Friday, June 29, 2012

MY WRITING SPACE

Today, I, and other Carina Press authors were challenged by fellow Carina Press author David Bridger to show a pic of ourselves at work in our office, or in our favorite place to work.  Sounded like fun, and of course, an excuse not to write.  I write here in my office, at Starbucks and in a comfy chair in my mom's room.  Lately, a friend who went back to school has been coming over to do her homework so we end up in the livingroom.  Have laptop/netbook, will travel!

We converted our family room into office space.  With no children at home, our living room serves as a very lived in room and my mother has a studio set up in the master bedroom which just leaves 2 very small bedrooms.  One for us and the other a cozy TV room/craft room (my stash of yarn!).  The family room works nice and if there isn't stuff piled in front of it, there is a fireplace for cool winter days or nights.  I used a roll top desk and hutches to form a wall blocking the kitchen and bookcases to make a "hallway".  The other entrance is partially blocked by a hutch which if I suck it in, is my entrance/exit.  Hubby uses the kitchen "hall entrance".

I love my office.  Before my mother came to live with us, I had the masterbedroom as my office as I also ran a home business.  This room serves us very nicely.  The walls and ceiling are 4 shades of blue which I love.  I surround myself with my books, and all my "pretties" and always have music of some sort playing and candles as well. A high up window has cystals and dream catchers and Native American is sort of the theme in my office along with my collection of cat statues and photos of my family. At the moment, it's also shared by more than few webs and dust bunnies....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I usually end up sharing it with my animals who have to be with me. Out of 5 cats, there are usually 3-4 somewhere in the room. I have to reserve space on all flat surfaces and even one drawer for cat beds or else there are some unhappy felines.  Sometimes a cat bed and a fleece on my main writing desk!  Below is Snowy.  In his defense, he is a huge cat.  Nearly 3 feet in length stretched out, not including tail.  He is about 2-3 lbs too heavy.  And he is going to get a lion cut as he's getting too old to groom his fur and he and I fight like cats and dogs when I decide the mats have to go.

My pups sleep on bedding under the desk at my feet. Especially at night as I am a night writer.  Snowy claims the round bed if he wants.  At 2.5 times the weight of the pups, he wins....  Moments ago, the pup on the yellow blanket was curled up in the bed.

And this blog on my writing space would not be complete without a picture of my office-mate and husband.  Yes, he has just a corner of this room that used to be ALL mine.  One of these days we'll get him a  nice desk instead of a table.  He gave up the small bedroom office so we could have a cozy TV room.  What a guy!

5 comments:

  1. Wow, Susan! What a fantastic workspace you and your husband and your family of animals share. It has a character all of its own. :)

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  2. Great use of space and I love the shades of blue. It's the pets though, that really make me smile.

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    1. lols Cindy, on the pets. They make it but sometimes they drive me nuts! As I type I have Molly side me on my desk, Snowy on the floor, and the pups at my feet! There's something to be said for having an office with a door! Not that any animal here would stand for that! Tried that once and had two cats tear out all the booksigning posters along the hall way. One by one, pulling the thumbtacks out until I opened the door... No, my animals are NOT spoiled....

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    2. Opps, Coco is behind me on the corner desk. I got the evil eye as though he knew I forgot about him...

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  3. Are those your cats? They're so cute. :) Anyway, your writing space looks fantastic. And it's even resided by your adorable feline friends. Would be so eager to read more of your write-ups.

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