When my mom's cat passed away recently, I wanted to give her something special to celebrate the life of Chico, the pudgy orange cat that she had for ten years. I decided to give her something that I have and treasure, a canvas painting. I had mine done by Canvas on Demand
, a site that allows you to upload a photo of your pet and create a canvas all with the click of a button. The jpg to canvas concept is not new, but it's still a great way to showcase pictures of your furry friend. And, more and more Web sites are offering the service, with a really quick turn around time (3-4 business days, sometimes sooner). Many of these online businesses (other popular ones are CanvasPress.com
) offer the oil painting option too, where the artists render your jpg into a canvas painting, like mine at right. My portrait sits in my office at work and I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on it. It gives me a warm fuzzy when I'm in here banging away at the computer keys all day. And, my mom loved the one I had made for her, it's become a precious keepsake.