Sunday, September 18, 2011


The fall is a great time to review goals and plan projects.  Although January is a time for New Year's resolutions - I have always felt that fall - after a summer hiatus - was always the time I did the best planning.

When planning, you are open to new ideas, using old materials in a new way - or new materials to give life to old ideas.

One such way is to re-evaluate frames and frame styles and color.  Photography and utility frames have long used dark and mostly black frames in recent years.  Now we are seeing a resurgence in gold and white.  Here is an example using a simple white frame and a printable design to create a "Baby Shower" party favor.

This type of frame could easily have been applied to a certificate, award or promotional frame too.  Photographs are enjoying new dimension coupled with white frames.  Just take a look at what's going on in this series of ads from the pottery barn......

Open your mind to using white, gold and more in your planning that sets off your work in new ways and creates new interest!  The white frame used here is from - their solid wood MS653.