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Art Printing, Photo Printing, and So Much More!

by zepplin153 | March 24th, 2017

Did you know that we are the only local shop that does scanning, editing, printing, matting, mounting, and framing all at one location? Yep, that’s us! But today we want to focus on art printing in Franklin. And here’s the thing: you don’t have to be an artist to take advantage of these services. I […]

Art Printing: How to Get The Best Prints from a Photograph

by zepplin153 | March 3rd, 2017

Did you know that we offer art printing in Franklin, TN? Actually, we can print and ship your art anywhere you want us to. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about art printing? This refers to printing a photo, painting, or other kind of image, from a digital file. In other words, the digital […]

Portrait Painting (digital)

by zepplin153 | February 23rd, 2017

By Michael Damico Below is an example of a digital portrait painting. In terms of skill, this is no different than a traditional painting. I process digital portraits in my mind. I use skill-sets in the same way I work and build a painting from start to finish. There are very minute differences. However, with a digital […]

Anyone Can Collect Art: Investing in What You Love (Part 1 of 3)

by zepplin153 | February 15th, 2017

By Michael Damico We have a lot of customers who are professional and hobby artists. So we try to develop content that is targeted at guiding them into sustainable models for pursuing their art endeavors. But what about the ones who are buying and collecting the art? This is for you, whether you’re looking to buy […]

Anyone Can Collect Art: Investing in What You Love (Part 2 of 3)

by zepplin153 | February 15th, 2017

by Michael Damico See Part 1 of this series. Part 2 – Meaningful Art: but whose meaning? In those cases, most of the time there is some powerful emotional connection with either the artist or the work itself or maybe even the subject matter. In other cases, it’s because it just looks right in that […]

Anyone Can Collect Art: Investing in What You Love (Part 3 of 3)

by zepplin153 | February 15th, 2017

by Michael Damico See Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Part 3 – Investing in Art: How Much is Too Much? Here are a few things to consider about investing in art in case this thought ever crosses your mind: “I love that piece, but it costs too much.” First, philosophically speaking, many […]

Smartphones Pics: The Untapped Resource for Home Décor

by zepplin153 | February 1st, 2017

You may not know it, but you’re probably literally sitting on an artistic goldmine that you seldom consider. If you’re anything like us, you may have thousands of photos on your smartphone (iPhone or Android). Because of this, our phones have become an incredible resource when it comes to home décor. Sound confusing? Just follow […]

Cerebral Symmetry: Better Thinking Through Art

by zepplin153 | January 31st, 2017

Guest artist Michael Damico joins Art & Soul for a special series. He will be teaching a drawing class once per month on Saturday afternoons. The class is open to all skill levels. Classes will be held during 2017 on Saturday, February 4, March 4, and April 1 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Nashville’s 12 South district. […]

Smart Practices for Shipping Artwork

by zepplin153 | January 18th, 2017

You are an artist who frequents various galleries and needs efficient and safe ways for shipping artwork across town, the country, or the world. Thus, here are a few guidelines we suggest and work with on a regular basis for our artist customers. First, never ship glass. As an alternative, bring it to us and […]

How to Make an Artist: The Story of Michael Damico

by zepplin153 | December 29th, 2016

Michael Damico is an artist, consultant, and the owner of Damico Frame & Art Gallery in Franklin. More importantly, he is my younger brother. When it comes to self-assessments, he is modest but reasonable. So as Michael celebrates his 10th year in business, I asked him if I could tell you the story of how […]

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