*It is my sad duty to inform you that Frame Fatale has slipped into the #2 spot on the Philly Hotlist :(
Here is a screenshot from my Hotlist dashboard.
I am trailing by 1.7% of the vote. We could still totally pull this off, people. PLEASE vote. Polls close in 24 days.
*Also, I am just about ready to pull the trigger on our first ever monthly newsletter. You can sign up for it HERE. This month's letter has detailed content regarding technique in a tricky new project, new products, and highlights art installed here at the shop. If you are a regular reader of the blog this newsletter letter will not fail to delight & thrill ;)
*2nd Saturday was a hoot at our (2nd!) reception of the Phreak 'N Queer Phreakin' Art Crawl. Art on view thru August.
*Here's some of last week's framing projects:
This one is a 7-foot movie poster a client purchased for a song at a local flea market. It was already linen-backed (an expensive mounting process done by conservationists). The movie is Never So Few, starring Frank Sinatra & Gina Lollobrigida, with Steve McQueen in a small supporting role. I had never heard of the movie, so I was compelled to look it up. I found a great story about how Sammy Davis, Jr was originally supposed to play the Steve McQueen role, but while the film was shooting, Sammy was interviewed for a magazine and in it he said that he considered himself to be a better singer than Frank Sinatra. The role was summarily recast. The film is based on a true account of a military operation in Burma (romance added for kicks).
Here it is framed in a gorgeous peacock-feather motif frame.
This next one is a before & after transformation:
We decided to frame it asian style in a raw silk mat with wide sides & narrow top & bottom to emulate a scroll. A slender gold bamboo frame finishes the look.