03/16/2016 – Friends of Colehaus

Our friend, Joan, has been a collector of Quint’s art from the beginning and she graciously shares photos of the most incredible picture frames she finds for his art. We’re a little embarrassed to admit we don’t have a single one of Quint’s paintings framed and hung, though that’s not for lack of trying. Let’s just say IKEA makes great, clean-lined, although a bit boring, photo frames, and we have a knack for always purchasing the wrong size. Or the one with a side coming apart. Or with broken glass. Or is crooked. Or… or… or…

Beautiful Frame from our friend Joan - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Beautiful Frame from our friend Joan – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Joan found Rustic Springs, a wonderful shop located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi that specializes in beautifully custom-made picture frames. Business owners John, with his wife Mary, have been woodworking for 20-plus years and in 2010, realized their dream of starting their own business through Esty.

We are thrilled and honored to be gifted a beautiful, custom-color Rustic Springs picture frame from Joan. Now, this is a picture frame you could only wish everyone would make! Beautifully hand-crafted! The hard part was figuring out which piece of Quint art to mount in it. Quint’s Starry Night looks amazing, the blue-over-black color in the frame matches perfectly to Quint’s blue-on-black Starry Night colors. In the end, we chose Quint’s most current winter painting, Winter Ombré 2016. Again, the custom blue in the frame plays wonderfully off the blue in his painting, making it appear as though the painting was created specifically to match the frame. Simply gorgeous!

Quint's Sniff of Approval - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Sniff of Approval – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint is very hands-on… er, paws-on when it comes to offering thanks to his friends and fans, choosing to be a part of the process whether it be paw-tographing a custom piece of art or special card, or sitting for a photo with a gift or donation piece. He gave Joan’s frame a good sniffing of approval (Quint’s Sniff of Approval – QSoA™), and sat posed for a number of photos; one we hoped to include with our thank you.

Sixty-some photos later, we got one shot and still, we had to photo-shop someone else’s tail out. Seems a couple of someones wanted to be in the picture, because, you know, if Quint deems something good, it’s definitely worth risking getting in the way of Mom’s camera!

Viola might approve - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Viola might approve – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Tessa, always the photobomber - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Tessa, always the photobomber – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Again, we are thrilled to have a truly beautiful frame to display one of Quint’s paintings. Thank you, Joan, for thinking of us and sharing with us your incredible finds.

Thank you, Joan! - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Thank you, Joan! – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

16 responses to “03/16/2016 – Friends of Colehaus

  1. That really is a gorgeous frame. I love the blue color. That was so nice of Joan to do that.

  2. We have 3 of Quint’s pictures on easels over our fireplace and we love them.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. That is a gorgeous painting and frame!! Joan did a great job finding it
    Hugs madi and mom

  4. Looks fabulous!!! Quint does such an awesome job. Is he going to have one hanging in the Louvre???

  5. eastsidecats

    Way cool! I used to work as a framer, and I loved the job…even tho’ I have many scars from wire, glass, and other sharp things. Quint’s art looks lovely, and so does Quint…and the other photobombers. Think I’ll tottle on over to the store, and see which piece I want for my next order…!

  6. That really looks gorgeous. What an exceptional gift. Mom loves Quint’s prints and has four farmed and hung in our guest room. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. It’s a gorgeous frame! And Quint looks exceedingly proud!

  8. Thank you so much for your kind words for our picture frame. Quint is such a talented artist! Joan is such a wonderful person and we have enjoyed working with her to come up with just the right color or sometimes colors to frame Quint’s artwork! We are so thankful to her for turning us on to your website. Again, thank you for such a great review!

    John and Mary
    Rustic Springs

  9. That is a lovely frame! My human got a nice frame for our Quint masterpiece, but it’s nothing compared to this.

  10. Dragonheart, Merlin and Devi

    That’s a fabulous painting and a beautiful frame!

  11. dood…yur art werk rocks; N now all de mor sew !! yur mom picked a nice art werk peace for thiz frame…de frame is mega kewl, thanx for sharin de link ta Rustic Springs……we R gonna head that way rite now !!! ♥♥

  12. How beautiful. It’s so official looking when it’s framed.


  13. That frame is purrfect for Quint’s beautiful art.

  14. meowmeowmans

    What a nice frame from Joan. It’s perfect for Quint’s wonderful painting! 🙂