Friday, 27 February 2015

Studio songs

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Tidy desks, that aren't mine either, but those lamps, those lamps are goooood. Image Sources here and here


Was that ANOTHER week that just went by?

Like, seriously, that's crazy. I can't quite accept that it's going to be March next week already.

That means that Summertime's on its way, and that makes me very happy.

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So I tidied my desk, I spent a nice few days away in Bath (relaxing!) ate some lovely pasture fed meat from a local farm, ticked 3 jobs off the to do list, met some lovely new clients, and decided that I can get away with my roots for another week.

What did you get up to?

So with Summer on my mind, I'm was dreaming of lazy days listening to music on the beach, slapping on some Factor 25 and I came across this great portable speaker kit for the beach. It reminds me of my youth, in the 80's (yes I'm an 80's child) pop colours and plastic. I am in love.

Sunnylife 'Beach Sounds' Portable Water Resistant Speaker & Radio

And what to play on it? That's easy, the new album by Magic, is being played on repeat in the studio this week and it's making my steam through my emails.

Hope you all have a lovely, restful weekend. I'm off for brunch, one of my favourite ways to spend a lazy weekend morning.

Now, baby, let your hair down. The song I like by Magic is below, press play and enjoy!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

I need to tidy my desk

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Source: Decor8 Blog

Damn it, I really need to tidy my desk.

Now if only one of these desks and spaces were mine.

Truth is, as I'm sure I'm not the only one, my office is a bit of a tip right now. Like, I have to hop over about 3 boxes before I can actually get into the place. 

My father works for himself.  He's done so for almost 30 years and ever since I can remember he's had his office at the back of the house which he would work away in (until the small hours of the morning sometimes) working hard to pay the bills.

The one thing I always ribbed him for though, was how much of a mess his office was. I used to wonder how clients found their way out of his office when they had meetings with him, it was that bad.

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Source: Angie B Studio

It affected me so much as a child, I vowed never to have clutter or mess in my life. I became minimal, I tidied, I cleaned, I polished. I was THAT tidy, neat person.

But ever since I've had my own business full time, I've seen things creep up on me. First it was a few cups (no bother) then some extra pencil shavings (well I am an illustrator, doh!) and then it was paper, more paper, stacks of paper, piles of stuff,  Dammit, I'm turning into my father!!  Help!

It's easy to happen when you own your own business and you really start turning jobs over - and especially when you have deliveries from suppliers and packaging, as is the nature of any creative business. That's what I call, creative clutter. 

So, in an attempt to turn this ship around and do a U-turn from clutter-city, I have pinned some awesome looking workspaces on Pinterest which have provided heaps of motivation and desk'spiration. I just wish that one of them was mine.

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Source:  Dirt and Diamonds Blog
Who else needs to do some Spring cleaning in their office or studio?