Sometimes I see blog posts with ultra neat and organized artists desks. They leave me wondering, these desks. My workplace looks so much different. I love neatness and I do a good deal of home keeping. In fact, I like it when our rooms are as organised as Ikea show rooms. Neatness creates space and space is the best furniture. But when it comes to my studio, well that is a place where I and my daughter work. And work means creating and creating demands concentration; a focus on one thing which can be a drawing, a text or framing. It demands a single role: me as an artist, not me as a home-keeper. Studio keeping comes after the work is done (although there are basic rules like never leave an unfinished cookie in your studio, or do not store your quality pencils on the ground). So, a neat desk for me? Certainly, but only for a brief period after a good clean.