It was seeing the past competition entries at previous WCAF Expos, that motivated Jan Falter to enter this year’s Tru Vue® Framing Competition. When her boss encouraged the staff to find a Tru Frameable Moment™ they could use for the competition during the entry period this past summer that was when she knew she would enter. She came up with a moment, and her co-workers cheered her on.
Known as the “Shadowbox Queen” at the Frame Depot in Grand Junction Colorado, Jan likes to do detailed, or as she affectionately calls it “fussy,” work and is inspired by the creative aspects of design and craft. Jan’s work at the Frame Depot draws customers from well beyond her local area, including several who come from out of state to the shop’s location in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
“I love it when people come to pick something up and get tears in their eyes,” she says of her work. “This is my favorite part of being a custom framer.”
Though Jan has been framing for more than 30 years, this is her first entry into the Tru Vue Framing Competition. “It feels good to be chosen as a finalist,” said Jan. “Entering pushes your boundaries. I kept envisioning different things that could be done to my entry piece.”
In addition to custom framing, Jan has expanded her artistic skills as a colored pencil artist and has her artwork on display at the Frame Depot.
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