Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gift Idea: Word Cloud / Wordle to show your love

Prints of portrait of a family or a pet, mosaics of memorable moments, and reproduction prints of classical paintings have always been in high demand when it comes to our gift products. In order to personalize a gift, we were often asked to include names, dates, and even lyrics of a couple's first dance song in the prints. Link to our Text-Art Image Effect 
 

Another gift idea we would like to introduce to you that emphasizes the "text" and meaning of the text is word cloud design, AKA Wordle. We can generate creative, personalized Word Clouds from text or the list of words you provide. Word clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. We can tweak the clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Place your online order using following form and later send the list of your words later by email. Link to our Word Cloud Effect

Don't know where to start? 

1. Go to adjectives list to come up with words that describe your loved one.
2. Go to our website to decide which shape you would like for your wordle design.
Word clouds, shape, initials, numbers, etc.
3. When done, contact us by calling (1-888-533-6278) or sending us an email (orders@keenartmedia.com). Our knowledgeable in house designer will be more than happy to help you customizing your special gift.

Below are the samples of our designs! 

 
 

You can search for more ideas based on different occasions at CanadaOnCanvas.com.



Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 Nature Canada Photography Contest


Nature Canada © Howard Trofanenko

Take your camera wherever you go!

This post is for our customers who are professional wildlife photographer, amateur photographers AND anyone who loves to capture the slight bit of breeze they breathe in. We are pleased to reside in this beautiful land where grass is green and sky is so high and blue. Not to mention that we have great photographers and their fans to cherish the captured moments!

Nature Canada announced the launch of its photo contest this year. According to their website, they received over 6,000 entries last year and top photos were carefully chosen to be featured in their Nature Calendar.   

Nature Canada will be accepting photo entries that capture "the beauty of Canadian nature all around us" from May 24th and running until August 14th (10 days left from today!). 

Here is a variety of themes for inspirations via Nature Canada website.
  • Canadian Wildlife
  • Canadian Landscape
  • Fauna & Flora
  •  Nature Nearby
  • Nature in Action
  • Families in Nature
 
Nature Canada hopes that participants will "experience and learn about the natural beauty Canada has to offer" by spending time in nature. Get out there and gaze on the beauty! 

 

How to Submit

Please make sure to always include the theme into which you would like to submit your photo! We would also love to hear the story behind the shot!
Please make sure to always identify yourself as either an Amateur, Professional, or Youth photographer.
Make sure to include #NaturePhotoContest when using social media. Twitter submissions should also include @naturecanada in order for entries to be accepted.

Go to the link below for further information about the contest including special prizes for winners!
http://naturecanada.ca/2016-photo-contest/?gclid=CMf7iYPtqM4CFVJbfgodbKwDfA


Print your photos of Canadian wildlife and landscape at CanadaOnCanvas.com. We offer:

Article via Nature Canada Photo Contest 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Our blog coupon codes are here!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Meera Sethi: Listen to your aunties!


Listen to your aunties! Toronto artist Meera Sethi celebrates the wisdom and style of South Asian women 

When it comes to navigating the nuances of an Indian-Canadian identity, Meera Sethi is 'Upping the Aunty.'

(Left) Gunalaxsmi Aunty and (right) Preeti Aunty, two of the paintings in
Toronto artist Meera Sethi's current exhibition at Daniels Spectrum, Upping the Aunty.


Fashion icons in North America are rarely over 40 and are almost never South Asian, but Toronto-based artist Meera Sethi is determined to challenge that. Her current exhibition at Toronto's Daniels SpectrumUpping the Aunty, explores the style, attitude and potential iconography of South Asian aunties — the older women whom Sethi has looked up to throughout her life. The term "aunty" in countries such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka isn't just used for family members. It can be applied to family friends and even strangers. In my own Caribbean culture, I was taught to always refer to older women as "aunties" because it was considered disrespectful for children to call adults by their first name.


Meera Sethi. Pinky Aunty

Meera Sethi. Ramvati Aunty.

Meera Sethi. (Left) Viji Aunty, (right) Rashida Aunty.

Meera Sethi. Joyce Aunty.

Meera Sethi. Poonam Aunty.


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Seeing the impact her paintings have on women in particular has been a powerful affirmation for Sethi. "It's been amazing and so beautiful to see women from all walks, not only South Asian women, feel honoured and seen by the work," she says, smiling. "As women of colour we don't get that experience very often, especially as older women of colour. We might see ourselves represented, but not in a way that gives us strength."
Meera Sethi. Upping the Aunty. To July 15. Daniels Spectrum, Toronto. www.danielsspectrum.ca

For a further reading of the article, visit CBC Arts page by clicking here. 

Listen to your aunties! Toronto artist Meera Sethi celebrates the wisdom and style of South Asian women 
by Amanda Parris · CBC Arts June 23, 2016


I would say that Sethi's creates simple, yet inspiring representation of playful, yet professional and confident aunties from South Asia. The aunties are the best of the both worlds. 
 
Make sure to check out the Upping the Aunty photo series on the Upping the Aunty Tumblr.



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

“A Movie Poster A Day” by Peter Majarich + VanGoYourself site


Sydney-based graphic designer Peter Majarich plans to release a new, re-designed movie poster for every day of 2016. With over 160 redesigns under his belt already, the posters are a neat mix of each film’s original content and Majarich’s personal, minimalist style. Check out more images below! 













