Turning a photo into a memory

I don’t often go completely off-topic here at Wonderful Pessimist, but part of what keeps this blog going is a link-sponsorship deal. However, it’s rare that these sponsorships turn into such an incredible offer as the one I recently received.

As a promo to get their site going, I’ve been offered a chance to get my favorite photo reproduced onto a 16×20 canvas, courtesy of the good folks at Canvas On Demand. Considering my first wedding anniversary is only a couple months away, I simply had to take advantage.

Canvas On Demand is based off a photo enlargement technique, but goes well beyond that. Customers can choose from a variety of techniques, including photorealistic, light brushstrokes to give it a “painted” effect, as well as black and white, sepia, restoration, colorization and collage. They make a great gift, and of course my wife and I have chosen our favorite wedding photo as the candidate for this unique process.

Lots of couples have wedding photos; how many can show off a 16×20 painting of their wedding based off a photo? It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to turn a simple photo into a work of art that we’ll both be proud to display on the wall wherever we may live, for the rest of our lives.

I’m excited to see how it turns out. Perhaps I should have surprised my wife with the gift, but in all honestly, when you’re making a gift of something this lasting, the last thing you want is to choose a photo your spouse is going to hate. So I felt the best course of action was to let her in on the selection process.

I’ll be placing my order soon, and I’ll be sure to share with Wonderful Pessimist readers just how it turned out. If Canvas On Demand is as skilled as they seem, I’m sure it will become a long-treasured family heirloom for generations to come.

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