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Colibri Art And Framing Memoralizing Precious Memories Written By Bev Stenejhem P hotos and precious mementos provoke powerful memories—especially when they remind us of happy times, proud moments or loved ones who have passed. So when people want to memorialize their special items, they turn to Colibri Art and Framing, a framing and art business in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill. For the past thirteen years, Leah De Lane and her staff have provided expert design services for their customers. “Much like hiring an interior designer, we specialize in creating unique picture frames that enhance your artwork, conserve and protect it, and complement your décor,” explains De Lane. “We offer over 3000, unique frame mouldings to choose from 52 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN and only use high quality materials such as all-wood or metal. We don’t use the cheaper styrene (plastic) that is commonly used in big box frame shops. We only use acid-free materials, too, which carefully protect the items.” Very recently, customers will notice that the Fast Frame sign has changed to “Colibri Art and Framing.” In partnership with Dan and Kathy McCranie, De Lane sold the Fast Frame franchise and formed a new company. De Lane met McCranie six years ago when he came into her shop for help in framing his wildlife photos. “Dan is a wildlife photographer and a long-time client of mine. I framed a number of photos for his restaurant, APRIL/MAY 2018