Sunday, April 19, 2009

100th Post Giveaway & Secrets Revealed


Pleased to make your acquaintance!



Well, hello there! It is so nice to finally meet you. I'm glad you've come back today. Of course, I should introduce myself. We didn't get to that last time what with your not being able to see me and all. But there's time for that yet. First a few words from the Beldame herself.....


It is so nice to find all of you here. It has been an exciting week for me, that's for sure. The delightful creature you see above has been a visitor in my studio these last few days. I've learned some incredible things about faeries, which I will share with you later, but I've also learned alot about myself. For instance, I've been holding back, holding out on you, if you will. There's actually another side of me that you don't get to see that often and I've made the decision to bring that side of me out to play...permanently. I'd like to introduce you to The Beldame, an alter ego of sorts. You know, the funny thing is, it's actually more like the real me. I hope you'll stick around and get to know me, The Beldame, a little better. For now, we should get to that 100th post giveway....

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How To Win


Our friend above will not share his name with me. Apparently faeries have many names and many forms. They can be as ever changing as the seasons and therefore their names often change, too. Of course every fae folk has a real name. These are shared very rarely and often unwillingly, just ask Rumpelstiltskin! Knowing a faery's real name is to own that faery and ironcially that's just what the winner of this 100th post giveway will do....own this faery. Of course, it will be up to him to share with you his real name.

All you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post, with a way to contact you if you aren't an active blogger. For an additional chance to win, feel free to mention my giveaway on your own blog and I'll put your name in the drawing twice! Winner will be announced April 30th.

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I can't say that I'm allowing my friend to leave me willingly. He's been a muse of sorts and I have grown quite fond of him but it was his decision to leave his home and take his magic to other places. I will miss him greatly but I am happy to know that he will be bringing magic into the life of one very lucky winner.

Today he's been out saying goodbye to his friends, the wonderful Ms. Wicket and Elias the troll and all the faeries he loves so much. The good news is, The Beldame is busy making preparations for you to meet these lovely creatures as well. I have set aside a special place where I can be myself. I call it, The Beldame's Workshop, my new selling blog, and you can visit it by clicking on The Beldame anywhere in this post. I do hope you'll come by for a visit and keep a look out for the other delightful creatures I have to introduce you to. I just know you'll adore them as much as I do. For now, I believe our friend has something more to say!

Well then, you've finally been introduced to The Beldame and I think that's the best secret of all! There is something else you should know. Faeries are not only wise but also mischevious. Take for example my unwillingness to venture into the Blackberry Briar with you the other day. Of course, I blamed it on my wings and at the time you had no reason to believe I didn't have any. But as you can see, I am not a silly winged creature! But I do hate going into those Blackberry Briars. Good thing The Beldame isn't quite as reserved as I. I know she'll be introducing you to the creatures who live there in her own time.
I must be getting back to my goodbyes. I look forward to meeting whichever of you is the most in need of magic for that will surely be the creature who takes me home. That is, afterall, how magic works. Goodbye for now...


Our friend tells me that he is known as a Perceptive Pisky. Piskies are known for their intuition. His gut feeling tells him just what to do! So, I've taken to calling him Pip, The Pisky, and I do hope that he'll bring as much magic and joy to you as he has to me. Good Luck!

If you'd like to meet Pip's friends, please stay tuned to The Beldame's Workshop as many of them will be making their debut there very soon!


Pip Saying His Goodybyes...






READ THE BEGINING OF THIS STORY HERE



READ THE CONTINUATION OF THIS STORY HERE

50 comments:

  1. The time has come to let my secret out. May I introduce myelf to you? My name is Tipiphanydellado, but you can call me Pip. I bring to you the essence of meaning of all things. Won't you join with me in this adventures life and come relish in thngs yet to come?

    Jody

    visionquest2020@msn.com

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  2. This comment is not for an entry, but I had to tell you all this, just couldn't include it in my first comment as it just didn't fit "my story." Your blog is always such a joy to read and your artwork is truly a sight to behold. I am looking forward to meeting Pip's friends. When I jumped online this morning the first thing I saw was Pips picture and I just had to come take a peek. I guessed he was up for sale and in your shop. Boy was I wrong. You did a great job and just I love how his eyes are looking up and away and I can almost hear all of the thoughts and curiosities swirling through his head. I am gratefully shocked to see he is for a generous giveaway by you. Thanks for the fun name challenge. Looking so forward to more of your creations.

