Creative Entrepreneurship

Creativ Framing & Design

Here’s my 5-star review I wrote earlier this year on Facebook for Allison Nichols’ amazing framing skills.

Allison recently framed a booklet for me. I thought she might remove the cover and frame that, but she suggested framing the entire program – and found a way to do it flawlessly, with beautiful materials. She’s an expert and her creativity is through the roof!

Kristin Harvey's Print for Mom
Allison also framed a print for my mom. Look at the perfect choice of color-core mats, in particular. I really love this and so does my mom – she uses it as her Facebook profile pic. The print is from an original painting by Kristin Harvey. The original was a big (36″ x 36″) bold colorful painting that I remember appearing in the Rochester Contemporary Art Center‘s members show a few years ago.

Allison also framed a giant map of the United States for me. Framing can be expensive so Allison found the least expensive and nice looking framing option for it. Every time I’m in her studio, I have to nose around at her latest projects. She’s a genius at framing 3D objects too – some of which you can see in the video. She’s right when she says that framing is a work of art in itself. When I bring a piece to Allison, I give her free range within the budget, to figure out what looks best. She’s never failed to amaze me.

Mr. & Mrs., Giclee print from original painting by Nancy Murty. Photo courtesy of Nancy Murty.

Mr. & Mrs., Giclee print from original painting by Nancy Murty. Photo courtesy of Nancy Murty.

Delicate paper leaves by Allison Nichols, who is a very talented artist as well as framer.

Delicate paper leaves by Allison Nichols, who is a very talented artist as well as framer.

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