***This Giveaway is now closed and no longer taking entries. Thanks to all who commented. The results will be announced Monday, November 15, 2010***
Way back in June, the fine folks at Modern Bird Studios emailed me and asked about doing a giveaway. They also wanted to send me a custom piece of work for my own home. I was all like “Score!” (bootie shake) and “heck yeah!” (drop it like it’s hot).
They had no idea what they were getting themselves into. I think I gave a whole new definition to ‘high maintenance’. Mariah Carey has nothing on Katie Bower.
That was June. Six months later I am actually hosting the giveaway….but first let me tell you about my experience:
We went through different image after different image. Different color after different color. Orient it this way. Eliminate this dot. Shave this. Move that. And they were FANTASTIC. The customer service at Modern Bird is unreal. And that is just the beginning.
You see, they create HAND-PAINTED custom pieces of art based on your own photos. And they do it on wood. Here are a couple of their two-toned pieces:
And they also make multi-colored pieces:
It’s like the perfect gift to give someone who is the hardest person ever to shop for. LIKE MY BOYFRIEND. That’s right…I decided to keep this one a secret from my darling boytoy so that I could give it to him as a present. I would have saved it till Christmas, but I wanted you guys to have a chance to win your own. So you wanna see what we did?
Aww. So cute. And I know this is dumb…but I even am glad that they painted the picture on that particular piece of wood. I like how the wood grain is broader on the one side than the other…and that it changes right near Will’s head. It’s little details like this that I can appreciate in true artistry.
Jeremy opened the package and loved it. He loved the fact that it was on wood…it was very masculine he said. And he said he had never seen anything like it before. I can imagine that since this is a personalized gift, it would appeal more to men than the average piece of artwork.
We hung it in the basement living space…opposite from his desk…so basically he can turn around anytime at work and look at Will. And I still get to see it when I go down there to do laundry.
Now I know that you are wondering…HOW KATIE DO I GET ONE?
Well, you can enter to win this here giveaway! Let’s see how:
PRIZE : $250 Modern Bird gift certificate
NUMBER OF WINNERS : One (1)
TO ENTER : Leave a comment with the phrase “TWEET TWEET”. And just for fun, tell me who or what you would get this custom artwork for…and yes, gifting yourself is a-ok.
PRIZE SHIPS : the lower 48 states. (Sorry Canada–it’s not you, it’s your zip code!)
NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway ends on Saturday, November 13th at 8am EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. (no previous winners are eligible). The winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on Monday, November 15th.
I know. I know. You must have one. Well…lucky ducky, Modern Bird is offering a 15% discount to ABP readers. (use the code ALLBOWERPOWER)…but it expires one week AFTER the giveaway ENDS. So you have to act fast. You can’t take six months like I did. Then again…you probably aren’t as high maintenance as me either. Good thing I have a boyfriend who is good at maintaining me 🙂