I don’t often take a great deal of notice of artwork which I have in the workshop, to frame. More often than not it is another piece of work – unless the subject particularly catches my eye.
And yesterday, a gentleman spoke to me outside my workshop, asking if I was ‘the picture framer’. I conceded that yes, I was. He asked if I could frame a photo for him.
And what a photo it was.
Five pristine Triumph Stags, lined up together. In a parking bay which looked as if it had been designed specifically for them. (if you don’t know what a Triumph Stag is – Google is your friend)
We agreed on a frame profile – and a price for the work. And I reluctantly suggested that he could return for the finished article today.
Reluctantly, because when I was in my 20s – a long time ago – the Triumph Stag was one of the vehicles that I coverted, and longed for.
(I settled instead for an ex police Triumph 2.5 PI)
My friend, who lives across the road, and is approximately the same age as myself, responded to the photo in exactly the manner that I did. And during yesterday afternoon and this morning until I started work on it, there have been a succession of similarly aged ‘memory laners’ through my workshop to oggle at the photo.
Suffice to say, the photo has been mounted, glazed and framed and returned to its owner. But I did enjoy it whilst it was in my care.
So, thank you Marcus, from each of the locality’s ‘old-fogies’.
May your picture always hang straight.