Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New work and framing flat screen televisions

(Above:  Lancet Window XLII.  Inventory # 3161.  Unframed: 28" x 8 3/4"; Framed: 31 1/4" x 11 1/4". $375.  Click on image to enlarge.)

I adore holiday weekends.  Memorial Day weekend was great!  I got so much done ... which included helping my husband Steve install additional insulation in our attic.  (Oh, joy! LOL!)  Several new art pieces are in the works and these two are now finished.

(Above:  In Box CLVIII. Inventory # 3160.  Unframed: 16 1/2" x 13"; framed: 21 1/2" x 17 1/2". $325.)

I'm getting into a good habit of updating my "sales blog" for these pieces.  That Internet location is HERE.  Doing this only takes a little more time.  Time is something I value highly because ... well ... there's never enough of it.  I wish every day would be spent hour after hour in my studio, like a holiday.  That just isn't the case.  I have a "day job" as a custom picture framer.  Fortunately, I own the business with my husband so I can steal a few minutes here-and-there for my art.  I actually like framing most of the time.  Over the past twenty-seven years I've done some very challenging projects.  Today, we were framing flat screen televisions ... which required the Dremel tool (to make an allowance for the little section that juts out at the bottom).  These are going to a fancy new restaurant's bar area.  

(Above:  Framing a large, flat screen television at Mouse House ... just one of the things I do to support my art habit! LOL!)

I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Fridays", a site for sharing fiber artwork. 


Julie said...

I have to admire you for doing the loft insulation. No way can I get down on my knees in an enclosed space anymore ;-) I don't think I've ever heard of a flat screen being put in a frame, it does look very stylish though.

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Susan: Your new work is stunning as usual. And the TVs... so interesting. I used to have a friend who did a framing biz and she always posted a column called "you framed a what?" Framed TVs are certainly unexpected.

Nina Marie said...

Always leave it to you Susan to come up with a cool idea!! Can't wait to see it developed! Also - are you still collecting thread? I have a bunch of it from my hand dyeing that needs a good home - if you are could you please resend me the addy? thanks!!