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When I’m in a doctor’s office (or attorney’s or financial consultant’s), I always look on the wall for framed diplomas and credentials. I take note of what university or medical school they attended and then I look at the professionalism of the framing. Is it just because I’m in the business or do you do the same thing? When I see Walmart frames ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 31 May 2013 | Hits: 2976
.....And what does it have in common with cornflakes, silly putty, a slinky and chips? A giclée is a reproduction technique in which an image is generated from a high-resolution digital scan and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art and photo-based paper. The name “giclée” was first coined by ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 03 February 2014 | Hits: 10266
Galleries around the world, The Art Shop included, are seeing an increased demand for embellished limited-edition canvases. What is embellishing and why is it so popular? (Left) Click the photo to see a detail of the hand embellishing for Richard Johnson's work. Embellishing Techniques The word "embellish" as defined by Webster ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 02 March 2012 | Hits: 42916
... that we remove all of our family photos.  Some people don’t have the ability to see themselves in your house if there are photos of other people living there. (What a lack of imagination – I feel kind of sorry for those people, but I want them to buy my house, so I did it.)  Our hallways were lined with framed family photos – it was like our ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Hits: 12809
... sticker on the back, but didn’t do any research to see what they had. The woman who will profit from their mistake has offered to paint a picture of their recently deceased cat since animal paintings are her specialty The reason this is newsworthy is because it happens only once in a blue moon.  In most cases, art sold at Goodwill or at a garage ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 4994
... glare-free view of the interior contents. The results of this project are pleasing to my entire family. Jaqui has numerous other family treasures that will be the subject of future blogs. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, we’d love to have your comments about your treasures. What mementos of your family history have you inherited?   ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Thursday, 05 April 2012 | Hits: 7301
If I knew then what I know now… You can say that about a great many things, but today, I’m referring to PORTRAITS.  When you are young or have young children, you don’t often think about freezing a moment in time.  Trust me – in what seems like a split second, your babies turn into adults who live far away and you and your spouse reach ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Hits: 4508
In this holiday season, if you are considering buying art as a gift or for yourself, buy "the real thing."  Of course, I’m not saying you must buy an original. Limited-editions and legitimate reproductions make wonderful gifts. What I’m saying and the point of this blog: Don’t buy a knock-off of someone else’s blood, sweat and tears. ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Hits: 3968
... his goal. What does Andy love to do at The Art Shop?   Talk, Teach and Evaluate Art If you‘ve met Andy in person or spoken to him on the phone, you can appreciate his gift of gab. Andy knows and loves art and his enthusiasm is contagious.  So contagious, in fact, that he has become a sought-after speaker for local service organizations, ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5581
What should you look for when searching for a picture framer?  Here are the Top Three: 1. Experience Because picture framing is as much a science as it is an art, you want your framer to be well versed in the technical aspects of conservation framing.  The first rule of framing is the same as the  Hippocratic Oath – “First Do No Harm.”  ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 24 January 2014 | Hits: 4418
Hi! Davis here! I’ve taken over the blog from Arlene this week. I wanted to write about something that is an extremely important part of being an art collector and owner: insuring your art. Every week we get numerous questions from collectors and owners about art including: how to sell art, what to look for when framing your art, and the best way ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Hits: 6849
That’s what Gallery Director Andy McAfee always says when he’s faced with an art hanging challenge.  Trust me, if he can bend a straight piece of art in its frame on to a curved wall (which he did several years ago), he can handle about anything.  I thought you might like to see Andy & Chris in action on a very challenging hanging ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | Hits: 2862
I thought it might be fun to introduce each member of The Art Shop staff by letting them tell you what they love to do (as related to The Art Shop).  Since I’m the one writing most of the blogs, I guess I’ll start with me. I am Arlene Dolin, Vice-President.  My husband, Lenny, and I have owned The Art Shop since 1989, which is difficult to ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 19 March 2012 | Hits: 4747
When you’re a framer, you often have the great fortune to see some amazing and wonderful things clients bring in.  Recently, an elderly gentleman brought in an old school photo. In the photo, he is a young boy among 30 or so other children and their teacher standing in the schoolyard. We get lots of old photos and we love to see them.  What ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 02 April 2012 | Hits: 4003
“We hope to inform and keep you up-to-date on the latest in the art and custom-framing world and make you laugh occasionally in the process.” That’s what I wrote at the end of our first blog on November 1, 2011. I realize now I left out something very important in that line.  Through our blog, we want you get to know us as individuals ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 03 May 2013 | Hits: 3324
 
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