July 27, 2018

Digital cameras have given photographers the ability to create art like never before. But Polaroid cameras have been making a come back in recent years. 


Compared to digital photos, polaroids have only one copy, which gives them a sense of importance, rarity, and nos...

June 21, 2018

Millennial home decor is obsessed with custom framing and we're living for it. The bad store-bought frames of yore are out and custom picture framing is in. Artistic picture framing isn't reserved wholly for pictures, though. There are tons of things that can pop withi...

June 19, 2018

One of the biggest challenges of having a home office is finding the right balance between "office" and "home." You want your home office to be a place of productivity, but not a space that crushes creativity.

To help you find the right balance, here are a few home of...

For Donna Erwin of Columbia River Gallery in Troutdale, OR, being a finalist in The 6th Annual Tru Vue® Framing Competition is familiar territory. She was also a finalist in the 2013 and 2014 competitions and won the Best In Show grand prize in 2015.

With more than 30...

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Many people might not think about math and design at the same time. Maybe you think these concepts are as far removed from one another as possible....

"I think Ginger does an excellent job of describing "the zone".   I love it when I am in my zone!"  -  Donna Erwin

Many artists speak of the Zone and I use this term frequently, too.  I have heard and read a lot of chatter about the meaning of “the Zone”.  Som...

The other day, in a fit of energy, I moved furniture around the house kind of like a kid with a doll house. Unsatisfied, I moved it all back, then tried again with more subtle moves. Feeling better about my “space”, I looked up at the walls to get a full scope on the n...

Celebrate? Really? Whenever I turn the TV news on, I am reminded of all that is wrong in our world.  There seems to be precious little to celebrate about.  Yet I know that if I focus on what is negative, I have a hard time moving forward.  You too?  Yet it feels irresp...

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Tru Vue ® Framing Competition Finalist Donna Erwin

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For Donna Erwin of Columbia River Gallery in Troutdale, OR, being a finalist in The 6th Annual Tru Vue® Framing Competition is familiar territory. She...

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