Article from www.booooooom.com

Recreating artworks (in any forms - literature to films) can be both motivating and inspiring. I continued to browse this idea only to learn about this interesting website!




VanGoYourself allows you to recreate a painting with your friends, which is then twinned with the original and shared on social media. It is perfect if you are tired of just looking at paintings, and like the idea of getting inside them instead? You can decide how ambitious you feel, then choose a painting that is ‘easy’ or a ‘challenge for a master’ to recreate. You can also select paintings using criteria such as ‘1 person’, ‘3 people’, ‘group,  ‘gory‘, ‘pets‘ or ‘romantic’ or even look for a museum you love. You can search the tags here.

Step 1: Choose: Pick your favourite painting to recreate from a selection of classics.
Step 2: Recreate:  Get ready then take or upload your own photo.
Step 3: Exhibit: Publish and share your masterpiece with the world.


Van Gogh Yourself! VanGo Yourself! at vangoyourself.com


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If you have recreated a classical painting and have it in digital format, you can simply upload the file here to start placing an order for fine art or photo prints, framed prints, canvas prints, and many other options! canadaoncanvas.com/uploads/


Friday, May 27, 2016

5 Great apps to edit your photo!

It has become very common for people to take photos with their cellphone. In fact, it's a mainstream that we take photos with our phone and share with friends and public online via social network such as instagram and facebook.

Today, we like to introduce some great apps that will enhance your photos.

1. VSCO - iOS / Android

VSCO is well known for its unique film preset that can be used on desktop software, and now they have packed its core into an awesome editing app that can be used on your mobile. The filters are amazing, and you can adjust them to your taste. The app is free which comes with basic filters, and you can purchase more filters within the app.

2. Adobe Lightroom - iOS / Android

Adobe has improved their standing in mobile standing as the app provides powerful editing which can sync to the desktop with Adobe CC. With Adobe Photoshop Express, they make a great editing combo for serious mobile photographers.

3. Pixlr - iOS / Android

Introducing over 2 million combinations of effects and filters, this app offers layers, text captions and collage options. Considering it is free, this app has all you need.

4. Snapseed - iOs / Android

Snapseed offers great set of tools that can transform your photo with ease. You can make selective adjustments and even healing tool to remove unwanted objects in your photos. The app also offers set of filters that can enhance your photo instantly. It is one of the must-have apps if you are into photography.

5. Mextures - iOS

Mextures offers range of textures, grains and light leaks that can be overlayed easily with your control onto your photos. If you want to achieve another level of creative editing, this app may be the right one to start with.


After editing your photos, you may want to bring them out of screen and have them as prints. In that case, visit www.canadaoncanvas.com where they offer great pricing with great quality products to keep your precious moments for a long time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

How to preserve your art



How to preserve your art

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It is pretty common in these days that having art reside within the screens for viewing and displaying. However, the screens cannot exactly reproduce thick textures of the paints or the genuine gestures built within the work of masters, so that is why we keep going back to the museums and galleries and see the original work with our eyes.

But, when we get to the place to look at the original work and see that it no longer holds its form but slowly deteriorating, only thing that is left would be our disappointments and loss of precious legacy.

To prevent such calamities as much as possible, we will go over several things to watch out for when handling an original artwork and how to keep the work protected for a long time.

There are many factors that will accelerate the deterioration of an artwork. Such as;

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UV rays - mostly from natural light such as the sun - will change the colors of ink to fade quickly and even discolor the paper. It would be a shame to see a limited edition of a beautiful painting lose its vibrant colors because it was left in a constant sunlight. To avoid such problem, use an UV light filter glazed glasses with anti-glare coating when framing a work to limit the UV infiltration as much as possible while keeping the reflections minimal for the best look. Also, avoid  hanging an artwork in places such as near a heat source or opposite side of the window where direct light is constantly reaching.




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Moisture - water is another huge factor that ruins an artwork because not only it crumbles or stains the paper, it accelerates the chemical reactions in materials. So it is critical to maintain the right environment when the work is placed. It is advised to keep the temperature around 20 degrees Celsius (room temperature) and humidity level around 50%. Keep in mind  fluctuation of conditions will accelerate the deterioration process as well, so it is never enough to emphasize that keeping the environment in a steady condition is crucial protection for an artwork. Try to avoid places such as washrooms and basement where humid can build up easily.




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Dusts and dirt - dusts and dirt are another factor that destroy a beautiful work. So we recommend having some sort of backing for the work to keep the small things enter into the work. If you find the work really precious, you may want to consider add several backings to ensure the work is well protected.




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Pests - insects and rodents tend to eat away your work - papers and canvases. Always keep your environment and storage areas clean and do not leave any  food or beverages near by which can draw the pests. Check and monitor the area regularly to ensure the space is kept secured.


One more thing to note is that, if you are displaying or storing an original  work or special prints, it is highly  recommended to use archival materials to guarantee protection from acids damaging your precious work over time.

If you are having trouble to find the right materials you need to protect your precious artwork, or you would like to have all-in-one package with your work printed in quality material, please visit www.canadaoncanvas.com. You can just order the pieces you need or we can print, arrange and assemble all together and ship to your door.