Font and Florals!

around here fashion shoot via besotted blog

Well, hello friends!  We have a winner for Bonnie Christine’s Roost Tribe membership and it is (insert drumroll)– Beth | Fatesallow!  We are so happy so many of you entered, it really is an incredible value (both Michelle and I are members). Bonnie is one of the nicest, most motivated and inspiring individuals and we know that the ‘Tribe’ is the perfect place to jump start your surface pattern design career!  Congrats!

On another note, we haven’t done an ‘Around here…’ post in a while, but we have been up to so much and are learning so much that we thought we would share some of our inspiration and findings. Tomorrow Michelle and I have our first fashion photo shoot!  This is a huge deal, we have done a ton of product photography (even created a product photography editing software), but we don’t have a lot of model work in our portfolio and we are thrilled to be able to add this to it! The client is special as we have been able to work with their branding on a whole other level.Read More

Digitize your lettering + illustrations!

Digitize your lettering and illustrations giveaway calligraphy.org and foto rx

I love when things come full circle, don’t you?  What seems like a lifetime ago I had an itch to try my hand at calligraphy, something more modern/contemporary. Only a handful of artists were out there and I actually had the nerve to contact Betsy Dunlap to ask if she would teach me (she didn’t do that sort of thing). You see at the time there was NO where to learn how to do this. I didn’t know what supplies to buy, I didn’t no where to start, there were no tutorials, there were no classes, it was so frustrating. Read More

White home printers

White printer round up via besotted

We moved almost six months ago and with that moved we downsized considerably, which meant I lost my ‘Cloffice’ (my office in a closet). It was a fairly large closet and I had an ancient, but fully functioning laser printer workhorse. I knew that when I set-up my new work space it would need to be out in the open in a shared space so I didn’t want a giant eyesore of a printer (with no wifi capability so it couldn’t be tucked away somewhere more inconspicuous). I didn’t need anything fancy as I don’t do any professional printing at home anymore, but the convenience of having a printer? I can’t believe I went 6 long months without one! My desk/office area is all white both because I love white but also because it seems to feel like it blends and disappears more and doesn’t shout ‘hey I have an office in my living room’, I was on the futile hunt for a simple white printer and let me tell you it was no easy feat to locate. I thought maybe others might be looking for one as well and so I did a quick roundup of some. There is nothing fancy about these printers (although most have wifi and print from tablet or mobile, and they are all under $100), the one I bought was $50USD, the ink replacement is about the same price! I hope you found this useful, links below to the printers featured and our current fave printer paper.

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More white printers to peruse

Michelle’s fave printer paper (it’s so nice)

Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.

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Easily restore vintage photos with Vintage Foto Fix Coming Soon!

 

Vintage foto fix via besotted blog

We have been on overdrive with our workload these last couple of months, lucky for us we love what we do!  We have many exciting things coming–a photo shoot for a branding client, a much loved project that we did, we loved it so much I told Michelle I wished it was our branding! Super excited that we get to shoot/style/edit for her, I love cohesive branding. We have a top secret project that we have been working on for years now coming to a launch soon, you don’t even know how happy I will be when we can set that birdie free! And we are launching a Vintage Foto Fix set for Foto Rx in April! I don’t know about you, but being able to quickly clean up (and save) many cherished memories is one of the best feelings ever. It has also forced me to do some much needed scanning and digital archiving, because prior I only had originals and those can so easily be lost or destroyed. We are popping in today to see if anyone would like to provide us with hi-res scans of vintage family photos to potentially use for our before + afters, if we choose to use it we will edit and send you a copy of the edited image!  You can upload images to our shop by hitting contact here .

We are super excited and hope you take us up on our offer and send in those scanned photos!

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Vintage Foto Fix | One Click Photo Repair Coming Soon!

Lettering Cleaned + Digitized with Lettering Rx

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Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.

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Clean, modern fonts

modern clean fonts via besotted blog

We came across Jen Wagner Co. fonts the other day and knew we needed to share.  It’s always nice to have some good clean sans and serifs to pair with handlettering or to use in posts where you need/want legibility. Jen’s brush fonts also have a nice effortless chic to them. The only problem now will be deciding which ones to add to your collection because we pretty much want them all! Lucky for you and me she has priced them so you can buy them all!

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Jen Wagner Co.

Brooklyn font

Paris font

Denver font

Montauk font

P.S. This little ninja made us smile and we hope it does for you too!

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

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