(my work space)
(always on hand: coffee in my favourite mug)
(my view outside)
(my view if i sit on the kitchen side of the table)
i'm always interested in creative workspaces, especially of people who work/craft from home. of course, it depends a lot on the kind of work you do, but i am inspired by people carving out craft areas and work spaces in the midst of LIFE, i.e. working/playing/crafting whereever they may find the space.
i wear many different hats, and have many different jobs, among which are mothering, homemaking, blogging/marketing for artsy ants, as well as writing and editing jobs. i consider all the creative/crafty stuff that we do as playing. it's mainly for fun and mainly for me and my kids. if i think of it, i snap a few pictures of the process and the finished product, but it's the playing and crafting that remains my focus, never making a certain craft "blog-able". we do all our crafting at the dining table.
nonetheless, i do need a workspace, especially for my online editing, writing, photo editing, blogging and marketing work. i spend my days with my two little ones, and thus i have found a spot in which i work, either in the early mornings or later in the evening or sometimes even within the wonderful chaos of it all during the day!
most of the time, i sit here at the kitchen table. i make a point of keeping the space clear, and to have coffee and a snack nearby. we do not use this side of the kitchen table for anything else, unless we have a crowd over for dinner, then we use it as a buffet. apart from that, it is clear most of the time. i make a point of putting my laptop away whenever i am not working. what i love about that workspace is that i am in the middle of the house, surrounded by the people i love. i love looking out into the front yard and watching the birds there. it is a south facing window, so there is plenty of natural light. right now i enjoy looking at the sun catcher out of fall leaves that i made together with my son.
the other photo that you see is a peak into our music and sewing studio in the basement. at the moment it is primarily a music room, but i hope for more sewing and crafting to happen in here in the years to come! i love the thought of being able to leave unfinished sewing projects on a table and not having to clear everything in time for dinner.
i am joining WeWork with this post in their campaign "Show Us Your Work Space". WeWork is a co-working company that transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces so their members can focus on doing what they love. you can check their locations page here.