I do have a few work spaces around the house:
- I've a space outside where I paint
- A space inside where I cut stencils and do a bit of painting too
- Then there is my office where I study, file stuff, do design work, get a bit arty, blog, work from home and do other things that aren't all that exciting to share
Here are some of the things I did to give my workspace a fresh new look:
- I took everything off the desk, filing cabinet and bookcase and gave the surfaces a good wipe down.
- Added some plants to the space to give some life and greenery.
- Bought some new artwork to hang on the wall. If you cant afford an original piece Officeworks has some canvas prints and wall art that may just be the thing.
- Placed odds and sods that looked messy on the bookcase shelf into black fabric covered boxes.
- Sorted out my pencils, pens and markers. I simply had way to may in the container on my desk, they were spilling out everywhere.
- A portable speaker in which to play music from my phone through and a mobile phone stand. This stand came from Korea but Officeworks has a selection to choose from - I almost bought another one whilst I was in the store.
- Paint brushes by J.Burrows - as an artist I love having paint brushes on hand. I really like using these brushes when using watercolour.
- Comsol cable to connect my laptop to a second screen. This is incredibly handy when studying and reading journal articles online and researching.
- Black wire document trays. Yes, I've a thing for black accessories in the office space, black accessories gives the space depth and adds a bit of drama without being too in your face. These I've earmarked for things to be dealt with, filed and passed on.
- A wooden picture frame that I've used to frame a piece of wrapping paper featuring vintage style illustrations of rabbits, I just adore it.
- A nice big clock, why? Yes, I know there is a clock on my computer screen and on my phone, but there is something about not just keeping track of time but the tick toc sound that a clock makes that I'm a fan of.
- J.Burrows display folders, which I'm now using to present my design and art portfolios in.