Monday, December 7, 2009

*Gift of Jewels* Giveaway: soul aperture...

Isn't this simply breathtaking?

Today is the grand finale of the presentation of gifts for the *gift of jewels* giveaway. I remain eternally grateful to my wonderful friends who were kind enough to donate gifts. It was surely a pleasure for us to sprinkle a little love all over the world.

Some people come into your life and, without much effort, leave an indelible mark on you. Whether they challenge you to love a little more, give a little more, or be a better person, that is the gift and I am thankful. One of those people, I met right here in blogland. She is a beacon of hope and love, and by far one of the most talented persons I have crossed paths with in my lifetime. Her stunning photography and seamless words tickles the very depths of my soul and always leave me longing for more. oh yes, I simply adore you Empress Christina of Soul Aperture.

I dream of the day when we meet in person. I imagine us skipping barefoot along the sandy beaches of an island, pausing only to raise our lens towards the torquoise horizon or our arms towards the Caribbean sky. Or perhaps an easy stroll along the winding roads of nine miles on our pilgrimage to Father Bob's home. I can even envision a trip to da hills of Jamaica, sitting alongside the river, reasoning with some sons and dawtas of His Imperial Majesty. How good and pleasant it would be.

For your chance to win this dreamy photography, please leave a comment on this post. Entries will remain open until January 6, 2010 and the randomly selected winner will be announced on January 7, 2010.

*To see more items in the *gift of jewels* giveaway, click here.

One Love.

51 comments:

Kamana said...

can i join you and christina on your pilgrimage to father bob's home?

cinner said...

Se'Lah I knew it was Christinas as soon as I saw the photo. I love your tribute to her. She is one amazing woman and so inspires so many of us. As like her you have a wonderful heart. Big hug to you both.

B said...

Oh, I love Christina, and of course her blog! That's a beautiful photo!

sherry ♥ lee said...

You describe Christina so beautifully...her heart is her soul and she shares of herself so freely and so poetically. And yet, there is a sassy-ness to that woman that peeks out every now and then and just makes me laugh out loud!

Christina's photography is stunning and I would be so blessed to win this -- as would anyone.

I've probably said this before, it's not really about the receiving or winning, it's about the generosity and the giving that has taken place here...and the coming together. You do that so well my dear -- you manage to open your arms and draw all of us in. That too is a gift. ♥

Connie said...

beautiful photo...beautiful tribute!

Tracy said...

Those petals look like velvet...*sigh*... I love Christina too. She has been such a huge inspiration to me in many ways. He special gifts are a blessing to us all. Is there a ticket left to Father Bob's? I'd love to come along too! ;o) Please count me in on the fun for this outstanding photo by Christina...pure joy it is. Happy Day, Se'Lah :o) ((BIG HUGS))

vchelle said...

Can I be in your dream? LOL! The photo is absolutely beautiful and I can see the beauty in Christina through your astounding words of her presence!

Cora said...

Christina is fabulous!and here is another one of her beautiful photos!

Christina said...

Eh naw~
at the gates we will stand
on da hills we will set
in de grass we will lay
face to face will will laugh
no matta time of day
side by side
we will remain
; )

thank you
thank you
for your kind words
you are loved

Marilyn said...

Oh, I love Christina! I would simply adore winning one of her photographs.

If you ever have another give away, I am sure I could contribute something. I love give aways. Even if I don't win, I get so excited that someone won something. It is the anticipation of winning that is so fun.

margie said...

eh naw, i hope the other sisters are included in the skipping.

Cathi said...

I adore Christina too...this photo is beyond words beautiful! have a fabulous day! Smile! :)

Char said...

i adore Christina - what a beautiful tribute.

Gillian said...

a lovely project this is, it brings people closer together whether they win or not :)
such a bright & talented community xox

amy said...

I love her too--she has the most amazing heart (and talent!).

My Castle in Spain said...

yes !! Christina is one of our brightening souls in fabulous blogland..Her voice, her words always bring joy and peace...This is a beautiful tribute to her, Se'lah!
Have a great monday!
xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I am such a fan of Christina's soulful words and work. These roses are beyond beautiful! I'd love to be part of your wonderful drawing, thank you!

xo

Journey said...

Beautiful photograph! So simple yet complex. Colors are stunning.

