I couldn't take the mess on my table any longer ... time to tidy up! Yay! I can actually SEE my table! Everything is in it's place. Now, how long can I keep it this way? Good question...
I made these photos a bit larger than my usual photo size, and you can see them large if you want to click on them.
99% of my work time in this space is at night, so I've got to have lots of task lights on my desk. I like little lamps that I can move around and position just right over whatever I'm working on. It's also good to have a spare lamp on hand in case we have a baby chick that is in need of some extra warmth. I've been known to share my table with a baby chick on occasion.
As you can see, I love little drawer storage bins. They work so perfectly for so many things...and I have a LOT of things! As an illustrator/stamper/painter, I have all KINDS of marking/drawing/coloring implements. They all fit nicely in small organized drawers.
Every time I post a "clean" photo of my desk, I get asked about the container I use to house my colored pencils on my desk. Sorry, this is not an item you will find in retail shops -- not for sale, anyway. It is a display rack I picked up many years ago, but I don't know what it was specifically designed for. Maybe as a point-of-purchase display case for pens? Anyway, I wish I had two! It's PERFECT.
Tidying up my space always makes me happy... See the brown basket on top of the wooden 6-drawer unit? Cards from fellow stampers. Treasures, each and every one!