On Monday morning we woke up to a blanket of fresh snow. This was the view from our front door. I think I might have been more excited than Big J when I discovered it was a snow day.
I've been enjoying taking time to really think about how to best utilize the space in my studio. I'm very fortunate that Appah has graciously allowed me to convert our former bedroom + sitting room into my studio [don't worry, I gave him a "small" corner for his laptop]. As you can see, there is quite of bit of white in my studio. I love white, I find it so refreshing. If I wasn't lazy I would paint the walls a bright white [they're a soft white right now], but the height of the ceiling is a good deterence. And I would rip out the carpet and install hardwood floors from here, but what can I say, I'm lazy when it comes to home improvement projects. I am thinking of recovering those pin boards with a light natural linen. But I do love the contrast of my stationery samples against the charcoal grey linen. Now that I'm slowly getting my studio in order I'm trying to make a conscious effort of tidying up my workspace every few days. It feels good to walk into the studio when everything is in its place. And it also doesn't hurt that the lighting is really wonderful due to windows on three of the four "walls".
But of course the reality of it all is my workdesk cannot stay tidy for long. This is what it usually looks like, overflowing with various projects and craft supplies. Last week I packaged up some new stationery collateral for one of my favorite clothing designers, framed prints from the very talented Ah-yi [her newest prints make me so happy!], tinkered with my stationery designs and printed out some photographs [I need to start doing this on a weekly basis].
Right now I'm working on a little shoppe update for Thursday morning. I've been contemplating some big changes in the shoppe, so stay tuned. Oh, and while we're on the subject of white, I recently discovered Emma's Designblogg which is chalk full of white inspiration. Take a look at some of my favorite posts here and here. Other sites which make me want to become a photostylist or photographer: Sweet Paul + Con Poulos Photography [via Joyce].