Disclosure: Photowall provided me with a free canvas print in exchange for my honest review of their product.
I love taking photos of my garden. There is something purely magical about slowing down, silencing my mind, and focusing on nothing but the subject in front of me and the connection I feel with it and my camera. Some of my photos are good, others could be better, but it is the zen experience of connecting with nature that truly fills my cup. So far, I’ve only shared my garden photos here on the blog or on my social media. But I recently partnered with Photowall on a project and have since taken a bold leap. Who knows, you may be inspired to leap too.
Photowall is a Swedish company that specializes in creating canvas prints and wall murals. Photowall prints and murals are environmentally friendly, fire-retardant in accordance with Swedish standards and do not fade in sunlight. The company offers a wide selection of beautiful images to choose from in more than 20 popular categories – including animals, cities, nature, people, music and sports. There is also an option to upload your own image. This option got me thinking seriously about venturing beyond online posting to boldly displaying my garden photography in our home. What a leap!
I spent hours clicking through photo after photo on my computer looking for the right image to print. After a few days of combing through my images, I decided on the close-up shot you see above of a single Zinnia bloom in my pollinator garden. I have a large accent wall in my living room that would be the ideal spot for a special canvas print of this show-stopping flower.
The ordering process was easy peasy. It only took a few minutes to 1) upload my image, 2) enter the size and 3) and place my order. The Photowall website was user-friendly, the ordering process was straight-forward and the delivery time was quick. My order was confirmed, printed and delivered via DHL within 5 days.
When my delivery arrived, the canvas print was securely packaged and undamaged.
All the hardware needed was provided.
The frame was a bit difficult for my son and husband to assemble because the ends of the frame were not cut precisely. As a result the ends of the frame did not fit together perfectly so my guys had to force the ends together and pull the canvas tightly over the frame. But they made it work! Once the frame was assembled, the canvas print was attached to the frame via self-adhesive already on the wood. I am a bit concerned about how long it will take before one side of the canvas comes ‘unstuck’ and starts to separate from the frame. I hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does I will consider taking the canvas to a local artist to have it reframed because I love it just that much!
Canvas in natural lightingI am pleased with the quality of the canvas material and the color of the printed image. The canvas material feels durable and the color of the Zinnia petals is close to the original digital image. I took a few shots, in natural lighting and accent lighting, so you can see the petal colors in different settings. The canvas is beautiful to me in all light.
Overall, I am very pleased with my Photowall canvas print. It feels good to see my work prominently displayed in our living room. Every time I pass it, I am reminded of gardening on a warm summer day.
Have you considered displaying one of your garden photos in your home or office? Give it a shot!
Peace and zen,