Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Circuits Are Fried

Framed and ready to hang.

I believe my circuits are fried !  Lately I have been suffering from a serious case of "Internet Burn-Out" and it's taken a lot of will power to even turn on my computer.  Normally my blog and  comments have been  overly verbose but for the past few weeks it's been a battle to come up with anything to say or any ideas that appear fresh and remotely interesting.  I beg for your patience and hope that you will stick with me as I try to muddle through this.  Hopefully it will pass as most things do.

Most of you are familiar with T @ Poppy Place PDX and her wonderful photography.  Her online studio PhotosByChipperfield is overflowing with breathtakingly beautiful pictures that she's captured through the lens of her camera.  Quite some time ago I purchased a lovely triad of T's photos, they arrived  well packaged and in pristine condition, naturally I wished to keep them that way so I carefully harbored them at the very bottom of an almost empty drawer.  Out of sight, out of mind ... bad idea.
It was only months later, when I ran across a big ad for a local arts and crafts shop's 50% off frame sale, that my memory was jogged and I retrieved the hidden treasure of T's photos.  With photos in hand I went and browsed through an impressive frame and mat section and, after what seemed like hours upon end, decided upon 3 suitable frames. You can have frames custom made but I strongly recommend reserving that option for artwork that is of unusual dimensions as custom matting and framing can become quite expensive.  
The frames I chose complimented T's photos without detracting from them and were a subtle color that went well with the tones in the photo and the frames came with their own acid free mats.  At 50% off I was able to purchase 3 nice frames (with mats) for around $30, about $10 per frame. Couldn't get much better than that !
 It is amazing what frames and mats can do for art work, it's like that little bit of make-up that transforms a pretty woman into a gorgeous one.  I think sometimes we tend not to see the complete picture and  may not envision how something will look when complete.  T's photo's were lovely to begin with but when matted and framed I was beyond impressed, I was actually exuberant and had to show them off to anyone and everyone that came into my home.
 T's beautiful photography is now encased in their frames and are in position where I had always planned to place them ... only problem is now I need to repaint the room as the neutral Navajo white walls are far more yellow than I realized and don't work well with the slightly mauve tones  of the photos and frames.  Well  yet another thing to add to my "honey-do list" .  :D


  1. I can certainly relate to the internet burnout! I teeter right on the edge of it most of the time! I LOVE T's photography. A few of her photos are on my list of must haves for my sewing room when I start the redo! The ones you have are beautiful over the bed!

  2. What a great find, the frames look great and make those amazing photos really standout. Blogging can be challenging, but I know you will find the inspiration you need when you are ready.
    Everyday Inspired

  3. Oh so lovely!!! I love T. - always something nice to say. I hear you on the burn out 2 weeks in the last 3 months without power have really roiled my schedual and I have yet to catch up. Take a break you'll comeback feeling waaay better XOXO

  4. Lovely!! Teresa's photos are so beautiful and they look fantastic framed!

    We all get that way about blogging & commenting and just the internet in general. Sometimes I think we really need that unplugged time. Take your break and when you're ready...we will all still be here! :-D

  5. A lovely collection pf pictures!

    I wouldn't worry too much about the burn-out - it happens to all of us. A break is very beneficial!

  6. Oh Anna, you are an Angel, your sweet words have me in tears of joy and gratitude.

    Your frames and matt selections are perfect. The prices amazing :)

    They look great above the bed :)

    Don't worry about the internet burn out, I am only blogging once a week right now, I am exhausted, I miss blogging and I try to keep up with comments with all my blogger buddies but I think I am failing miserably right now :(

    Thanks again, so very, very much for buying and appreciating my work and framing them so beautifully, I really feel terribly honoured :)

    Have a lovely Friday, cheers, T. :)

  7. These are soo lovely and your framing is outstanding. I know what you mean by burn out because with all of the drama I just haven't had the energy to be up to my normal online self. We will get it back I know it.

  8. Yea, the pictures look amazing above the bed. She's super talented!

    I know what you mean about blog burnout...my company blog gets updated but the personal one sits vacant with thousands of chirping crickets moving in on a daily basis. Oh well, maybe life will toss us both something interesting to say soon :-) Hope you had a great Thanksgving my friend!


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