If you’ve never heard of Modern Bird Studios, then you’re in for a treat! They are a very cool company that creates uniquely personalized modern art from photographs using a combination of digital, hand, and painting processes applied to wood.Their website is full of fantastic examples of the many photographs-turned-art that they have custom painted. Everything from children, couples and pets to their own pre-designed Bloom Series. For your own custom piece of art, you simply place your order, send your choice of photo and choose your favorite color combination, including the bare wood if like. Once your order is placed, they begin your project by emailing to you a proof for your approval. Finally, your piece is meticulously created, shipped and ready to display! Such a perfect, perfect gift.I spent some time trying to come up with just the right shot until my 13 year old daughter, Jamie, and I decided on one special item she cherishes. Her vintage first-baseman’s baseball glove. It’s not just any glove- it’s the one my father gave to his son, my oldest brother, Tom, when he was a young boy. Tom came from Michigan to visit our family a few years ago and met my husband and children for the first time. He brought with him that glove as a gift. Sadly, the following summer Tom died suddenly of heart failure. Jamie, a baseball enthusiast, used that glove in every game she was put on first base. It also was the beginning of her vintage baseball glove collection.
I took a photo of the glove in the driveway, emailed it to the fantastic crew at Modern Bird Studios with Jamie’s choice of colors, and this is what they created. A very special, 12″ x 24″ piece for her bedroom.
Here it is displayed with the actual glove and the rest of her glove and mitt collection.
Modern Bird Studios is giving away one 12″ x 12″ custom art piece valued at $215!
Please take a look through the Modern Bird Studios website to get some awesome ideas for your own piece(s) of art then come back here and leave a comment as to what personal photo you might like to have created into a Modern Bird Studios original. Please, only ONE comment per person. (If you inadvertently leave two, please delete one for me, otherwise, it messes up the odds. Thanks.) Open to the lower 48 states only. No previous Modern Bird Studios giveaway winner entries, please. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!
Midnight, Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Winner will be announced by the following Thursday.
Please also take a moment to follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter and join their Facebook page where you can find many more photos of their incredible work.
UPDATE: The winner of the Modern Bird Giveaway is random number 178, Beth/bethanndodd! Congratulations!!
Modern Bird Studios is also offering JSIM readers a 15% discount on any order placed by June 22, 2010. Use discount code: JUSTSOMETHING
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