Congratulations to the three (yes, I said three) winners of my 2010 One World One Heart giveaway! (Winners were chosen by random number.)
First place goes to Sharon from Texas who had this to say:
“The photos are so unique! Wow! Amazing. It would be hard to choose. And the idea of a book. My mind is running in circles now.
Oh Nikki! I’m so excited! I’m going to do a happy dance when I finish emailing you! I love the wee planets photos and would have picked one of them if I had not peeked at the mini book. I’ll have to pick that wonderful mini book! It is amazing! Thank you, than you, thank you! Wow! I still can’t believe that book! I can’t wait to see it in person. Thank you Nikki. You have made my day!”
You can visit Sharon’s blog here: http://happeningsonchaosranch.blogspot.com
This mini-book is 3/4″ square and filled with lovely red mulberry paper; covers are parts from a bracelet and it has a coptic stitch binding. Ready to be attached to a necklace or bag and filled with love notes, thoughts or photos of your sweeties!
And because I loved your happy dance, I’m including a print of your favorite Wee Planet, “Tongariro Volcanoes” too. This is based upon a panorama photograph of the Tongariro Volcanoes by my friends Ralph and Susan Bussard and converted to a wee-planet by yours truly:
“AACKKK! I’m a winner! Oh wowza! Now I have to CHOOSE? Yikes. Hard choice. I think first I’d chose the book if the first prize winner does not come forward. And then it came down to the Old Tree and Bridge…. hmm…. eeny meeny miney moe… I think I will pick Planet Bridge! Yay! I’m so excited! I love your blog. I have been contemplating blogging myself…”
I hope you do start blogging, Kerry! It’s a great way to document your “journey”, whether that represents your life, your art, your family or your other passions. Let me know if you do and I’ll be your first follower!
Here is the Planet Bridge that Kerry chose:
I decided to add a bonus-round drawing just among all of the folks who commented on another post and/or became a follower of my blog. My way to say “thank-you” for your thoughtfulness, you’ve made my day!
And the Bonus Round winner is Mary-Beth of Canada who says:
“Nikki, your wee planets are amazing, I’d love to be a proud owner!! LOL And I’m a sucker for mini books too! Great giveaway!!!
Nikki, thank you so much for this!!! I am so thrilled to own one of your wee planets! It’s so funny cuz when I revisited your blog last night, I had a feeling I had won one of these!!!! Eerie!!! LOL I would love to have That Old Tree, I think it’s absolutely lovely!”
Mary-Beth also commented on my “Book of Home” post and kindly said:
“Nikki, I wanted to say what a wonderful little book this was and I love all the images you used in it, especially the tree! Fabulous!!“
Thank-you, Mary-Beth! You can visit Mary-Beth’s blog here: http://myjourneyintoart.com
And a big THANK-YOU to everyone who visited my blog during OWOH. I hope to see you back soon!
Photography Credits for above planets:
Planet Tongariro Volcanoes – photo by Ralph & Susan Bussard; planet by Nikki Smith
Planet That Old Tree – photo by Steffe; planet by Nikki Smith
Planet Bridge – photo by Andrew Prokos; planet by Nikki Smith
P.S. Do you have a great 360 degree panorama photo that you’d like to see turned into a planet? Just let me know!