Wondered with Dave, Will we get a gift? Did anyone give us a gift at ten years? Are Meg and Michael themselves celebrating with a splash? What's the traditional theme for ten years? The modern theme?
Eventually decided, after brainstorming with no success, If a gift idea comes to mind and lights us up, we'll run with it. If not, we'll send a card.
No gift idea grabbed us. OK, a card, but I'll paint it—can't buy a commercial card.
So, to my studio. Painted Shenandoah Valley Vows.
Independently of each other, Dave and I both thought, Let's frame it! And that felt just right.
At the frame shop, told the above story to the framer. Explained by way of summary, We want a frame somewhere in between doing nothing for an anniversary and going over the top.
Good listener, that framer: I have a ready-made frame that will complement your painting, and we'll cut a custom matte to fit.
Plus, pretty exciting to see the first bona fide framing of any of my paintings. Looks pretty good all dressed up!
|Shenandoah Valley Vows, framed|
5x7" art, 11x14 frame
[not for sale]