working in the middle of it - sharing my workspace

(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)

(our studio)

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.


simona said...

it looks so bright and friendly, i love it! the most important part for my workspace is having windows and daylight, which you have both.

karen said...

loved seeing your work space and I love the abundance of natural light!!

Lori said...

love seeing your space! :)

Tracey ~ Clover said...

You have such a bright and cheery place to create in Sylvia.
I really need to get some photos of my space. Now that I only have one babe at home I took one for the spare bedrooms and made it my studio; after all these years it's nice to finally a space where I can spread out all my things.

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