Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Since no one took me up on the service opportunity that I was providing, I had to contact Cassandra Barney myself and was very happy to hear that she had a few more copies of her prints from the BYU Women's Conference.  She very obligingly sent me this one entitled Presence and I love it!  The colors are quite exquisite in person and I can only imagine how vibrant the original is.  So the next hurdle was to frame it.  {Sigh}  Not my forte.  I let it sit for a while and then finally took it to the store.  My new friend there (because we really did spend an overly prolonged and drawn out amount of time together) and I came up with this suitable mat and frame.  However, I cannot ever quite fully prepare myself for the cost of custom framing.  Oh my goodness!  I heard the amount and thought, "What?  Is he going to trek to some distant outpost of the Canadian wilderness to find the perfect tree, chop it down himself, transport it back here, sand the wood, painstakingly carve the intricate details, paint it, and then scientifically piece it together?"  I am sure in my head I am simplifying the complex nature of framing, but I did get it back in two days.  Of course, it does lend quite a presence to my foyer and I must say that I adore it.


AFarCryFromNormal said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!!!! Even if they did have to go to another country to chop down the tree to make into the perfect frame! It is PRICELESS! You always find such gems!!!!! :-)

normal mom said...

It looks beautiful, I think that it was worth the cost. It's a piece that you will want forever, so best to get it done right. It really is nicely done.

Nauvoo Commuter said...

Its true. We have some expensive art sitting in a closet because we can't afford the framing. I spot a market opportunity for someone to provide framing at a reasonable cost.

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