Modern Bird Studios

This giveaway is closed.  In addition to one 12×12-inch custom piece from Modern Bird Studios, Megan and Gregg have offered to give a second winner a 50% off gift certificate.  The randomly selected numbers were 25 and 4, so the winner of the 12×12 piece of personalized artwork is Hillcrest Cottage.  And should she wish to accept, the 50% off coupon goes to courtney.  Congrats, ladies, and thank you Megan and Gregg for providing this giveaway.

In this challenging economic climate, it seems that there’s no end to the creative and innovative ways people are keeping food on the table.  Case in point: Modern Bird Studios.


Modern Bird Studios is a small family business run by Gregg Deal and his wife Megan, inspired by Gregg’s interest in urban art and his desire to use his talent to provide for his family.  He combines technology and painting to turn personal photographs into pieces of hip modern art.  Seriously, you’ve got to check it out.

Megan contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I’d be interested in receiving a piece of their artwork and offered to provide a giveaway for my readers as well as a discount code.  I’m pretty choosy about the reviews and giveaways I accept these days, especially the ones that I put here on Musings of a Housewife, but as soon as I saw their site, I knew I had to tell y’all about it.

The process was a piece of cake, and Megan was delightful to deal with.  I knew immediately which picture I wanted to use.


I got to choose two colors from this color chart.  I was tempted by the tan and white, but I knew I wanted to hang it on the rust-red walls of my office and I thought the black and white would be the perfect contrast, so that was my final answer.  The very next day Megan sent an image proof for my approval.  It looked great, so she said Gregg was going to get to work painting it.  He painted it on a 12×24 block of wood.  In their FAQ section, you can see a description of the process and an explanation of why he uses wood vs. canvas.  A few days later Megan contacted me to say that my painting was going in the mail, and it arrived on my doorstep the next day.  Even she was surprised at how fast it came.  I unwrapped it to find this:


I KNOW!  That’s my view whenever I look up from my computer.  What a treasure!

I guess you know what’s coming next…

WIN IT! One lucky winner will receive a 12×12-inch painting from Modern Bird Studios.  That’s a $215 value.  You will supply them with the photo of your choice and the two colors you would like the piece created in.  To be eligible to win, there are a couple things you need to do:

1. Follow @Modern_Bird on Twitter

2. Follow Modern Bird on Facebook

3. Leave a comment on this post telling me anything relevant to the artwork at Modern Bird.

I will randomly select a winner next Monday, March 1st.

Finally, if you don’t win, Modern Bird is offering MOAH readers 15% applicable towards a custom piece (from a photo) or for any of the Bloom Pre-Designed Series.  This offer expires on March 8, and the code is MUSINGS.

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79 Responses

  1. Love, love, love this! What a fun way to turn a great photo into a design piece for the house. I am trying to update my house with some more modern touches and would love to see my twin two-year old’s turned into a fun mod picture!

  2. Not only do they have a fresh original product, they have also done a great job of bringing the modern/stylized/minimal aesthetic of their artwork into their logo and website – it’s all very appealing and unique!

  3. There work is just so beautiful… and to have a personalized piece like that is STUNNING! I love the fact that they use wood for the surface because I feel like it would make the piece more adaptable to its location, like leaning on a shelf or even sitting on the floor.

  4. Ohhh, and now I’m a follower! I love the artwork – and would it be terrible to artwork in the color “ice cream” just because it’s called “ice cream”? (Not just because I think the color would be great in my office, either.)

  5. LOVE IT!!! We all have those incredible kid photos taken throughout the years. Most matted and framed on black and white. But as the kids get older, the pictures seem outdated. I have one of my 2 kiddos at 4 and 3, but 10 years later, they are irritated that I still have baby pictures on the wall. This is the perfect solution. It adds an “edgy-art” feeling to old photos making them current, relevant and worth keeping on the wall. I am going to get one of my neice for her parents for Christmas!

  6. I am following modern bird as they fb and tweet now. those pictures are totally cool, it makes me want to take my fav photos of my girls when they were small and have them turned into real pieces of art. I love the fact that they back their art by having him sign his name on the back of each piece…so clever!

    wish me luck….i would love to win this one!!

  7. Wow what stunning work! I love the one you chose for your office. And to think its hand painted onto wood, now that is some awesome talent! It would definitley be a piece of amazing artwork to own!

  8. oh my god this is amazing! i’ve never seen anything like that before!!! that would be beautiful to put in my living room. we just painted so i need something amazing to put in here. i’m following on twitter and facebook.

  9. This is such a cool idea! I’m followinig Modern Bird on Facebook and Twitter. This would make an awesome wedding gift. Thanks!

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  10. LOVE the paintings and doubly love those who risk in order to pursue their passions!!!! I am rooting you on and hoping you will have much success. i joined twitter this morning just so I could possibly win and looking forward to your very humorous tweets!

  11. I follow on twitter and FB. Im now going thru my pictures….. and all the color choices. Id probally have to do a ‘surprise me’!

  12. Wow, that is so very cool! I love the ones they did of the babies kissing…so very cute! I’d love to have one of these done for a photo of my nieces!

  13. wow. WOW! These are amazing!!!! I already know what picture I would use, Black and white for sure, and it would hang, centered, over the wassily chair in my living room. I am in LOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE! Way to go to Modern Bird Studios for making kick-a art work! My husband and I do design from home too and you have to give credit where it is do, and Modern Bird Studios you take the cake!

