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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Getting Framed!

Above, one of the frame styles we considered. This one was
"first runner-up" during the final review. Photo by Armand Vaquer,

Today was a productive one and, I'm pleased to say, a fun day.

Anastasia Lipovetskaya and I went over to the picture framing shop to pick out a frame for the portrait she painted of me.

We must have looked at over 60 different styles of frames. It was a difficult process. The one frame we both immediately liked was no longer available. The clerk warned us ahead of time that we may like the only one what was no longer available. She was right!

Above, Anastasia has her methods of studying how a frame works on a painting. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

So, we continued looking. We spent about an hour and a half trying to decide on a frame that would enhance and compliment the painting. When we came down to the last two, one turned out to be one of the three I was shown a few days ago (I also posted it).

We placed the sample on all four corners and studied it. Anastasia and I were stumped. We could not decide which of the two works best. We asked the clerk for her opinion and she pointed out a few things why one works better than the other.

Above, the chosen frame. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Since the decision was mine, as I have to live with it, I made the decision. What a relief!

After I put down 50% and completed the paperwork, we headed off to Crazy Tokyo Sushi for dinner. We were both pleased with the choice.

Above, the chosen frame style on the painting. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Actually, we had fun doing this! The time went by pretty fast.

After an enjoyable dinner, I took Anastasia home (in the Olympic-Robertson area of L.A.).

The framing will be done about a week from tomorrow.

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