Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Orange case (the continuing saga)

This Wednesday there is a court hearing relating to the ever-depressing Orange case. Yes, it's STILL dragging on, no outcome has yet come of it, and Orange are trying to have the case thrown out of court.
Meanwhile, Moorcroft Debt Recovery have sent another threatening letter, even though they should actually be working on my behalf to get the £1,300 approx back that Orange owe me. It has been recommended that next time they do this I report them to Trading Standards.

The last month has seen my bike stolen, the cost of claiming on the insurance was offset slightly by being paid for the errant Orange illustration that was published before. It's good to know that people in the industry can find my blogs and see my work, and are in fact interested in it, however, I do not post work on here or any where online for that work just to be taken and used without my permission. I actually need to earn a living (see previous posts re: Open AIR: Effecting Change).
I've been working on the AOI Secret London brief for the past week or so, but now the sun has come out, I feel less inclined to sit in my shady studio than ever.
I'm now wondering whether it's worth starting anything new with only a week left before the Easter holidays, by which time I won't get a lot done at all.

I had started something for Gingerbread's campaign about CSA charges, so that'll most likely be what I'll work on for now. 

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day visit to Burghley House

Burghley House in Stamford offered Mother's Day free bubbly, so whilst there, it seemed obligatory to look around the house and admire some of the amazing Italian frescos. 
All the time I studied A-levels at Stamford college, I didn't quite get around to visiting Burghley. 

The stone town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, where I studied A-levels in the early 1990s.

 Burghley House

The Hell Staircase fresco by Antonio Verrio was commissioned by the 5th Earl of Burghley