Monday, May 24, 2010

Your walls will be begging for this...

 





I have new wall couture. And oh, it is gorgeous.  It started with one of my absolute favorite pics of MiniMac taken by my great friends Leah and Mark

And then I met Megan Deal from Modern Bird Studios and her creative and artistic huband Gregg turned my favorite picture into a perfect piece of art.


Painted onto a very thick piece of oak, we decided the two tone picture would look the best in velvet brown and almond. It turned out beautifully. Modern Bird Studios takes a different approach to modern art by combining photography, graphic art, and traditional painting into a hand crafted work of heart

I got this last week and everyone who has seen it is blown away. Including my Mom who asked, "Will this be his first album cover?" For those of you who have been reading me awhile, you know that MiniMac has incredible musical inclinations. This picture and now, this amazing piece of art captured something pure, raw, and beautiful in our son. 

And working with Megan and Gregg was so easy. They are working hard to build their brand, live their passion of an art filled world, and raising two beautiful kids.

So am I merely gloating? No friends. Working with Megan and Gregg also includes some perks for you. We are hosting a giveaway to one reader of a custom made 12" x 12" work of art from one of your favorite photographs as well (valued over $200...fab-u-lous!)  Your walls will be begging for this. 

Contest starts today and ends in one week. A perfect way to wrap up our holiday weekend. AND, you can keep it for yourself or you can opt to give it away as a fabulous Father's Day gift.  Winner announced June 2. 

How can you win? First entry: You must be a public follower of my blog and leave a comment.

Additional entry love. You can do any, all or none of these options to ante up your chances. Please leave me a separate comment for each.

1. "Like" Let's have a cocktail on Facebook. This easy  (1 entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter like so  (1 entry)
2. Give the sweet tweet about the giveaway and send me the link. You can do this daily for one entry per day.
3. Follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter here. (1 entry) 
4. "Like" Modern Bird Studios on Facebook here. (1 entry)

5. Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to me. Leave me your link to show the post. (2 entries)

Go the their site and look at their gallery of amazing work. They also have a great Q&A section for selecting the perfect pic and colors for the piece. AND, from now until June 7, Modern Bird is also offering a 15% discount. Use the code: JennyMac.

The world needs more art so good luck!


*Contest open to shipping in the US only, lower 48.

326 comments:

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Ellie said...

That really is gorgeous. Love.

TamsJewelry said...

That is awesome!

TamsJewelry said...

I following on Twitter:)

Jules said...

1. Already done.
2. Already done.
3. Just done. But I told people not to visit your blog because I want to win. Sorry.
4. Just done.
5. Just done again.
6. Will do when I get home.

Can I finally win something awesome? Because this is AWESOME!

Little Ms Blogger said...

The picture is amazing, but I don't want to win.

However, because Mean Girl Garage tweeted about it, and that's what sparked me to come over so early, can my entry go to her?

Little Ms Blogger said...

Can I win the brownies from Saturday instead?

Btw, I follow you on twitter and you don't want me to follow you on FB at moment - TRUST ME.

Doula said...

How adorable!! I would love one! BTW-I made the brownies on Sunday for our season finale "Lost" party, and they were a hit! Thanks for the recipe!

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. That's very beautiful. I could even point the cracks on the floor on their painting. Good job!
Nice post. Smiles:)

Aunt Juicebox said...

I just LOVE the look on his face! Could any kid look happier? lol

Simply Suthern said...

Mini Mac is cute.

Love the artwork.

Jen said...

I follow Modern Bird on twitter. Love Megan!

Jen said...

I follow you on Twitter.

@buriedwithkids

Jen said...

I LOVE their work. I totally want one.

TKW said...

That's beautiful! I love the mischief in his eyes!

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win--that looks like a fantastic prize.

Just glad I moved back to the lower 48 after selling my home in Antartica...

courtney*adele said...

following modern bird on twitter too!

leigh said...

That is so cool. Little MiniMac in rockin' it! Enter me please...I have an amazing photo in mind!

courtney*adele said...

i follow you on twitter

courtney*adele said...

i tweeted here: http://twitter.com/rooftoprapture

SmartBear said...

OH! I love it! I need one. NEEEED! Am already a follower. Can't get to facebook at work, but will do when I get home.
What a cutie!
Best,
Tina

Buttons and Bows said...

