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Informative posts about the art and picture framing world, as well as important events/changes happening at EasyFrame. Some articles are written by people who are not connected with Easyframe. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these articles belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to Easyframe. Easyframe accept no responsibility whatsoever for the information contained in these articles or how the information may be used.

We Can Frame Anything – Well Almost!

From boxing gloves to champagne bottles, bike saddles and Only Fools and Horses memorabilia, there isn't much that we can't handle at Easy Frame. We know that no two framing jobs are the same, and we have seen some pretty unique pieces over the years! However, that does beg the question... what have been EasyFrame’s greatest creations and just how have we done it? With guidance from our customers, we know that some items can be a little more challenging to frame than others... but hey, we love a challenge

Don’t Poo-Poo Chris Ofili’s Masterpieces

This article is about Chris Ofili, a controversial British painter of Afro-Caribbean heritage who in 1998 was the first black winner of the Turner Prize with his painting ‘Orgena’ (this was also the first painting to have won the prize since 1985) after rising to prominence as one of the Young British Artists group – though his work is certainly distinctly different from that of his contemporaries.

A Foolproof Guide to Hanging a Picture

While having pictures throughout your home is a great way to personalise and decorate a space, it's not always easy to hang a picture well. If you've struggled to hang pictures well before, then you might need some guidance. Not only will this help you get the frame in the right place, it will also keep it in place without falling.

Caravaggio. A Paintbrush-Wielding Psychopath

This article is about Caravaggio, whose full name was Michelangelo Merisi (perhaps Michele Angelo Merigi or Amerighi) da Caravaggio, and who lived from 1571 to 1610. Named ‘Caravaggio’ after the village near Milan from which he hailed, and a formidable talent who brought both unprecedented psychological realism and an ability to accentuate light and shadow, he has been credited by some with single-handedly launching the baroque era and others with being the spark from which modern art grew.

Choosing the perfect picture frame doesn't have to be that difficult!

Once you have found the perfect photo for print, the next, but sometimes most challenging step is to find the right frame. It is important to find a frame that enhances your photo which transforms it into a true piece of artwork. Don't put yourself under too much pressure though, once you know the basics of picking the right picture frame, the rest is a piece of cake! To help you, we are sharing all of our secrets on how to choose a picture frame, whether it is wood, metal, black or white.

How to place your framed art so they complement each other

Holiday snaps, images of your favourite landscapes, family photos and art prints... The perfectly placed framed photos can give any living space a real "home sweet home" feeling. If done correctly, these images can provide a fantastic personal atmosphere that creates a real sense of warmth.

If Music Be The Food Of Love

Music is what feelings sound like. It has the ability to not only freeze time, but to take you back to a time in your life. It can clear your head, heal your heart and lift your spirit. It's no surprise that music holds such a special place in peoples hearts and why so much is put on 'the first dance' and indeed funerals and other memorable occasions. It's also no wonder that vinyl records have been making a comeback over the last few years.

Going Up the Wall with British TV Memorabilia

It may not surprise you to know that EasyFrame has been responsible for framing thousands of pieces of memorabilia. Though you might be unaware that, as huge fans of the eternally-popular ‘Only Fools and Horses’, EasyFrame’s owners have developed a very special relationship with the fan-club that services a nation’s perennial obsession with a legendary British comedy institution. In that capacity EasyFrame has framed endless signed collectibles and merchandise galore during the last 20 years.

EasyFrame First with a Cure for Tinselitis

Christmas and New Year are done and dusted. 12th night has come and gone (for anybody who is confused about this, it's always on 5th January). So the paper-chains, baubles and tinsel ought by rights to be back in the attic before their presence becomes an irritation. And yet, now all the fun is over, in the aftermath you may feel a bit deflated (except that, if you're like most people, your waistline won't be). But, wait, you've taken all of those photos over the break and some of them are really worth framing. Isn't this the time, then, to create an addendum to your New Year's Resolutions and get some of your best shots up on the walls before you lose them?

Wake Up with Warhol

Warhol loved to exude an aura of mystery and reinvent himself. In this sense he doubtless inspired David Bowie to create seemingly-endless persona. Bowie apparently only met Warhol once but was a big fan, and both men worked with the 'Velvet Underground' frontman Lou Reed. There were other links. Bowie played the role of Warhol in the 1996 film 'Basquiat' directed by Julian Schnabel). And, of course, Bowie famously wrote 'Andy Warhol' (for his 1971 album 'Hunky Dory') which he even performed at 'The Factory' in Warhol's absence - though apparently Warhol was offended by the lyric 'Andy Warhol looks a scream' (interesting given that Andy's big brother once mistook a photo of Bowie for being his own brother!)

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