To say 'We frame anything. No job too big or too small' is enough of a challenge in itself. So when I received a somewhat desperate call from a guy asking - " Do you frame shovels?" Followed by - " How much?" And - " How soon?"
There are some jobs which aren't a one-size-fits-all approach. And this was certainly one of those unique customised framing jobs that needed a great deal of discussion and interpreting before a quote could be teased out. Especially,as it turned out, this 'no ordinary' shovel would be silver plated and presented to Frank Lowy, the CEO of Westfield upon the completion of the Westfield Tower on Pitt Street in the CBD by the entire Team that contributed to this architectural flagship of Mr Lowy's. Two engraved pewter plaques to contain up to 195 names in order of seniority. Spell check was a nightmare! And every action of the project had to be green lighted by about half a dozen Directors. 'No Pressure!' This was a unique project that called on my inventive, practical and creative skills. As well as my patience in negotiating the final outcome and the agreed budget. Basically the M.O. was it had to be ' Awesome!'....his words, not mine.
And- it was! Presented to Mr Lowy at the Opening of his Tower with great fanfare and ceremony. This is one project forged into my 'can do' list. But not a job I would leap at in one single bound next time I get asked - "Do you frame shovels?".
Having built a 30 year profession as a custom picture framer, Lynn's steady and considered approach to her other craft - Photography - now spans an impressive 35 years of dedication.