I am following you on GFC.
mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Rebecca
@Buttons and Bows

Buttons and Bows said...

4. "Like" Modern Bird Studios on Facebook here. (1 entry)

I am doing so

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com
Rebecca
@Buttons and Bows

Rachel B. said...

I've been following Mark and Leah for years! I now follow your blog (and subscribe).

Busy Bee Suz said...

I adore that photo of MiniMac...I can see why you chose it for the art piece.
I am a follower.
Even though my Mom told me to be a leader. Please don't share that with her.

Rachel B. said...

I follow you on Twitter @HouseOfBurks.

Rachel B. said...

And I like you on Facebook.

Rachel B. said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/HouseOfBurks/status/14623058385

Rachel B. said...

I like Modern Bird on Facebook, too.

Rachel B. said...

I follow Modern Bird on Twitter.

Mary Beth said...

I tweeted it!
http://twitter.com/marybethtoles/status/14623209212

Mary Beth said...

new follower of your blog!! Love the picture and Modern Bird!

Mary Beth said...

Following you on twitter!

Mary Beth said...

I "liked" Let's have a cocktail on facebook!

Kyla Michelle said...

I love, love, LOVE their work!!! I want one soooooo BAD!!! I was already following them on twitter and facebook, now I am following you in both places as well!!!!
Your piece turned out amazing!!!

Jessica Morris said...

I am a follower of your blog! :)

Mary Beth said...

I like Modern Bird Studios on facebook!

Mary Beth said...

following modern bird studios on twitter!
@marybethtoles

Jessica Morris said...

I "like" modern bird on FB

Kyla Michelle said...

Darn...I promise I can follow directions.... I didn't leave separate comments for each...soooo...here we go:
I follow your blog

Kyla Michelle said...

I follow you on twitter

Kyla Michelle said...

I like you on facebook

Kyla Michelle said...

I like modern_bird on facebook

Kyla Michelle said...

I follow modern_bird on twitter

Marcy said...

Just started following your blog! Great giveaway!

Marcy said...

Fanned you on FB

Marcy said...

Following you on Twitter.

Marcy said...

Fan of Modern Bird on FB

Marcy said...

I follow Modern Bird on Twitter

Marcy said...

Tweeted it

Butterfly1979 said...

Following!

Butterfly1979 said...

Already "Like" Modern Bird Studios on Facebook

Butterfly1979 said...

Already Follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter

Butterfly1979 said...

"Like" Let's have a cocktail on Facebook

Butterfly1979 said...

Follow you on Twitter

Allyson & Jere said...

All KINDS of amazing! Love it!
Totally a follower, 'cause I love you, but this giveaway is super the coolest too.

Butterfly1979 said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/butterfly1979_/status/14624467482

g_unit said...

I am a new / public follower to your blog! The picture of MiniMac is perfection - thanks for the great give away.

Elz said...

I also follow Modern Bird on twitter @txelz

Elz said...

I follow you on Twitter @txelz

Elz said...

I follow your blog- elz (elzabelz)

AmyLK said...

SO PERFECT! Love it!

Nicci said...

Like MB on FB

Nicci said...

Follow MB on twitter

Nicci said...

Follow you on twitter (sticky41284)

Nicci said...

Like you on FB

Nicci said...

Following your blog!

changingtheuniverse at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I follow your blog!

ajdplusthree@gmail.com

Anne said...

I follow you on twitter.

@ajdplusthree

Anne said...

I like MB on FB!

Anne said...

I like you on FB!

Anne said...

I follow MB on twitter.

Anne said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/AJDplusThree/status/14625587281

Melanie said...

I'm following you!

These are just amazing! Love them!

Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! I'm a follower...

Melanie said...

"Liked" Modern Bird on Facebook

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Wow, what a fabulous keepsake!! He is such a little cutie, and this pose will be priceless to him when he's a wildly successful musician down the road.

Ah too bad, I don't qualify for the contest being up here in Canada! Boo! ;)

H is for Hillman said...

I "Like" Modern Bird on FB

H is for Hillman said...

I follow, I have the perfect photo for one of this wonderful peices of art!

Mrs.Wifey said...

I "like" Modern Bird on facebook!!

Mrs.Wifey said...

I "liked" you on facebook!

obladi oblada said...

