Monday, April 25, 2011

A Giveaway To Celebrate A New Blog!

I am in the throes of creating a new blog which will host most of my digital photo/art postings.  I hope you will make your way over to this new blog and become a follower.  If you need a little encouragement, how about a giveaway with 3 winners?  Here is how we will proceed: 

 Each of the 3 winners will be able to choose one of two gifts
1)  the complete collection of 36 textures, "Pixel Dust Texture Collection 1", or
2) one of your own photographs transformed to give it a painterly feel. 

Here are the guidelines for the giveaway:

1.  Become a follower at both of my blogs.  If you are already a follower here, you have only to follow at Pixel Dust Photo Art.  If you are new to both blogs, the entry requirement would be to register to follow them both.   Leave a comment at the Pixel Dust blog, telling me that you are now following both blogs. 

2.  Include a way for me to contact you in the comment, such as the URL to your blog where I can access an e-mail address so that I can contact you when you win.

3.  Be sure to tell me in your comment which giveaway offer you prefer
1)  the texture collection, or
2) the photo transformation

The winners will be announced Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 p.m EST.  Therefore to make the selection with and write up the announcement post, no entries will be accepted after Thurs. April 28th at 5:00 p.m EST.

The winners will be posted on both blogs and I will contact you personally if you are one of the 3 winners.  If I discover there is no means to contact you, or do not hear back from you in 48 hours after I e-mail you, I will select the next name generated by as a replacement winner.

That's it.  Easy peasy.  So make your way over to Pixel Dust Photo Art, and good luck to all!  First let me tease you with a peek at what you could win:

You can win these 36 textures (a value of $30 US) by simply following at both of my blogs!  To see them in the larger 9 texture sets simply click HERE.

Below are before and after examples of what I mean by "transforming YOUR photograph into 'art'", which is the second giveaway option:

A SOOC photograph of shiny motorcycles at a
Harley-Davidson dealership.

The above image is the pixel dust edited version which has been manipulated to
achieve the look of a painting.  You can choose to have this technique applied
 to one of your photos should you win the giveaway. 
If you check out my static page about this service HERE
you will see this giveaway option has a value of $30 US.

Here an old, ready-for-the-delete-key shot.  Just look at the transformation below:

This is the type of transformation you can have on one of your photographs, if your name is chosen by  Don't worry, I do not add my signature nor apply a watermark on the 'art' version of your photograph.  I usually send two different variations of your 'photo into art' to clients, so you get to choose the one your prefer.  To see more examples of what this 'pixel dust' technique can accomplish, click HERE.

I"ll be in touch when you win!!  :)


  1. how could we not with that kind of incentive...smiles. hope you had a great weekend...

  2. I follow both of your blogs. Love it. Thanks. (

  3. I follow both your blogs and I would love to the win the pixial collection thanks to blogs like yours I have fallen in love with texturing.

  4. Bonnie, your work lives up to its name ORIGINAL (beautiful digital) ART. Option#2 for me.

  5. cool shots & tips!

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral




  6. Now a follower of both your blogs.

  7. I forgot to add that I would love the texture collection.
    please feel free to delete one of these entries. Sorry

  8. I would love to enter your giveaway! I would love to see the magic that you could do with a photo of my family. I am a follower of both of your blogs. :)


Comments are always read and appreciated.

(I am grateful for all awards received. However, I ask that this be an "award-free zone" and meme-free zone. Thanks for understanding!)