Here's what he had to say about this challenge:
So many times when we are presented with images of artist studios, they are pristine -- almost as if nothing goes on in the space. This is often true in books, magazines, blogs, and Facebook. The reality is, of course, that during the process of creating, the mess multiplies faster than the matheletes at the International Mathematical Olympiad (and there really is such a thing)!
Let's go behind the curtain, throw any feelings of shame out the window, and show the world the underside of art and craft. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
Never one to back down from a dare, I'm participating. Here it is!
Please note that I have several pairs of reading glasses (of various strengths) and that my three OTT lights (two battery powered purchased during that-bitch-Hurricane Irene) are covered with ink splatter.