I’ve been thinking this week about work – about where we work and how we work.
With this rolling about in my brain, I happened upon another lovely post over at Bliss In Images – about our creative spaces.
I have worked in a lot of different spaces.
When I was writing Mostly Happy, I worked:
Things have shifted again and as I work on Sanctuary (yes that is the working title of the NIP)
I find myself building creative sanctuaries for myself in the shakey-shack on the Bay.
I don’t have much dough right now and I don’t have a room of my own – though there is one in progress…
I think that these might be the only things I NEED. The rest is gravy.
I was given a lovely gift, this summer. A trailer to write in. A new friend from down the lane heard that I was looking for a trailer and said, “I have one I’d like to get rid of. Come and take a look. You can have it if you want.”
Not only did he give me the trailer – he also delivered it and helped us get it set and level. What a huge act of generosity!
And… I love it.
I worked in the trailer during the 3day Novel Contest in Sept.
Then, I purposely told myself that I must turn my focus back to the NIP and leave the trailer to settle itself for the winter. In the spring, I shall make it my own beautiful writing/dreaming studio. I have all winter to dream on it.
For now, My lovely raggedy-man and I share the big wooden work table that fills our living room … and …I am working in the lower bunk in the bedroom. I have made it into a little office – with my lap desk and a bulletin board. I love it, actually. It is warm and downright cozy bananas. I rise up, start the coffee and light the fire. Once the fire is set to burn for a while, I take my coffee and head to the bunk. I have a lamp beside me on the dresser. I have candles and incense and a wee desk altar — some rocks and a shell, a tiny beautiful silver shell (gift from a friend) and a small fierce rune-casting woman I’ve been carrying with me since…the beginnings. She stands, beside the shell within a shell on a heart shaped rock. Casting.
It’s a good place to work.
A bunk of my own.
Have you claimed a space to do your creating/dreaming/working in?
What do you really NEED to work and what fills you with joy?
Let loose your imagination and tell me about your DREAM SPACE.
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