I think not only does facebook make you lose tone, text messaging does the same thing. I use all types of social media on a daily basis and I like the convienience of it but I some think it actually makes people more distant. Instead of thinking about how a friend is doing and calling them up for coffee we just check their facebook or twitter accounts. Or we find out things like your best friend, sister, whomever is pregnant via some social networking site. This is something that should be shared personally, I believe. I know it is easier and faster than calling everyone up individually but thats my point... why are we marketing ourselves to a group of people we call "friends" when we could have real friends in the real world. I work with technology so I know these sites aren't going anywhere anytime soon, or ever for that matter. But I do see some negativities that comes along with participating in them.
Social Media TMI: How Far is Too Far?
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I was seriously excited to see this come up as a topic as I have been searching the thrift shops to find unique frames to hold my ever growing art collection. I am one of the people that can not afford professional framing, at all. I have two hands and am able body so I will do it myself and save a bunch of money. I also went to college for art and have cut many mats in my lifetime. I hated it with a passion but if it is going to save me money and I get to hang the art that I love up for display in my house then I will do the labor. As for the quality of the work above I think that it is up to the person who is doing the labor to decide what they are okay with having an over cut or not. It is your house, you shouldn't be decorating to impress other people you should be decorating it so you feel at home, or at least that is what I think. If I am okay with a little cut in a corner on a mat that you can only see if you are 3 inches away then who cares if someone else doesn't like it. As for rules with how much framing of mat should be on bottom vs the top I think you should do whatever you like and looks good for you. Again it is your art. Display it however you want. Turn it upside down if you really feel like it. Saying things like "you should never frame a print" or "You should always make the bottom of the mat thicker" are personal opinions, there are no rules with art or what you want when decorating your home. It is YOUR HOME!
How To: Cut a Mat for Framing Artwork
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