Pretty on Canvas: A Review and a Give Away

If you follow me on Instagram (@madcowsdiary) you may be well aware that I have a penchant for taking – and sharing prolifically – a great number of photos.

From candid snaps of the goings on in my home (#mumlife) to arty macro shots with my Olympus Tough camera (#macro #nofilter) to the debacle that is my baking and decorating of #birthday #cakes and various evening means for the family (#CookingWithMadCow #DomesticGodless) there is a veritable plethora of imagery …

Along with the multitude photos sitting in a range of storage (cardboard boxes, CDs, and external hard drives), I have an array of frames, awaiting these photos to be placed inside them, and displayed around the house.

I have long toyed with the idea of having some prints put on to canvas, but I just wasn’t sure how it would look and if that’s really the way I wanted to go.

I had the opportunity, however, with The Canvas Factory, who offered me up a 30×45 canvas for one of the millionty and seven pictures I have to see how it would look.

Rather than overthink the whole thing, and agonise over it for too long, I thought I’d go with an image that had lots of colour – and that made me smile. A nice one. One that I’d be happy to view over and over again. One of those moments in time that bring back nice memories.

I chose a photo I took at sunrise whilst we were in Apollo Bay a few months back.




Particularly at that time of the morning, as there were no other humans around and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace. Just being in the moment, on my own. Feeling – almost – as if were just me and the world.

I was dubious that the colours I’d captured could be transferred to the canvas, but I figured I had little to lose.

Here’s how it went … It took me probably longer to choose which image to use that it did for me to order and have it delivered.

The online order process took about 5 or 6 minutes:

  • Select the size
  • Upload the print
  • Choose a few editty type things (the usual filters, warmth etc)
  • Proceed to checkout
  • Pay

Possibly one of the simplest online purchase processes I’ve experienced in a while.

I ordered on the Tuesday evening, late in the evening.

On Friday, when I arrived home from work, there was a parcel sitting on the table for me.

I had no idea what it was, because I wasn’t expecting anything (other than the canvas, which I was sure was still a good 3 or 4 days away).

Thus, I was surprised to open the package to see a gorgeous sunset staring back at me, the orange and pink hues in their original glorious goodness.

I almost cried.

It was – it

7 Replies to “Pretty on Canvas: A Review and a Give Away”

  1. I suck at poems and I lack humour (sorry )
    But I’m photo OBSESSED and have a perfect photo of squishy newbie babe that’d look fantastic on canvas

  2. What better way to celebrate my new life path than to have colourful inspiration on my wall to stare at and procrastinate getting shit done?

  3. yes please!! Not sure what I’d print.. kidlets, dogs, horses.. but if it looks half as good as your pic I’ll be happy!!

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