I love my job! I get all sorts of interesting questions from delightful people.
Sometimes the conversations turn into commissioned work, sometimes they don't - but I enjoy the conversations anyway.
While a face to face conversation can be really helpful, it definitely isn't essential, and I'm starting to receive queries from all over the world.
I am proud to have had a query from New Zealand this year - a cool 11,596 miles away.
(This conversation did indeed become a delightful commission)
Not quite as far, but more remote, I've just had a query from someone in the Falklands, 7,911 miles away.
It sends a shiver up my spine to think how incredible it is that such queries, followed by all sorts of email chat, are so easy - we really do live in a technologically amazing world!