1-5 done! I love this artwork...and I really, really, want one of my kids. Here is my link, although I think you already know it:)

http://0to3in90days.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-want-to-win-this-thing.html

Herding Cats said...

That photo picture is gorgeous! What a keepsake!

Mommy Moxie said...

I'm following you on Twitter :) (Mommy Moxie)

Mommy Moxie said...

I like you on Facebook! (Nicole T Bambalere)

Mommy Moxie said...

I Like Modern Bird Studios on Facebook (Nicole Bambalere)

Mommy Moxie said...

I follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter (Mommy Moxie)

Mommy Moxie said...

I tweeted about this fantastic giveway!

http://twitter.com/MommyMoxie/status/14627882933

Kristen said...

I love it! I am a follower!

Spears said...

i "like" modern bird studio on fb
sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Spears said...

i "like" lets have a cocktail on fb
sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Spears said...

I am a new follower to your blog
sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I also follow you on FB.

Gretchen said...

I love these!

New follower!

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love it!

I'm a follower.

Gretchen said...

Like Modern Bird on Facebook.

Dawn said...

I follow you on Twitter as well.

@dawnsdiversions

Gretchen said...

Following Modern Bird Studios on Twitter

Gretchen said...

Following you on Twitter

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

You sure know how to get followers! Oh, and the picture's so cute.
*Plentymorefishoutofwater - One Man's Dating Diary*

Caty said...

What a great piece of art...my walls really are begging for it! Thanks for sharing :)

Danielle said...

I like having cocktails!

Danielle said...

I also like Modern Studio! they are awesome!

Jennifer said...

You know? I was just thinking that the world needs more art, specifically my little corner of the world. I am your follower, of course!!!

Lisa Anne said...

Love the original it's so cute!! He's going to be a heartbreaker!

foxy said...

And I already like you on FB. :)

foxy said...

That is so cool! I want it!!

Tricia said...

love it! I'm a follower!

Tiffany said...

I like on FB! :)

Tiffany said...

I love these. I saw it on someone else's blog the other day too...and was infatuated!!

I follow!

Tiffany said...

I follow you on Twitter!!

Tiffany said...

Tweeted it!

Jennifer M said...

I'm following you via GFC. I love their transformation of your photo.

Tiffany said...

Following Modern Bird on Twitter!!

Jennifer M said...

I follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter.

Jennifer M said...

I'm a facebook fan of Modern Bird Studios.

Writing Without Periods! said...

I'm a follower and I want to win (stamp foot). It is so cool.
Mary

Jennifer M said...

I'm following you on Twitter. 2monkeysmomma

Tiffany said...

Liking them on FB!

OK, all done! ;)

CountessLaurie said...

What a great giveaway.

I am an official follower :-)

Kristy said...

That is gorgeous! You will love it forever. A true keepsake.

CountessLaurie said...

I follow you on Facebook!!

CountessLaurie said...

I follow you on Twitter...
you know, this is borderline stalking in some states :-)

CountessLaurie said...

And I twitted...

http://twitter.com/CountessLaurie/status/14633643600

MommaKiss said...

how do I like you on facebook? i follow. and like certain posts :p

MommaKiss said...

I follow your funny self on twitter.

MommaKiss said...

ADORABLE!
the picture and the art!

Pricilla said...

That is just the most precious photo I have seen in a long time.
I am and have been a follower.
It's in a goat's nature.
heh

Pricilla said...

I like you on facebook

Pricilla said...

I like little bird on facebook. They will find a crazy lady with a goat in pearls.
don't even ask.....
thank you

Pricilla said...

I follow little bird on twitter where I am brokenteepee
thank you

Pricilla said...

I follow you on twitter where I am broken teepee

Amanda said...

and now I follow you on twitter! :)

Amanda said...

how amazing! love it, what a little rock star :) I follow you!

strokeofliving said...

Wowzerz!! This piece of art is beautiful. I love it. Your friends are very talented and deserving of a special feature. Mini Mac is a cutie patutie. Sp? I'm not sure but, good job on the choice of photo. It perfectly depicts the personality of your toddler.

brainella said...

Very cool idea! I wonder how Dominic as R2-D2 would look. HA!

brainella said...

And now I follow Modern Bird on Facebook...

brainella said...

And on Facebook...

brainella said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Bows and Sparrows said...

