Monday, November 1, 2010

My Space

Ha! Not like that. Those days are long behind me.

Thanks for everyone who has participated and spread the word--I hope you enjoy!

Now for the show:
Panoramic view of my part of the office, from window to window! There are birdfeeders outside each window.

Closeup of where the magic happens.  

What it usually looks like when I'm writing (dangerous to the curtain) (and cats).

 My new mug. It's friggin huge--just how I like them. 

Thanks again for participating! Be sure to check out all the entries!
For those participating in NaNoWriMo, best of luck! I'm off to the dentist this morning, and then I'll start the words. 


Unknown said...

Awesome space, Summer! So much natural light. I have my Budda incense burner in front of my printer, but it didn't make it into the shot. (LOL) I write better when the heady perfume is hanging on the air. Love your candles, and that mug!

Happy first day of NaNo!

Jules said...

Great space! I'm getting ready to re-do mine and it is a mess. Which is why I did not want pictures floating around :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Hannah said...

I lurve your space!! I can't wait until next year so I can design a new writing space. I will def use more of my candles and twinkle lights. :D

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Nice! Especially the mug. I'm working on finding the perfect mug myself. It has to be big enough to hold half a pot of coffee, ceramic, and fit in the cup holder of my car. Blue would be nice, too.

Ann said...

What a wonderful space Summer. View out two windows! Love the mug. And again another tidy and organized desk. I am feeling very alone with my disorganized space. Thankfully I did not enter this blogfest. I would be hanging a very red face in shame!

Tara said...

That's a great space. You can barely see mine under all the school papers that come home each day and pile up around it. *sigh*

Lydia Kang said...

The candles are sweet and that mug is sweeter! Thanks for hosting this blogfest!

The Words Crafter said...

Your space is very inviting and I'm jealous of all the windows! Roo would go up in a ball of flames because she would HAVE so see what was flickering in there! :P

DEZMOND said...

I like the candle corner :) Nothing better than little romantic and mystic candle light to inspire the artist :)

Eric W. Trant said...

I have screen envy. Nice display.

Not shown in my space is my coffee mug. It varies between Darth Vader and a stormtrooper, both of them huge.

- Eric

Luna said...

Love your writing space! Makes me really want to work on mine. Good luck at the dentist and then getting started on NaNoWriMo!

Brenda Drake said...

Oooo I love your Martha Stewart like space and your cup for coffee. Great place to write. Yeah, I think I need my own desk with flowery chair soon. Good luck! :D

Jon Paul said...

Love the mug. Must get some candles for my space, as I'm a fan.

Oh? I didn't tell you I was window shopping? Shame on me!

Seriously, awesome blogfest idea, Summer! Really feeds the snoop in all of us.

Mara Nash said...

Great writing space, and a good idea for a blogfest. I'm not brave enough to post a pic of's a disastrous mess. That just means I'm so industrious I don't have time to organize, right? Right?

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Now that's a writing space!! It's lovely! The chair is so pretty and I love that lit corner you have as you write!! Having the birds around are fab too!!

It's really really really lovely!!!

GOOD LUCK WITH NANO!! Oh and with the *gulp* dentist!!!

Take care

C R Ward said...

Love your space! How do you manage plants, candles and cats?? I might be able to manage the candles, but the cats are a serious hazard when it comes to plants. They're the only cats I know who can eat poinsettas and live to tell about it. :-)

I seriously covet your coffee mug!

C. N. Nevets said...

That mug would transform any writing space into a glorious writing space.

Lola Sharp said...

I love the shrine! Very zen of you.

Is that the mug you bought yesterday?! Dude, it's the mack daddy of mugs. :) Nice purchase.

That ledge you have there is handy. Wish I had a ledge.

I hope the dentist visit goes me when you get home.


Sarah Ahiers said...

aww, i like how you're tucked in a corner. *jealous*

Hart Johnson said...

It's so orderly! I love the Buddhist candle stuff. I would like to be a writer who dealt in those niceties... somehow though, I can't seem to make myself slow down. Things are just too manic and I fit stuff where I can, which doens't leave much room for ritual.

Meredith said...

Your space is so intricate and fun! I'm in awe. And I love that mug! Perfect for writers :)

Talli Roland said...

Hi Summer! Wow, I'm in awe of your lovely, luxe space! Compare to yours, mine looks like Siberia! :)

RosieC said...

Really nice space. I love that you have spot between two windows.

Since I use my laptop, I don't really have one space. Usually my couch--which is embarrassingly old and full of cat hair and therefore will not be photographed--or in the office when I should be working :) And I love the mug :)

Katie Anderson said...

That mug is great! Your writing space is great too, love the panoramic photo.

I've just posted by blog hop entry over at my blog, now to get stuck in and see everyone else's entries!

Good luck with NaNo :)

Regina said...

Your writing spot is divine. I love it.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Love the candle idea! I'm going to find one around here to spiff up my workspace too.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Great space! I love the idea for this blogfest.

Happy Monday!

Just Another Sarah said...

I greatly enjoy your photos, especially the mug and the candles. Totally a unique blogfest! I'm glad you came up with the idea!

Melissa said...

Awesome, awesome space! I love corner desks and windows and the beautiful candles. Your space is tasteful and alive (with all the plants!)

I really like it.

Great blogfest by the way.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Love your mug. Does it work?

Thanks for the blogfest. This is fun!


I love it! So quiet and pretty!

Denise Covey said...

Beautiful space. Gorgeous with a lot of personality!

Anonymous said...

Lovely space. Wish I had those windows. I like a space with a view!

Good luck with NaNo.

Shelley Sly said...

It's awesome seeing a picture of where you work! This is such a great idea! Thanks for hosting!

Len Lambert said...

hello Summer! :) Now following your blog :) I came across your blogfest because most of my bloggie friends have joined and it's so nice to see my friends' writing spaces!!!! :) So I've just joined!!! I hope I'm not too late...will be posting my photo tomorrow :)

Thanks again, Summer! :)

Len Lambert said...

Oh it's me again, Summer! Sorry didn't realise the blogfest is only for 01 November!!! I've posted mine just now!!! Yay!!! :) Thanks for this! Also put a link of your blog with my post :)

J.C. Martin said...

What an awesome workspace! Love the view, the knick-knacks, the candles! Absolutely gorgeous!

P.S.: There's a blog award awaiting you on my site! :)

Liza said...

Cool office and awesome mug!

Unknown said...

Your space is so cute! Thanks for hosting such a fun blogfest. You rock!

Unknown said...

Your space is fantastic Summer! I love seeing your space :)

Natascha said...

It seems so peaceful. I love your candles. I think you've inspired me :)

Guinevere said...

I love your space! I'm jealous... I have a make-do space (which I posted about on my blog today, of course :))

Hope NaNo is off to an amazing start for you (and that the dentist wasn't bad either!).

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- Peter Ingestad, Sweden said...

Fab writing space. I put mine up a while ago. It's much smaller and less tidy than yours LOL! :O)

Jamie Gibbs said...

Jealous! My writing space is my laptop and wherever I can sit down :( I need my own place so I can make a writing space. I love the space you've got there though (and the huge mug is kick ass too :P)