This morning, I was reading my friend Lisa's blog Writing in the Buff. Lisa wrote a great post about preparing to write ... and getting your space just the way you like it before you sit down to get going.
I looked around my messy creative room and thought, okay, I can do better than this. So I got out my camera and took a few "before" pictures. Then I cleaned and organized for about an hour, and took some "after" photos. I also put some mementos on the desk that help to motivate me. This was not a major renovation or redo, it is really just a way to show you where I work, and how much more pleasant it is when it is tidy.
Lisa talks about how she uses candles and "muses". I don't know too much about "muses", but I think that Emily might just be one.
These are special to me, and are now sitting on top of the computer tower. Cary gave me the angel and the cross. I bought the ME "K" years ago. K for Kathy, you know!
I cleaned all the stuff off of the table. Now I can sit down and make cards there, if I can ever settle down to do that. Even so, it makes me happy to have the clutter removed. Plus, now I get a better view of the ME quilt that Patty made for me.
I straightened up this little entryway, and this is also another view of the cleaned up table.
Now, maybe I can get to work and do some actual writing of stories. Or, maybe now that the room is cleaner I can sew some more. Or, maybe I'll just think of some more pictures that I can take on another day. For tonight, I am done with this room though. I am going to go back to the couch and read my book.
God bless ....