Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jim's Father's Day Gift


When I was in Santa Fe last winter I met Jack McCarthy, a wonderful print artist, and fell in love with several of his prints.  Since we are animal lovers and once owned a Norweigan Elkhound named Pavlov, Jim found this print to be quite amusing.  Jack kindly mailed it to me, and I had it framed in time for Father's Day.

Wayne, the owner of Ideal Picture Frame Shop in St. Paul, did a splendid job on it. We now own three of Jack's artwork, beautifully framed by Wayne. When he was a kid, Wayne's father,  an amateur photographer, took many photos of various kinds of shows and dances.  Wayne would take the pictures to a local frame shop and then got interested in learning how to frame paintings and prints. Eventually he was hired by the small frame shop and the rest is history. I really like the way Wayne framed the print for Jim's gift and accommodated me by doing a rush job in order for me to give it to Jim on Father's Day.


24 comments:

  1. I like it very much. The small touch of colour is very clever.

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  2. Love the whimsy! I bet Jim is pleased!

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  3. Ah, very sneaky Ms Neher. I mean, Ms Mura.
    All the best to Mr Mura. I mean, Mr Neher...

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  4. That was a really clever print. I think may of us humans have felt like that dog too.

    PS Thank you for the nice comment!

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  5. Nice way to celebrate w/ art.

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  6. Now comes the enjoyable challenge of deciding where to hang it.

    And moving whatever was there before to another place, if it not being hung in a blank space.

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  7. I bet he will love it, its very cute.

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  8. I just saw the poem about crabs that you left on my site today. Delightful. Thank you. It was perfect for the occasion.

    I added an update to my post to direct people to the poem.

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  9. He did do a good job. What a fun surprise for Father's Day...

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  10. How fun is that! I bet he was pleased and surprised! Have a happy day!

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  11. A Father's Day gift that actually has some significance is the best kind.

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  12. Ah, it is a fantastic and thoughtful gift! And you are right, the framing is wonderful Kate.

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  13. Great print!
    Happy Father's Day to all fathers.

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  14. What a wonderful gift for Jim! I know he will love it! Hope you both enjoyed the day!

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  15. Nice artwork and portrait of the framer.

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  16. Wonderful gift for this Father's Day!

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  17. It is a fine print with special meaning for Jim and you. Your framer did a good job with it. Enjoy it!

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  18. It's such a cool print! Pavlov's Cat! :-))) Love it.

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  19. A wonderful gift Kate and you are fortunate to have a framer who can complement the image in the framing so well.

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  20. What a humorous print! I will keep that shop in mind for when I next need something framed.

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  21. What a great piece of art (love it!), and how nice to hear the framer's story!

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  22. Most cats probably operate under Pavlov's Law. I've never know one that could not hear the rattle of cat food and come running from a block away...

    Love that painting. What great fun and a great gift!

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  23. I wonder what Pavlov or his dog would say about this... LOL!!

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