Framing Andy Warhol

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Isn’t that a great picture? I posted it for two reasons.

I like it. It’s a cool picture AND the saying is something I believe to be true.  True, there are people who drive us crazy, who try our very souls, but for the most part, we need to try to find something good about the folks around us. We’re all in this together, and working interdependently as part of a unified, cooperative whole is better than bickering, backbiting, and belittling. How’s that for alliteration? Whenever I come across someone whom I absolutely cannot abide, I give them plenty of space. Why make myself miserable?

The other reason I like it is because of the super way it was framed last week. I was visiting Myrtle Beach, and before I left I went to the Frame Factory on King’s Highway to leave the Andy Warhol poster (above). I LOVE the service, advice, tastefulness, and reasonable pricing of the business, and for the past eight or nine years, I’ve taken all of my prints and posters there to be framed. I’ve even sent them several other pleased customers. 

Last Friday I took the poster in, and within minutes, the gentleman who was working that day and I had agreed upon the frame. The employees really know their stuff there, and many times I have gone it with my mind settled on a certain “look,” only to have it changed by someone at the Frame Factory with a different and better idea.  When I told the man that I wouldn’t be back in the area for a couple or three weeks but that my daughter would pick the picture up, he asked if I’d be around through Saturday. If so, he’d have it ready by then. “No, I’m leaving as soon as I leave your shop,” I said. He then asked if I could find something to do for 15 to 20 minutes. If so, he’d go ahead and frame Andy and his pithy words then and there.

It’s not as though the shop needed the business; it’s just that the employees aim to please. That’s why they’re so successful! That and the fact that they all have expertise in color, design, texture, and taste. If you’re anywhere near Myrtle Beach and need to have something framed, it’s worth the drive.  And the poster? I ordered it from AllPosters.com for $7.95. Isn’t that a great price? Oh, and in case you’re curious, it cost $16.30 (or thereabouts) to have it framed.

Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

6 thoughts on “Framing Andy Warhol”

  1. We’ve gotta be neighbors…

    Maybe we used to be neighbors. I left the area seven years ago and still ache for the sound of the ocean. I try to go at least once a month, depending on what's going on with the fam.

  2. Cool poster. The words are monumental. Why can’t we all get along!

    Good question. I guess we left anger, bitterness, strife, envy, hurt, and so forth come between us. I'm doing my best to change things in my little part of the world, and I know you are too.

  3. it looks awesome framed! aren’t you glad you have friends that send you great links LOL
    missed you today!!!

    Yes, I've very glad...for the friends and for their links. I missed you too, but church in Atlanta was nice.

  4. Those words remind me of something shared in RS several weeks ago that I’ve had on my mind ever since – “Assume goodwill”. In other words, assume that everyone means well towards you and you’re a lot less likely to get hurt and offended. And you’d actually be right about 95% of the time! Most people DO mean well, we are just sometimes clumsy in how we act it out.

    I'm going to have to remember this...good one.

  5. I need to get on my longstanding project, of having pictures printed and framed for my walls. We have all these digital images saved up in our machinery, and none on the walls! I especially need to get one of the temple, to hang in our living room. Sigh.

    I wish I lived in myrtle beach. 🙂

    I wish I lived there too. It was sad to leave the sand and surf, but alas, life goes on, and now I’m just happy to get there once a month or so. This is truly a great shop…wish you could get your stuff to them.

  6. Sixteen bucks for the the frame!!! 😦

    The only place around here that will do anything even close to that costs about 5 times as much. I framed a small piece of art for my wife for Christmas, and it ran me $90. Worth it, but I almost think I should mail things to you, have you take them to this shop, and then mail them back. It’d be cheaper.

    I'd be happy to do it for you. Seriously, they do first class work so you might want to consider sending your art this direction.

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