Framed Mission Statements
Click here to view a larger picture Mark Grounard loves the Arts & Crafts style! He finds the designs warm with the color pallets, rich woods and the handcrafted nostalgic look very soothing. As a seasoned graphic designer, he’s created a series of framed prints for everyone that shares his passion. Mark hopes you will enjoy seeing one of these special quotes hanging in a place of honor in your beautiful Craftsman style home.

A graphic designer and illustrator for 35 years, Mark was always looking for appropriate prints to hang on the walls of his Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Tudor. Unable to find exactly what he was looking for, he decided to produce this line of prints. Mark chooses quotes that reinforce the Arts & Crafts movement: hand crafted work, the love of nature, family, friends, animals and the simple pleasures in life.

Acknowledging some thoughts deserve to be framed, “Mission Statements” includes many clever quotes and points to ponder, inspire or amuse graphically designed to decorate the Arts & Crafts home. Anyone with a passion for cats, dogs, kids, books, friends, home, faith or gardening is bound to find at least one wall-worthy Mission Statement. Each is beautifully designed, digitally printed on canvas, mounted on board, and presented in a solid oak, Mission-style frame handcrafted in Pennsylvania.

Mark lives in rural eastern Pennsylvania which is also home to great Mennonite woodworkers. The Mennonites work hard and enjoy a simple life. Mark enjoys meeting with his woodworker on his farm and seeing the children in their little pony drawn wagon.

Allow a minimum of 14 days as an average lead time for shipment. If the particular frame style of your print is out of stock, we will advise of a longer wait as you do not rush the Mennonite craftsman.

Mark’s prints are giclee printed on canvas and then laminated on to a gatorboard backing. Meant to duplicate a painting, there is no glass and just like a painting, the surface can be dusted with a damp cloth. Do not use anything alcohol based as it will smear the print.

The prints are furnished in the frames as shown below. The oak used for the frames is not quarter-sawn although some quarter-sawn grain may appear. The oak is stained medium reddish brown. The frame includes a sawtooth hanger on the back.

Shipped UPS from east central Pennsylvania, we must also charge Pensylvania customers a 6% Sales Tax.

Be sure to click on any of the items listed below for an enlarged image that is easier read.

We hope you will enjoy our selection of Mark’s prints shown below.
 

Picture Name  Size   Quantity  Price   Additional
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Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be....  15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so  14" w x 19 1/2" h $225.00  *
Count your age by friends not years...  18 3/4" w x 15 3/4" h $225.00  *
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole  16 3/8" sq $225.00  *
Fences are made for those who cannot fly
Elbert Hubbard
 18 3/4" w x 15 3/4" h $225.00  *
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is.....  16 1/4" w x 21 1/2" h $225.00  *
Have Nothing in Your House...
a quote by William Morris
 18 3/4" w x 15 3/4" h $225.00  *
It's better to wear out than rust out  15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
Love is when the other person's happiness is more important...  14" w x 19 1/2" h $225.00  *
Night Before Christmas
first published anonymously in 1823
 15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
Nutcracker
from a Tchaikovsky ballet by the same name
 15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
Reindeer
from Christmas folklore pulling Santa's sleigh
 15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care.....  15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
Santa
a mythical figure with historical origins in Western culture
 15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
The Ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it  15 3/4" w x 18 3/4" h $225.00  *
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held it's ground  16 1/4" w x 21 1/2" h $225.00  *
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough  18 3/4" w x 15 3/4" h $225.00  *
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* There is a $20 Shipping Charge for all Mission Statement orders