|Project by Jeremy||posted 02-14-2017 05:51 PM||505 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
History: So about a year ago my wife and I went to NY City for a week. We fell in love with the city and had an absolute blast of a time. During our many adventures we picked up a sky line oil painting from one of the street vendors on the High Line (Old Above Ground Sub Way Line). I have kept the painting safely tucked away, and I’m pretty sure she (and myself for that matter) forgot about it.
Recently, I ran across the painting and decided to make a frame for it. I had some Black Walnut and Red Mahogany that would work great for this. Pretty strait forward process. 10 angles cut on the rails, and a nice matting surface for a clean butt joint. Used biscuits and kreg jig to secure the butt joints. Slight chafer (45) on the corners.
But a surprising thing hit me during this project. Nervousness/Excitement… You see my wife and have been together 12 years (I’m 32 and she in 29), and were relatively young when we got together. While I was making this frame I realized how many memories we have together that I cherish. While I was mounting the painting it quickly hit me what this simply street vendor painting meant to my wife and I. After I finished everything, I wrapped it up for her. I waited until she went to sleep to set it out for her before I went to bed. As I was on my way to work this morning I waited with school boy giddiness in anticipation of my wife call about her gift. Hoping that my hand written V-Day card conveyed the feelings for her and why this hand made simply frame and painting reminds me of.
Well, I hit a home run apparently!!! She loved it and is showing every woman she works with! Go Me!!!
I’ve never had such a emotional connection with a project that struck me the way this did. Either cupid got me, or I done messed up and stepped in some feelings gents…. Any ideas on how to get these feelings off my boots?
I hope everyone has a day, and don’t forget the loved ones in your lives! As always, comments and recommendations are welcome.
-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.