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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The "LDub Makes It Big" Story

It was an ordinary day.  Worked the morning at Grebinger Gallery in Neffsville, Pennsylvania matting and framing about half a dozen different jobs.  One was a very large diploma job that featured a customer's Master's and undergraduate degrees as well as a photo of the college where he went and a circular logo taken off one of the diploma cases.  Job was 38 inches tall and 16 inches wide and featured a red fabric mat with a gold second mat.  Probably the neatest diploma job I have done in the 18 years that I have worked part-time at the gallery.  Also had to stretch a 38"x38" oil canvas on stretcher bars and frame the result.  The list goes on and on, but I never tire of my job since every one is different and provides me with a new challenge every time I pick up a work sheet given to me by Keith, owner of the gallery and a former student of mine from high school.  If you have been a follower of my blog, you have seen some of my favorites in the past, but it consisted of me taking photos of the jobs as I was working on them.  Today I was reading my emails when I happened to click on a link and up popped a video on You-Tube.  Took me a couple of seconds to realize I was looking at myself about to talk about framing an historical document so you could view both sides of the document.  Naturally had to click on the arrow and watch myself tell how I went about framing the job.  For those of you who have never seen the video before, which I'm sure will include about 99% of my readers today, click on the link below and watch me do what I enjoy doing during my retirement years.  Fascinating what people bring to the gallery to have framed.  Each one produces a challenge and tests my skills in my new profession as a professional framer.  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.

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