Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers around the world are Very Special

Mother's Day 2014Let us always celebrate them, but in Canada on May 11th share something special with them. thearttree.ca

 

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Easter Eggs – What to do with the GOOD ones

The Easter Celebration is about the element JOY – REJOICE

LIFE is PRECIOUS

Sometimes we see it through COLOUR

If you prepare for Easter through colouring eggs, here is an idea to keep the celebration alive throughout the year.

Frame one or two or three in a special shadowbox frame.

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Summer Art Classes at the Art Tree – Calgary

Meet Beer Box Betty.

She is a summer art project made with Papier Mâché,

This is the basic image so much more can be done with this sculpture; linocut stamping on her for pattern and texture, a bow on the tail, a collar like a dog’s or post notes on her side with a magnet.

If you or if you know of someone who would like to be creative this summer please contact the ART TREE or Susan Fae 403-247-3255.

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Framing Children’s Art

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Reminiscing

Remembering my Days of Youth

A few years ago when I was 17 (ha) I went to visit my aunt Marlene who lived in Oregon. After two weeks I returned home with a handmade needle point she stitched personally just for me.

Having it framed and on display allows me to reflect on days gone by.

A good referral for me would be a member of your family looking to personalize their home.

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8 1/2″ square Burl wood frame, linen mat with white canvas pattern mat.Jan 2013_3309thearttree.ca

 

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Call for Spring – textile art by Susan Fae

Threads & fabric mat board pieces

Making a statement with scraps of work materials.

Call to Spring textile art by The Art Tree

Awe, us sun deprived Canadians wishing for the real SPRING weather to arrive.

Call for Spring at The Art Tree

Blocks of prairie colours and pieces of blue sky held together with a thread.

Maybe an anxious black bird singing buttons with swirls of colour will have a magical influence on the weather change.

Call for Spring by Susan Fae

Framed.

Art by Susan Fae Haglund.

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Telling her visual Story with historical photos

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Did you inherit a shoe box (or something like it) filled with old family photos?

Discovering the importance of family history will encourage you to find the time to put a visual story together.

Arranging your family history in a special frame with a sequential time line will help family and friends understand where you come from. The value in custom framing is the preservation and presentation.

Enhancing Precious Memories

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Reframing an old photo

A Pastime to Treasure for a Lifetime

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This wonderful photo of my neighbour’s grandmother was in a ready-made frame, (store bought with easel back).

It hung on the wall near a window. One summer the window was left open during a rain shower, and the water damaged the photo and frame.

A mat around the photo will help prevent any moisture damage to the photo. The dust cover on the back of the frame will also protect the image from dust and insects. Having the proper hanging system will allow the image to be displayed even.

Enhancing Precious Memories

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Custom Cut Mats for picture frames

Multiple Windowed Mats

Telling a story with several related images is an opportunity to display them in one frame with multiple openings in the mat.

A custom cut mat makes all the difference in organizing the images into an understandable progression or statement. When designing your collectible images have a plan as to what and how you want to say it by arranging things in a various sways before you make your final decision.

Multiple Windowed mats

The arrangements should be interesting to view and easy to read.

The Art Tree can help with the creative process in getting your visual story told.

Enhancing precious Memories.

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Small things Matter

Quality Custom Picture Framing

  • Sometimes a small object like a stone or a shell from a certain place and time will hold a memory worth keeping. having your memory custom framed and displayed will have others asking for your story to be told.
  • Children love to tell stories through drawings and paintings. These visual stories are highly valued by parents and grandparents.

This week a good referral for me would be parents returning from a family vacation, or grandparents cleaning up from a sleep over with grandchildren.

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