If you ask my hubby I have several little nooks around the house and I guess, strictly speaking, I do. There isn't an area of this house that hasn't been used as a work surface for one of my projects. I will create where ever inspiration strikes...
There is one nook in particular though that I think of as mine. It is in the living room and houses a cast-off desk from my parent's house (my favorite shopping location - can't beat those prices...). I would really like to work some magic on this desk, but my mom has given the thumbs down on that, she is not entirely sure that this is the desk's forever home. So I must work with what I've got.
And here is what I've got:
I have a bit of a gallery wall above the desk, which houses meaningful images. There are the Robert Doisneau prints that I carried all over Europe when I was 19...
There is the picture of Charles Bridge, which I purchased on Charles Bridge (Prague, CZ), a place that is so special to me (I was so lucky to be able to complete 1 full year of university in this city) and to my family (my dear Grandma hales from Prague).
There is a pic of my mom and a very special aunt when they were toddlers (such a great photo)...
On the desk is an old world atlas. The kids and I love to give daddy impromptu geography tests. So far we are no match for him but we keep trying. I also have my budding collection of homemade magnifying glasses. They are mixed in with some Anthro ones that I picked up on sale. These guys also get a lot of use, as a certain 3 year old loves to play detective with them...
Oh and then there is my printer's little hideout...
I need to have the printer in this room and I really don't want to look at it... we have this old ikea cabinet that does the job perfectly... Having to house the printer here in this is not my fave, but it works... I tried to pretty it up a bit with some old plant pots... anyone fooled into thinking that we actually want to have this cabinet here????
So there you have it: a very long post about a very small area. A selfish little space that I carved out of our family's space. I feel a little indulgent about this and dare I say guilty. This is a space that is such a reflection of my interests... I think about changing it and adding/subtracting to make this a reflection of everyone - but then I never do - this space makes me happy. Everyday. So I indulge myself, and hope no one else notices...
* I am working on finding a big picture or something for the big blank wall
** I am working on my photography skills so that my pics aren't so reflective - in the future (future = anytime between now and infinity)