Hello boys....

A month or so ago Carli-Art was commissioned to take some images for new Mens Jewellery brand, 10 Sterling.  Based in the UK and offering high quality, bespoke dog tag style bracelets and necklaces for all the boys out there; we had the pleasure of working with Hareth who has helped to make the images and the jewellery look fantabulous.  Most importantly of course the site is now live and you can see all of the pictures plus the lovely bling online.

Fearing six year olds & New Vodafone commission published...

The past few days my mind has seemed unable to concentrate on more than one thing at a time, which is an odd feeling considering I usually have a huge party of thoughts up there!  Anyway, the preoccupation of preparing a thirty minute activity for 15 six year olds has been far more than I imagined and although excited, the nerves are beginning to show.  (I have even been put off eating a delicious looking lemon drizzle cupcake, this is clearly getting serious!)

On a different note I do have something to celebrate as a couple of weeks ago Carli-Art was commissioned by Vodafone to shoot some imagery for an advertising Case Study.  The idea was to demonstrate how useful a new business product called One-Tel had been to a small business (Fit Mama) and helped it to grow and improves its future prospects.  The results are now live to see on Vodafone UK, downloadable on their One Tel Case Study PDF and will shortly be seen in various print forms through national publications such as The Times and The Telegraph and online monsters such as Linked in and Yahoo.  Preview of some of the images that didn't make the final cut below....enjoy!

Goldilocks.....New pictures for Berkshire Salon...

After she'd eaten the three bears' breakfasts she decided she was feeling a little tired.  So, she walked into the living room where she saw three chairs.  Goldilocks sat in the first chair to rest her feet.   
"This chair is too big!" she exclaimed.
So she sat in the second chair.
"This chair is too big, too!"  she whined.
So she tried the last and smallest chair.
"Ahhh, this chair is just right," she sighed.  But just as she settled down into the chair to rest, it broke into pieces!

Breeding guilt babies...

My mother once said to me that the moment she gave birth to me (or any of my siblings I convince myself), she gave birth to guilt.  I think I might know how she feels.  As a freelancer I seem to spend 98% of my time feeling guilty.  Guilty I need a cup of tea and that five minutes could be better spent editing, guilty it took me 5 snooze attempts before getting out of bed, guilty I even went to bed in the first place.  Sleep...what a waste of time I say.  I was discussing this very same thing with another freelancer last night and thankfully his wide eyed giggle gave me the reassurance that it isn't just me & yes, guilt is the baby that is bred by most freelancers and small business owners.  

In a bid to tackle guilt I tend to do one of two things.  Go shopping or pursue the plight of my customer through various forms of internet searching.  Of course Facebook doesn't come in to it, huh hum.

Twitter is great and because its time consuming and it involves you paying attention to others & whats around you, you can enjoy a mini break while at the same time keeping an eye on your market.  Genius form of useful procrastination right there.  Another more recent discovery is something I fear I may be well out of touch with, Google Alerts.  Hit the 'anything results' button and watch some rather odd but strangely interesting articles, bits of information and links just drop into your mail box.  The more diverse one's often lead that train of thought places I never expected but hell, enjoyed!  

Not forgetting the shopping front, I for once avoided the clothes and stumbled across this....The Now Habit.  (I heard that groan, apparently this is far from the traditional self help book and you can appease your shopping guilt as its for the good of your work!)