Gratitude

For many of us (dare I say most) there is a significant other in the background (be it spouse, sister, brother, parent, child, or friend) who supports our work either emotionally, physically, or both.

Without my DH’s help and support, not a single piece of mine would be on the wall, and many would not be hooked at all!

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This week I presented him with a new problem. Emma Sue is to hang in our local Art History museum for the International Women’s Day Art Show. The following information was amongst the guidelines: “All work to be hung on the wall must have proper d-rings and wire.”

Emma Sue is finished with a whipped binding, and doesn’t even have a casing for a rod, let alone a way to hang her with d-rings  (I had to look that up on google to find out what they were!) but Ray set to work to make her presentable……d-rings and all.

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This is the back. He made a frame using carpet strips at the top and bottom, set flush with side pieces, installed the d-rings (wire to follow), and put tape at the edges to assure it was smooth.

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On the front he glued acid free artist’s backer board, so she would lie flat. The prongs of the carpet strip at top and bottom will hold her secure.

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When she’s on the frame it makes an invisible , but secure support, ready to hang anywhere.

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And here she is, affixed to her new frame, and ready to visit the Orillia Museum of Art and History, d-rings wire, and all!

….and here’s my hero…on an earlier mission when he was reframing an entire wall to make a secure home for Hygieia and her 3′ x 6′ weight.

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Truly my hooking partner! Thanks a bundle  xx oo

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