Sunday, June 10, 2007




Lee and Dave have done the workspace post, giving us a look at the places where they spend creative time. Jumping on board with my own, though because I live in a tiny cottage where the single large space is divided by furniture, I needed separate photos to show my bookshelves (“library”) and my computer (“office”) which are divided by a sofa (“living room”). Don't go past the china cabinet to the right of the office or you'll be in the dining room.

I haven't the strength of will for Dave's suggestion of getting rid of an old book when a new one comes in (definitley daft, Dave) so I just keep adding bookcases. I am contemplating getting rid of my old phonograph records. That would make space for another dozen or so books. And if I also sold the phonograph player, there'd be room for another dozen more. Life is full of sacrifices.




16 comments:

mm said...

This is lovely. Thank you for showing us around, Pauline.

I moved recently and got rid of a good many books. Now I'm settled in a new place they're starting to accumulate again ....

J Cosmo Newbery said...

"Life is full of sacrifices." Not when it comes to book, it isn't!

Princess in Galoshes said...

Mmm, looks cozy! And while I am normally a fairly neat person and throw thigns out as they get old, I am a total pack-rat when it comes to books. I cannot throw them out. Thus, we have books in pretty much every room of our house. But I love them!

tongue in cheek said...

Just as I imagine, a bookcase that hugs you, and a room with a view!

meggie said...

I love the look of your nice 'space'. Wonderfully friendly with all the books.

Norma said...

Looks a lot like mine!

Mother of Invention said...

I love your space! It is so you --so quaint, earthy and warm!

Paul said...

It's interesting to see the kinds of spaces people like to work in. Also their work methods - times of day or evening and so forth. A space you like is really an asset to creative work.

Lee said...

It is lovely and warm. Books are a source of comfort in so many ways. Good to see a Mac, too!

Hann said...

Exactly how I had your place in my minds eye, I looove the curtains it's so ... cottage! Same here, we don't throw books out, just keep on buying more bookshelves. After my exams I'll take this up and do my "work space" too for you all to see!
Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Hi mm...one can never have too many books.

J Cosmo - I never sacrifice a book if I can help it.

Princess: It IS cozy, primarily because it is TINY. But it's home and it's perfect at this stage of the game.

TICA - I sit in my bed at night reading and what i see are those bookcases hugging me :)

Meggie - friendly is the right word for my cottage.

Norma - show pics?

MOI - thank you!

Paul - I've had to be creative in creating a creative space. This is one of my favorite places to be. I can see green growing things out my window in summer, and snow sweeping in on the wind in the winter.

Lee - I LOVE my MAC!

Hann - can't wait to see. Indeed teh curtains are cottagy - in fact the whole space is charming. It's a happy place to live, with the woods and the farm and the pond all around me.

Barbara said...

The rule is that all space will be filled -- no matter how little or how much. Getting rid of books is hard. I tend to box them up instead. Now that's a real waste because I seldom go looking through those books in the attic.

snowsparkle said...

i hope to get my laptop soon and post a photo of it sitting oh so smugly on my art table. at the sight of this, my pc will probably run off cowering into a corner.

annie said...

look at all those books! i'm so jealous!

Canbush said...

May be rethinking the book in/book out policy since I can feel a groundswell of universal condemnation of the whole premise. I'd slot the new ones in the empty spaces above the existing books if I had my way but the Tidy Spaces Decree under which I'm allowed my own little sanctum prohibits it.

hillychris said...

Your study looks a lot tidier than mine have a look and let me know what you think?
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kind thoughts
Chris