Myrna Dow's Tru Frameable Moment -- It's out of this world!

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Recognizing Advancements That Propelled The Future

By Myrna Dow, Owner of High Desert Frameworks

(The original article can be found on Tru Vue’s website at: Recognizing Advancements that propelled the future )

For 70 years, Tru Vue® has been an innovator in the glazing industry. So for our anniversary display at the West Coast Art and Frame Expo in January 2017, we asked custom framers to create pieces using some of the most breakthrough products from our history, celebrating the Tru Frameable Moments of those times. 

To recognize  the launch of  Reflection Control® in 1969, Myrna Dow chose to commemorate a giant leap for mankind when on July 20, the first man walked on the moon. 

The moment 

In 1969, the same year that Tru Vue® launched Reflection Control® glass and brought the custom framing industry forward, the United States put a man on the moon, closing a decade that was marked progress in many ways. When I was asked to create a piece that represented this era, it was clear to me that the moon landing was the Tru Frameable Moment™ from the time that had a lasting impact on generations to come. 

I began the design by considering what images I would use to represent the moon landing. Fortunately, NASA has an incredible site that includes a large collection of photographs which, as digital printers, we were able to work with through trial and error to select those with the best resolution for our use. At first, our selections were oriented toward the Earth, but we ultimately chose to make it about the moon. Culling through the images, which influenced the ultimate design, was possibly the most challenging aspect of the project. 

The design 

The photos we chose are of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, the Command Module Columbia that carried the astronauts on this historic mission to and from the moon, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon with astronaut Neil Armstrong reflected in the face plate of his helmet. On the latter, we added the words, “That’s one small step …,” signifying the impact this individual action had on the entire world. It changed our perspective on what is possible. 

As the moon landing set in motion further space exploration, Reflection Control was just the beginning for premium glazing in the custom framing industry. Eventually, Museum Glass® was introduced, combining a superior anti-reflective viewing experience with 99% UV protection. Reflection Control is still used in some applications, but to use it to its best abilities in a framing project; you should only use one to two mat boards to ensure there is no significant air gap between the glazing and the artwork as a non-glare glazing will distort the image if there is too much space. Because of this, I created a thin layer of mat to frame the smaller inset photos. Also, I used a small mat liner around the edge to keep everything as level as possible without adding much depth. 

Out of this world details 

With the image of the pod, I knew I wanted to work with Atomic Frames on a 30”x 30” frame that emulated the burned, tarnished and colorful patina of the Command Module Columbia after blasting through the atmosphere to return to Earth. With its welded steel construction and custom finishing, Atomic Frames was an ideal choice. The piece is on display in my shop and has generated a lot of interest from customers. 

Reflection Control was a major advancement for the industry at the time, and it shows how far Tru Vue has taken our industry with improvements on glazing in products like Museum Glass and Optium Museum Acrylic®. When you think about how much progress has been made since the end of the 60’s, it’s exciting to consider what’s next in any industry, including custom framing.


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Why we recommend TruLife Acrylic over metal prints.

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We get the question often!

Which is better?  Acrylic prints or metal prints?

Don't get us wrong, we love our metal prints but find the quality, clarity and sharpness of the Acrylic Prints fare superior.  We offer both print mediums however, our preference is Acrylic printing and we highly recommend the TruLife Acrylic product!

TruLife Acyrlic prints offer these great features

Anti-Reflective - See your image, not your Reflection.
TruLife® is manufactured with a proprietary anti-reflective coating which virtually eliminates distracting reflections and annoying glare associated with other acrylics.

Tough, durable, anti-static, and scratch-resistance.
Unlike other acrylics which attract dust and scratch easily, TruLife® is anti-static and scratch-resistant. It offers up to 20 times the protection acrylic and stands up to frequent handling and cleaning.

Colors as Vivid as Real Life -- Amazing Clarity
TruLife® Acrylic is formulated to transmit 98% of light in the visible spectrum, resulting in optically brilliant, crisp color vibrancy. It also offers 99% UV Protection that helps protect your photo from fading.

Minimal maintenance!
Cleans like glass with no special cleaner needed.

Don't take our word for it - Watch Brad Scott, Lake Tahoe Photographer and artists' video describing why he loves the TruLife product!


Learn more about High Desert Frameworks TruLife Acrylic Facemount product at:  TruLife Facemounts!


