Secret Life Of A Graphic Artist

Whenever I find a handmade shop that I love I just imagine them having this super posh life style while making pretty things in their pinterest perfect art studio.

I imagine their studio to have gorgeous hard wood floors with a light gray wall full of brightly colored art prints in nice clean white frames. I'd imagine their desk look sleek and modern with a bunch of drawers labeled and organized with all of their art supplies.

Umm, do you guys know what my "studio" is like?

Cause I'll tell ya.

Currently there are 1,000 shipping envelopes pressed up against our dining room table. If a guest comes over they have to sit indian style 5 feet in the air on top of the boxes. I just tell them its "Feng shui" and they usually go for it.

1,000 sheets of photo paper are nice and cozy next to our TV stand in the living room. It also doubles as a place that bub likes to drape his jackets into.

The bottom of our closet houses 2 giant bags full of sewn up plushes. Oh and the other 75 plushes? They're in our coat closet downstairs. Guests have to wear all article of clothing when coming over to our apartment, unless they would like me to put their jacket on top of my photo paper next to bub's coat.

A shoe rack from IKEA is being used for more ink, paper, and more shipping supplies. Oh and our shoes? Those are lined up nicely in our dining room.

My printer is placed on top of a filing cabinet.

Our wooden shelves are buckling under all the weight of my ink cartridges.

The ottoman in our living room is where I sit hunched over as I create all your packaging for the print you just ordered from me.


I get such anxiety when blogs ask me to show them a picture of my studio space. I'm all like "yeah weird thing um my camera just, i dont know, stopped taking pictures. It JUST happened like, today, I think it has to do with the autumnal equinox or something?" I then pray that they forget about it and move on. I also throw in some camera words to throw them off like "aperture" or "white balance".

So in order to stay sane (and positive) I've been collecting things that are currently in storage that will only make its grand appearance when I finally own a studio. A really kick ass studio with white walls and light gray furniture with bright yellow & mint accents everywhere.

It'll happen one day. One day I'll be able to give you a tour of my studio. One day I'll have a closet full of drawers that are JUST for art supplies. One day I'll be able to design, print & package all my art in one space. One day my guests won't have to sit on top of a 5' box of envelopes while eating dinner. One day our shoes will actually go in the shoe rack & we can use our closets for clothes again.

One day we'll own a home that I get to fill with an insane amount of memories.

One day my shelves will be painted with cute designs and not be buckling under the weight of ink cartridges

one day I can finally arrange all the prints I've been collecting instead of having them tucked away in a folder

One day I'll be able to tape shipping labels using this bad boy. Cause really, that shiz is baller.

One day I'll be able to make a cork board and have it be filled with more goals, and business cards from friends, and little knick knacks that never seem to have a home

One day I can add a pop of color into my office by making these awesome paper pom pom things. But I'll probably get super frustrated while making them and scrap the whole thing all together, but thats not the point.

what do you hope to achieve one day?