Meet Jayne, our newest team member. She describes herself as a “bubbly, goofy individual who likes to have fun and say yes to things in life”. With her bright personality and strong background in custom framing, Jayne transitions from framing design to production with ease. She is an unstoppable addition to our Le Frame Shoppe family!
Tell me something about yourself?
Everything is better when you can keep your sense of humour. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, seeing their art collections, or their own art works.
What would you say are your three life highlights?
Well I will be graduating from Concordia University with my bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts this summer, so that’s definitely one! Another two would be the birth of my niece, and moving to Montreal in 2002.
What might most people not know about you?
I have a love for driving, especially for driving long road trips across the country. In the summer of 2017, I drove the Dempster highway, in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Before that was an adventure through Newfoundland, and next year will be Labrador. My favourite food of all time is shrimp, and I even have a cooked shrimp tattoo on my foot that I got while in Amsterdam.
What aspect of your role at Le Frame Shoppe do you enjoy the most?
What I love most, if I were to pick one thing, would be the creativity aspect. There is always room to change a project from something simple, into something unique and fun. My experience enables me to advise clients in their choices, but it’s common that the ideas or questions posed during the process sparks new avenues for exploration. Then it’s time to role up the sleeves and get to work building it!
What has been your favourite project at le Frame Shoppe?
Well, being the newest employee at Le Frame Shoppe, I have only had the pleasure of witnessing the work that gets done around here for a couple of months now. That being said, my favourite framing projects have always been focused around sentimental items; concert tickets, baby shoes, family medals, jewellery, anything that stands out as a visual reminder of a cherished memory. Since beginning work at Le Frame Shoppe, I have witnessed several of these projects. It’s always fun being able to unveil them in their new forms, and return them back to happy faces.
What is your best memory at Le Frame Shoppe?
My best memory at Le Frame Shoppe so far would have to be my first day on the job in Dorval. As someone who loves to work and build things with their hands, my excitement levels were through the roof when I came in and was shown around production (where the magic really happens).
As a take away, what words do you live by?
“A young artist exhibits his work for the first time, and a well known art critic is in attendance. The critic says to the young artist, “would you like to hear my opinion of your work?”
“Yes,” the artist replies.
“It’s worthless,” says the critic.
“I know,” the artist replies, “but let’s hear it anyway.”
Because nobody should be able to stop you from creating, and the truth is, we all need a thick skin sometimes.