Monday, April 24, 2017

Win a Copy of The Witch's Cauldron, Ends May 1, 2017

Win a copy of The Witch's Cauldron, The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels by Laura Tempest Zakroff, a collectible book cover flat, and a 5x7 of the chapter opener that I'll sign for you! 

It's giveaway time again! The latest addition to Llewellyns The Witch's Tools series, The Witch's Cauldron, The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels by Laura Tempest Zakroff, and I really think you're going to love it! I was honored to create the illustrations for this excellent book and I just received my "illustrator copies" and a few book cover flats as well, so I thought this would be a nice time to do a giveaway. One lucky winner drawn at random on May 1 will get a copy of The Witch's Cauldron, a collectible book cover flat, and I'm also including a 5x7 print of the chapter opener, signed and personalized just for you. You can frame it or add it to your Book of Shadows!


I had a blast with these illustrations for the book, Laura, being an artist herself, gave me great direction on what she wanted to see in her book, she was really great to work with. 

You'll notice that the cover doesn't look the same as the other covers in this series, there's a very good reason for that, Llewellyn Worldwide has decided to re-design all the covers of the Witch's Tools series.  I'm delighted to report that the new covers will be featuring my line art from each book! Whooo-hooo! 




These will be the first Llewellyn book covers to feature my art that were not companions for my oracle/tarot decks! As you know, I really thought the original covers were fun, but I do think these new covers are super witchy and really reflect the material inside. wonderfully! The art department did a great job with the vision and design. I wanted to make sure to tell you about the other books getting new covers so you can snatch up the books in this series (Including my book The Witch's Mirror) with original covers while you can, I'm squirreling away a few myself since they might just become collectors items!

Laura did a great job with this book, one of the perks of being a book illustrator is that I get to read them first! The Witch's Cauldron is full of lots of great information about cauldrons, including history, folklore, traditional and innovative ways to use them for all kinds of magic, caring for them, and includes many different kinds of cauldrons you may not have considered. As always in this series, you'll find fantastic contributions by other witchy writers that share their perspective on magical cauldrons including Jason Mankey, Gwion Raven, Meredith Spies and more. Be sure to follow Laura Tempest Zakroff on Facebook for updates on her book tour, and visit her website http://www.lauratempestzakroff.com/

Want to win The Witch's Cauldron?
You have until 5/1/17 at 12:00 AM CST to enter, a winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter.


Click the widget below for instructions on how to enter.
ATTENTION: You must leave a comment on my blog below in order to be a qualified entrant. After you comment, click the button on the blue and white rafflecopter form below.



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Tell me about your favorite cauldron magic from fiction including books, movies, TV, or video games?
Click below to add your comment, after you leave a comment be sure to click the button on the blue and white rafflecopter form above, that way your entry will count. Also, feel free to unlock the bonus entries for extra chances to win!

Blessed Be!
Mickie Mueller



69 comments:

  1. I have to admit this is my favourite to of my craft. I recently purchased a GIANT cast iron one from a friend who's antique shoppe was going out of business, and I look forward to this book for ways to work with it that I may not even be aware of yet! I'm excited to see your illustrations and to add this one to my collection. The Witches mirror was so wonderful and even if I don't win the contest, I hopened you'll offer some signed copies on your etsy site!

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  2. I love the cauldron in Brave! Especially the scene where Merida has no idea what she is doing and accidentally blows the whole place up! The idea that the cauldron could act like a phone or place to receive messages instead of just a place to conjour spells.. I love when books or movies make it a device to scry as well. ✨

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  3. Another great contest, thank you Mickie.

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  4. What a great contest! Blessings!

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  5. Your beautiful art really helps the book come alive. What a joy it must have been to work with Tempest.

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  6. Woot! I am so happy for Laura with this book and I am thrilled for you that your art has been chosen for the new covers of the series!

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  7. I need a trust fund for books! And I have a stack here to read.

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  8. So excited for this book! As for cauldron... I'm a kitchen witch for the most part. My pots are my cauldron! Though the witch's work with the cauldron in Macbeth is one of my favorite or items literary refetences.

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite cauldron in the one Mickey Mouse uses in Fantasia.

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  10. So excited for this book! As for cauldron... I'm a kitchen witch for the most part. My pots are my cauldron! Though the witch's work with the cauldron in Macbeth is one of my favorite or items literary refetences.

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  11. My favorite cauldron magic is from the Black Cauldron or Sword in the Stone (they are blurred in my brain. I just remember things dancing and singing). I loved that as a kid. Also Bewitched had at least one episode. I love Bewitched, it has been my favorite since I was four. I also love Hocus Pocus! :) Love your stuff! I have a few of your things. You're AWESOME!! :) <3

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  12. I loved any cauldron magic I saw, but Fantasia was my favorite.

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  13. I can only imagine the mysteries contained in this lexicon of eloquence.

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  14. Super excited, and love your work.

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  15. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! <3 I collect cauldrons of all kinds, from cast iron and ceramic to glass, so this book would make a much loved and used addition in my library! My favorite cauldron magick in a movie was in Hocus Pocus (one of our favorite Samhain movies in our home).

