September 30, 2013

Remembering a Friend

Mark your calendars for this very special upcoming event and art show:
Belmar Frame & Art displayed Ginger's art from time to time in the last few years, and in her honor is displaying her art once again, along with some of her private collection. 

September 26, 2013

We had our 3rd Painting Away Ovarian Cancer this last weekend and they just get better and better.  We truly enjoyed the company of so many fine ladies.  Here are a few photos of this year's event.

Thanks Jean for all your hard work, putting this together every year.   You do such a wonderful job with everything.  (Cupcakes donated by Sugar Art Cakes by Kassie)

It's alway a special and emotional time when Dr. Kian Behbakht and Jean Murr share with everyone. 

Everyone leaves with paints, canvas, and easel,  (provided by C.O.C.O. Colorado Ovarian Cancer Organization); also aprons (donated by anyone who wants to sew an apron together).  The food and beverages are also funded by C.O.C.O with Jean's help putting it all together.
All of the students receive special gifts that have been donated from many different sources.
No one goes home empty handed.

It is so much fun to see all the paintings take on their own uniqueness,  they all turn out so different, with the different color choices and techniques used.

This year we did a community painting that we all painted on and signed.  

This is such a special time of sharing with friends and family.  Many new friendships are formed.

Thanks to all you wonderful women.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. 

September 22, 2013


 This oversized Map of Montana was a two piece project and had to be spliced together.

 Both of the inside edges had excess paper on them and had to be trimmed off so that the two edges would come together to create the appearance that it was all one piece of paper.
Trimming off the inside edges
this process was also done to the other
side of the map

 After some thought we found that we should leave 1/4" of the right side of the boarder to allow the left side to overlap by 1/4".  This was needed to be done so as not to have any gapping down the center where the two piece met up with each other.
Figuring out how to make this happen

Due to its size, and allowing for the ease of positioning this large map, it was then mounted on two separate pieces of foam core and the foam was trimmed off all the way around both pieces.
Notice how the edge is overlapped by 1/4"
If you look closely
you can see the printing of the map
 does not go all the way to the edge on this piece.

The two pieces were then mounted again to another piece of board to give it rigidness and extra support.  (not shown)

A flat liner was used to keep the glazing (a conservation acrylic due to size and weight) 
off of the map itself.  This is to protected the map from mold and mildew often present due to 
climate changes in a piece after time.
A close up was taken to show the seam where the two pieces came together.  

The completed piece after framing
(If it where not for the color difference of the two pieces of paper it would be hard to
notice the seam at all)