(forgive text grammatical and spelling errors - the message is still clear)
Working in a frame shop is a lot like working in a ceramics studio. Handiwork, production mode, evaluating completed tasks, considering all facets of the job to be done; from the questionable "Art" - to the choice in mat board, frame, fillet, glass - the options are endless: all of these decisions are to provide someone with a product that enhances a customers daily experience (even if it means framing their map to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro for bragging rights).
This little conversation with a fellow classmate of mine sums somethings up in a quick and dirty way.