|6 frames sanded, glued, nailed and clamped while drying.|
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
And so the framing begins
Frame making has begun! It is sometimes a challenge for me to transition from painting mode to frame making mode, though the different ways of thinking required for each are both a big part of who I am. I have always been a hands on, more physical kind of gal (hence the table saws, router tables and chop saws...) but also have a deep creative streak (of course... my painting). But switching back and forth between the two modes sometimes feels like trying to slow down and turn around a freight train going full speed down the tracks... At least that is how things are going this time around. I know there are other artists out there that paint and make their own frames or easels so I am not the only one switching brains like this. Anyway.... just an observation I though I'd share. So here are some of the frames I am making for an artist friend of mine, Gloria Urban. I like the design she asked me to create for her, just a simple 1 1/4" wide frame with a 1/16" bead around the outside edge, so I am naming this frame.... the Gloria! I'll have to let her know... :) I am also starting a commission this week and will post some pics of how that is going soon.