I thought I would talk about our creative space this week. Whether it’s our quiet corner or entire home, we all need a space where we can create our work.
A cook will thrive in their kitchen. A woodworker may have their workroom or outdoor shed. The knitter may carry their materials in a bag or case and only need the couch corner. As a writer, I spend my time with my computer and desks.
Yes, desks. I have two that are kitty-cornered to each other. One faces my inspiration wall. The wall with photos I’ve taken and a large print I found at the Mall. You might even see my slinkys on the shelves, along with my bowl of stones and crystals.
My other desk faces out our front bedroom window. It allows full afternoon sunlight in and is where I stare outside daydreaming. I have a few items I love, too. Some just for their look–like my pottery bowls. No, I didn’t make these; a local artist did and they just grabbed my attention. No, I didn’t find the shells on the beach. I bought them at the craft store…just because.
I need my area clutter-free. I have drawers filled with papers and stuff…oh those folders on the wall contain different notes and papers, too. But, when I’m working I normally have my computer files open on screen and bounce back and forth between them all.
If you’re curious, that gorilla is something I’m attempting to sketch. I remember doing a piece of artwork back in high school using different mediums with monkeys as my theme. Silly me, I threw it and other pieces away.
Some of you may remember these pictures from my facebook, but since then I’ve rearranged the set up. I do that a lot…rearrange my stuff. Every time I do, I find something new; something I had forgotten.
So, what’s your creative space like? You do have one, right?