Do you have a place in your home where you create? It might be a spare bedroom, the family room or the kitchen table. What does your creative space look like?
Here is the room where I write. The room use to be the “formal” dining room, but, it seemed such a waste of a space to only use the room for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We eat family meals at the kitchen table instead. My desk is an old 1950’s formica table given to me by a friend, Mary, when we lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
On the right of the photograph is an old door that is tied to a rolling rack I bought from K-Mart when they closed their store in Pottstown, Pennsylvania last year. The door hides the view of the refrigerator, and gives me an extra wall for a bulletin board.
Marc Johns pink ice-cream cone encourages me, “You can do it!”
The glass case contains rocks from a creek on my friend Debbie’s forty acre property. She found them when she went for a walk and sent them to me over fifteen years ago. I have never taken them out of the case, or added other rocks to these. I love rocks.
The minion is from a McDonald’s happy meal display. I wanted the minion to remind me that funny sketches and created characters can become real.
Someone created a minion in their imagination and then it ended up as a toy in Mcdonald’s.
Behind me I have a chalkboard and a large drafting table. The front room of the house is where I paint — it use to be the formal living room. Why do we need so many places to sit in a house? There should be more rooms to create in and less rooms to sit in. And how you do any living in a room that you only sit in?
What treasures do you have in your work space? Objects that remind you of a friend? Books or pink encouraging ice-cream cones?
What to share
Please share photographs of your desk, or your studio. Please introduce yourself, and say what you like to create. And if you want to, tell us where you live and what you ate for breakfast.
1. A photograph of your creative space.
2. What is your name?
3. What do you like to create?
4. What did you eat for breakfast? If you are a cat, maybe you ate a mouse.
5. Where are you from? Like – South Africa, or France, or Sweden or Canada or the USA.
Please say hello to someone new in the comments.
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