This is the state of my desk now!
Lots of letters written, just waiting to be sent! Now I need to tidy up and go to a New Years thing; Happy New Years, everyone!
This is what my desk looks like right now. After a very busy semester of school (undergraduate thesis!), (which was also peppered with illness,) I’ve done some great organizing since Christmas. I’ve rearranged my work space to optimize on the physical space I have available to me, as well as put up some sweet shelves.
Throughout all this was the pile/bag of letters that I had yet to respond to. One is dated from September, unopened.
I am very sorry, my wonderful pen pals: I will be sending letters/post cards/drawings to everyone in my pile by tomorrow. I want to start the New Year off right.
Amazing package from my friend Amelia. She’s one of my old roommates from when I lived in Australia, and we share a great deep love for zines. This is an amazing haul, and I will reward myself when I’ve completed some thesis stuff by reading them.
Her letter is quite fantastic as well. It’s half a page saying how she doesn’t want to move out of the place where she’s living, and the last [half] sentence is
I guess it will mean an end to
That’s it. It’s not even signed. It also has marks where she dropped her chicken sandwich on it. It might be one of my favourite letters, because it is just so uniquely a letter.
I might scan it and post it (with her permission), who knows.
Redesigned work space!
Trying to start thesis right = making my home studio (/bedroom) a good working environment. The big white boards a foam core (aka poor man’s cork board): the goal is to cover/fill them with ideas, inspiration, sketches, works-in-progress, etc.
The bulletin board is for assorted notes, etc, and wonderful things I get in the mail from my awesome array of pen pals.
Also, my desk is crazy clean!
Seriously. It’s usually much worse.
Hey hey, lookit: some gems from you beauties!
(Still getting through my last haul of mail! Should all be out by this weekend; then I get to check my post box again!)
Yes, I have been MIA (Massively Introverted-ly Awesome) this summer.
Didn’t hear from me?
It’s nothing personal.
But it’s September now, and my reverse hibernation feels like it’s drawing to a close… I might start coming out of my cave more.
See you soon?
Sorry for the lack of letters: this will be changing.