Sunday, March 13, 2011
Giveaway! Persephone Goddess Doll from Carioca Witch!
This month we are proud to announce our giveaway in honor of Spring and the coming sabbat, a Persephone Goddess Doll from Carioca Witch! Thanks to the lovely Nydia, she has donated one of her beautiful handmade Goddesses from her shop. We had the chance to speak with Nydia, here's what she had to say:
1. How long have you been crafting your magical Goddesses?
I opened my Etsy shop in November, 2008, when I started creating my Goddesses and my other witchy pieces. I was inspired by Kelli Lincoln, from Dancing Goddess Dolls, a wonderful lady that ended up becoming my friend. Our dolls are completely different, though. I'm humbly proud to say that my goddesses became recognizable for their exclusive patterns and hand-embroideries created by me, as well as for being stuffed with related herbs, something all pagans love to have, including me, to add to the deities representation.
2.Do you have a particular favorite Goddess that you make?
All my "babies" are a favorite, seriously! Every time I create a deity, it becomes dear to my soul. Hecate and Persephone are the ones I sell most, so I'm quite comfortable at making them as they chose to be in my hands more often. ;)
3. Please describe the item you are giving away.
I would love to donate Persephone. Prefect for the Spring to come in the Northern Hemisphere [while here we're heading to Autumn...] As I posted at my shop:
**Persephone, daughter of Demeter and Zeus, is the Queen of Spring growth and of the Underworld. Abducted by Hades, she spends half year in the Underworld with her consort, and the other half with her mother in her world. In Greek mythology she, goddess of the soul, is the possessor of its dark and frightening wisdom. But is also the harbinger of spring and a reminder of all the growth and hope that it brings.**
The Goddess comes hand sewn in light green color felt and dark green & black cotton thread, with flowers, the sun and a bird representing her Spring side, and a pomegranate, pomegranate seeds, a waning moon and black pentagrams representing her dark side embellishing her tummy. Slightly stuffed with polyfil and a pinch of dried pomegranate, with a light green silk ribbon for hanging, plus a red decorative bead. It measures approximately 9 x 5.5 inches.
Ok so the rules for entering are as follows: Go to Nydia's shop, find a few items that you like and come back here to comment on them. For an extra credit entry, follow Nydia's blog or twitter page, and for even more extra credit, start following this blog. Make sure you list which ones your doing so I can give you the extra credit! The giveaway will last for one week, at which time I will choose the winner. Thanks again to Nydia for donating her lovely Persephone Goddess! Have fun playing!
Posted by Tara at 8:54 AM