My writerly pals and I are Spring-cleaning our work space (Mercy, that was a ton of dust!) and sharing results of our labors in the Creation Station Blog Hop.
I hope you’ll find ideas, inspiration, and maybe some chuckles with a peek at my writerly nest. Did I mention there's a short video tour, too?
Would love to have you visit the awesome bloggers listed at the end of this post, who also invite you into their workspace. So, click on over. Hey, we’ll even serve y’all up some virtual sweet tea and treats while you visit and find ideas.
If a train station is where the train stops, what's a work station?
Welcome to my Creation Station—the place for my writerly and creative pursuits. When telecommuting in the private sector in a former life, I repurposed a small bedroom as an office. Kept it intact when I turned to blogging and writing children's books.
An L-shaped desk holding a computer, printer, and other essentials anchors my office. In addition to traditional bookcases and file cabinets, a vintage maple hutch from the 1960s serves as display and storage unit for photos, office supplies and school visit material. Love that eclectic mix of old, new, and tech.
With its east-facing windows, my Creation Station is also filled with light throughout the day. Keeps me from snoozing, and plants love it.
Don’t be shy! Come on in and look around. Make yourself comfy.
Please start your visit with this 60-second video tour.
Thank you paper clips, for being like staples that can't commit.
JM calls me an Apple Apostle. Yep. Unashamedly adore all Apple products, down to my iPad, iPhone and little Shuffle for the gym.
Did you notice the dual-screen display monitors in the video?
My MacBook is connected to a huge secondary screen and Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. That makes it easy-peasy to tackle complex layout and graphic designs. Best, I have the convenience of mobility by just unplugging the laptop to take anywhere.
I can’t work in a quiet space, can you? I need gentle background sound. Nothing distracting. A Bluetooth speaker fits the bill by streaming relaxing film scores without vocals...but definitely not elevator music -:D.
Coffice: a café that a customer uses as a place in which to conduct business.
Your Creation Station can be anywhere. Unless on the road, I usually don’t work at Starbuck’s. BUT I power up the laptop on a road trip or at the kitchen table, when I need a change of pace.
On my to-do list: meet a group of authors at a coffee shop for conversation and idea exchange. Join me?
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
My Creation Staton is a time capsule of happy memories. It started with Mama giving me a Star Trek action figure that morphed into a collection of playthings that bring pure joy whenever I see them.
Then there's my ‘art.’ A 6-inch rubber version of Rodin’s “The Kiss.” Framed prints from art exhibits. Old-Timey photos taken by my great-grandfathers, who were photographers in Minnesota and Washington during the turn of the 20th century.
You’ll also find a few well-behaved plants that don’t mind neglect or my talking to them. And the quilted wall hangings I made encourage me to keep creative juices flowing.
Office, Sweet Home Office
Stages of working from home:
Working from home gets lonely, especially for this extrovert. There are many days when I crave human contact.
Though I stay connected with people in cyberspace all day, I relish my in-person time with family and friends. Okay, true confessions: I flex my hours during the day to squeeze in exercising or grabbing a cuppa with pals. Oh, and twist my arm for a $5 Tuesday afternoon cinema treat with my Matinee Movie Mavens buddies.
I also keep connected with life from windows overlooking my neighborhood, despite moments when I’m so into writing that I don’t even hear the doorbell.
I can see what’s going on outside in all kinds of weather. Winter is most fun, watching sledders and drivers maneuver the big hill during our infrequent southern snows. No worries. They stay safe, and I watch to be sure.
I love having you visit my writerly space! Thanks a ton for stopping by.
What do you enjoy most about your work space or home place when it comes to writing or reading? Please let us know in the comment section.
And if you want to join the Station Creation Blog Hop, just post your family-friendly link in the comment section, and we'll give you some blog loving in return.
_More inspiration for your Creation Station......
Please visit these #Gr8blogs to find more inspiration for your writing or reading spots.
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K. Lamb, Author
Leigh Shearin, Writer
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