Work Spaces

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On Friday I was tagged by Karyn to share some pictures of my desk. I love seeing photographs of artist studios and work spaces. But when it comes to my own space, documenting my desk is a little more complicated. You see, there are several desks, tables, and window ledges, all upon which I work on different tasks. Here I’ll share a few.

The first 2 photographs are of my computer desk. It’s pretty utilitarian. This is where I spend most of my time: creating art digitally, formatting files, and everything else computer. You’ll see a few coasters are scattered about in the second image above.

Next is a table upon which I also work. It holds many books, papers, and notes that I am currently referring to. Kneaded erasers always look so strange, but are good to have.

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And last, this is where I draw and paint by hand, so I can get some natural light.
What space is complete without a little wind-up owl by nathan j?

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Coffee Break at Ideal

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Reading about some inspiring small businesses.
Does starting a small business mean parquet floors? I’m in!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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In October I took a class taught by Pupa Pupa designer D’Andrea; I was able to draft a pattern (a modified version of her general animal pattern) to create this plush fox! It was a fun project and I would definitely try it again. I have already been receiving numerous suggestions (thanks Rosalyn!) my favorite so far being a kangaroo. Such a good idea!

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And while this post wasn’t about the film per se, I did just see it and highly recommend it!

Late Autumn (Still)

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Doesn’t so much look like late November yet. Let’s just skip to April

Angelo & Virginia

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This  shawl has an amazing print of 3 daschunds, but when folded up like a scarf, the dogs appear to be hiding.

See the full outfit here

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Fondly

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This weekend I had the pleasure of taking a letterpress workshop offered by Tanya Roberts of Snap & Tumble.

It was great to hear her personal tips, resources, and the workarounds she has developed over the last few years. Overall, letterpress printing was surprisingly quick to learn, didn’t require too much muscle, and is a much cleaner printing process than something like silkscreening or etching. I could definitely see how this could get addictive.

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I was able to create some monogrammed stationery, as well as some stationery featuring a favorite valediction of mine.

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Auteur

One of my favorite film directors is Wes Anderson. I actually enjoy re-watching his movies and that says a lot. I am also super excited for Fantastic Mr. Fox to join the collection. Wes Anderson has a great visual style that very much appeals to me and I’m not the only one. I even hear that Bergdorf’s has an amazing holiday window featuring a recreation of the film. Would so love to see it in person!

I first saw this video through Laura Normandin’s blog and thought it was fantastic. I’m always in awe of the many little details Wes Anderson puts into his films.

Raspberry Breakfast

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Raspberries on top of Wilkin & Sons raspberry jam. Just to be sure.

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Vogue X CdG

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The December issue of Vogue Nippon comes with this handy 10th anniversary Comme des Garçons tote bag. And it has gussets and everything. New favorite tote!

Coffee Break at Ezra’s

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Delicious brownie topped with sea salt

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