Turning Everyday Moments Into Wall Art


I really enjoy taking photos of my children. I have an Instagram account and I am constantly snapping sweet everyday moments with my iPhone. I also have a DSLR and I love that I can sync it with my iPhone wirelessly to share the images on Instagram instantly.

Just the other morning I grabbed my DSLR and took some beautiful shots of my children. My pre-schooler was in his room telling me about which toy he was going to take to school for show and tell and my youngest was playing in his ExerSaucer. I enjoyed capturing those sweet, real, everyday moments – mundane moments that make up our days and are special to us.

A few weeks ago I received a BLACKS gift card to experience their printing services and I knew that I wanted to do something special with the sweet photos I took that day. I browsed the BLACKS.CA website and decided to turn the following photos into Wall Art:

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Using the BLACKS.CA Photo Centre builder I was able to personalize our Wall Art. I uploaded all of the photos using my computer, cropped them, changed their size and picked all the unique details in regards to style, canvas sizing, orientation and more. My photos didn’t need any effects or edits other than cropping but if you do have photos that need some editing you can even apply red eye correction using the BLACKS.CA website.

I ended up picking a wrapped around canvas (12×12) for one of my son’s photos and I did a poster collage (8×12) for the remaining photos of my two boys; I liked how they all looked together in the collage.


The process was simple and within a few minutes I was ready to order my new Wall Art. I had the choice to pick up my order at their store or to get it conveniently delivered to my place, which I did. One week later my order was ready and I received the package in the mail. Everything came carefully packaged to ensure it arrived in perfect condition.

I must say that the quality of the canvas is extraordinary and I love how beautiful the colours look in person. The canvas is stunning and we decided to hang it in our bedroom’s wall. It is really lovely to wake up in the mornings to see my son’s little smiley face on the wall.

The poster collage was also just what I wanted, the colours pop out of the photos and the quality is amazing; we ended up framing it and hanging it in our living room.

Overall my BLACKS experience was wonderful and I found their website and ordering/processing tool very easy to use, I experienced fast shipping and I received high quality products. Next time you are thinking about doing something with your artwork I definitively encourage you to take a look at the BLACKS.CA website and the selection of products they offer.

BLACKS believes pictures are too important to be left on a smartpohone or a computer screen; they need to be brought to life, displayed, shared and celebrated. BLACKS is transforming into an inspiriting one-stop destination where you can express yourself through pictures on the NEW BLACKS.CA, on the BLACKS App and in-stores to help you take your pictures further. Visit the NEW BLACKS.CA today to get inspired.

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Disclosure – This post was brought to you by BLACKS via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of BLACKS.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

23 responses to “Turning Everyday Moments Into Wall Art”

  1. Beautiful photos and canvas/prints!

  2. We have used BLACKS for purchasing photography equipment for a while and I love that they now offer printing services as well. Thanks for the post.

    • Yes, so convenient and easy to set up! And just delivered at your door.

  3. That’s really cool!

  4. Awww, LOVE the photos of the boys! The little guy is getting so big so fast!

    • He is, WAY too fast!

  5. Adorable! You have handsome subjects to work with.

  6. Black’s never disappoints!! Great photos, love the canvas print!

  7. You have captured their joy and love in these photos 🙂

  8. I love the canvas print! I think we need to do that with our little ones. I love your photos!

  9. Fantastic for a gift.

  10. That is a gorgeous family picture idea!

  11. Just love this! You have a very handsome fellow

  12. This is really neat! What an awesome idea. Thank you 🙂

  13. Lovely piece of art

  14. lovely piece,what a great idea to have them together

  15. You son is a very nice looking boy,and takes a great photo

  16. That is a great idea! Also, those are beautiful photos!

  17. I love your photo choices

  18. I absolutely adore the canvas print, so much happiness and joy that pours out of the photo it’s brilliant. 🙂 ps I think you should have nicknamed your son Smiley. Your other photos are great too but it’s the canvas print that captured my heart :-).

  19. awe,i could look at those smiling faces all day !!

  20. I love pictures on canvas and your boys are no exception. One of my granddaughters gave her Mother, my daughter, of her two small children. Like you, I was amazed at the richness of the colors. It was a precious and beautiful picture on canvas of two precious and beautiful children.

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