Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It Ain't All About Crafting

I came across a blog yesterday dedicated to pulp and vintage noir and it made me think. I've got plenty of other loves and obsessions that I rarely discuss here 'cause I figured the blog should mainly be about crafting. But, to keep things interesting, I think I'm gonna start featuring other tidbits - after all it's my blog and I can do as I wish!

So, today I thought I'd show you my office area - the place I'm usually found when not busily making items.

It's just a little desk sandwiched between two large bookshelves overflowing with books (my first and other love). My poor desk is in desperate need of refinishing since it's older than I am and is one of the few cherished possessions I nabbed away from my parents when I first left home. It's quite literally been with me forever and even though it's small and damaged and old-fashioned and totally impractical, I can't imagine parting with it.

My favorite part of my "office" is my artwork.

I have a mad fascination with pulp cover art and mid-century romance comics so I simply framed up some of my favorite postcards. They tie-in the books that surround my desk and add color to the plain wall. Cheap and easy! I often absent-mindedly stare at them as I work and I always find myself inspired by their style and bold colors.

The latest addition to my area is the little hand drawn piece that sits on my desk.

It's a piece by Mike White that The Doomed got for me at the Miami Comic Con a couple months ago. I thinks it's ADORABLE and it always makes me smile. You can check out more of Mike's great comics at amityblamity.blogspot.com.

I hope you enjoyed this little departure from crafting and already have more posts planned for other topics. For now, though, time for me to get back to the crafting!

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  1. Nice collection! Love the wall color too.

  2. Thanks, Sarah! That paint color was a bit of a battle with The Doomed ("It's too bright!") but I'm glad I won out. :)

  3. i LOVE this blog. I too had been debating whether to add more personal moments to my blog and finding that balance makes the blog a lot more enjoyable to write. I also have a crafting table that my parents gave me. It's long , thin and not enough space but I love it. Thanks for sharing your space. I have a blog spot lighting creative spaces. Check it out sometime.

  4. Right? It's hard coming up with nothing but crafty subjects to discuss! I mean, I obviously spend a lot of my time crafting, but it's not ALL I do. Or enjoy. So I'm glad this post is getting positive feedback - means I can keep doing them!

    Thank so much for commenting and I'll definitely be checking your blog out soon!