Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer StockPhotoSet #2 - Weddings!

Love is in the breeze, again! June and July are probably some of the busiest months, filled with beautiful brides and grooms tying the knot. For all your bridal boutique needs, we have some lovely photography for you to use!













To download, simply click on the Dropbox link below:



Every second week, we scour free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favorites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

Not quite what you were looking for? Comment below and send us suggestions on what kinds of images you'd like us to find for our next Stock Photo Set!


KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Idea Corner #2 - Easy-to-Interchange Art Frame

Hello everyone! Here's another segment of our Idea Corner Series!

If you're anything like me, you probably have tons of motivational images saved on your computer, or perhaps sitting in a drawer. Whenever I see one in stores, I'm always itching to buy it, but the issue is - where to put it up? I'm running out of wall space, but I still want to be motivated. What to do?

Of course, I could always change a print in a frame. Except, I never like dealing with the fiddly parts on the back, or risk getting scratched by the glass in some frames, or the sharp corners of the tabs in store-bought versions. Then I got to thinking - if I could front-load them somehow, that would save so much time and hassle. It's okay if it didn't have plexi - after all, posters aren't archival quality, and wouldn't need preservation.  Then I could change my posters frequently!

So here is our newest addition to the Idea Corner Series - a corkboard fitted into a floater frame, using magnets! The open corkboard allows you to pin and change art at ease, and the magnets make it easy for you to detach and reattach to the frame - in literally, a snap.



The steps to make this are super easy. First, all you need is the following - some magnets from the dollar store, some double-sided sticky tape, and your floater frame (with hanging hardware), and a sheet of cork foamboard. I used GB24, the Gold-Leaf 3/4" deep Canvas Floater Frame.

 

The next step is to used the double-sided sticky tape, and glue all the magnets into the top corners. Use the same sticky tape to glue the complimentary magnets in the same corners on the back of the foam-board.


And that's it! Pin your artwork to the corkboard, and hover it over the frame. The magnets should sense their partner and the corkboard will snap in place. Now you can interchange your posters without even having to take the frame off the wall. Enjoy!



Looking to start your DIY interchangeable frame today? Head on over to our custom frame section and select a canvas floater. Remember to click that you'd like cork foamboard as well from the drop down-menu!

Did you try the idea? Let us know how it worked for you by leaving us a comment below. Thanks!

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Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
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8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!






For those of you who have ordered something from us for today, thank you letting us help make Dad's Day so special. Happy Father's Day from all of us here at CanadaOnCanvas!



Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Marketing Yourself - Artist Youtube Star Katie Jobling

Hello everyone!

We know it's hard to make it as an artist, especially if you're still young and haven't broken into the world of fine-art gallery networking. While the internet has opened up more opportunities for us, it has also flooded the ability for everyone to start posting and promoting. That's why we're sharing a few tidbits from some of our favorite self-starter artists who are excellent at using social media to promote themselves - from Facebook to Instagram to Youtube.

For today's session, we're featuring an artist who uses Youtube as their main channel (pun not intended) to develop a loyal following, community and feedback. Please meet Katie Jobling, a graphic designer-turned-artist from across the seas. Katie is one of those rare and lucky individuals who were able to make the complete leap into doing art full-time, leaving behind their creative 9-5 job for full artistic freedom. In addition to doing tutorials and sharing her knowledge, she also ships and handles her own prints from an Etsy shop and Instagram site.



One of Katie's hugest contributions to her followers (we believe) is her calming and easy-to-follow tutorials. She is able to express her wealth of knowledge in a manner that is approachable, kind, and self-forgiving. When watching her videos, the most complicated steps can seem so simple, and the simplicity and softness in her teaching approach is inspiring. Watch her Youtube videos here:


She also does great video sessions on her own experiences with selling, pricing, and building her business from her art:






From her videos, it's easy to see how quick one can fall in love with her artistic "brand" as it were. She is soft-spoken and sweet, encouraging and peaceful. She's also relatable, as shown through her supporting vlogs. Although one watches the videos for Katie Jobling's art, soon one stays for the inspirational artist they may become.

That ends our first session of Marketing Yourself series! What did you think of the videos? Any Youtube stars you are a fan of and would like us to feature? If so, leave a message in the comments below!

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KeenArt Media is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We are proud to serve and support artists from all over Canada. 

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Thursday, June 8, 2017

StockPhotoSet Wednesday - Sunny Summer #1!


Summer's finally here! Time to celebrate with some gorgeous photos of everything we love about these next hot, bright, joyous few months. Here's some eye-candy below to help ease you in vacation-mode, without having to get on a plane!











To download, simply click on the Dropbox link below:



Every second week, we scour free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favorites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

What's summer to you? Comment below and send us suggestions on what brings you summer joy and we'll try to find it for our next Stock Photo Set!


KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer Art Events are Starting! - Riverdale Artwalk 2017, June 3rd and 4th

Hello all!

Sorry we've been away for a little while - May can be a super busy time for us. But now that it's June, we're looking forward enjoying to those hot summer days and bright sunshine. Even better if we can also do it while enjoying food like this.

Speaking of enjoying the outdoors, have you all heard of Riverdale's 19th Annual ArtWalk? Created by the Artist Network in Toronto, this weekend show connecting Canadian artists with collectors. This "pop-up" gallery has been juried and themed, and aims to provide a relaxed, comfortable setting for both artist and collector to mingle together.


Photo from artistnetwork.ca
Check out their website and Facebook group for glimpses of the artists involved! Here are just some snippets of the artists involved:


Pearl in Acrylic, from the Birthstone Series by Anna Gruca

Ceramic art by Lauren Blakey


An oil painted cupcake by Zoey Zoric

If you happen to go, let us know how it went! The Riverdale Artwalk opens tomorrow from 11am to 6 pm rain or shine. Head on down to Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Center to see more than 180 artists!

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KeenArt Media is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We are proud to serve and support artists from all over Canada. 

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!





For those of you who have ordered something from us for today, thank you letting us help make your gift for Mom this year. Happy Mother's Day from all of us here at CanadaOnCanvas / KeenArt Media !



Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday