A Behind the Scenes Look at my New Art Studio

As someone who's spent almost all of the last several years working from his bed or couch, I can't tell you how liberating it is to finally have a devoted workspace where I can draw and write without distraction. Well, other than my son tugging at my pants, but still. My office now makes me feel like a fine-tuned productivity machine.

As I've mentioned in previous posts and my blog's sidebar, I write for various other clients and am also an illustrator. Oh, and did I mention that I'm a full-time dad? Yes? Well, I am. My point here is that I am a very busy guy nowadays, and my old habits just simply wouldn't work anymore. 

I had a lot of problems to solve: I needed to organize my art supplies, while keeping them out of the kiddo's reach. I had to manage my time better (still working on that) and keep better track of my jobs. I had to cut the clutter, both literally and visually. It needed to be a great workspace for my wife as well. I also needed to make my workspace as efficient as possible so that I had no excuse to get up, other than to play with my patient son in a different room. Most of all, it had to look awesome and inspire me to create some creative creativity.

I'm happy to say that I've accomplished all of those things, and actually look forward to working in my office 98% of the time. I even found a way to keep my little buddy entertained while I toil away! 

To see how I did all of those things, I invite you to take a look at my new blog post on organizing the office over at the Tuesday Morning blog, where I'm now an official contributor. Wooh! I'm really proud of our new office and hope that it will inspire you to make your own workspace a little more fun. 

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