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    How to care for your artwork

    LIGHT Although art cannot be enjoyed without light, it is important to be aware that light can cause permanent damage to prints, drawings and even paintings. Heat and light accelerate fading and discoloration of paper, but the amount of destruction depends on the intensity and duration of exposure to these elements. Invisible ultraviolet rays from sunlight and fluorescent lighting cause the most damage. Avoid hanging art in direct or reflected sunlight. Draw blinds or shades during the brightest part of the day to help prevent damage. Once fading occurs, there is no way to restore the colors. You might also consider rotating artwork. Remember, when handling a picture, use both…

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    Reasons for high quality picture framing

    There are many ways how to display artworks on the walls of your home. Store bought affordable frames are a great way to have fun decorating your home with decorative pieces or creative decor that is not of considerable value and which you don’t plan on having on the wall for a long long time. When you decide to invest into valuable piece of art, whether it would be an original painting or a limited print, we strongly recommend also investing into getting your new acquisition professionally framed in a conservation framing to preserve its value. Materials cheap store bought frames are made from, are most often of harmful non-conservation…

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    Macrame

    Macrame is an ancient form of textile craft. It has been enjoyed for many many thousands of years and its popularity survived into modern times due to its striking visual artistic qualities. Wall hangings are a delightful and energetic piece of home decor, that have the power to bring positive vibes to your home and make any space much more cozy. Ancient Middle Eastern cultures have been great preservers of this wonderful craft. In Europe macrame gained huge popularity in 19th century as a whimsical feature in garden parties and even balls. In fact, most households were beautified  by some form of macrame decoration. In more recent times, macrame was…