I really enjoyed having a look at all of your desks and seeing what projects you’ve got on the go, are hiding (!) because they’re not quite ready, or the lil bits (as I like to call ’em in my work!) that you’re experimenting with. You’re all really talented (yes, you are) and I felt a tad performance-challenged, being a writer and not really a craft-er (yet!), and then I got all inspired...and wrote a lil poem about WOYWW that I’d like to share with you now:
A Blog Sensation
It’s Wednesday, and so I sit at the screen and
desk-hop around the world, sharing creativity,
inspiration and accomplishment. I click and
arrive at people’s posts, have a nose and notice:
reams of paper, all different sizes, spilling off
shelves or stacked high in baskets and crates,
bright colours championing spontaneity while
sepia tones celebrate feats and days gone by;
pens and markers dripping ink, stamp sets too;
sentiments kind and wishful but thankfully
not too sentimental (!); also many fabrics, with
stitches like bows pulling it all together;
a printer’s block made anew, compartments
filled with knick-knacks and novelties;
a tawny owl, button eyes warm with wisdom
and textured plumage deep with flight;
then there’s all the blogs I didn’t get to see,
some asking questions, others offering advice,
but always, always sharing – so pull up a chair today
and join us at What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
A couple of you asked to see more of my scriptorium (or writing room, but I do like to be a bit flash every now and then!), so here are the Before snaps when it was just a junk-filled cupboard-under-the-stairs:
Here’s the After pics, when it was all fresh and pristine, and really rather boring! As you can see, I was still technologically-challenged with an ancient desktop computer...
I couldn’t take a Before shot of this angle, as I couldn’t get into the cupboard for all the junk in the way!
...and then the behemoth exploded! So I had no choice but to finally get ‘with it’ a la laptop, and here is my scriptorium today, with pulled-back views so you can see the space properly:
Yes, you can still see a red coat (a different one to in the After shots, though!), and your eyes are not deceiving you - that is a mannequin in a red dress, hiding behind the coat! Red is obviously my favourite colour, but the mannequin is there to inspire me for Novel Number Two, which is based around a dressmaker...
You can just see a sign on the ceiling, on a cloudy blue paper - it's for those moments when I sign, struggling, and sit back and raise my eyes to the heavens!
To spur me on, it says:
'Your imagination is your limitation.'
As to what’s actually on my desk this Wednesday...well, it’s the same as last week, I’m afraid! You know how it feels when Life and its Daily Drudgeries interrupt your creative vibe? Well, that's exactly what’s happened to me this past week...oops. Next week, though, I’m on holiday from work and hope to work on the final 2 poems in my sequence, so come back for WOYWW 145 to see if I’ve managed to get on with it!
Hope your week has been a good one – thanks for popping by the Pen Pot, and I’ll see you over at your desks in the next few days:0)