Whether you're wrapping a rectangle around your favorite still-shot or hunting for a specific tool or tint, Rainy Day's friendly, enthusiastic staff will happily assist in your artistic endeavors. The shop carries anything from Fun with Rock Painting kits ($9.95) to the Unemployed Philosophers Guild's Obamarama magnetic dress-up playsets ($12.99), as well as essentials for the established or aspiring artist, such as Prismacolor pencils ($19.31 for set of 12) and Crayola Ultimate Art Supplies sets ($21.19). On the custom framing side, the resident framesperts are equipped with a bounty of beautiful and inventive frames for a wide range of sizes. Though the pricing for elements varies just as much as their framed-in contents, framing averages around $15 to $25 per foot and around $145 total, depending on the glass, matting, and other options.
The Art of Custom Framing transforms interior spaces with collectibles, fine art, and wall decor, as well as high-quality custom framing services. Inside the store's gallery, eyes can only try to keep pace with the thousands of options and combinations that stretch across walls and displays. An extensive sports section boasts professionally licensed memorabilia that always leaves the store accompanied by necessary authentications, and an ever-changing arsenal of original pieces and prints showcases the handiwork of both local and nationally acclaimed artists. Rather than trying to frame the entire family's lineup of snow angels, customers can use the know-how of veteran design consultants to safely usher keepsakes into the future.
Amy Rice has always been artistic. She'd been drawing since childhood, but as an adult, Amy sought a new medium with which to express her creativity. Of course, photography was an option, just not an obvious one–at first.
But a few years back, after taking her son to get professionally photographed, Amy realized that she could do a better job. So she took some classes, learned what types of food cameras eat, and was soon fully immersed into the world of photography. Amy has since turned her new-found hobby into a full-blown profession, capturing memorable moments and the raw emotion of couples, wedding parties, and families. After shoots, Amy's knack for creativity continues to shine as she adds artistic touches to shots during the editing process.
For Professional Photographers of America member Amy Gillespie, snapping pictures is a full-time passion that revolves around three words: live, laugh, and love. Her motto celebrates the positives in life, and her career as a photographer memorializes them in print. Amy’s affable attitude tends to rub off on her subjects who grin in earnest during family, infant, and pet photo shoots. She also ups the risqué factor with pinup and boudoir shots taken on-location. Once the shutter stops snapping, Amy shows proofs to her clients, who select favorites to be digitized or printed and faxed to adoring fans.
The "Baby I'm a Star" mini-package makes a sexy, sensational gift for a partner, capturing tasteful, alluring images in a playful, no-nudity way. Michael Sackett personally conducts each session, and will shoot clients in a variety of tasteful postures and poses during the 45-minute session. Clients are allowed two outfit changes during the session—if you opt for the studio setting, don't forget to bring along your most enticing, enthralling, and least pant-suity attire. After the pinup freeze framing, clients will receive a disc with five high-res, fully edited, retouched, and copyright-released images of their choice, as well as two 8x10 prints from the edited files.
EmbroidMe personalizes apparel with custom embroidery and screen-printing services. The expert team of garment graffiti artists unifies sports teams, bar crawlers, bridal parties, and workforces with professional, matching T-shirts, hats, and uniforms. Teams can add their logo to a dozen organic-cotton Port & Company T-shirts ($110.88+) or a dozen reversible basketball jerseys ($95.40+) that provide hues for both home and away color-coordination contests. Specialists use up to 10,000 stitches to add a 3"x1" digitized logo to polo shirts available in 21 different colors. With a personalized logo, these polos can help advertise local businesses or organizations, identify bachelor partiers or class reunion-goers, or designate brand-new members of a barbershop quartet.