Studio Tour: Writing Desk
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
I’ve been meaning to give you guys a little tour of my “studio” (aka apartment) for a while, and I decided today was the day to start. As you can see, I have a lot of shelves and paintings and plushies and action figures and oddities to show off.
Today’s bit of show-and-tell is an item you’ve seen a ton of if you follow my blog or my Etsy shop, the antique writing desk I use as the backdrop for all my photos. It’s quite compact and I’ve had it for 20 years now, through a number of moves, and now it’s finally found a bright spot between the window and the lamp, where it can get nice photos. To the right you can see my big plush dog, Neville, who is incredibly cuddly but I kept kicking out of bed (literally) and so got banished to guard some of my finished artwork.
Below, there’s a nice big close-up of the desk with the top down, which will be even more familiar.
You can see the green leather blotter that’s attached to the wood and makes such a great backdrop for white cards and various artworks. There’s a pair of holes that were drilled in the top at one time, I think perhaps for different suspension hardware, which I always take out with Photoshop because I find them kind of distracting. Secret flaws, hah.
I’ve got my fancy quill pen in its blue glass holder along with the photogenic bottle of blank ink, with some random papers behind it including all the Playbills for everything I’ve seen on Broadway (which isn’t many). There’s mostly random papers hiding in the desk like blank envelopes and a few extra cards, and you can see my hand-crocheted squid & octopus next to my pink plush squid from Japan. There’s even a little “present” made of a Moo card box with a bow on it that I use for photographing gift tags.
On top of the desk there’s a Halloween card a friend sent me ages ago, the pink kitty “stapler” from Japan (they like pink there idk), a Harry Potter cup of pens, a brass statue of Ganesha, my Winnie the Pooh nightlight, an orange Ikea pentapus, a mini-book on The Art of Love Letters, and a plush of May dressed as a Totoro, because cute.
Is there anything you see that I haven’t identified and you’re curious about? What do you have in your desk?
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