New member saying hello...

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Rainbow
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New member saying hello...

Post by Rainbow » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 11:19 am

Hello everyone, here's a bit about myself...

I've been framing pictures for a number of years, but up to now, just for people I know. But I really enjoy doing it so I've decided to step up a notch and promote my service to the public - eeek! I'm only doing it in a small way, using hand tools, and that's the way I want it to stay, partly because it's the process of creating something by hand that I enjoy and partly because by profession I'm a website designer so I doubt if I'll ever do enough picture framing work to make commercial equipment economically viable. But although I'm only doing relatively small, simple work, I still want to do it to a professional standard.

I've had good training on a few courses and I've studied a couple of Pete Bingham's books, but I know that you can't beat experience. I'll be very grateful if the experienced picture framers here would give me the benefit of your advice from time time. I'm afraid I'll be a taker rather than a giver at first, but perhaps as I get more experienced, I'll be able to contribute more. Hope so anyway :happy:

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Re: New member saying hello...

Post by IFGL » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 11:45 am

Welcome Rainbow, Training courses are a good first step, there is a wealth of help and information on here to help you along.

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Re: New member saying hello...

Post by David McCormack » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 11:57 am

Hello and welcome :D
"You know, there's a right and wrong way to do everything!"
Oliver Hardy.
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Rainbow
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Re: New member saying hello...

Post by Rainbow » Tue 23 Jun, 2015 7:39 pm

Thank you, IFGL and David :)

Graysalchemy

Re: New member saying hello...

Post by Graysalchemy » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 10:35 am

Welcome to the forum :D

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Re: New member saying hello...

Post by prospero » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 12:05 pm

Hi and Welcome Rainbow. :D
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Re: New member saying hello...

Post by Tudor Rose » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 2:00 pm

Hi Rainbow and welcome. Don't forget that the search facility on here can be a great first point of call if you get stuck on something, quite often someone else has asked the question before and you can read through all the different opinions in the answers they got :D . But don't be afraid to get stuck in with your own views on things!
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The Fine Art Trade Guild http://www.fineart.co.uk
Member of the Guild and the PPFA

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Rainbow
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Re: New member saying hello...

Post by Rainbow » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 8:43 pm

Thanks for the welcome, Graysalchemy, prospero and Tudor Rose. I've been reading some of the threads and I think I'm going to like it here, particularly the humour :D

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