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872 Custom Frames later: Wish Upon A Card 2018 - Part of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

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The Wish Upon A Card fundraiser started in 2005 with very humble beginnings.  The signature fundraiser for High Desert Frameworks grew over the years and raised over a hundred twenty thousand dollars for cancer support through the significant efforts and support of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show,  Michael Miller Fabrics (prior to 2018), Robert Kaufman Fabrics (2018) Quilters from around the world, Wendy's Wish (prior to 2016), SOQS Board members , show executive directors, Ann Richardson and Jeanette Pilak, volunteers (Kathy Pazera, Kathy Miller and Ginny Hall) and hundreds of patrons. Our "biggest year" was 2015 with $28,000 of custom framed, matted and individual fabric post cards sold. It was a fun year!   Since 2016 and 201 7 Wish Upon A Card has raised money for the quilt show and SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship Fund through the Sisters Gro program.  Special recognition goes to Tru Vue Inc, our fantastic supporter and supplier, since 2013, of the Museum Glass used for the Wish Upon A Card event.  

Come Celebrate the 2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card Auction.

In 2018 High Desert Frameworks will donate 52 archival custom frames.  This year also marks High Desert Frameworks' 872nd donated archival and uniquely designed custom frame for the Wish Upon A Card program!  It's been a very fun trip.

And Speaking of the 2018 Framed Quilted Post Cards!
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Reminder: Bid High and Bid Often!

Event and bidding information at:  Wish Upon A Card

A Look Back

You can visit the custom framing completed by High Desert Frameworks for the Wish Upon A Card event here:   Wish Upon A Card 2015     Wish Upon A Card 2016   Wish Upon A Card 2017

 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) board member Myrna Dow presented a check in the amount of $12,610 to the Wendy's Wish Project/St. Charles Cancer Care Center of Bend.  The funds were raised at the 39th Annual Quilt Show in July. Read more from our friends at The Nugget News:   SOQS raises thousands for cancer center

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) board member Myrna Dow presented a check in the amount of $12,610 to the Wendy's Wish Project/St. Charles Cancer Care Center of Bend.  The funds were raised at the 39th Annual Quilt Show in July. Read more from our friends at The Nugget News: SOQS raises thousands for cancer center

The Big Why

On the request of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Myrna wrote the following on May 10, 2009 to explain why she has been so involved in the Wish Project:

“Wish Upon a Card began 4 years ago.  The first year I watched the project take off and the quilters produced wonderful small format works of quilt art.  The frames were of “ready made” quality and it was a good beginning.  With my love of picture framing the postcards cried out to my artistic nature and I knew together we could make fabulous framed quilted treasures.  Little did I know how important it would be for my personal life to be involved with Wendy’s Wish.  During this time my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and passed away.  Cancer had touched my life and it hurt.  Now it became something more than an artistic endeavor, it became a passion to do my best to feature the postcards and raise as much money to aid people who were fighting cancer.  I had seen first hand all of the struggles and felt the heartache.  The second year around 70 framed postcards were auctioned and approximately $12,000 was raised for Wendy’s Wish. That year my mom who was a quilter came to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We celebrated the success of the auctioned framed cards and knew how much it would help families stricken by cancer.  Last year the quilters created wonderful postcards and we went to town again and framed 80.  There was a lot of excitement and many of teacher cards were snatched up for record amounts.  During this time my mother was fighting cancer.  I have asked myself repeatedly how could this happen.  Cancer is one of the most horrible diseases and it touches all of our lives.  I feel honored to be able to use my talents to help make someones life a little less difficult.  My mom died the following October.  This year we will all pull together again and create fabulous treasures that will be auctioned during the 35th anniversary of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We hope to present Wendy’s Wish with large check that will allow them to continue to help many, many people who work so hard everyday to battle cancer.”


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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018 Wish Upon a Card Fabric Post Cards Sneak Peek

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Two of our many favorites fabric post card entries!
From Jean Wells Keenan and June Jaeger. 

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2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card Enteries

 2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card donated by June Jaeger, Custom Framing donated by High Desert Frameworks with a special thank you to Tru Vue Museum glass!

2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card donated by June Jaeger, Custom Framing donated by High Desert Frameworks with a special thank you to Tru Vue Museum glass!

