Monday What’s on My Desk
22 Monday Oct 2012
Today I’m making invitations for the one-year anniversary of The New Label Project in Amsterdam. This is the shop where I sell my jewelry and cards—I also taught a workshop there this summer, and already have another planned for March. I love TNLP and I’m so happy that in this economy, a retail store based on creative endeavors has not only survived, but thrived.
So here’s my desk today:
When I have a lot of a single kind of thing to make, I work in assembly-line style…if I’m stamping directly onto the card front, I do that first since that’s the part that can ruin the card. (Who hasn’t decided to stamp something as the finishing touch, only to get a partially-stamped image, or a big blobby one?)
But how is it, as I look around my studio, that every possible surface is covered with something? I mean, two desks, a file cabinet, rolling carts…everything has a pile of paper, books, magazines or art supplies perched (sometimes precariously) on top. I barely have room for two elbows to lean on my desk as I type this. A clean-up session is definitely in order after this project!