Wednesday 30 October 2013

Open Studio & Xmas pop-up shop

I'm opening up my studio for a weekend and having an open studio and small xmas pop-up shop.
There will be cards (lots of Christmas ones), stationery, screen prints, word map prints, bags and a few other bits and bobs lurking in my plan chest. It's a good excuse to tidy up, sell off some discontinued cards, show my wares to my village (!) and have a cup of tea with people in my studio!
If you're in the East Yorkshire area and fancy a nosey and some nice cards then please do pop in!

9th & 10th November
11am-4pm both days
Honeysuckle House
Nunburnholme, Pocklington, York. YO42 1QY

Friday 25 October 2013

Product photo shoot

A couple of weeks ago I took all my products over to Hannah Webster Photography in Leeds for my first ever product photo shoot. It was a great day and we got such a lot done!!
Here are some of the results (there's over 400 photographs in total!!) but the possibilities are really exciting - very soon my website will have a serious make-over and introduce a bit more 'lifestyle' photography into it. Then I intend to start on my new catalogue and other promotional pieces. It's good to know that now I have a good bank of photos to send out for press images and image requests.

It's been a great exercise in analysing my brand, what is essential to it and what unites it. I definitely think that these photos will enhance my work and show it off to it's best potential which I don't think I'm always currently doing.

Thanks Hannah - you did a great job!

Monday 7 October 2013

Dutch House

Thanks to Martha's school project we spent the weekend documenting ourselves through photographs. It actually turned out to be a brilliant thing for me too as all too often I forget to take my camera with me and caught up in the usual melee of everyday life I forget to photograph us and whats around us regularly enough.
These are just a few of the photos we took on Sunday afternoon at Dutch House, Crayke (near York). We'd never been before (I only just learnt it existed last week when I chanced upon Cecile on Twitter). It was a good find - art, peaceful wild gardens and a cafe with delicious Dutch cakes, pies and pancakes. It was great to chat to Cecile and we'll certainly be going back.