  14. Wow that is one cool piece! I would love to have something like that, except there’s no way I could afford it 🙁 Thanks for showing it though! Hopefully I can get one one day (if not as soon as you choose the winner :))

  15. I officially need to do this! I am the worst about putting up pictures of my children mostly because I can never find frames I want to make it look better with our decor. I think that this Modern Bird Studios combines photos and artwork together to fit so well with our modern style of decor. So very cool!

  16. I am a follower of Modern Bird Studios via Twitter and became a fan via Facebook. I find it quite interesting that painting on wood looks much nicer and lasts longer compared with canvas. From what I have learned that wood has higher quality compared with canvas. It was something that I have learned something new today.

  17. Their site is awesome. I don’t know what color I would choose. They are all so great. I might have to do a surprise me, too. Or just go black and white, and then, I would have to decide on the picture. Oh, the choices!! Becoming a facebook fan, too!! 🙂

  18. I am now a fan on Facebook! I absolutely love this artwork – it’s such a neat idea isntead of having traditional paintings or pictures put up! The picture of the father/son holding hands on the beach on their website is so cute. I would love to have one of my son done 🙂

  19. I found your blog through being a Modern Bird Facebook and have enjoyed clicking around! I also already follow both Megan and Gregg on Twitter! The thing I love most about the pieces is that you can use even the most casual photo and it comes out looking so timeless and polished.

  20. I think using the wood as a surface is just so fresh and green too 🙂 I also love the color choices of the pieces….just great!!

  21. I would love to have one of these done from a picture of my 5 month old! This contest is really neat because I just discovered Modern Bird last night! I also really enjoy the series of flower prints they have done but nothing beats having one of your own pictures displayed that way!

  22. I am following them every way I can. I don’t know what would be the hardest decision, the picture to use, or the colors to it in? That color selection is great!

  23. What gorgeous work! I’m redecorating my son’s room and I would love to have a piece by them! I’m following modern bird studios on facebook and twitter

  24. LOVE the picture of your kids. I want one!! My 3 would look so amazing, too. And I’d put it in our basement. What a great find in Modern Bird Studios! *and, yes, I’m now following on T and FB

  25. Ok, so a pic of our blended family would look BEAUTIFUL in the new house….

    i’m not a big fan of art, but this? Totally a fan.

    Followed on Twitter and Facebook… and just took a look at their site. I love people who are insanely talented…. 🙂

  26. This would be perfect for a recent family portrait we had done. Love the look… I think I’d pick Mediterranean and Antique White for my colors.

  27. I am in LOVE with that portrait. I am amazed by the talent of Modern Bird Studios! I would love to have one of those portraits of my little man hanging in my living room. Everyone would be so jealous of me!

  28. Thanks for the chance to enter, what a lovely prize for a parent. I am very big on my photo’s they are treasured in my home. How much do you normally charge and how would one go about getting this done should they not win the competition?

    1. Hi Claire, here are the sizes we have available along with the pricing: Each piece requires a great deal of attention, detail, and time to create and to capture the essence of the original photograph. Here is our pricing per size:

      * 6 inches x 12 inches — $165.00
      * 12 inches x 12 inches — $215.00
      * 12 inches x 24 inches — $280.00
      * 24 inches x 24 inches — $365.00
      * 24 inches x 48 inches — $475.00
      * 46 inches x 46 inches — $620.00

      All you need to do is choose a picture, the colors, and the size you desire, and during the checkout process on our site (https://modernbirdstudios.com/product-index), you will be asked to upload your photo and make all of your order specifications then. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me @ [email protected]. Thanks!

  29. I love that you are able to choose from so many colors in order to create a piece of art that complements any room in your home!

  30. Following both!

    Their artwork is so beautiful and unique. I love it! I’m already working on my DH to get me one for mother’s day/birthday/Christmas/any appropriate holiday!

  31. Oh, I’m TOTALLY in love with Modern Bird Studios! I am following them on fb and twitter! I would absolutely love to win one of their paintings. What a cherished family heirloom it would be!

  32. Thanks for introducing us to them! I like their “surprise me” feature for when you feel overwhelmed by their color choices. If I described what room I wanted my piece to go in, I would totally trust them to make a great choice. How cool!

  33. I love the fact that you can choose surprise me because there are so many colors to choose from I’m not sure if I’d be able to pick. This is such a cool idea. I really hope I win, but if not I just might have to try and save up some money to buy one 🙂

  34. Hi, I’m following you on twitter and I’m now a fan on facebook. I think these are fabulous ! I like the idea of displaying a picture of my kids and a beautiful piece of artwork at the same time. I think I would have a hard time deciding what picture to use, but I’m sure I could figure it out ! This is something that would look awesome in the living room for everyone to see.

  35. this stuff is very cool! i love that they are available horizontally and vertically also. what an original way to display your precious family photos!

  36. My son and I have bought a new place (we move in the Spring) and I’m a big art freak. I love how Modern Bird Studios’ work turns what can be an everyday picture into a work of art. I think a piece would look great on our new living room wall.

    *crosses fingers*

  37. I love the fact that my photograph can be transformed into a modern piece of art…like I am a part of the artistic creation…especially since I am not artistic at all!

  38. I just discovered Modern Bird on Twitter this week, and just love their artwork! I think a 12×12 would look amazing in my baby’s modern yellow, white, black & grey nursery!

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