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How to custom cut your own mat for framing | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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How to custom cut your own mat for framing | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

How to custom cut your own mat for framing | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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If you have ever had art matted and framed by a professional framer, then you know that it isn't cheap, but you want your art investment to look beautiful and to be properly protected, right?  Having your art matted professionally is wonderful and convenient if you can spare the extra expense, but some of us need  budget friendly options.  Today, I'm going to share with you some alternatives as well as teach you how you can custom cut your own mats, and I think you will be surprised how easy it really is.

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My 2019 top 3 Christmas gifts | gift ideas for artists | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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My 2019 top 3 Christmas gifts | gift ideas for artists | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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My 2019 top 3 Christmas gifts | gifts for artists | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

If I'm being honest (which I have no reason to be otherwise), I am a little hesitant to write this blog post about my top Christmas gifts in fear that it will be received as an excuse to brag rather than its intent of being informative and helpful.  I sought out advice from a few trusted sources, and with their positive feedback, I'm going to silence my fear and go for it.  

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How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Have you thought about participating in a craft fair or art fair, but you don't want to spend much money up front on supplies?  I have only participated in fairs a few times [like I can count on one hand how many times] so I am no expert, but I thought I would share a few tips on how I came up with my art display with a small budget.

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Tidewater Craft Fair | events in Chesapeake VA | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Tidewater Craft Fair | events in Chesapeake VA | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Tidewater Craft Fair | events in Chesapeake VA | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Tidewater Craft Fair Saturday, Oct 19th from 9am - 4pm at 501 Providence Rd. Chesapeake, VA  23325

We are moving deeper into the Fall season, and that means CRAFT FAIRS are scheduled all around town here in Chesapeake, VA so I thought I would join in the fun. 

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Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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I was listening to Pandora like I often do as I work in my studio, and the song from Plumb “Beautifully Broken” began to play.  The words just resonated in my heart, and I found myself replaying the song over and over while soaking it all in.
Life is full of hardships... unexplainable, unimaginable hardships, and it isn’t my intention to discuss the why’s behind the tragic storms that we face...

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