Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your wonderful images over this festive period. Here are just a few of my favourites I’d like to share with you.


1. 12:21:365, 2. Silent Night [HBW], 3. 355/365 Winter, 4. holiday hug, 5. Sugar Cookies, 6. HomeMade, 7. We’re ready., 8. Untitled, 9. Untitled, 10. Sing We Now of Christmas – Great Joy to my Flickr friends, 11. Angel #flickr12days, 12. Untitled, 13. Untitled, 14. Winterberry II, 15. 12.08.2013, 16. the gift

And without further ado, I’d like to announce the winners of the Mortal Muse giveaways for this Festive Musing Period.

Huge Congratulations to Our Giveaway Winners! If you see your name below, one of the muses will be in contact with you via email soon to arrange the delivery of your prize.

Holly’s copy of Shooting with Soul
Jenny Dunham said…”soul love! <3″

Debra’s Blurb Gift Certificate
Andrea Golden said…”These are absolutely stunning images. I especially love the out of focus one . . . I get lost in the lights.”

Nikki’s Mobile Camera Love
Colleen said… “Love everything. super curious about the mini tripod, how have I never tried one of these before?”

Jenny’s copy of Instant: The Story of Polaroid
Staci Lee said… “Love Polaroid. Sometimes the imperfections make it magical.”

Anna’s copy of The Artist’s Way
Sarah C. said…”This makes the second time this week that this book has come into my life. It’s hard to shake that creative block. What makes it even hard is when my 15 year old daughter talks about her block and there isn’t really any advice I can give her. I guess it’s time to get this book to inspire us both!!”

Vanessa’s 52 of You
Maureen Bond said… “wow, what a great read to have coffee with this morning, thank you. I feel when the photographer is ready to be open to it and understand fully, that the person having the experience is always the one taking the images. It can be joyous to very scary why we shoot the way we do and what we shoot, wrapping yourself around that is therapy…wonderful opening here for many, thanks for sharing.”

Meghan’s Copy of Instant Love
Mary said… “I’m so glad you embarked on your creative journey. Your photographs are an incredible source of joy for me. Beautiful post. May you continue to be in good health. xo”

Cara’s gift of a Cottage 960 Photographer pendant
Leslie said… “Our favorite tradition is attending candlelight Christmas Eve services at church. It’s so beautiful when all the lights are extinguished and we sing Silent Night but candlelight!”

Van’s Handmade Christmas
Elke1403 said…”Van, you are a a great story teller and I admire your craftsmanship as you already know. Wow, I would love your gorgeous gifts.”

Christy’s copy of Vivian Maier: Street Photographer
Jenny Wall said… “I love her story! I have always hoped that one day after I am long gone someone will find all my photographs, poems, and journals and maybe they will appreciate them. If I don’t win the book you can bet I’ll be buying it!”

Kirstin’s gift Artifact Uprising gift certificate
Karla Pitts
said…”Thanks for the reminder to let go of perfect and choose joy!”

And a very happy new year!