Since my office/studio (or the second bedroom of our apartment) is pretty clean today, I decided to quickly photograph the space so you can get a peek into my work environment. I have always believed that the work space of a creative mind is vital to producing good design and art. While the tiny room is not perfect by any means and is a continual work in progress, it does give a glimpse into how I work and the things and people that inspire me on a daily basis.
Posting the above picture makes me realize how much stuff I collect (books, prints, illustrations, etc). The room is a little bit like the way my mind works – all over the place but also methodical, thoughtful and creative. Even though my little room is jam-packed, I promise everything has a very important purpose and place.
The pictures are also a good way to give you some great creative links for your Thanksgiving holiday!
Above is the new "clothesline" hanger I just built. It allows me to hang a lot of inspiring work and change it as frequently as I wish without poking a TON of holes in the wall.
From Left to Right:
- a letterpress print that we got at the DIY Trunkshow last weekend from Starshaped Press.
- a letterpress print from Hamilton Wood Type Museum. Words cannot express how cool this museum, working press and Jim Moran, the main printer on site, are. Also, if you haven't seen the movie, Typeface, about Hamilton you should check it out.
- a letterpress print I did at the Center for Book and Paper Arts.
- a linoleum cut from We Are Blockheads (featured yesterday)
- a letterpress print by Peter Fraterdeus from Slow Print
Above Front to Back:
- a custom collage by my cousin and spectacular mixed-media artist, William Goodman, of Enhanced Mixture. This was his wedding present to Reid and me. I was beyond thrilled to receive it, and love keeping up with all of the new work that William is doing!
- a piece from Lynne Gelfman. This is another wedding present from the artist and her family. We felt so honored to receive such a beautiful piece from her collection. The depth of texture and the emotion that comes from it is monumental. I cannot wait to someday have a nice big wall to really showcase it on.