    Jody

    visionquest2020@msn.com

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  3. Oh oh oh - memememem - enter me please!!! I do love your blogs hon!!! Your whimsical art and writing is just enchanting. Your sweet Pip would have a welcome and whimscal home with us here at the Cottage Garden.
    K - I have to know how you did the blog with the cart??? Soooo cool!!!
    Sarah

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  4. Scream!!! Pip is incredible! What a wonderful morning surprise! Great imagination! You and Pip really should stay together but I understand his need to venture out into the world as you have already done! I bow to you and Pip.

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  5. Wow Jamie(Beldame), he is fantastic! I like these sculptures you are doing. I love your blog too. When you tell Sarah how you did the cart on your buying blog, will you tell me too? I am impressed.

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  6. Hey cutie!!! He is JUST WONDERFUL!!!!! Please enter me and I will post this on my blog shortly!!! I will have to make room and move "you know who" :-)
    If I win, well I might let you borrow our boyfriend a little bit longer than usual! LOL :-)

    Nice work my friend!!! Hugs, MO

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  7. Thanks Jamie for the help. Also congratulations on your 100th posting! Tammy

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  8. Thank you Jamie - I didn't know this - how cool is that!!!! Sarah

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  9. He's adorable! Please enter me as I would be happy to have him come to my house :)
    Caroline

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  10. Congrats to 100 Jamie!
    I just love the little guy!
    "Pip the Pisky" would be more than welcome here with me, so I am officially joining in on all of mystical fun!
    Your work is amazing!

    Audrey

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  11. Oh Pip, come & live with me! You are just too cute for words!

    Love him, Jamie!

    Josie

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  12. he is quite the good looking lil guy..

    maybe pippin...

    we love your blog...
    will post on monday...
    mona & the girls

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  13. Jamie I love him and I know that he is a pixie with a lot of hope. Just look at his eyes and the tilt of his chin.

    Yes, I love him very much.

    Jamie I am like that boy who receives a letter just when he needs it most. Your note on my blog is exactly what I need today. My stomach is in knots today, but when you said your bet is on me. I believed it.

    Love Renee and love to you.

    xoxox

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  14. Good day Jamie!
    I have your Give-Away posted on my blog.

    Audrey

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  15. JUST POSTED ON OUR BLOG 2

    2 much fun......

    have a great week Jamie....
    mona & the girls

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  16. He's just too cute! I have a fairy around here somewhere because I keep finding more and more boxes of stuff he leaves me...he's filling up my studio with his gifts!!

    Georgina

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  17. Jamie, Pip needs to come live with me and point out all the magical beings around my home. I know they're here, just hiding.

    I visited your true self on The Beldame. Your dolls are so beautiful and your new blog delightful!

    Congrats on your 100th!
    Karen

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  18. Hey Jamie, Pip is a cutie pie!

    I LOVE your blog. Fun to read. Lots of good stuff. Thanks

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  19. This guy is soooo amazing he reminds me of golum from the lord of the rings I can just see him looking for the ring.
    His soul is pure magic I can tell congrats on this amazing piece and great blog.

    Muriel by the way dont have a blog yet can be reached at laurencecrooks@hotmail.com

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  20. Oooooh, look at all this competition... :-)

    Well, I think it is just fab that everyone is still trying... even though he is MINE!!! LOLOL!!! HA!!!

    Just kidding kids, keep up the entries!!!
    Hugs, MO

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  21. Congratulations on your 100th post! very exciting - here's to 100x100 more!

    oh! and yes, please. I would love Pip to consider moving in with me. :)

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  22. Jamie,Pip and I must be together ! :) Please enter me in your drawing and I will post about your giveaway on my blog as well.
    Mo, Pip is mine, see the way he is looking for me ? He wants Pammy lammy ding dong.

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  23. The Beldame has a very interesting story. Would love to have a chance to win her over. Thanks.

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  24. Pip is adorable! He really needs to move here with me. :o) I will post your give away on my blog too. :o) Congrats on your 100th post!

    Judy

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  25. Pip just whispered that he loves his Aunt Cookie and wants to come meet Nip and Tuck!
    I promise, that's what he told me! ♥

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  26. What a wonderful creation! I'd love to win Pip!

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  27. Hi Jamie,
    Pip is Awesome! I hope I will be the lucky one to have Pip come live with me:)

    ~Diane

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  28. He is wonderful!!! He needs a home in my fantasy world!!! http:www.pinkflamingo61.etsy.com Why I think I'll put him in my blog so he has double chance of living with me!!