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  16. Thank you for my chance to win the book. I love Tempest as a Dance Artist and now I have a great opportunity to get to know her more as a Writer and a Witch. Thank you and blessings <3

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  17. How awesome of you! I love that you spread the joy. :)

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    1. Oops, did that wrong and can't edit it. XD
      My favorite fictional cauldron magic is actually from Nightmare Before Christmas. Sally has a massive smoking cauldron, to which she adds nightshade, wormswort and frogs breath. It's actually dinner for Dr Finklestein,the wormswort and frogs breath are favored ingredients, and the nightshade is the magical sleeping element. Lol.

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    1. Practical magic scene is my favorite one, all the women become one for help

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  19. Thank you for something like that. I writing from Turkey. I want to this so much. Thanks in advance... :)

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  20. My favorite cauldron is the one from the original Clash of the Titans movie. The three witches around their cauldron brewing up trouble. Being very young when it first came out, it made me scared of witches but also enchanted with them and started researching greek mythology and realizing there were other paths outside of Christianity. As always a great fan of your work and pay tribute to my Triple Goddess statue daily on my altar as well as when I wear my dyrad necklace.

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  21. Cool. I want that and i'm so excited. But there's something important: Who win this book, then she/he use this with light, Love and Honor.

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  22. We once owned a copy of one of your prints, unfortunately it was removed by someone not so nice. Would really love to have something else by you to make my girl's year. Love your artwork!!!

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  24. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! Beautiful artwork!

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  25. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! �� This book would make a much loved and used addition in my library! My favorite cauldron magick in a movie was in Hocus Pocus! Its also one of my favorites durimg Samhain!!!

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  26. I love your art, Micky Muller. From Brazil.

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  27. It looks so great! My favourite cauldron would have to be from practical magic of course :)

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  28. My favourite is Hocus Pocus. I know they are a stereotype of witches, but there's nothing like Bette Midler tossing things into a cauldron cheekily. I love it!

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  29. My favorite is Hocus Pocus.....so much fun!! TY for the chance to win. Blessed Be 🌛🌝🌜

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  30. Such a fun and wonderful giveaway! Thank you for your kindness Mickie! Blessings to everyone!

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  31. Hocus Pocasset cauldron for sure, as well as Practical Magic. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  32. It has to be my favorite movie to watch at Halloween, Hocus Pocus.

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  33. Thank you for making our reading more magickal, Mickie.

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  34. My favorite cauldron is the Evil Queens cauldron from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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  35. The epitome of cauldron magick is Shakespeare 's Macbeth : Act IV, Scene 1.

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  36. Hands down, Macbeth. Nothing like this one. :) ~ Shea Morgan
    Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble” by William Shakespeare

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the cauldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
    Cool it with a baboon's blood,
    Then the charm is firm and good.
    Macbeth: IV.i 10-19; 35-38
    Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)

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  37. My favorite cauldron magic is from Hocus Pocus!!! I just love the Sanderson sisters!!!!

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  39. I love the "Witch's Tools" series, and will be thrilled to see your art on the new covers! I'm an old Crone Witch, but I find that even after almost 40 years, these books can still teach me something. I would be head over hills to win this, especially with the autographed print. As a daughter of Cerridwen, I have many cauldrons, my favorite is the one I use for scrying.

    Being of Scottish descent, I loved the cauldron magic in Brave!

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  40. I love your work. Thanks for this chance!

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  41. I love the Witches Mirror and I'm sure I will love this one too. My favorite cauldron from fiction is the blender that Aunt Francis and Aunt Jet use to make Midnight Margaritas in Practical Magic! Anything can be a magic cauldron! :)

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  42. When I think of fictional cauldron magic the first thing that always comes to mind is the 90’s television show “Sabrina the Teenage witch”. There was this one episode that Sabrina was having trouble with a school teacher and her aunt help with some spells cast around a Cauldron, which in normal comedy fashion the Cauldron gets larger as the issue get worst. There are many great movies and shows that have more serious Cauldron magic but this is what always comes to my mind first when thinking of fictional cauldron magic.

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  43. I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity and the generous giveaway. "Double, double toil and trouble." Macbeth of course.

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  44. Wow! I love the cauldron magick from bewitched, Samantha's aunt Clara. It would always backfire!😉

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  45. Wow! I love the cauldron magick from bewitched, Samantha's aunt Clara. It would always backfire!😉

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  46. Oops. The above unknown is Jeanette Snyder. Wow! I love the cauldron magick from Bewitched. Aunt Clara's would always backfire! 😉

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  48. The first cauldron that comes to mind for me is the one in the Black Cauldron. Not the first fictional one I saw, but the one that struck me the most I think. I LOVE your artwork, I'm glad to hear they'll be using it more!

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  49. I would love this, hope I win!

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  50. It must be very exciting to have your art on a series of books published by them!!

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  51. This first time I seen your blog, very nice, I love witchy books :)

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  52. That looks great! And I see my favorite witch, Baba Yaga :)

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  54. So cool that your art will be on the covers!

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  55. Hocus Pocus <3 And the books look cool <3

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  56. I love your artwork! Thanks for the chance to win! This time and always.

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  57. I very much love the cauldron in Brave because it can act as so much more than what people expect of it.

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  58. WOW, would love to win the book. Looks wonderful.

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  59. Forgot, I love the cauldron magic in hocus pocus too.

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