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If you have not been to the shop in a bit or are new to my shop you might not know about The Dude. We now have a shop ambassador of purr and he welcomes any and all to come by and see him.
Dude spends most of the day napping on the chairs or windowsill but will wake up when someone comes in. Be aware he thinks everyone comes to see him and he thinks they need to pet him.
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I was honored and thrilled to win a second place ribbon and Judges Award this year in the International Framing  Open competition.

This photo is with two of my great friends from Massachusetts who took First Place in Print competition.

I will be posting a blog of the process that led to creating my piece soon.

3 more ribbons!

I won 3 more ribbons in International Framing competition last month including People’s Choice!

MCPFlogoR_medI am proud to announce that I just got back from Las Vegas where I passed the industries highest certification the Master Certified Picture Framer exam. There are less than 60 MCPF’s in the world and I am one of two in Tennessee and the other one no longer has a shop.

A panel of judges took apart five frames I submitted and checked each and every detail to make sure that I had used all the best practices to frame the four items submitted. A work of art on paper, canvas and a needlework as well as an object are required.

My needlework framing received an almost perfect score! Something almost impossible at this level! The only way they could judge more closely is with a microscope!

I took the test for myself to learn to the highest level of framing but the benefit to you is you will know I know how to do it right! Does not mean everything needs to be framed to high conservation standards, kid rooms still need posters, but I can and will when needed!

Please stop in the shop anytime and see the framed pieces anytime.




I have added several new items in the gift shop area of the shop including Optari totes. These are great fun summer totes in bright colors. Great for beach or diaper/kid bags. Or just because they are fun.

Also new in mugs from Thor of Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta! These mugs come in several great glazes and are only $10.00!

Lenny and Eva Jewelry is flying out the door so I get a new selection often. Come in and see these great pieces soon!

2010 International Framing Competition

Frame Shop sent two entries to the Professional Picture Framers Competition in Anaheim, California.

The conference and competition was held at the Anaheim Convention Center a beautiful location just a couple of blocks from Disney.

Mikki had an entry in the Print Competition, where all framers framed the same piece of art, and in the Open Competition, where anything goes.

I am happy to report both pieces brought home awards!

In Print, an abstract painting of a guitar named “Hot Rod Guitar”, Mikki won a Judges Award for “Use of Green or Recycled Framing.”  The inspiration for this piece came from a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame with her nephew Zac. The frame is made from end cut wood blocks assembled to make the frame and finished with stain and wax.

The Open piece was created with shop shorts and various paint techniques. The art was from Tumblefish Studio, and allowed Mikki to let her imagination go wild with many painted elements. The Judges awarded this one an award for “Innovative Design and Hand Painted Finishes.”

Both of the pieces are back in the shop and can be viewed anytime.

Next years competition piece has been chosen and the wheels are turning…stay tuned for more info on this piece.

Competition Results!

I just returned fromm a Professional Picture Framers conference in Louisville, KY and I am excited to say I came home with two blue ribbons for both of the pieces I entered! While I can not show you photos of the winning frames yet I can invite you to see them at the shop. These pieces can not be photographed until after they are judged in Las Vegas in January of 2013 at the International Framing Competition.

I was also able to attend classes taught by some of the top framers in the industry on several different topics.  I have already started implementing some of there great suggestions in the shop this morning!

Please stop in soon and see all the new things in the shop!



Mikki’s Frame Shop has a gift area where you can find many unique items. From Pottery to jewelry, from candles to handmade soaps, Mikki finds new items to add to the shop all the time.

A new item in is handmade metal belt buckles form Fosterweld an artist from Indianapolis.

You can also find a great selection of art cards. Many local artists as well as Curly Girl cards ans Studio B cards are available

Stop in and come back often as the selection changes!

International Framing Competition 2011

Here are some images of my framing competition entries from 2011. The event was held in Anehiem, CA and I was lucky enough to come home with two Judges Awards this year!

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