"I used to think that having a very small workspace or work surface area was a disadvantage, but overtime I learned to adapt to it and I've figured that it forces me to plan my priorities for the day and on what to focus on as I cannot afford to have too many things on my desk at once.
I like how I regularly have my laptop on one side, usually linked to speakers playing my favourite songs and then on my right I am able to carry out painting or journaling while still keeping an eye on incoming email and updates. You can spot my essential stationery on the right side of my desk which I keep in a large open storage unit for easy reach.
One of my favourite desk features is my little pet shrimp on the left behind my laptop. Whenever my eyes need a break from my screens, I just watch them swim around. The sand and shells in their small home remind me of the beach and the sea.
I keep my notebooks and sketchbooks in the storage unit to my right, so whether I need to plan tasks, journal, or create something, they are always within an arm's reach. Currently, I can fit four Mossery books snuggly in this space.
Without a good desk system, it would be hard to plan my day-to-day schedule, so I make sure to keep my desk as tidy and mess-free as possible while updating the layout occasionally to fit my daily routine. This allows me to accomplish my tasks more effectively and to create with minimal interruption and distractions." — @elliholi
🕰 Workspaces play an important role in creativity and productivity. As part of our Sparking Creativity theme this month, we asked a few creatives to share their spaces and how it enables them to create.
✏️ Sometimes we encounter something and feel driven to translate that inspiration into a sketch or a piece of writing. Sometimes, inspiration comes from within us—undefinable, until we give it a form. This September, join us as we spark creativity within ourselves and others.