Friday, May 15, 2009

A place for me



I'm looking to set up an area in my house for my drawing table, pictures, inspiration board, and art supplies. I have a beautiful old teacher's desk that Jeanette gave me a few years ago, and I'd like to put it to use for my work. It's rough and curved and well used, but it's perfect for me. The only thing I need to do is figure out where to put it. I know I'd like to have it in a windowed area, if possible, because I often like to gaze outside and be hit by inspiration.

So now the question is, where? Pete has offered to let me set up my area in his music room, but I just about finished decorating that for him, and would hate to take away his space. There's also our goofy storage room that's right off the living room, but it's drafty, sloped, and has no lighting besides that which comes through the windows. I could set up in our bedroom upstairs, but then I'm away from the activity downstairs, which I prefer to be around. Then there's the sweet spot in the dining room in front of the wall of windows (see above) that I would love to set up shop in front of. But I'm not sure if it'll crowd the room too much and I'll have to move my stuff around too.

Hmmm....

4 comments:

Char said...

my desk is right in front of a large picture window so I totally understand.

avant garde said...

i think you need to be there, in front of those windows, no question. for a while my son and i lived in a cute little cottage (it was actually pink which was cute) and i had my drawing table and cart with all my supplies set up right in the living room. i didn't care because i knew i'd be lost without the use of it and it provided a space for my son to get creative, which he is now :)

Georgia B. said...

is that your yard???? such a pretty view!

i so want a room like this—a place for me to create, brainstorm, dream, be, do...

{sigh}

Chris said...

I agree. I know it's my dining room, but I think there's still enough room there to set up a little table for drawing.

Yeah, Georgia, it's my backyard, and just a small portion of the backyard, too! I'm dreading all this rain because I just mowed it all on Tuesday and it took me 2 hrs 15 min.! But it's nice :)