Here's a little tour of my work space! I scored this industrial midcentury desk when we moved into this artist community - the art gallery next door was getting rid of it, and I was in the right place at the right time... so I decided to be one of those fancy people with TWO desks - best decision ever. I like that I can leave a project out for a few days and still have another workspace available for other tasks, heehee.
It's taken me a long time to find the right layout and storage for my needs, but this is by far the best set-up I've had so far - I feel like I've been way more productive. The biggest game changer: the dark grey drawer unit in the picture above (it's the ALEX unit from IKEA - I've always wanted one, and I finally got one with our tax return this year haha) the drawers are big enough to hold 11x17 prints in them! and they're shallow enough that I can store all my loose sketches without everything getting lost in a giant pile :)
Whenever I find small vintage suitcases or train cases like the ones above, I like to use them to store extra art supplies and sewing stuff. It kinda doubles as decor, kinda? I mean, some people might see it as clutter, but I like it. Anyway, at the moment I'm working on some new brooches for my etsy shop - hopefully I can have them up in the shop soon. Right now, the shop is empty and sad. I'm also working on something I'm calling "TinyArt Originals" for the next art show in my building. I'll give you a hint: it's going to be tiny :) hahaha.