Step 2: Details, Details
I was always misplacing my glasses, and I find I can't get anything done without them. I now use one of my mannequin heads (that I painted myself, and use as a photo prop for the jewelry I create) as a glasses holder. The hat not only enables me to stack multiple pairs on the display, but it was also a sentimental gift from a designer friend of mine, April Cornell. April manages to blend being a terrific person, artist, designer, mother, grand-mother, humanitarian, and cook all into one.
My secret file:
Good place to throw all the loose papers,un-filed receipts, your cookie stash, etc if someone wants to drop by to see your studio or pick up a piece that they've purchased.
My oldest daughter is Air Force Reserves, and I'm so proud of her. It makes my heart swell with pride when I see this sticker.
I have plants on the window ledge. The cat grass is real, the orchids are plastic. Translation: I have the knowledge and potential to have a green thumb, but not necessarily the time. My cats however prefer to eat real plants rather than plastic ones.
My "mess table" was actually the "art table" for my kids when they were toddlers. It has a paint smears from their art projects, mingled with my own, plus and artist signature on the underside of the table that my daughter put there when she was younger that she probably thought I would never notice.