Thursday, 4 September 2008

Treetastic 100th blog

Giveaway details below


You'd never guess which recent picture has inspired this Giveaway Tree...well you might if you've been here recently. I've loved doing this, I used to doodle magic/wishing/dreaming trees quite often. There is just something about a purple tree!


The original story I read about a wishing tree, was a french one, in which all the leaves of the tree were in fact white, only changing colour once touched by or held in the hand of someone. The colours the leaves turned revealed something of a persons character simple by colour. I love that idea.


I've been so inspired in fact that this is a Giveaway Tree Too!



Whoever gets drawn from the hat here on Wednesday the 17th of September can choose which one they fancy best...the other will go to tailcast as a prize...hopefully in time for the collab competition.

I've had lots of fun with my pens and pastels...as usual there are words and writing throughout the pictures and over the next couple of posts I will transcribe (is that the right word?) them here...as well as putting up a couple of closer detail pics.


With giveaways in mind I got out my old workcase:


And in it I found extra goodies for the giveaway! "Aha! Treasure." Said Steff!



I Have made many sets of these for friends over the years, and even sold a few way back at the turn of the century! (it's very weird being able to say that...I guess it was turn of the millennium though.)


They are little bags of moment cards, for meditation or answers...however they take you. The words on them are from dreams, trees, trance journeywork etc...and the hands themselves were all drawn around my left hand and then shrunk down and flipped were needed...all the sets are hand finished and in a little homemade bags that prove, for all time, that I am not a seamstress.


There's one of these for the winner of the draw...and if I get more than twenty comments between the three blogs, I'll draw four more names to get a set...that should keep me busy making!



And lastly...this is a little treasure to my heart...I don't know about the rest of you, but I for one write as there are so many things I struggle to say when I really want to say them...Though you'd be hard pushed to find many that talk much more than I do...go figure!


This is the last of twenty sets of compliment/message cards I made a few years ago, they have their own little wallet and make a lovely gift as a set, or to give individually, leave in someone's pocket etc..I might reveal the other messages in the set over the next few posts...



Okay, so that makes a gift of three things, including the pick of one of the Giveaway Trees.


It's my myspace blog that is celebrating it's 1000 visits and 100th blog, but whichever blog you read on to qualify you just leave me a comment that includes the sentence:


My favourite thing this week is...


Don't forget to put your name if it doesn't appear automatically.


If you're not a member of myspace or livejournal you can leave your comment by ticking the anonymous box here on the blogger blog which is here.


I'll arrange to get contact details from you when you are one of the winners!


Big Kiss

18 comments:

manyonerise said...

My favourite thing this week is a happy place like Sister Julias treetastic 100th blog!
:D AAC/Jess

SisterJulia said...

:) Hey Jess honey
your currently in with a 50/50 chance lol!

I'm off to check out you blog
Big kiss

Beth said...

My favorite thing this week...is to imagine the great good fortune to actually touch a purple tree.

(I'll be happy to pay for shipping if I should be the lucky winner, Miz Julia...)

Goddess of Leonie said...

oh darling, you are such a gorgeous soul :) i'm in love with your creations! and the image of all your artworks around your room is rainbow love spellbinding :)

big hugs & love,
Leonie
leonie@gmail.com

pen* said...

hi, i've come here from your comment on the artist's way blog and wow: what a feast for the eyes! you have BEAUTIFUL artwork!
we would love to have you join us on our creative journey, and i have added you to our blog link list! thanks for popping by and i look forward to coming back here again!
(can i be added to your competition? ;-)

Chris Baker "Crispy" said...

Hey there Sister Julia! You have inspired me to get cracking and spread the good word that is Tailcast via blogs! peace n love

Crispy

Rachelle said...

my favourite thing this week is being held in the arms of the man I love...!

SisterJulia said...

Beautiful Rachelle!
How lovely to hear from you and how wonderful that it's something so lovely!

Huge Kisses to you witch sister!

Anonymous said...

My favourite thing this week is that my lovely daughter is back and my little family is together again:) Thank you Julia for inviting me to your magical world:) Hugs

AMJONE said...

My favorite thing this week was reading the comment you left on my blog regarding the 'adventurous base-jumping crayon' which led me over to this blog and introduced me to your fantastic work and that AMAZING tree. It's an honor.

Hi. I'm Nelly btw.

Anonymous said...

my favourite thing this week was recieving a warm loving hug from my grown up daughter Zowie just when i most needed a hugxxxxxxxxx love lisa

gwendolyn said...

Love your blog -- just found it! It's beautiful. My favorite thing this week is that my 5-year-old niece said this morning, as I left for work, "I'm so lucky that I live with you!" (Actually, I live with her.) Made my day, made my week! Congratulations on reaching 100!!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

SisterJulia said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how lovely it is to read everyone's comments...to greet old friends and meet new ones.
Know that if you have a blog I've visited, and that I'm challenged by the desire just to send everyone lovely things just for helping me feel lovely too!

pen* said...

thanks for the reminder! well my favourite thing this week has got to be watching the TAW blog community flourish... thanks for including me! x

Beth said...

AND...the loveliest, favoritist thing this week is to see all the new folks showing up on your blog space!!

Lovely week to you--
Beth

Goddess of Leonie said...

My favourite thing this week is...
L O V E
and all of it's breadth, width, depth and colour.

:)

SisterJulia said...

I've popped back here to say thank you so much for all these lovely comments.

Iris (from LJ) won the draw.

Perhaps I'll do another one at Christmas!

mark said...

hi hunni :*

i hope your give away went ok :)
i love my time with you all it let me sort my head out :)

lots of love and hug

big mark