Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The Art World, plus a bit of Charity

May, June and July have gone. I’m convinced our last blog was about three weeks ago, so that just proves (again) just how time flys. Our picture framing and giclée printing world is as busy as ever and the flow of art keeps appearing.

I think in blogs, the ‘learned’ are supposed to express some great wisdom about their industry. In the absence of wisdom all I can comment on is the strange situation whereby artists seem to be struggling to sell their work. We are framing and printing more than ever, and the economy is showing small signs of recovery, but I guess people aren’t buying pictures. Hopefully it will change soon.

On a more jolly note, we were delighted to be able to give some frames to local charities. We had been making various frames from the left over length of mouldings, but storage is a problem for us and we didn’t really know what to do with them. The Harborough Mail ran a piece for us and we were delighted to donate a good quantity of picture frames to the Air Ambulance shop in Harborough, the Clipston branch of the Canine Partners charity and some to Medbourne Village Hall. Hopefully they can earn a few bob from them - and we won’t have to feel bad about throwing out loads of perfectly good frame wood!