Oct 31, 2016

The Light in the Forest - The Great October Giveaway

*The Light in the Forest is going home to live with Shelley!

Thank you so much for playing along with me this month!*


The final day of October has arrived, and with it the magic and mischief of Halloween, and the remembrances and observances of Samhain. I want to thank you for spending some time with me this month, celebrating my favourite season, and the sixth annual Great October Book Giveaway (which has evolved so beautifully, beyond books, thanks to several big-hearted folks). Things have been a bit mad at my end with computer issues and wild work schedules, but I have muddled through and you have been such lovely guests.

I have always said that the gods took one look at me when I came into form and said "this girl is going to need some real help in this lifetime," and they surrounded me with exceptional people. I've always felt so fortunate to know the folks I do, and to be the sort of creature that people found worthy of their friendship. I bump into the most extraordinary humans, and some of them don't even mind if I keep them. One of the amazing people I have crossed paths with (and subsequently inserted he and his remarkable partner into the part of my heart labeled "family") is Aidan Wachter. His work, his wisdom, and his spirit are evident in all he does. He is a sorcerer with silver (and now gold) creating talismans that are deeply magical and personal. I have several of his pieces and each is so incredibly special to me (I am wearing this star right now, in fact).

Being the generous soul he is, Aidan has offered up the perfect talisman for this spirit-filled time of year. One very lucky person will be receiving "The Light in the Forest" to wear around their enchanted neck.


This giveaway is as ethereal as the spirits - you have only until 11:59pm (Pacific) on All Soul's Day (Wednesday, November 2nd) to get your name in the hat. As always, your comment is your entry. If Blogger's platform gives you a hard time or if you are a bit shy, feel free to send in your entry via the contact button up top.

Thank you again, for hanging out with me during this magical month!


Legal Bits:

* This giveaway (or "sweepstakes") is open to all residents of Canada, (exluding Quebec residents) the USA, Great Britain, Europe, South America,  who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is void where prohitibited by law.  Please be aware of the contest/sweepstakes laws in your area.

*  Canadian residents will be subject to a skill testing question before being able to claim their prize (this is standard law in Canada).  The skill testing question will be in a form similar to: 1 + 2 - 1 =

*  This giveaway is not for profit and no purchase is necessary to enter.

*  This giveaway is sponsored/administrated solely by this blog/blog author and is not affilitated with or sponsored by Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity, nor can they be held liable.

* By leaving a comment intending to enter into the draw for the giveaway (or "sweepstakes") you are knowingly agreeing to these rules/conditions.

I have chosen all the books/cards featured this month myself.  I have not been paid to feature a book, nor have I been asked to advertise for anyone.  This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by anyone other than Rue and Hyssop

100 comments:

Delisa Carnegie said...

What a beautiful peice. I'd like to enter the giveaway please.

polyphanes said...

I'm in! This is beautiful.

Rhi said...

What an amazing piece. Perhaps I will be the lucky one chosen! :D

Bev Nickerson said...

I'm in. I love that piece. If I don't win, is it avail to purchase?

Kyra Athena said...

A truly beautiful and meaningful piece!

Clanori said...

What a lovely giveaway. Please enter me.

Janet said...

Found this through FF's posting of this link, I adore Aidan's work and would feel profoundly honored and blessed to wear it. Please throw my name in the hat as well. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

That's just beautiful. I would wear it with deep gratitude!

Happy Halloween, dear Rue!

søren said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks to you and Aidan.

Cassandra said...

Yes. Beauty. I've entered. Thank you Aidan, thank you Jen!

Nathan said...

Beautiful! As always. Aidan rocks

Don Cunningham said...

A gorgeous piece. I'm in.

Michelle Nickolaisen said...

I love Aidan's work - this is one of my favorite pieces of his. Would be psyched to win it!

Jaime Lyerly said...

Please enter my name in the drawing for this cool piece. Thank you

Robin said...

So gorgeous! Thank you for doing this and a blessed Samhain to you.

Shelley said...

This one has been on my wishlist for ages, Aidan's work is gorgeous. I adore your yearly giveaways what a beautiful way to share and spread magic.

Cáer said...

Wow! That's beautiful. I'd love to enter.

Melisa Glassford said...

Just beautiful!
melisaglassford@gmail.com

Tina said...