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  29. Here's the link to my blog with the mention of your give away!! http://pinkflamingo61.blogspot.com

    Pink
    x0x0

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  30. The sheer joy of reading your blog is like winning a prize...however, I am doing a face lift on my studio...and this lil guy would sit on my shelf (front and center) encouraging me to follow my heart for art.

    Can someone help me with the "how to" link my blogs with yours?? I would appreciate any help I could get and will keep the gift going.

    Thanks! And congrats on your 100th blog! WOOT!

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  31. This would be such a perfect gift for my DD..she loves ART and has her own little apt now in Chicago..I would give it to her for apt welcoming gift (if I don't change my mind and keep him)
    Please enter my name in your drawing and I will try and post a link to your blog in my blog..sometimes I can get it to work and sometimes it won't..but I will try :)

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  32. Pip is a wonderful piece of art! He reminds me of those Pitiful Patty dolls. Are you old enough to remember those? They were so cute.

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  33. I LOVE your art. They are so cute!!! My youngest daughter would just love to have one of your pieces. She was sitting here with me when I was looking at your things and she was actually naming them. She just loves to come up with unusual names for her imaginative friends and she was doing the same while we were looking. LOL

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  34. Oh wow wow wow this is fabulous,will add you to my giveaway side bar :)

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  35. WOWOOWOWOWOOW Amazing giveaway and blog this is my first time stopping over I found you through Lisa L. I would love a chance to win him he is AMAZING!

    Please stop over my personal blog Fantasticfigments as I too am having a giveaway. Also the artistic blog I publish The Muse Behind The Mask is also having a give away from Amariah! Stop on over

    Thanks for the chance!

    Smooches
    Steph

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  36. Hiya Jamie!! He's great, great, great! Please enter me, and I plugged your give-away on my blog.. I love the new dollies! :o)

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  37. Hi there,
    How cool is he, I would love to make him a welcome home..
    I also will be posting your giveaway at my Blog..
    Thank You!
    Great Giveaway..
    Tammy

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  38. All I can say is he can come and live with me and the witches in the house they are looking for a guy friends>I'l be glad to put it on my blog Halloweenjinglesbells boo.
    Love your blog try to follow but it didn't come up try later.

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  39. He is simply lovely, all the colours of the woods in the height of summer when the leaves are tired! I think he may be called pippalichen! It suits him!
    I wonder which fairy shoemaker he uses!!??
    Thank you for such a generous prize and a wonderful blog!
    Ren ~ The fairy shoemaker xx

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  40. Pip is amazing, such a use of color and material to create such a special being. I will continue to endeavor to create art dolls with the hope that they will contain as much expression as your Pip. Congrats on reaching 100!

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  41. Popped over here from Tumbleweed Traills. You are so creative. Love your blog and the music too.

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  42. Hi Jamie. I am on a roll. I learned how to put things in my sidebar. Quite an accomplishment for myself. Oh, I also wrote a post about you and your art if you want to take a peek. Have a great weekend.

    Jody

    visionquest2020@msn.com

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  43. He is just fantastic..please enter me...I am now following you.

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  44. Jamie, Pip is wonderful and I have a perfect spot just waiting for him LOL Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway.

    Angie

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  45. Jamie I just remembered to add Pip to my blog. I think he likes it there!

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  46. Haven't I won Pip yet?

    The music today is so beautiful, just like your secret world.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  47. I PROMISE TO GIVE PIP AN AMAZING HOME. I ALREADY HAVE THE PERFECT SPOT FOR HIM BESIDE MY FIREPLACE SO HE CAN SEE THE GOINGS ON INSIDE AND OUTSIDE AS WELL. I ALSO PROMISE TO GIVE HIM A FAMILYS LOVE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME..
    OOHH PLEASE OOHH PLEASE PICK ME
    LOL

    JENNIE
    roughcuttprimitives1@verizon.net

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  48. Please, please enter me. Wow he is just awesome. I would love to win him. That is such magnificent work. I am going to follow you and read more about your work.

    Hugs Pam

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  49. Ooooh, lucky me, I think I'm sneaking in at the very end here, and I'm excited because i just found your cool blog through Zan's Sea Swap, and I realy admire Pip. He reminds me of my pig collection I had as a child. I was born in the year of the pig, and I didn't know it then, but i did collect them, and I'm from Iowa, and, well, if Pip is not a pig no offense, I love pigs and he bears a striking resemblance. I have a home full of fun and whimsical fae and he would be welcomed with open arms!

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