Frankie is a fellow tourist and for a while now I’ve been seeing some very stunning creations from him on my Facebook feed. He creates framed artwork for medals amongst other things so I thought I’d find out more about what Frankie is doing.
Frankle, where did the idea come from?
How I started was by doing a word art picture for my niece who had graduated she loved it and especially because it was personal to her.
Each artwork seems to have its own personality, how do you achieve that?
Because each picture is personalised that means each one is unique and apart from the words I try to play around with the style giving each one its own personality
Is there one that you are most proud of?
Am proud of everyone I do because each one is unique and each one has its own story which is personal to the owner however I become part of their story when they send me the words they want in it.
One that sticks in my mind is a London Marathon one I did. It was a surprise for a newlywed couple, his wife had to sneek his medal out and I did it while they where on honeymoon but the words she gave me that where significant to her husband’s journey also took me there while I was doing it.
I am by no means a professional, this is purely a hobby but my passion for running and the odd bit of bling means I understand what the medals means to people.
And every display can be personalised by it’s owner?
All I need to personalise a picture is between 8 and 10 words or numbers and what sort of style
What do they cost and how long do they take to make?
They normally take me a few days to do them. The cost is £10 for a single frame £20 for a treble one (not including P&P)
How can people get in touch?
People can inbox me for and orders or go on my Facebook page Frankie’s Personal Pictures
Finally, a question we ask everyone, what’s your most favourite medal that you’ve ever got?
My favourite medal? What a hard question. The London marathon one will always be up there but I guess it would have to be my very first marathon in Liverpool 2012 because of the journey I’d been on to get their from not being able to walk up the stairs without needing to sit down to completing a full marathon. I’d lost 5 stone in the process and my favourite quote was said to me that day which I still use today “as I stand on the start line I don’t worry how far I have ahead of me I just think about how far I’ve already come ”