mSo often we go away on a fabulous trip. We see amazing views and experience amazing things! We come home and we MIGHT look at the pictures that we took on our phones. We may look at the files on our computer once in a blue moon. But that is not the way life should be. We should be living with our memories and preserving our memories for our every day use!
What am I talking about? I'm talking about taking pictures from our vacation and exploration experiences and turning them into wall art! We recently went to the New River Gorge in West Virginia for a week of vacation time. We hiked, we explored and we had a great time. One of the places that we went to was the Babcock State Park and specifically the Glade Creek Grist Mill. It was absolutely gorgeous and I knew that I wanted to stop keeping my pictures, at least of this building hidden away in files on my computer. Instead, I wanted this on my wall as art! I wanted to preserve my memories so that I could relive them over and over.
How to Preserve Memories as Art
I didn't know how I wanted to preserve my memories as art for my wall. I just knew that I wanted to hang these memories on the wall for us to relive the experience and beauty day in and day out. I started to research online. I was very interested (and still am) in printing on glass but ultimately decided that I wanted a very large print for behind my couch. That narrowed my choices for how I could have my work printed and displayed. I chose to have my picture printed on Canvas. I began to research companies and settled on Canvas Pop (this is an unsolicited and unpaid review).
The Process to Preserve my Memories on Canvas
The process to preserve my memories on canvas was quite easy once I chose the printing company that would be doing the work. Canvas Pop had a really good rating so I decided to try them out. Wow! Am I ever glad that I did! I started the process on a Saturday night. I uploaded my picture and clicked a few buttons to make some selections and before I knew it, my order was complete. Even better, it had automatically given me a nice discount (first time user or something!) The original price for the largest size canvas was right around $200 but with that discount, I paid $121! (including shipping) Not bad at all!
I immediately received an email advising me of my order. This was an expected email but still nice to receive nonetheless! On Sunday afternoon I received my next email from this company. They had received my digital file and they had created a mock up of how my print was going to look. I had to review the mock up and approve it. I was leery about the process, thinking it was going to be long and drawn out and difficult. But once again, this company made it simple. I opened the email, clicked the link and looked at the mock up. Approval was as simple as hitting a button that said "I approve." EASY!
I knew that it was now time to actually wait for my canvas to be printed. I was expecting the next step to take a while. But no! By Tuesday I had an email saying that my print was ready and was being shipped and they advised me of my tracking number! I was NOT expecting service that soon!
By Thursday, 5 days after placing the order I had my canvas print! It looks amazing! It was everything I expected and then some!
My memory is preserved
Every time I walk through the living room I see the picture! I smile when I think about the day that we stood together looking at the building. I ponder and recall the sounds of nature as we hiked and spent time in the woods in that state park. I remember the good times we had! There is nothing like a well preserved memory and printing my memory on Canvas was the perfect way to do it!!
Belief In Living
Travel with us as we explore!