you and your family have a wonderful time during all the festivities.x

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  24. Love your depictions of the natural world, I have just finished decorating our winter branch and my ornament for the season is my little deer hind. Greetings for the winter season to all.

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  25. I love your paintings! they are so pretty and I would love to win the notebook.

    you blog is so wonderful as is the music. I love to stop by on your blog.

    Have a festive time. Sandra

    (I shared your giveaway on facebook, and hope to be the lucky winner even though I'll be at the baltic sea when you'll announce the winner)

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  26. Your new painting is lovely even though it isn't yet finished and I love the photo of your home taken through the mirror, it looks so warm and cosy. I have a hare and having seen yours I think I shall try and make him a part of my Yule decorating. Happy Winter Solstice!

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  27. Looking very festive and that new painting is going to be beautiful. Have a happy Christmas.

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  28. you home looks such a cosy place to live in! all those soft lights... that bird painting of yours looks beautiful.

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  29. I have very much enjoyed following your blog - especially hearing your playlist! have a very happy Christmas, keren!

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  30. Great read as always. Already follow you on here and FB and am happy to share for those who haven't seen your lovely works of art or read your typed words. Seasons Greetings :)

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  31. Your house looks magical! I wish you Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, full of glittering stars and snowy unicorns:) xx

    P.S. fingers crossed on winning this lovely journal ;)

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  32. Oh I love that little hare :) Magical

    I would love to be entered in the draw- thank you :)

    Blessings

    Jackie AKA Jae Fae

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  33. I love you beautiful illustrations and appreciate you sharing your magical world. Your decorations also have a touch of the magic about them too. Happy Christmas x

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  34. What a very wonderful giveaway: the sight of that notebook made me want to reach for my pen. And not my biro either. Nope, that's the sort of book that calls for a proper pen!
    Have a fabulous christmas!

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  35. Oh he's wonderful. I only recently found your blog but I'm folowing it now. Have a wonderful Christmas...

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  36. Your house looks enchanted!
    I'm a frequent visitor to your blog and it's always a treat to see your amazing work! (even if it's halfway done! ;)

    I would love to be included in the draw for that beautiful book! Thank you! :)

    Have a very peaceful and Merry Christmas!

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  37. I know how the rain can seep in and make a house feel cold. The christmas lights make it look cozy and christmasy though. Love the birthday hare and what a beautiful giveaway.

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  38. a perfect warm and cosy room
    love the new rabbit
    Merry Christmas

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  39. Your house looks gloriously festive.

    I can't wait to see the finished wintery painting as it already looks wonderful!

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  40. I always love your work and would really like to have the amazing journal. Your Christmas decorations look wonderful.

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  41. Your art and your home both have magical qualitites about them ~ just beautiful.
    I love your little birthday bunny ~ he's quite charming.
    Merry Christmas from across the big pond! :)

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  42. Ah! So warm and cosy, and your hare looks so happy in his place.
    Merry Christmas, and have a good solstice.

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  43. I really like your blog, it always makes me feel peaceful. Thank you for everything and merry christmas!

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  44. Thanks for another year of exquisite art and inspirational music. Your blog is a gem.

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  45. Karen, thank you for the beautiful Christmas post. Your home looks lovely. :)

    I would love to win the beautiful journal for musing.

    A very happy Christmas to you and your family. xo

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  46. I love your little birthday hare, he looks completely at home sat there! What a lovely give-away, the winner will surely be a lucky one. :)
    Jess xx

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  47. Gorgeous!! Would love to win! I'm off to post on the Bliss Habits facebook page now!

