Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Gallery Update

Here is an update to this post where the Big Project started. The Gallery has been a huge success. Thank you again for all your wonderful comments to that post. I had no idea that it would be so well received. I had more comments on that post than any other. (hey I still read them over and over) Notice that the gallery is nearly empty. Thank you gallery shoppers. The little block place holders are nice but I wanted a way to show my prints and fill some of these spots. So here is what I did.

I think you will like my remedy too.

You recognize this acrylic box frame.


On the back of the insert that holds the print in place, I cut out a square that is a little bigger than the block place holders.

Then I folded the flap in and glued in place.



So here is the gallery wall with some prints on display.
But..........








I didn't like the white edges of the inserts.
So I took them outside, stacked them up and spray painted the edges black.
A quick 5 minute fix.






Looks better, yes?


And.....


Do you recognize this print? It is the cover to a gift journal I made last year. I'm thinking of offering it as a print in my shop.
If you click on the photo, it should take you to the set of photos from this journal in flicker.
Did you make a gallery wall at your studio yet?
I hope so.
Enough for now,
Sharon

12 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised one bit that your walls are getting empty. Your work is so wonderful.

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  2. Herre, here! I'm working on painting things to hang in my studio....love your hanging system! So simple, so cute.

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  3. Sharon that looks great. What a wonderful quick fix on the edges.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments
    Alison

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  4. I love the prints that way. They look great! I am not surprised your wall was getting empty. You're awesome.

    Kate

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  5. I am impressed! This is one more in the list of creative ideas you have. It looks great!

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  6. I Love this idea too....no...no gallery wall yet- but one day soon I hope!

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  7. Great idea! I love your artwork anyway, but seeing them displayed on the gallery wall like that is breathtaking!-Shonna

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  8. No more room on my studio walls! And I just bought two more paintings. And I want to hang my new Monopoly art....sigh.
    Cool tip on fixing the edges.

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  9. I love quick fixes...that is a great one!* Spray paint can just about FIX anything! The gallery pieces look fabulous and I like the framed art as well - so professional looking:) * Yes, definitely offer that piece for a print..I bet it would sell well!
    Always enjoy your site!
    Debra

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  10. still loving this, such a fantastic idea for wonderful art :))

    Whenever our house is finished being built im certainly adding a gallery to my art studio!!!!

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  11. Happy things are flying out of the gallery and that you have come up with a clever way of displaying more.

    As you know, if I ever finish my current work it will be hanging on me not a wall, LOL!

    Darla

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