Aidan's work is absolute magic and power. I had a chance to see one of his peices in person this weekend on a friend and its amazing. I would love to enter this drawing!

Renee said...

The light in the forest! This is gorgeous! Please enter my name. x

Annie Kaye said...

What a generous and magical offering! Of course I would love this talisman for myself but mostly happy it's out in the world sending vibrations. Please enter me and many thanks!

Kim @ unshakablesoul said...

So lovely, I adore his work! Commented and entered!

wortsandcunning said...

Wow! My heart skipped a beat seeing this design. So amazing and I'm thrilled to take part in the giveaway. Thank you!

Kerrie said...

Tossing my hat in the ring. I'd be honored to win. xo

SagePixie said...

I love his work.
Thank you for opportunity to win such a beautiful piece.

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Awesome piece! Would love to win it!

A year and a day said...

This is awesome. I'm in.

olive said...

I love Aidan's work and don't have a piece yet...if this is the one for me, may it be so! Thank you for the opportunity to win. ~ Danette

Unknown said...

Another beautiful piece with strong intention form Aidan's soul.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"The Light in the Forest" looks like night and moonlight. Such delicate work; not just this piece, but all of it. I fell in love with "The Harvester", "Hekate", his "Crescent Moon Ring" and at least five others. Just precious...

Aidan Wachter said...

I'm so pleased that we have come into each other's live my dear! Blessings to you, Jen!

GiadaRose said...

Oh, I'm such a fan of his incredible work! How lovely of you to include this beautiful piece in your giveaway!

ClairityBe said...

Wonderful to find you. Thank you for this oppportunity. Would love this piece to find me.

Unknown said...

pure magical delight! Gorgeous piece! Thank you, Aidan

Sue O'Kieffe said...

I found out about your very generous giveaway from Fabeku's shout out. This piece of Aidan's is oh-so-gorgeous-and-powerful. Many thanks to both of you for doing this thing.

Hagatha Hawthorne said...

Beautiful artistry and wonderful piece.
Thank you for giving us a chance to own this.
Hagatha Hawthorne
Folk Ways on the Ridge

Romilly said...

Gorgeous! Aidan's work rocks as usual. I would love to wear this talisman around my enchanted neck! :) Count me in.

meghan said...

Oh yes, please!!

Brigid Lenehan said...

Please and yes and thank you!

Lauri Ingram said...

Love Aiden's work! On my list to own a piece someday, so thank you for the opportunity!

Nika Ridley said...

Oh my goodness, yes please!!

Paula Kelly said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I have a particular for trees.

Gregory Gibbs said...

Aiden is truly gifted! Yes, please, and thank you!

mrsalf97 said...

I would be so honored to own a piece of Aidan's art.

Charicola said...

Enter me too please! That's beautiful, and I love your blog!

Pombagira said...

and now trying again.. cause techinal issues.. :(

me me please, and thank you

Caren Rich said...

Of course me. Cool blog! Now I have to go back and read everysingleword.

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Engie Willow said...

Happy Samhain and Happy Halloween! This is a beautiful piece. engie.willow@gmail.com

Iorek Byrnison said...

Wow this is an amazing pendant! flutter.flute13@gmail.com

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity!

orion`s daughter said...

Beautiful! Blessed Samhain to you!

Orionova@gmail.com

Jen said...

The Light in the Forest is gorgeous and perfectly describes the serendipidies I've been experiencing this year. Happy Samhain.

Cartermaryd said...

I love Aidan's talismans. I be thrilled to win this. Thanks for the chance! Cartermaryd@ hotmail.com

Linda Wildenstein said...

This is a remarkable piece of craftmanship. I'm sure that the artist feels blessed to consider you a friend as well. xoxo Oma Linda

Julie said...

What an amazing piece! I'd love to win this! Happy Samhain.

Nissa Lee said...

I love Aiden Wachter's work, but have yet to own a piece. Put my name in the hat, pretty please!

Deanna said...

I have a piece of Aidan's work and it is amazing. I would love to add another to my collection.

Catherine Shining Light said...

I love this. I'd love the honor of wearing it.

Jason Berg said...

Most definitely in for this gorgeous piece!

Kelly Matthews said...

How very generous of you. Aidan's work is amazing!! (i sent you a message at first because I couldn't comment but it looks like I can now)

petoskystone said...

