I thought this might interesting; we all meet together here in cyberspace, where it's all ideas and feeling, etc, no real tactile, material connection . . . I believe we really can get to know each other, the real us is (I think) our ideas and feelings about things, but, how about if we fill-in a blank, how about if we give a tangible image of where we each actually are as we meet through the screen before us . . . perhaps having a mental picture of the actual material place where we each are as we meet cerebrally in the airwaves will enhance our companionship . . ?
My space, my desk, I like to have like a cockpit, everything close and within reach. and if you notice on the left-hand side of the photo, hanging on the outside of the bookcase, is a photo of my sweetheart, Pixie - and above her is one of my great treasures, a copy of a letter written by John Newton (Amazing Grace) on a page from the 1st edition of his memories.
My Blackberry isn't very user-friendly, at least not to me yet! haha. So I can't post an actual pic at this time. But thanks for the pic; I like the fact of the sweetheart photo, the Newton letter, and the bookcase; says a lot about you. My area is a shared area so I haven't personalized it much. Except my Bible and Concordance and a few personal notations are readily available.
. . . "a shared area" . . ? . . this photo (my desk area) is one corner of our, rather small, living room - for years my wife didn't like my desk in the living room, my shelves were miss-matched boards stretching from one odd crate to another, but now that we've got legitimate shelves she's ok with it.
I love your desk and your books.. I have a desk the big computer is on it that is slow as molasses.. lol but I have my laptop that I use in the living room if I can ever get a new desk and a place of my own I will take picture on put it on the hub. Great Idea.,.
Austin, Texas. Usually curled up on the couch with my iPad if I'm on the Forum or checking messages. Or, sitting at the table writing on the computer if I'm creating a hub. It's taken over my kitchen now.
There is no way I can top WryLilt's chicken suit! LOL. I wish I had a photo like that to share. Usually I am just sitting at the kitchen table with a rather large dog at my feet. He is one of those big dogs that likes to curl up in small places. Notice the grungy old tennis ball tucked under his leg. He keeps one with him at all times, just in case someone who is willing to throw it about a thousand times comes along.
Oh! That's my choice work place! Animals cuddling up to you to give company while you work, and waiting patiently to be scratched on the head or under the neck is the best medicine to a writer's block! I miss my dog and cat.
Kimberly, epigramman, Sunnie Day, homesteadbound, WD Curry 111,Simone, Rusticliving, Patty Inglish, AEvans, lone77star, etc, etc , everybody - c'mon, share with us an image of where you are when you come here and meet with us all.
sen.sush23 ~ honestly, the actual desktop is not very organized, the books are though . . . they're not arranged with any kind of marking system or by author or title, they are arranged by type of book (theology, ancient language aids, history, etc) and how I personally see the ideas progress from one book to the next - and I can tell you exactly what i have and exactly where it is. And in fact, the above original photo cuts off a good portion of the collection - I've added below a shot with a fully view.
And, I just noticed; in the original photo the little brown leather book on my desk is my favorite treasure - a copy of "The Memoirs Of The Rev. John Newton" that's over 200 years old.
Frankly, Mickey Sr. this is the kind of corner I would love to sit in and keep reading on- and would not mind missing all my meals, provided some cookies were close at hand. The idea of a 200 year old book at hand, is fabulous. I think I must come over and check out that corner.
..duhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....ain't it obvious that a redneck hillbilly from the frozen tundra of Canada would be sitting in the outhouse on his toy-let with his little frozen little bottom and malfunctioning laptop on low bat-ter -ree is suffering from constipation due to being exposed to the elements and spending too much time chasing those nakkid cyber chicks all across de universe of titilation and master charge but also finds time to dabble a little as a lousee poe-it called the EPIGRAMMAN. lake erie time 12:15 ontario canada with flashlight 'cos the damn bulb in my outhouse burnt out again.
It is obvious to me and I can may well share the chilly air and the moist smell of the lake (virtually). And I do not mind that we have to fight to charge both laptops from that single point, that malfunctions half the time! I really know you also keep a bottle of rum (or is it plain and simple crate of beer?) tucked somewhere here, and it is allowed to drink at work. I guess the other chicks will love to see you - hee, hee, - bare (ly) at work!
When writing hubs, I'm in my back office, with views of outside. It has a map of the world on the wall that faces me. Photos of my family on the dresser next to me and teacher/writing stuff behind me. A Monet print, which I've written about, is on the wall next to my desk for inspiration.
Right now my desk has a cup of Starbuck blonde coffee, a used $50 Macy's Clinique gift card, 2 harman/kardon soundsticks on either side of my computer, a Mac OS X, a little schoolhouse pencil holder, two writing tablets and a Renoir (Femme a la lettre) coaster which is part of a set that I bought at the Louvre.
At night I work in a corner of my dining room with the lights dimmed (the later, the dimmer) and the music on. The light from the TV in the other room is enough to keep my work corner feel cozy. (It's most often night when I'm working on here, or at least when I'm doing anything that takes more than a few minutes.) I move around during the day, but the little computer desk is pretty much home base. My business phones sleep at night. My tile coaster with white flowers on it is where my tan "Life is Good" coffee mug usually goes. The little Liberty Bell pencil sharpener has personal meaning for me.. When the sun is out I'm not usually on here (and if I am it's from my laptop elsewhere). (I know that working in the dark sounds, and looks, "lousy" too (), but I need the relaxing atmosphere at the end of the day.
Ah.. Here's the coffee mug. Now, THAT is how my work area usually looks.
Lisa, I guess those specs I can see in your profile pic, are actual. Ha, ha..just like me, you do great harm to your eyes by working in dim light with the strong computer lights on. But writers and book-worms are incorrigible, so I don't expect to change you. But it all sounds very relaxing and just right kind of ambiance to spark creativity. No wonder you sound so clear-headed in your Hubs.
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