Thursday, June 11, 2015

Studio Tour

After six months of traveling and setting up my laptop on people's dining tables and coffee tables, I'm absurdly excited to have my own art station once again. Even though my "studio" is just a corner of my bedroom, (my husband took this photo while kneeling on our bed) I'm still going to go over every inch of it with you BECAUSE I FINALLY HAVE A STUDIO AGAIN YOU GUYS! *happy dance*

Behold the glory of my standing desk!

This standing desk is just a cheap desk from IKEA with extra-long legs. The monitor is propped up on a stand and some books. When my legs get tired, I use the bar stool. (If you're interested in setting up your own standing desk, buying a tall chair is much cheaper than buying an adjustable-height desk.)

This print is kind of a long story. I post my illustrations on the website Storybird so that children and teens can use them to write books. (For more info about Storybird, see this 2014 blog post.) The staff at Storybird particularly liked this illustration because it expresses imagination and creativity, so last year they licensed it for a print and sent it out to people as a Christmas gift.

The painting on the wall is an original oil by my friend Inkyung Lee. It depicts a corner of San Francisco, one of the best cities in the world. This is one of my most prized possessions.

On the dresser I have some of my recent books.

In the shelf are some of my favorite reference books. Color and Light and Imaginative Realism by James Gurney are really, really good.

More of my favorite books. Yes, I own a book written by William Shatner. And yes, that does make me awesome.

This deer was a gift from the chief of a Maori tribe in New Zealand. Not really. I got it on a post-holiday sale at Kohl's. I just really like deer things.

The walls are a little sparse at the moment, but I'll probably start taping things to them soon. I have a tendency to do that.

Thanks for indulging me on what was surely an underwhelming studio tour!


  1. Hahahahaa you totally had me going with that Maori story!

  2. Gorgeous office, I love the natural light! Could you please tell me more about the desk? Did IKEA sell the extra long legs separately? What was the name of the desk? Great idea!!


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