behind the scenes: studio

A few months ago, I asked for some last minute help packing and proofing day-of details for a fun wedding.  My friend Larissa came to the studio to lend a hand, and took a few photos of the behind the scenes.  I always love taking a look at Larissa's photos in general, so it was a really cool treat for me to see my workspace through her eyes.

a leftover valentine/notes to self.   // hello, bird. studio tour.

a leftover valentine/notes to self.   // hello, bird. studio tour.

Each escort card had a hand illustrated lightning bolt, and I made this template to keep everything lined up consistently. That little square plate saves my desk from a lot of ink spills.   // hello, bird. studio tour.

Each escort card had a hand illustrated lightning bolt, and I made this template to keep everything lined up consistently. That little square plate saves my desk from a lot of ink spills.   // hello, bird. studio tour.

My workspace changes pretty frequently as each project's pieces take over most surfaces to dry.  It makes the pieces that stick around even more special, and I love that Larissa grabbed some of my favorite little nooks.  On the left, I've got a pretty large amethyst I uncovered at a friend's gem-panning party!  There's also a white sculpture [partially seen] that's an early work from a local artist - Bethany Rusen. The sculpture was a gift from a friend that went to graduate school with Bethany, and I love that we ended up in the same city together. Funny how the world works sometimes.

a few of my favorite things: amethyst I uncovered at a friend's gem-panning party; geometric vase = favor from a friend's baby shower; friendly lion cookie jar from anthro years ago; white sculpture (early work of Bethany Rusen); 2 of my favorite candlestick holders // hello, bird. studio tour. 

a few of my favorite things: amethyst I uncovered at a friend's gem-panning party; geometric vase = favor from a friend's baby shower; friendly lion cookie jar from anthro years ago; white sculpture (early work of Bethany Rusen); 2 of my favorite candlestick holders // hello, bird. studio tour. 

I like to tape little fun things to the wall in my workspace, usually alongside summary lists for outstanding orders.  I use these lists as my packing guide to make sure everything is accounted for before the pretty details head to their party or new home. 

supplies scattered in pretty piles; photos, scraps + little parts of proofs; i love the dancing cake illustrated by my friend liz a few years ago.  // hello, bird. studio tour.

supplies scattered in pretty piles; photos, scraps + little parts of proofs; i love the dancing cake illustrated by my friend liz a few years ago.  // hello, bird. studio tour.

Scratch paper is my favorite. // Escort cards drying just below the desk.  //  // hello, bird. studio tour.

Scratch paper is my favorite. // Escort cards drying just below the desk.  //  // hello, bird. studio tour.

This is one of my favorite photos that Larissa took. // selecting the best stickers for the hangover kits - a very cool welcome bag addition.   // hello, bird. studio tour.

This is one of my favorite photos that Larissa took. // selecting the best stickers for the hangover kits - a very cool welcome bag addition.   // hello, bird. studio tour.

on my desk  // hello, bird. studio tour.

on my desk  // hello, bird. studio tour.

I love that Larissa was able to capture some of my hands moving around, and the tiny permanent things that keep me company in my workspace.   Since the projects change so frequently, it's really cool to have some of the process of a single project captured.  

 All photos in this post are courtesy of Larissa Gaul. 

 Thanks again, Larissa! It was a pleasure having you in the studio- looking forward to a repeat.