WOYWW – Inspirational Frames

Bound For Glory - Frames By Andy Botts

Frames by Andy Botts
Artwork from Bound For Glory

Happy WOYWW, dear friends! A few days ago, I reviewed an amazing book called Bound For Glory that features amazing word art by famed calligrapher Timothy R. Botts and reflections on African American spirituals. You can see samples of his amazing artwork on my review post (click the book links).

This picture – also from the book – shows the frames that Timothy’s oldest son, Andy, made out of salvaged wood molding for his paintings.

I thought I’d share them with you because they remind me of a set of realistically photographed scrapbooking photo mats I collected a few years back. Looking at this photo inspires me to dig them out and put those mats to new use!

What’s inspiring you this week?

Have a fabulous day!

21 Responses to “WOYWW – Inspirational Frames”

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  1. Lisa Isabella Russo
    Twitter: artbylr

    What beautiful frames! Sounds like an interesting book.

  2. Twiglet says:

    Beautiful frames – wish I knew someone who could knock a few up like that! I am having a busy day sorting my Christmas cards and loading a few new brooches into our blog shop too. x Jo

  3. spyder says:

    Frame can be fun! Have a great week! Happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn))) #31

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  5. Kate says:

    The story is even better (I don’t know if it’s mentioned in Tim’s book or not). Andy works with a ministry in inner-city St. Louis (MO) that rehabs dilapidated homes and makes them available for residents to get a new start. I’m pretty sure all the wood for the frames comes from these projects. I worked with a youth group a couple of years ago that spent a week with the ministry — pulling nails, sanding, scraping and generally helping. Very cool indeed!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Kate,
      Thanks so much for sharing that – knowing more of the background behind the frames truly does make their history even more special!
      I hope you have a chance to pick up a copy of this truly amazing book! 🙂

  6. Julia dunnit says:

    Inspiring frames, doshowuswhat you do with the ones you dig out, Kate’s addition to the story makes the

  7. Michelle B says:

    Love the frames! Have a great week! #101

  8. Beautiful frames… framing makes all the difference and i love heading off to the framers to gave at all that wonder… very inspirational…xx

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  10. VonnyK says:

    Love the frames, opens up so many possibilities in the mind.

  11. Thanks for sharing. Those look like interesting frames! -Amanda 17

  12. DM says:

    These frames are something! I could never accomplish something like this.

  13. JoZarty says:

    Interesting post and also interesting comments. Thanks for sharing,
    JoZarty x

  14. JoZarty says:

    Interesting post and also interesting comments. Thanks for sharing,
    JoZarty x

  15. needlewings says:

    I love frames. I use to make a lot of them when I was doing stained glass which reminds me, I have one to repair after I get the bedroom remodeled so that I can hang in the window.

  16. Shoshi says:

    Lovely frames, made even more so by their being put together to make an awesome picture! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #56

  17. sandra says:

    Now that is a clever idea for the frames.

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