Fall is such a magical time of year and this is exactly what inspired Louise Gale from “Dream, Inspire, Create” to create this gorgeous wood mounted print of “leaves.” This piece celebrates the season of renewal as the leaves start to fall from the trees – isn’t it lovely? The original artwork (originals sold) was created using an etching technique, hand colored and printed. Louise is thrilled to be able to re-create this image on a woodblock to show the beauty of this time of year. This piece is 6x6x1 inches, titled and signed on the back and is ready to hang – and it could be yours!
I’m so excited to be featuring Louise this week; she created the Creative Color Challenge, which I participated in this summer, and she’s a phenomenal artist-spirit! For more ways to Dream, Inspire and Create with Louise, you can follow her on her blog, Facebook page and Twitter.

And guess what!? For this week only, in honor of our Happy HeART Giveaway with Louise, she’s providing Choosing Beauty readers an exclusive offer in her Etsy store. If you purchase items worth $25 or more, you will also receive a free pack of 6 mixed design notecards (worth $10). Just enter “ichoosebeauty” in the note to seller. Thanks, Louise!

Okay – on with the giveaway! To enter to win those lovely leaves above, let’s celebrate this beautiful season:

Tell me your favorite thing about fall!

Be sure to include your email address or a link to your contact info in your entry. Enter by Friday (10/8) at midnight CDT. One winner will be chosen at random. Feel free to up your chances with the bonuses below!

(leave an additional comment for each bonus opportunity)
do you follow @choosingbeauty on twitter? = 1 entry
do you “like” choosing beauty on facebook? = 1 entry
do you subscribe to the monthly choosing beauty newsletter? = 1 entry
did you link to this contest on twitter or facebook? = 1 entry each
do you follow this blog (see followers in side bar)? = 1 entry
did you do something kind for someone today? = good karma!
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Our winner this week is
Lauren in Cold Spring, Kentucky.