Happy Friday all,
What a week it's been! I've been a little quiet over here this week, I do apologise - I've been caught up doing a little secret squirrel project for a mag. Actually I've been caught up doing it twice, as Luna managed to 'seek & destroy' the first iteration of said project.
Needless to say, she did perhaps do me a favour as in re-doing it, I changed quite a few elements and I'm happy to say version 2 was definitely much improved...silver linings eh!
On Wednesday however I did manage to get a little break away from the studio. I was invited by the ever so lovely Laura & Ailie of Fashion & Lifestyle store Hero, in Stockbridge to attend the first of their Hero Events.
Hosted by the super talented Becky of Betty Etiquette, we were given an hour-long taster lesson in calligraphy followed by an outstanding little mezze lunch by the folk at Woodfire, and a chance to have a really good browse of the beautiful Hero shop itself.
It was wonderful to finally meet Laura & Ailie, Becky, Sarah-Lou of LapinBlu, as well as some other lovely new faces, and to be honest it was so refreshing to get a break from the studio.
I absolutely love working for myself and the freedom it brings - however sometimes, working alone in my studio 24/7 can get a little lonely. I crave a bit of face-to-face interaction - so this day out was perfect to shake off the cobwebs!
Becky was such a fun teacher, full of ideas and advice - even when faced with two lefties to teach! Allie and I were concentrating so much as we carefully attempted to master the technique that at one point Ailie dipped her nib in her coffee!
I've already been practising my newly learnt skills at home - I've definitely caught the bug, so watch this space for some new calligraphy inspired ONR products!
Thank you so much to Laura & Ailie for inviting me, it was just a perfect day that filled me with inspiration! And thank you for the lovely little treat bag including my very own gold monogrammed notebook! You guys are too sweet!
Their shop is absolutely stunning, so be sure to check out their website, or, if you fancy a little day out to a picturesque riverside town packed with pretty independent shops & restaurants, then head over to Stockbridge where you can shop at Hero in person!
Don't forget, there's also still time to enter the little Spring notebook giveaway that's going on right here!
Have a great weekend!