The Odd (and Normal) Things that Decorate My Desk

Normal people have normal things on their desks. I have strange things on my desk.

1. Books—A dozen or so books and journals. The books are in Korean or about Korea(n). I have a couple novels for adults (The Help and Before I Go to Sleep) and workbooks for first graders. I’m still reading IQ84.
2. Monogram Stamp and Red Ink Seal? Stamp—A custom monogram stamp with my name on it that I use as a bookplate and an East Asian-style red stamp/seal.
3. Magic and Back-handed Compliment Tape—In other words, mt washi tape and other brands.
4. My Camera and Two Lenses
5. My Laptop—It is beastly. It is not a Mac (Macbook Pros are everywhere here), but an Alienware.
6. Wacom Tablet
7. Map of Seoul
8. Bookstand— It’s for propping up books. It’s currently holding a ruler, a hard drive, a Kindle, and a notepad—not books.
9. Hot Guy—My illustration doesn’t do him justice.
10. .3mm and.18mm Pens and Pencils
11. Flashlight for my Bike

Not pictured (because I forgot):
12. On the top shelf: negatives produced by my two analog cameras. I haven’t used the cameras in a while because I find film obnoxious. ♥ Instead, I use an iPhone app that simulates them. I don’t have a regular 35mm camera. I have a medium format camera and a crazy camera…and they are fun, but cause problems.
13. Box of Tiny Envelopes—I have a box of tiny faux-French envelopes for tiny letters that will probably get lost in the mail.
14. A Bottle of Water

*Illustration done on the iPad in Paper and with PS CS6.

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  • Reply Amy June 20, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Haha, Hot Guy. Siwon ftw.

  • Reply Vasili June 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I have one of those red stamp seals too; I should probably go find it. Your desk doesn’t have THAT many weird items.

    I love the picture that you drew in Paper.

  • Reply Kathleen June 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Ha! Great sketch! Especially the part with the hot guy. 😉

  • Reply Vera June 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Haha, I like all of those, and don’t really find it odd for you to have them. I have an assortment of things on my desk at home. I think, about the only things I didn’t have there were shoes and clothes, cause they’d take up too much space 😛

    Is this your desk at home or at work?

    P.S. The guy’s totally hot 😀

  • Reply Nat June 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Remember 17wings.net? I do!

    • Reply chantelle June 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Of course. It’s my old site. :)

  • Reply Sabrina June 24, 2012 at 12:17 am

    A flashlight for your bike?! I love your illustration!

  • Reply Liza June 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Nice desktop. 😛 I actually don’t have a *desk*, but I think I’m going to try to make one… Might be much more comfortable for me than using my bed to sit on when I use my laptop, haha. xD

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