So many steps...I did several of them. *fingers crossed I win*

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

What an adorable print! (I'm a public follower of your blog)

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

I follow you on Twitter...

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

I 'Like' you in Facebook :)

Kat said...

Following your blog!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

I follow Modern Bird on Twitter (@frenchiewbee)...

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

I 'Like' Modern Bird on Facebook...

Kat said...

I "Liked" Let's have a cocktail on Facebook

Kat said...

I already follow you on Twitter!

Kat said...

I already "Like" Modern Bird Studios on Facebook!

Kat said...

I already follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter!

Kat said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/katb687

Intense Guy said...

:)

Your little man creates much joy by just holding his guitar and smiling that winsome grin of his.

I hope he reaches the giddy summits of fulfillment that his mom seems to have.

Amalie said...

I love your blog and totally want to win...and then I realized I live in Hawaii. Maybe you can include our state in your next contest? Pretty please?

Amber Lynn said...

I "like" Modern Bird on facebook.

Amber Lynn said...

I follow Modern Bird on Twitter.

Amber Lynn said...

I follow you now. I would adore a Modern Bird hanging in my living room.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I like you on FB too.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Awesome art work. I follow.

Foxy said...

Awesome! Aaaand...I nominated you for an award on my blog :)

Aging Mommy said...

Love the art work - I am now following you on Twitter too!

Sara Plays House said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Modern Bird Studios! What a GREAT giveaway!

Babes Mami said...

I'm pretty much in love with this picture!

And I follow you publicly and of course I want the chance to win my own little rocker immortalized!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

He looks like a rock star already. Love the photo and the art made of it.

I am a follower.

Natalie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Natalie said...

I am a follower of your blog

Natalie said...

I "Liked" Lets have a cocktail on Facebook

Natalie said...

I "Like" Modern Bird on Facebook

Natalie said...

I follow Modern Bird on Twitter

Natalie said...

I tweeted about it

http://twitter.com/nattye1

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I'll take one entry, thank you very much.

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Blog Follower. And I love Modern Bird Studios!

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - "Like" Let's have a cocktail on Facebook!

emily bilbrey said...

i also follow modern bird on twitter! (:

emily bilbrey said...

horray! LOVE modern bird! just subscribed to your blog. xoxo!

~emily bilbrey
minotaursdoll@yahoo.com

emily bilbrey said...

and i'm a fan of modern bird on facebook too!

emily bilbrey said...

and i just "liked" you on facebook!

emily bilbrey said...

and i now follow you on twitter! hi! (:

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Following on Twitter!

emily bilbrey said...

i just tweeted about this giveaway! http://twitter.com/emilybilbrey

:D

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Tweeted on Twitter.

rararanette - An awesome giveaway to Modern Bird Studios - that's what's happening! Go through DearJennyMac to enter :http://bit.ly/aa0CTj

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Following Modern Bird on Twitter

Grace said...

I am following publicly

Grace said...

I tweeted!
armsopengrace

Grace said...

Following Modern bird on twitter

Grace said...

I am following on Twitter!

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Facebook Friend to Modern Bird Studios. I'm obsessed!

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Blogged about this giveaway Entry #2

tell-you-all-about-it.blogspot.com

Jake and RaNette Free said...

RaNette Free - Blogged about this giveaway Entry #1

tell-you-all-about-it.blogspot.com

secret agent woman said...

Very cool art of your son.

(I don't Twitter and have a very strict separation of blog and facebook policy to minimize the chances that my family will discover I still blog!)

J.J. said...

MiniMac is too cute for words! I love his smile! Going to Facebook now because I 'like' you. : )

Tricia said...

I'm a public follower.

Tricia said...

I follow you on Twitter (@g6scrapped)

Tricia said...

I like Let's have a cocktail on Facebook.com

Tricia said...

I like Modern Bird Studios on Facebook.

Tricia said...

I follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter

Tricia said...

I tweeted : http://twitter.com/G6scrapped/status/14649085023

Tricia said...

I blogged and linked here http://g6scrapped.blogspot.com/2010/05/sniff-sniff.html

Amanda said...

I just recently saw this on another blog as well!! Looks amazing!

Amanda said...

I "Like" Modern Bird Studios on Facebook!

Amanda said...

I follow you on Twitter (I am @amandahorvath)

Amanda said...

I "Like" you on Facebook!

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