I’ve been useless with my SOMETHING SIMPLY SPECIAL SOMEDAYS… again. I spoke to my friend Alex Beadon about this and she thought it needed to be on a certain day each week. And if I couldn’t make that week, I had to write and plan it beforehand. And she’s absolutely correct.
But I’m going to simplify it. It’s fine to change things, right? Always be open to flexibility.
So, now, inspired by my other lovely friend Bobbi and her blog, it’s going to be CURRENTLY TUESDAYS. Here is the first in the series.
Yesterday I completed an album design for Sab & Erkan and sent off their first pdf proofing. Since finishing that off I’ve been re-visiting my bookmarks and asking on Facebook/Twitter for links to new photography/foodie/design blogs or websites to bookmark for those days where you want some INSPIRATION. So far I’ve come across Annette Wilson. I just adore how she captures regular life with such peace and beauty. I ‘liked’ her on her Facebook page and then this morning I received this email from her: “Hi Claudia Rooose! I noticed your Like on my page, clicked through to see that our only mutual friend was Sean Flanigan, so I figured you MUST be a photographer, so I looked you up, and was brought to your BEAUTIFUL SITE! Your pictures are so wonderful and clean and beautiful, I love your work! SO I thought I should say hello :) Hello :)”
I mean how lovely is that?! Also this week I will be visiting my friend and wonderful designer Erin from Berinmade in order to photograph new DIY projects for a monthly column she has on Love My Dress. Here is one as an example!
In our house, I have to say, MG rules the Spotify playlists. This morning it’s been The Who but I’ve also indulged in a little Umi Says by Mos Def. Black On Both Sides is a wonderful album. Although I do LOVE the song on the new Dior advert.
In my concerted efforts to be healthier and lose some weight before late 2013 I’ve been cutting down our meal sizes and I’m stopping before I eat to work out if I am hungry or not. We do an online weekly shop using mysupermarket.com which tells you if you can get the same products cheaper from a selection of different stores. Sainsburys is always my number one go to, but I’ll do a Waitrose if it’s only a few ££ more. Luxury and all that! Last night I made Jamie Oliver’s American Southern Sausage Stew but didn’t finish it as I always seem to make too much rice. This morning I had toast with peanut butter and a coffee. It’s unlikely we’ll have lunch but I’ll make an earlyish dinner of Thai Chicken Soup with udon noodles. Yum!
New duvet cover from John Lewis. Blue and white spots! I just love JL. It’s like walking in to excellence. Actually, this is from the John Lewis bedding bit in Waitrose but tomatoe, tomato.
*LOOKING FORWARD TO…
Everything! A client phone call today of a potential enquiry, making udon noodles later tonight, seeing Erin tomorrow as mentioned earlier, then shooting Bekah’s graduation on Thursday, then Faustine & Patrice’s wedding on Saturday, then Sophie & Tom’s pre-wedding on Sunday. That’s just for this week!
I’ve also just secured time with Carl Zoch next year. Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhooooooooo!
How this new blog is going to go down…! I wanted something that I can do quickly, but still be interesting. And stick to every week. I’m also thinking about how best to keep reaching followers every day via social media and have a consistent voice. I’ve started using my Buffer account every day so that I can have a presence even if I’m away from the office or unable to be posting. I want to find interesting links and stories on the internet and be able to share them with the world. I want to have a blog that both photographers, friends and clients love to visit. It’s all a work in progress.
Anyway, for this week, that’s it! Would love your thoughts and comments.