Tuesday, 3 June 2014

We're moving....but not far....

Hey everyone! I've decided to shift all the posts over to the Fox and Star site as I think it makes more sense to blog over there. It's a little easier too. I'll be moving over most of the posts soon and I'll update the links shortly.

Ari xxx

Thursday, 24 April 2014

A pretty illustration and some happy emails

Image by Matt Hobbs on Flickr
Firstly, I hope you've had a marvellous Easter break! I went wandering around the Welsh countryside for a large part of it and had a wonderful time as it was completely beautiful (the sunshine helped), but that's for another post.

The first thing I do in the morning is go through emails. Generally it's a whole heap of notifications, reminders, ongoing chats and customer questions. Every now and then, we receive a lovely email from a customer and they always brighten my day up to no end. When you're a bit stressed out, you're on the fourth cup of tea and you're running around like a headless chicken, a little bit of positivity goes a long way indeed.

So, I received a super sweet email from a lovely customer that had popped across an image of a hand-drawn illustration. The gentleman's niece had received the L'apr├Ęs-midi London Journal as a Christmas gift and had been inspired by the pretty artwork within the pages. I'm sure that we can all agree, Jade is a talent to watch-out for! I'm a sucker for watercolours and Jade's piece shows such a pretty use of colour.

Aside from inspiring me to whip out the old watercolours and attempt to paint something more technical than a triangle, this email in particular has reminded me what a great idea it is to send across happy feedback more often. Sure, feedback forms have this function, but receiving a nice email is similar to having old fashioned snail mail post land on your doormat. They're a delight to read and they can really make a person's day. Now...excuse me while I send out a bunch of happy emails.

Illustration by Jade De'Silva, aged 13

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Carolyn Cochrane's Easter Eggs

Image by Carolyn Cochrane

Well, April is here and spring is definitely in the air. If you haven't already come across it, Carolyn Cochrane's portfolio is a sea of beautifully shot photographs that are rather dreamy indeed. Food photography has always seemed quite challenging and so I can imagine that composing and lighting eggs would require quite a measure of skill. Carolyn's Easter Eggs are both clean and bright, perfect for welcoming in a fresh spring.
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