Shop closed for a break....

Shop Closed June 30 - July 7, 2014...
taking a break to visit with family.

See you tuesday, July 8th!!!

A new kind of Art....

Art, by its own definition, is elusive to explain.
Just recently, I have encountered a new type of art…one without title, as yet.

Paula Re is the artist. Her work is illuminated wordsmithing or painted poetry????
How would you call this work?

Her words are ripe with emotional impact and each painted surface is rich in color and form. Together, the impact is formidable. It will touch you where you stand!

Click on the link to hear Paula read this piece....

Paula Re will be showing one piece at Sullivan-Goss Gallery, The Grand 100 Show

7 East Anapamu Street
This Thursday evening,
December 6th@5:30 p.m.
The show runs Dec. 6 – Feb 3, 2013.

Hope You can go!?!

  How does picture glass get dirty on the inside???

Can you see the document writing in the glass?

If you have something that has been framed for a few years, a haze can develop on the inside of the glass. 

 Sometimes, a "ghost" image of the picture will appear on the glass. 

 This is a transfer of some of the volatile chemicals from the printing ink to the glass...especially, if the glass is directly on the artwork; as with this example.

 So, with permanently framed art, it is advisable to open and examine it about every 10 years, to make sure it is in good condition. 

I call this a "spiff & clean" or more formally known as a "condition report". 

During the inspection for the condition report, the frame is opened and the glass is cleaned of any haze or ghosting that might be there.

Once opened, this is a good time for your framer to take a photo of the front and back of your art, for insurance purposes and valuation.

Grateful and Thankful to all...

As morning dawns outside the frame shop door and Thanksgiving is around the corner (tomorrow)...
I have a great BIG THANK YOU to all my customers... and the beautiful things you bring to the shop for framing.
Without you, there would be no need for me.
Because of you, I walk and talk in beauty everyday.
When you are here, creative magic happens!!!
Thank you for coming to the shop.

Best Wishes for a joyful, Thanksgiving time,

Shop closed for vacation

Vacation Time!!!
Shop Closed Sept.13-Sept.26.
See you on Tuesday, Sept.27th!!!!

The Frame Shop Neighborhood.....

Minckler's Frame Shop is nestled in a wonderful neighborhood!

Although, we don't always know each other by name..we do a friendly nod as we walk about the block.
And bit by bit we come to hear about one another.

It has come to my attention that one of our neighbors has had his cancer return.
You want to say something to your neighbor and then wonder what could you possibly say?

So, I wonder if you have a phrase, mantra, saying or prayer that you have used during tuff times and might like to share?

There is something quite wonderful that happens when you know you are being held dear in some one thoughts.

Thank you for sharing............