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.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
|Image by Matt Hobbs on Flickr|
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'après-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
|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.