Create something special from a loss.
Reminders of friends and family who have passed can be difficult.
Framing something that brings back the good memories or warm feelings will not only honour them but will inspire and lift your mood.
Cindy brought in a print that had a very special meaning.
It reminded her of how much she loved both her living children and children from additional pregnancies.
The print had been stored away for sometime and now she was ready to have it displayed.
Custom Framing is not an impulse purchase. Clients tend to give it a lot of thought, like Cindy, before they bring in their sentimental valued piece for framing.
And personalizing a design sometimes requires a little extra time and thought too. (and a few bites of dark chocolate for extra creativity!)
Cindy had an idea of what she wanted but nothing concrete: matting with something “starburst like” to represent all seven children.
Over a few weeks we explored several options.
We decided on “a leaf” similar in shape to those in the print with colours matching the artwork. The glitter on them added an unexpected subtle mystical element.
Where to place the leaves?
Because the angel in the print is looking down, you are naturally drawn to look down too. We agreed the leaves are best suited in the lower portion of the matting.
Cindy is a very spiritual and easygoing individual. Placing the leaves evenly in a row did not suit her personality and having them randomly placed did not visually reflect the importance each leaf represented. Instead we highlighted each leaf with its own individual mats and then placed each one differently to represent the uniqueness of each child.
To Cindy, the framed piece is a fitting tribute that warms her heart. (and mine!)
Custom is about getting a framed piece that is right for you.
It takes someone who really listens and who then “gets” you.
It’s not business, it’s personal.
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.