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A pic please!

A pic please!

I’ve mentioned before the random linens my grandmother gave me a few years ago.  Well she has also given me a few pictures over the years.  Mostly it consists of me begging for years before she hands things over mind you.  First I wanted a pair of Paris pictures she’d had in her den for years.  Upon receiving the Paris pics, I realized they were actual pen and ink drawings, not prints.  The story is that her brother got them from a street vendor while stationed in Paris during WWII?  The are quite amazing and one day I’ll post some pics of them.

Today however I want to talk about the ballerina pics, that happened to replace the Paris pics, she gave me a few years ago.  The frames were pretty beat up and my mom had said she would get the pictures re-framed.  Well a few years later the pictures had not been re-framed, I’d forgotten about them and they ended up in OK.  When my mom came to town in September I asked her to bring my ballerina pics back.  She did and I was then left with a couple of prints.

I did some research and they are apparently pretty run of the mill old prints.  I can’t remember the company at this point but I’m assuming they probably aren’t that special.  Anyhoo, not the point because over the weekend Matt and I ran to Michael’s to buy a couple of frames.  I found couple I thought I liked and they were 50% off, except they were more expensive then I realized.  Oops.  So I get the frames home and realize the prints don’t fit.   Hmmm.  I got 11×14 frames but my prints seem to be a bit short.  About an inch really.  And yep they are 11×13.  Dammit.

So after spending the whole night dreaming about what to do I decided to take the frames back and start over.  I thought about having custom mattes cut and I thought about having custom frames made but I wasn’t sure.  Well those ideas were out out once I realized the frame shop was closed on Sunday.  Back to Michael’s it was.  After returning the frames, I walked back to the frames, prints in hand.  I spent about 30 minutes wondering around before I finally choose my frames.  I wanted something more traditional and “old” feeling but I was also worried that getting a 11×14 frame with a matte wouldn’t work either.  I decided to take my chances and I purchased my new frames, which were buy one get one free!  Score!

I got home and put my prints into their new frames and can I just say I am completely blown away?  They look AMAZING!  Like had I had them custom, I don’t think they could have possibly looked any better then they do now.  Forgive the crappy cell phone pics.

 


Happy Halloween!

~k

Oh and let’s not forget this is the 100th post.  Big blog day!

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