Christine's blog is wonderful - I always breath of sigh of fresh air when visiting her.

MagnificentDebra said...

Oh, I'm delighted to meet you! Thanks for entering me in the drawing, the pink roses are gorgeous. Blessings today!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Se'lah,

What a beautiful post. I would love to join hands with you and Christina along the shores, I know a beautiful time will be had. Wishing you and your family a lovely week.

Smiles...

Beverly

Meredith said...

I hope you two get to make your pilgrimage soon. It sounds so dreamy! Just like the photograph ;)

Kim Living Life said...

a beautiful shot of Christina's are there ever any other sorts, all her work is delightful, soft, precious.

Simply Mel said...

yes, yes, yes, this is such a stunning image! It's obvious that Christina finds the essence of soul in everything she chooses to photograph!

Suvarna said...

almost a self portrait I have to say, lovely, sweet image, just like the gal who took it.
love

Toni said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend, and a gorgeous photo. Someone will be very lucky, indeed.

Shell said...

Christina is truly a gifted and creative woman! This picture is beautiful.

m.e (Cathie) said...

gorgeous image, and beautiful blog you have. ♥

lisaschaos said...

Very pretty!

beth said...

ohhh, I'm jumping in on this one :)

Relyn said...

Oh, I do love Christina's work. And I love your loving, generous heart. Plus, I love this post and all it's perfect sentiments. In my daily life, kindred spirits are not so common. But, here, in blogland? There are blessings abounding. And kindred spirits aplenty. Happy December, sweet friend.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I am over from Christina's. I would love to have this beautiful photo in my home.

Thank you for your generous giveaway! i'll be back again soon.
jj

elsa said...

i agree Selah, Christina is simply divine!
i am glad to have the pleasure of meeting you too.
please count me in- i want to win!!!!

Quilin said...

Sistrens are beautiful like this boquet of roses, something that you can put in a special place that will lift your spirit anytime you pass it. I hope to win this so I can be reminded of a sistren's love.

And I willbe in JA in May at the Calabash Writing festival, let me know if any of you are going. Bless

Gayle said...

Breathtaking it is! Christina is such an amazing woman, and so are you, Se'Lah!

My Life My Life My Life said...

i would so love a little Christina in my home!

jacqueline said...

both of you are soooo wonderful! it is an honor to know the both of you through this wonderful blogging world.

sunnymama said...

So beautiful! I'm calling by to catch up now that we're over the flu. I'm so glad I'm here in time to enter this giveaway! :)

Nihal said...

As I always believe that our treats should be like this wonderful rose so we can last. The artist is so kind to offer this gift.

meandering pearl said...

Hello! a most marvelous photo from a most marvelous lady!!! loveliest thoughts

parTea lady said...

That is a gorgeous photo. The roses almost look like velvet and they are such a lovely color.

La Tea Dah said...

I am appreciating your affirming posts that direct your readers to new places in blogland. This picture is beautiful and I would love to be entered in your drawing.

LaTeaDah

Gracious Hospitality dot com

kath said...

Christina's photos always make me feel more than one sense, it's not just sight, in this case I can smell the roses and taste candy .... I love her!

Kym said...

Oh how beautiful! I just love roses and the the photograph makes them look so velvety!

Candice said...

Even though I love this photograph so much I would give it to my mum if I won it as she would adore it. You can almost smell the roses in this photo just by looking at it.
candy3181@hotmail.com

Heather! said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! You and your friends are so generous...we are all blessed. Thank you!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

missysue said...

Your blog is amazing! I came over from Soul Aperture and am so thankful i found you! I would love a chance to win ;o)

Happy New Year!

love + luck + bliss,
missysue
hansonmissysue at yahoo dot com

Margot said...

This is inspiring! Happy New Year!

Bee said...

Ooo, Jamaica sounds good! I once spent a glorious New Year's there . . . just down the road from The Blue Lagoon.

You and Christina excel at spreading the good stuff around this blogosphere.

Very best wishes for the new year to you. xx

paris parfait said...

Christina is one of a kind, as is her photography. So fabulous that your lucky readers have a chance to win here! xo

julochka said...

of course there would be one from beautiful soul christina in this gift of jewels giveaway. please count me in on this one!!!

this is such a lovely thing you're doing!!

margie said...

missing you. love christina's work. you are a busy girl these days!!