#antibullying art: Don’t Stand By, Stand Up

Created for an anti-bullying campaign.  “Don’t stand by…STAND UP.”  Bystanders can end bullying by standing up and speaking out.  Be an #upstander and help someone who needs a friend today. I’m #antibullying.  Are you? Copyright Nikki Smith of BookSmithStudio.com, with thanks to photographer Mark Roy. Social sharing ENCOURAGED! Educators: contact me for a free digital download of this poster for …

Selective Color Competition Results

I recently hosted a competition on Selective Color Photos.  There were some amazing entries and very talented photographers!  Votes were open to the public.  Below are the contest winners, honorable mentions and host’s choice awards: 1st place – Red Rollers by Shane Bechler 2nd place – Puma by Miso Jovicic 3rd place – Giant Fern in the Stairs by Daniel …

Contest Finalists – Swirls & Twirls

Sweet!  It’s nice to check my inbox and see an uplifting message amidst all of my junk mail.  This morning I learned that two of my images tied for third place in a competition at Fine Art America.  How cool!  Without further ado, here they are: The theme of the competition was “Swirls and Twirls.” My favorite piece by a …

Giveaway Winner – Lynn of Envision It Glass in Bryan, Texas

Congratulations to winner Lynn of Envision It Glass in Bryan, Texas!  Lynn won an 8″ x 8″ glossy print of a Wee Planet from my gallery as a thank-you for helping me celebrate the recent publication of my artwork in The Eagle.  Lynn chose Wee Planet Historic Downtown Bryan (shown below): This artwork was a finalist in the 2011 International …

Planet “Wee Viking Football” (and a Giveaway)

It’s ready!  Below is my latest Wee Planet creation: Wee Viking Football! This planet joins my ongoing series of local Bryan/College Station Wee Planets.  The Bryan High School’s stadium turned into a very cool (and very athletic) planet.  I like to work on a large scale, so this planet is over three feet square, too!  If you would like to …