One of the quirks of living in Japan is that furniture is just a touch smaller than I’m used to. This table is 2 or 3 cm shorter in all dimensions than the student drafting table I was using back in the States. Until I really get used to it, I expect I’ll keep knocking things off it. I learned quickly to be careful with anything liquid or sticky. Or sharp. On the plus side, it’s built like a rock. I also hope to be able to add a lamp to the mix one day.
Space is pretty vital over here, which is why everything is piled on top of one another. Rooms are measured in tatami mats (about 34 x 70 in). An average room like this is 6 mats. I began using one of the tables to flip through my piles and piles of paper, but that didn’t work out. The paper has a tendency to spread and fill any semi-available space. I’ve tried to control this entropy, but it’s pretty futile. br>
Here’s the business nook. I try to keep my business and promotion work separate from where I do my art. The idea is to prevent distractions. Occasionally it works.
The computer is one of those newfangled intel-powered iMacs. Love it. It’s great to watch movies on. At night. After work. It does keep the music playing all day – something I find essential to doing any kind of art.