As I prepare for my final student juried show at Clemson University, I can't help but remember my first student show last spring. With my acceptance into the show came a necessity to learn the process of constructing a frame. After a few frustrated hours surrounded by shavings and angry pine I finally felt satisfied with a sturdy simple frame. While I must admit a few choice words may have been uttered, the experience was important and rewarding. Today, I'm ready to flex my skills again.