Explore Your Creative Side

I think that at one time or another everyone wishes that they had the ability to express themselves through painting.  There is the notion that there is something soothing about sitting at an easel and letting your creative side take over and following it where...

Event: Preserve Your Memories

When I moved from my home of 36 years, it quickly became apparent to me that, while I was leaving behind many things that triggered wonderful memories for me, there were lots of memories moving right along with me in several different formats.  Photos.  Did...

Event: Tips for Better Travel Photography

Summer is here and whether you are traveling to a far away destination or spending time exploring our local attractions it’s a safe bet that you’ll be capturing those memories with your camera.  Do you have a photo that you love because you somehow managed to...
Does My Artwork Need To Be Re-framed?

Does My Artwork Need To Be Re-framed?

This question comes up periodically at Finishing Touches. Many times the framed artwork in question is a lovely work of art that was received as a gift and the framing just doesn’t feel right to the customer.  Or it is a picture that worked for many years...

Caring For Your Framed Art

Whether it be a genuine Picasso or your young Picasso’s artwork, framed artwork needs a little special attention every now and then. Following just a few simple guidelines will go a long way towards ensuring it looks as great as the day that you had it framed. First...

6 Frames to Celebrate Earth Day

Is there anything as beautiful as a genuine hardwood created by Mother Nature?  Only time and weather can craft the subtle color changes and meandering striations that are visible on wood that has been cut from the forest.  Here in North America we are...