Recently we had the incredible opportunity to take our work abroad and we wanted to share the adventure with you all!
In January, (Assistant Editor) Heather and I (Arlyn) traveled to England to work with one of our clients there. Kate Chislett, who owns the Instrumentally Music Studio in Ascot with her husband David, has developed an innovative (and fun!) preschool music curriculum, and we have had the delightful privilege of helping publish it.
Heather and Kate in the Instrumentally Studio in Ascot
For several days we worked with Kate both on and off-site, drawing from the inspiration of the studio (a fabulous place!) and Kate’s passion and creativity for her topic – infusing a love for and foundational knowledge 0f music into young children. Alligator A, Bunny B, Catty C and other characters like Mrs. Crotchet and Miss Minim are springing to life in Carnival Zoo with illustrations by designer Brianna Showalter.
Meet “Froggy F” on the musical scale!
But a trip abroad wouldn’t be complete without taking time to see the sights, would it?! We took a few days to see London:
Heather meets a Beefeater at the Tower of London
Art appreciation at the National Gallery
… and even squeezed in a quick trip to Paris:
The Arc de Triomphe
What’s Paris without the cappuccinos and the croissants…?
… and pastries and macarons!
Shopping on the Champs d’Elysees
And a visit to a bookshop cafe … of course!
I also had the privilege of speaking to a group of parents in Ascot, who invited me to come share some parenting tips from our Parenting for the Launch book:
At All Souls Church in Ascot, UK
We were certainly a little tired when we came back from our whirlwind trip, but more than that, we came back inspired! It was a tremendous opportunity to work with an amazing client with an inspirational and exciting publishing project, be inspired by incredible sights and people, and have the joy of some inspiring mother-daughter time in London and Paris.
It’s no coincidence that our name is Inspira; it is meaningful to us on so many levels. We love our work!
Arlyn Lawrence is the founder and president of Inspira Literary Solutions. She loves books, travel, people, and books. And books.