Westminster, MA (PressExposure) August 05, 2008 -- A local studio is producing personally-themed art pieces that will essentially solve the never-ending challenge of finding a gift for that dear relative or friend âwho has everything.â The Family Frame custom compositions produced at Knower OriginalsÂ© by artist Wanda Dow illustrate family connections using personal items and themed embellishments. Samples of her creations can be viewed on a dynamic, new website: [http://www.knoweroriginals.com].
Much more than a family tree, each piece speaks through generations with imagery that Ms. Dow personally crafts, or that the customer provides. A Knower Original is an archive of the links that define a family. As a gift, itâs the ideal solution for that hard-to-buy-for grandmother, cousin or co-worker.
Ms. Dow has an extensive background in photographic retouching and a natural flair for color and composition. She started Knower Originals, she says, âBecause I wanted something special to place on my mantel, one Christmas, and I crafted an illustrated design of my family tree. Everyone who saw it loved it, people requested them and I started getting commissions from friendsâ¦â
âThe people Iâve done this for are thrilled. Itâs the little extra personal touches that mean so much. For instance, one family chose a beach theme for their Family Frame and I was able to use actual sand from their beach for the background. I am able to incorporate just about any mementoâ¦ or any idea a customer may have.â
To order a Knower Original Family Frame, customers fill out a brief form listing family information as well as style and theme preferences from an expansive range of choices. The finished product is then created to enhance the interior design of any roomâfrom historical antique to sleek contemporary; from refined traditional to country casual.
To maximize a Knower Original, any Family Frame may also be ordered as a four-season or 12-month system, in which several different palettes reflecting seasonal or monthly themes can be popped in and out of the exterior frame. This way, special holidays and personal celebrations may be displayed as they come up each year, and the piece is always visually changing.
Ms. Dow states, âI love being able to create something completely unique for each customerâ and points out that, âFamily Frame themes are limited only by your imagination.â