I hope this eve the winds blow good fortune to you & yours! Thanks for the giveaways!

TMC said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Monika Schmid said...

What a gorgeous piece that I have admired for a while now! Please enter me into this very generous giveaway.

Tim O'Reilly said...

Very nice !

Brenda D said...

Gorgeous work! And thank you for offering this.

Michael Bettine said...

A fascinating piece that fits the time of year.

rudigirl said...

Aidan's work is gorgeous! Thank you for such a generous giveaway! <3

Melissa Muirhead said...

That is stunning. I've been lusting after Aidan's work for months!

Lisa Flinn said...

Breathtaking piece of jewelry ..thank you for sharing

Josie said...

I have been a fan of Aidan's work for quite sometime. I would love to win this!!!

Liz Davenport said...

Hi, Jen! I would love to win the Light in the Forest talisman!! :-) :-) Thank you for always thinking of us, your readers. :-) :-)

Michelle Willms said...

I would feel honored to have such a lovely piece of art and sacred jewelry to wear around my neck. This is such a lovely gift. Thank you for this chance to win.

Sparkless said...

Aidan makes such beautiful jewelry and I'd be thrilled to win this.

lillie8302 said...

Wow. That is gorgeous craftsmanship! If I'm lucky enough to win my email is lilefal1102@hotmail.com

veewitch said...

Oh, what a delicious sight to see late on Halloween night! I'd wear this with delight!

Just Bee said...

It's magickally delicious.

May D. Cember said...

How fun is this?! Of course I'd love to win this beauty.

Stephanie said...

Love Aidan's work. I'm keeping fingers crossed for this one!

Kelly M said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice piece.

Siduri said...

Beautiful! Thanks for hosting this!

faithduck said...

I haven't seen that one and I love it!

L aura's Reading said...

Aidan's work and talent are amazing. Your soul is generous. Thank you for sharing the fun, beauty and magic with us .

wismomworks@gmail.com

Erin Gergen Halls said...

Oh, MY! I can't imagine a better birthday present, or a more perfect talisman for me! Throwing my name in the hat BIG TIME!!

BrigidsBlest said...

Oh my gosh. I've long admired his work, and this one is my absolute favorite. I do a lot of hiking and camping. I would love to have this.

ajc1696 said...

What a lovely thing that is! I would love to wear something like that. Please enter me in the giveaway, and thank you for hosting!

Danni said...

That's just the sort of beauty I need in my life right now, as I'm rededicating myself to the forest trails this month. I bet that would keep myself and the wee acorn safe on all of our adventures! :)

CaroleCross said...

How beautiful! What a gift to be able to wear this gorgeousness. Name in! <3

anita said...

Oh, this is lovely! Please enter me . . . All Soul's Day is the anniversary of my husband's death; perhaps I'll win? (I've just discovered your blog, and am looking forward to reading previous posts.)

Eveline Maedel said...

What a beautiful offering! Please enter me! (emaedel@gmail.com)

Vicki said...

Love This peace. And Love that you offer these give aways.

Brandy Boyd said...

Oh my! i get goosebumps looking at this! Love it. And i have enjoyed your giveaway so much this month. I've found all sorts of new artists to admire and purchase from!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

WOW! Gorgeous! I'm in.

Misty Fouquet said...

I love Aiden's work!! This piece has always been one of my favorites because in it I see nature and mysticism in the Kabbalah Tree of Life. It is just beautiful!! Thank you for showing such a profoundly amazing artist!! I would love to win this!

Beth Brown said...

So beautiful! I love your blog -

Beth

oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

Monique Darkfire said...

That is beautiful. It reminds me of Cernunnos. Please enter me. And thank you for keeping such a lovely blog. My email is moniquedarkfire@gmail.com

Iesadora said...

Count me in please! Thank-you soo much for having the giveaways again this year!!

Debra Nehring said...

Fabulous! What a generous gift, Jen. Thank you, Aidan, you are incredibly talented. I would so love to wear this magical pendant. Blessings.

Renee Olson said...

Absolutely Beautiful. I Love this. I have followed Aidan for a while, since you first shared his work. Stunning. Great run this year. Love to be included for this giveaway.

Linda said...

Yes, please! Love Aidan's work!