Author - Rick Schmidt


The Barn Board Story

We now provide Two distinct types of Barn Board frames as options for our pictures - Simulated Barn Board and Authentic Barn Board. Authentic Barn Board The canoe is framed with our authentic Waterloo County barn board cut from discarded barn siding that had been protecting local barns for many years. (On some monitors the barn board looks brown, but it is actually a weathered grey.)  Each and every frame is unique.  Knots, knot holes,  nail holes and other inconsistencies create a very [...]


A Very Happy Customer

Becky has worked for Harmony House in Porcupine, Ontario for many years and has ordered the Sunset Canoe picture many times and now she has her own for herself.  Here it is in her own words. Guess what Dave gave me for my birthday!  ..... just what I had my eyes and heart on and that is the stretched canvas plaque ... Sunset Canoe...have wanted that for years (I think five years ago we ordered our first one here at the store) [...]


Traveling to Gift Shows – Alberta and Toronto

Should we or shouldn't we stop?  The perpetual question for a photographer. Do we have time to stop? Will my wife think we have time?  Will she be bored because I take too much time to take photos. But she wasn't with me this time.  Neil de Boer, a fellow photographer recently added to Gifts From The Heart, was with me. We first saw the old car and the trailer beside the road as we were driving from Calgary to Edmonton for [...]