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Wordsmith’s Collective Thursday – Creating a New Creative Space

October 13, 2022
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I was given the opportunity to convert a bedroom into a creative space recently, and have been planning how I want the room to look and feel. The first task was choosing the paint colour. This is always the most important as colours are certainly mood changers. I found that green is a very good ‘creative’ colour, so investigated the numerous shades available. Eventually, I chose a soft green, which will bring nature in, when we are in the depths of a grey and white Albertan winter. To continue the theme of nature, I found a lovely mural of hanging leaves, which are easy peel and stick.

With help from my youngest, Emjay, we painted the room in just one day, after I had washed the walls and covered the woodwork with masking tape. Then came the application of the mural pieces. Deciding on their placement was the first decision to be made. I didn’t want a straight line on one wall, but just in a couple of places. I think they worked out very well.

In the next few weeks I will gather items of furniture to put in the room alongside my writing desk. I want a long craft table and more storage and possibly some kind of rug. Eventually, the carpet will need to be replaced, as the hired carpet cleaner was no match!

Why not share your writing space.

Blog Carnival…Come & Join Us… 1st May

May 1, 2013
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Today’s word is not really a reflection of what is happening here and over at Melissa’s blog. http://grosvenorsquare.blogspot.ca/  We are having a carnival of writing spaces.

Attrition – definition: a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength over time. In actual fact the opposite is true. An increase in participants and sharing is happening.

Come and join in the fun of this Blog Carnival.

This is my writing area, it’s still a work in progress but a lot better than my previous make do space.

I upgraded my writing space last June from the dining room table to a proper desk set up at one end of our living room. With the addition of bookshelves, printer, filing drawers and inspirational pictures on the wall. It is my favorite place in the house, with views left and right of our acreage and the wildlife that lives in it. In an ideal world I would have a separate room away from the constant noise of the TV but step by step, I hope to have my own study some day.

This picture shows my old faithful silver laptop, which assisted me through three NaNoWriMo challenges as well as a ton of writing. Unfortunately just before Christmas  it died and I invested in a new one with Windows 8. It has taken some time to get used to the new format but now I am going full blast. The little green creature on top of the shelf is the soft toy version of my Rumble character I made.

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My inspirational wall, including NaNoWriMo certificates, a letter from Stephen King and the Pride of Strathcona Award, I received.

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My new baby…

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