On a Sunday afternoon in October, Marshall Frame Shop hosted a gathering of professional framers from our area. Randy, retired owner of Seasons Gallery, shared some of his 40 years of experience with Betsy of Shetek Station in Tracy, Henry of Custom Framing in Slayton, and Bonnie of Green Lighthouse Photo and Frame. Of course, I was there as well. We talked about mounting techniques, shared information about our favorite projects and developed our hand-carved mat cutting skills. As usual, I forgot to snap a photo, so you will just have to stop in at one of our shops and ask us how what we learned can make your special item shine!