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Music Charm Mini-Book, 3/4″ square

March 2nd, 2010 by Nikki Smith

This charming little mini-book is 3/4″ square.  It has covers recycled from a discarded bracelet, sheet music pages (love it!) and is coptic bound with a clasp for attaching to a necklace or bag.

Charm Music Book - Sheet Music Pages

Charm Music Book - Covers

The striking black, white and red makes it perfect for a night on the town.  It is a beautiful one-of-a-kind accessory for a book or music lover!  (That’s me!)

2010 OWOH Blog Giveaway Winners!

February 15th, 2010 by Nikki Smith

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

Mini Book for OWOH Giveaway

Mini Book Charm

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:

Wee Planet: Tongariro Volcanoes

Second prize goes to Kerry of Minnesota who says:

“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:

Planet Bridge

Bonus Round:

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!”

Wee Planet: That Old Tree

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!

One World One Heart: Global Blog Giveaway Event 2010

January 29th, 2010 by Nikki Smith

I’m excited to be a part of the “One World One Heart” blogging event/giveaway for the first time this year!

In keeping with the magic carpet theme of this year’s event, the first prize is an 8″ x 8″ print of one of my “wee planets” (winner’s choice).  These are entire mini-worlds for you to explore created from 360 degree panorama photos.  What a great trip to take on that magic carpet you found!  Below are a few of the worlds you could take home:

Planet Path, rural Bryan, Texas

Planet Path, rural Bryan, Texas


Planet Winter Hotel

Planet Swanage

Planet Swanage

OR, your choice of wee planet from my gallery!

The next prize (because why stop with just one?) will be a handmade mini-book created especially for you by me.  I’ll be making it this week so I don’t have a photo to show you yet…and that makes it a surprise!  I can post an update later when it’s ready, though perhaps it should it stay a mystery…?

Mini-book Surprise!

[UPDATE Feb 6th:  The mini-book is ready!  For those like me who can’t resist temptation, you can PEEK HERE!]

One World One Heart: Global Blogging Giveaway

To enter, simply place a comment on this post.  Be sure to include a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

Deadline to enter: Midnight on February 14th

Winners will be announced: February 15th, 2010

Remember to check out the other participating blogs by clicking on the logo to the left.  If you have a blog, there’s still time to participate in the giveaway – details on the OWOH site.

I hope you can take the time to read some of my other posts to learn a bit about me and my art and also have fun visiting the other blogs in this grand adventure.  Good luck, everyone!  (And I can’t wait to check out all of your blogs, too!)

[UPDATE: wee-hours of the morning of Feb 15th:]


It’s past my bedtimeI’ve been too busy visiting your blogs! Thank-you so much to everyone who visited me and left comments.  I do hope you will stop by again to see my latest creations…  Drawing will be tomorrow (the 15th) after I’ve had a little sleep 😉  Good luck, everyone!