Jen is poor and wears it like a Badge of Honor. Ellen says it pretty much a forgone conclusion that if you select framing, you opt for poverty. Why is this so? I know several framers that seem to be doing okay financially, but a lot more that seem to fit the profile of poverty. Why is this so? I can tell you an observation: I don't seem to see any correlation between skill level and professionalism and earnings. In fact, almost all the framers that I seem to come in contact with all seem to frame pretty well. Certainly, I can't say that I know anyone that uses substandard materials or approaches with the possible exception of self-framed work by a lot of artists (not all) So, tell me-What it is about this trade that seems to make a really good living so out of reach? And, why in the world would you put up with it?