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  48. Looks very warm and inviting Karen. I love your new little hare. I'm so thrilled with my mistletoe hare, just gorgeous!
    I think the notebooks are a fantastic idea.
    Dan
    -x-

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  49. Hi Karen, Please add my name to the draw, your notebook looks so very lovely!
    A magical solstice, a happy Christmas and a joyful New Year to you!
    Lucinda
    xx

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  50. Hope you had a lovely birthday. My youngest sons birthday is tomorrow and we celebrate the Solstice too which makes the day extra special. I would love to win the notebook - I think that's my favourite of your paintings at the moment. Karen X

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  51. Lovely and festive, I
    love your artwork x

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  52. how lovely it would be to win...thankyou xxx

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  53. Your decorated home is cosy and festive. I am warmed that we live in the same county and local places which could have inspired your heart achingly beautiful art may be places that have enriched my life!
    Solstice Blessings
    Sandra

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  54. Your home looks gorgeous, I love your painting and the notebook! I follow your blog in my GoogleReader and on NetworkedBlogs. :)

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  55. my daughter has just educated me in the ways of following a blog properly so finally after several months of browsing through your magical musings and being completely entranced i can now follow your blog properly, your home looks so cosy and beautifully festive and your work is truly lovely, i wish you and your family a magical and happy christmas

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  56. I love your festive home, mirror, hare, painting and I would love to win your notebook, it is very special indeed.
    Have a magical Christmas.xxx

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  57. A beautiful give away with the special Autumn hare. Love your blog it is so peaceful and inspiring. Best wishes for Solstice and Christmas

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  58. Your blog is just so pretty, and magical! The snowflakes are superb. I'd love the chance to win one of your books, thank you so much! Helena

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  59. I love your blog and would be over the moon to win the book. Hapy Christmas.

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  60. I would truly love to win your magical book ~*~

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  61. Wishing you lovely, cozy winter holidays with plenty of cheer!

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  62. That is a magical looking book. Beautiful!

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  63. I've long been a fan of your work....this journal would be such a nice thing to enjoy!

    Thank you :)

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  64. Hi Karen, i love so much your drawings and paintings!

    I partecipate at your giveaway! :-)))
    I follow you here and on facebook! Many smile for you!
    and have a magic solstice!
    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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  65. Happy Solstice! A magic time indeed. Thank you for such a magical place to visit through the year! Many Blessings x

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  66. What a beautiful. I love your paintings and have had you on my blog roll for ages. I just joined as a follower.

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  67. I just discovered your blog last week. Love it. Spent a day following links while listening to your music. Your art and your photos are so very evocative. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

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  68. My favourite blog. Lovely Christmas post. Merry Christmas to you and yours and I look forward to your blogs throughout 2012.

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  69. That is such a gorgeous journal and the house looks lovely. I'd love to have the chance to win it, thank you. Merry Christmas

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  70. It's my birthday today, so I thought I would enter your beautiful giveaway. Thank you.

    We cut different types of willow from our garden and decorate them on the solsice...I make it a ritual, with the fire lit, favourite Christmas songs playing and the smells of cinnamon, clove, orange, mandarin and tangarine, curling through the house from the essential oil burners.

    Hoping you have had a de~light~full Solstice, Christmas and birthday.

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  71. Gorgeous work as ever! I hope you had a peaceful and jolly Christmas.

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  72. I am late to this, is the giveaway still open? (sorry, ive been poorly this week and not spent much time reading blogs) belated christmas wishes to you karen, and may all you wish for in 2012 manifest itself. Love and bright blessings, leanne x

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  73. Karen your artwork is so magical to me and I just love your artful creations.
    Please included me in the fun.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Hugs,Laura.xoxx
    http://www.creativewhispers7.blogspot.com

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  74. I love your work - it is so beautiful. Sara

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  75. Oh, just a few hours left of this year - I hope I am not too late?! As one of the followers of your magical page, I keep my fingers crossed.......

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  76. Oh, I hope I am not too late! Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE your blog! Have a Very Happy New Year!

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  77. What a truly magical giveaway! I have just seen your last post for 2011. Beautiful words, thank you. Ruth

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  78. Your blog is a new discovery for me. I actually saw two hares on new years eve and they are what brought me to your blog. Beautiful paintings, just gorgeous.

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  79. I love your blog... your creations and listening to such uplifting music. Hope you have a wonderful 2012 x

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  80. Love your blog ... your creations and the beautiful music... hope your 2012 will be wonderful x

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  81. Love your blog , and visit regularly. always get a lovely surprise when the music starts. Your work and the music has a lovely calming affect on me. Your home is looking delicious for the festive season. Thankyou for sharing. ox

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  82. I just discovered your blog and your peintures magiques!
    Bonne année créative!

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