The Wish Upon A Card project for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has been High Desert Frameworks signature fundraiser since 2007.  In eleven years we will have raised over $120,000 for some great organizations in the Sisters and Central Oregon communities.

 2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card donated by Jean Wells Keenan, Custom Framing donated by High Desert Frameworks with a special thank you to Tru Vue Museum glass!

2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card donated by Jean Wells Keenan, Custom Framing donated by High Desert Frameworks with a special thank you to Tru Vue Museum glass!

We could not pull off this project with out the total support of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, all the quilters that donate the quilted fabric post cards, the patrons that bid at the auction and to our sponsors that support this endeavor.  For many years, one special sponsor, Tru Vue, has contributed museum glass for our framed pieces.  A big and warm thank you to Tru Vue for making our donated custom frames sparkle with the best picture framing glass on the planet!

Read why the project is so dear to our hearts:  820 Custom Frames later: Wish Upon A Card 2017 - Part of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show a post from June 2017.

Like our page, sign up for our newsletter, follow us or whatever it takes!  Next Week we will post the images of the 2018 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card entries (50 post cards and donated custom frames).     

While you wait you can view other posts and information for past years here:  Search WUAC


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Rustic Industrial - We can do that for you!

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Stellar Custom Framed Mirrors

A mirror can make a dramatic statement. This beautiful 1.5 inch beveled mirror was designed perfectly to fit a remodeled Central Oregon home. The combination of three frames create a rustic industrial design for the dinning room that is sure to wow guests and be enjoyed by the home owners for many years. 

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If a picture is worth a thousand words then ...

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A digitally restored photograph by High Desert Frameworks must be worth a thousand Facebook likes!

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Along with one very happy customer!

With our digital photo enhancement and restoration services we can work miracles by turning your torn and faded photographs into an image of seemingly modern quality.   Contact us today to discuss your next project.  We are your one-stop digital scanning, printing and framing solution.  To learn more about our custom framing and digital services visit us today online or in person.


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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit us in downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

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When you want unique, you need leather!

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Fine Art Leather Frames From High Desert Frameworks!

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Everything begins and ends with a print.

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It's why we exclusively stock Epson Signature Worthy and Legacy Paper.

Need we say more?


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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit us in downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

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Become a better person by experiencing your adventure again and again and again!

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“People tend to be more inspired to comment on their feelings of gratitude when they reflect on the trips they took, the venues they visited, or the meals they ate than when they reflect on the gadgets, furniture, or clothes they bought.”**

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person 

A new study shows that people not only express more gratitude about events and experiences than they do about objects; it also found that this kind of gratitude results in more generous behavior toward others.**

We all recognize the value of time away from work.  Taking that special vacation is often ingrained in our memories for a lifetime.  Can you think back to the time you went to Disneyland, went on a cruise or snorkeled in the Caribbean for the very first time.  Maybe it was the trip to Nebraska to visit the cousins over Christmas break.  Regardless of the venue, the cotton candy you ate or the saltwater you inhaled,  the experience is deeply embedded into our memories and in some part make who we are today.

According to a recent article written by Amanda Macmillan for RealSimple, there are studies that reflect how your experiences, such as, trips you took, the venues you visited, or the meals you enjoyed, make you a better person and for that matter maybe a more charitable person.

This might be a stretch but play along with us ....

If those positive experience make you as the studies indicate, a better person, what could go wrong?  Why not capture your experience, print it and be reminded of that wonderful day or event every day?

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Maybe it's a stretch but one thing is for sure:  Custom Framing your vacation photo can never be considered "gadgets, furniture, or clothes."   Let High Desert Frameworks Print and Frame your life experiences!

Isn't it time for you to relive your most recent experiences and adventures again and again and again?


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Your Job: Relax. Our Job: Transform that one day into a lifetime of memories!

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wedding memories
High Desert Frameworks! can help!
You've spent hours picking out the perfect invitation, dress, and venue for your special day. So, don't just keep the tokens of your wedding in a box in a closet. Give yourself the gift of these memories to enjoy every day by showcasing the mementos of your wedding in a beautiful custom framed presentation you will cherish for a lifetime.

At High Desert Frameworks!, we can help you transform that one day into a lifetime of memories to be enjoyed by your family for years to come. Visit us for a personal consultation. We would love to help you create a beautiful display as unique as your wedding.
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