Sunday, March 28, 2010

Honoring Art

This past year I have received some amazing art from my friends, and over the winter I decided to honor them by having them framed (by my new favorite people at Taws Can Do in Philadelphia).

This photograph was taken by Jaja, who exhibited it and then sold it at a gallery! But this one is all mine. I decided to make it all girly with a gold frame and pink mat. I think the framing reflects the romanticism in the photo quite well.

This piece I purchased from Nicole (her etsy shop is called blue bicicletta). Fall is my favorite season and I love the imagery in this poem. I wanted to give it the muted colors of autumn leaves and birds, so I chose semi-subtle mats of orange and teal. I probably should have gone with a patterned mat instead.

And this one is my favorite! It's from Nicole's natural patterns alphabet series (I also have beehive). I love how the speckled frame looks like an egg and the patterned mat just emphasizes the intricate detail of the nest (nido means nest in Italian). Click on the image to see more detail.

I'm lucky to have such talented and generous friends!


J.W. said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SO PRETTY!!!! those frames are so unique!!! my heart just grew three sizes....

(sionse v. to parade, saunter, flounce down the street while wearing a puffy skirt)

Nicole said...

oooh! I love that photo of Jaja's---what an amazing piece of work! Great framing on all! I especially love the framing on Nido---just gorgeous frame and mat! Yay for art!