“Because everything I do is totally bespoke, no two jobs are the same, and there’s almost always a challenging element where I have to work out how to do something new, which leads to immense satisfaction when I eventually pull it off and the client is really happy with the building.”
I don’t know about you but when I’ve thought about gingerbread I’ve always pictured Christmas. That was until I discovered Emily’s creations at Maid of Gingerbread. Emily has taken the festive feel of traditional gingerbread houses and created a business based on 3D gingerbread showpieces for any time of year and celebration or event. What this woman manages to create in edible form is mind-blowing and so creative. I’m so excited she agreed to be the next in my Creative Business blog series…
“I was feeling unfulfilled and knew I was destined to do something more than work in an office. I was looking for signals everywhere – desperately searching for some kind of cue.”
It’s time for another inspirational post in my Creative Business blog series. Today we have the wonderfully creative, and all-round lovely, Lucy Down of Fresh Leaf Creative. Lucy is a brand photographer and designer, based in Cobham, Surrey, specialising in ‘storytelling photography, visual brand identity and web design’. I love Lucy’s style and can’t wait to find out more about the lady behind the brand. Here we go…
“To me creativity is embracing the extraordinary and letting your imagination run wild…”
Next up in my Creative Business blog series is the absolutely lovely, and incredibly talented, Emma Soulsby of Emma Soulsby Flowers. Emma is a luxury London wedding and events florist (an award winning florist no less) – who has left behind a career in finance to pursue a love of flowers. She creates beautiful bouquets and creative, jaw-droppingly stunning, floral installations. Is it really obvious I’m a big fan? Anyway, here’s her take on Creative Business…
“Do what you love that makes your heart glad and your face feel all smiley when you think about it.”
It’s time for the second installment of my Creative Business blog series and this week I’m featuring a business that is delightful and creative in equal measure: The Messy Stork. Rachel Leggett, the friendly face behind the brand, makes treasured keepsake creations from clothes. Rachel really inspires that sense of meaningful creativity and spreading some joy. Her clients range from mums who want keepsakes made from their babies’ first clothes to the bereaved wanting something special created from their loved ones clothing.
“…the joy and the calm that it sparks is the same, whether from dance, art, poetry, pottery or pastry!”
As I’ve mentioned a few times now (okay, many times) – I really want to inspire you and share a bit of joy. With that in mind I’ve decided to start a blog series all about ‘Creative Business’ and, more specifically, the people that make it happen. What better place to start than with the incredible wedding industry copywriter, and my good friend – Jen Feroze of Jackdaw Editorial.
Jen is a self confessed ‘word-nerd’ and what she doesn’t know about the English language pretty much isn’t worth knowing! As a creative copywriter she helps those in the wedding industry tell their story and really get their message across. I asked Jen a few questions so we can get to know her a bit better and find out her take on ‘Creative Business’.
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