Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tuesday Randomati

My friend Kristen Robinson wanted to see other people's work spaces, so today I am sharing mine. This is my computer desk.

From left to right:

-Photos of my beloved Gramps. I miss him and like having him here watching over me.
-My two antique toast holders which hold all my bits of paper, two Moleskine journals (one where I jot down art ideas and my NYC one, a birthday gift from Liz.), two day timers (one for 2006/2007 and the new one 2008/2009!).
-My tile coaster which was a birthday gift from my birthday twin Tracy Roos. Usually this has my Starbucks mug full of tea sitting on it, but I haven't gotten that far this morning.
-My mini vintage Raggedy Anne with teeny quilted tote, a dried oak leaf and a plastic robot sit on the base of my monitor.
-My Ipod
-A tin of Sweetriot from AF that is still 80% full.
-My electronic label maker with a stuffed buffalo Deb sent me for my b-day.
-A replica vintage tin of Whitman's samplers that Kristin Steiner tucked into my tote. Still 2 chocolates in it!
-My roll-a-dex with back up info-emails, addy's, phone numbers of friends and business contacts. (I never fully trust the computer not to lose this info!)
-On the door where my cds are stored there is an assortment of hanging art goodies, all of which were gifts from friends, save for the little blue bear that I bought at Artfest. Oh and there's also a postcard of Deb's work taped above them.

To the right of my computer desk, is the desk I do my artwork on. This is what it looks like at the start of every day. By midday, you can't see the top! I work on top of the giant brown coaster to keep anything sticky from getting onto the table runner underneath. (Hand quilted by me.) All of my tools are close at hand and I have labelled Ikea storage boxes underneath with paper supplies neatly sorted. During the day, the blinds are open and I often get a visit from my squirrel buddy. He comes right up to the window, puts his paw up on the glass and peeks in at me.

This one came out a little dark, but you get the gist. Carrying on to my right is a stack of Ikea drawers. I have all my trinkets sorted into each and labelled so I can find things quickly and easily. On top I have a couple baskets and a drawer for my ink pads and markers. Beyond that is a bookshelf with all kids of art stuff on it-works of art from friends, a collection of collaborative books, my art books, zines, trinkets that amuse me, more supplies, my music CDs, etc. That's it! That's my whole workspace! It's small but functional.

Okay, I've shown you mine, now show me YOURS! Please post a comment with a link so I can see!

Pasticcio showed up yesterday! It's zine-a-licious! Sarah and Angela did a fabulous job putting it together and they made my artwork look fantastic. THANKS LADIES!! If you haven't ordered your copy, do go and check it out!

And last but not least for today, a couple of friends have honoured me with some virtual awards.

First, Kristen awarded me with the "Rockin' Girl Blogger Award" and then Laura emailed me last night to tell me to go check out her blog. Turns out she wanted me to know she nominated me for the "Nice Matters" award. She said that the nice matters award is awarded to those that are just nice people, good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration. They are people that care about others that are there to lend support and are just a positive influence in our blogging world. She said she nominated people who have always been so giving to her of their time, talent, friendship and niceness and because they have touched her heart in a very special way.

WOW! Thank you Kristen and Laura! It's very sweet to know you think of me this way and I am humbled.


Kristen Robinson said...

What fun it would be to be with you in the studio it looks like a wonderful place to play and create. I am so glad you played along my friend! You are so deserving of the Nice Matters Award (as well as the Rockin Girl that goes without saying). Lovin the blog!


Judy said...

Woohoo for you congrats on the awards - very well deserved indeed.
Love the studio - i just had to do a big cleanup but i cant say that happens every day. Gorgeous boxes under the table too.

Anonymous said...

You are so tidy! My workspace never looks like that, even when it is clean!

tracy roos said...

awwww....you have no idea how happy it made me to see that coaster in the picture. I miss you, birthday twin. oxox

Jo Wholohan said...

Great workspace!!! Im reorganising mine so a trip to Ikea must be in order :))