MrsM takes her new prints to the Picture Framer
and lays them out for his approval.
The Picture Framer selects some frame samples
and they start the negotiations.
The Picture Framer likes frames with features.
MrsM prefers simple frames.
MrsM picks a distressed white wood
and the Picture Framer puffs his disapproval.
It is too deep, too wide.
The Picture Framer displays
a grey frame with a contrast black line.
MrsM purses her lips.
The Picture Framer concedes
and offers an off white frame.
MrsM accepts graciously
and allows him to choose the mount.
A week later MrsM collects the pictures
and the Picture Framer says gloomily
'It's very difficult to hang in a line,
I expect you will spend all day
trying to get them straight.'
MrsM tries to look modest
because hanging pictures in a line
is her secret super power.
These prints are by Tom Frost,
a talented young illustrator based in Bristol.
I bought them from St Jude's Prints