“Build it and they will come.” It’s a famous line from the movie, “Field of Dreams”.
In my case, it’s a new area in my home where I can devote myself to writing my stories. Until now, I have found myself scattered around in different places, trying to find the best atmosphere for my work. My art studio, coffee shops, our little travel trailer, the library… but nothing seemed quite right. I would find myself getting distracted.
One day I picked up a magazine called, Where Woman Create. An artist told about her studio set ups, all THREE of them. One studio is in her house, another is out in her backyard and a third is in her basement where she builds her frames for her paintings. My mind went to a room in my house I affectionately call the YaYa room. The closet is full of toys for our grandkids. The sofa bed is ready for when they spend the night. BUT, mostly, the grandkids grab a toy and head for the family room. Basically, it is an unused space until now.
I went to Habitat for Humanity and purchased a door. I set it on top of a file cabinet and another small table and painted it black. “Voila!” a desk! Oh… I did have to paint the walls too. They were green, now gray! I love the peaceful tone. My sister gave me some lamps a couple of years ago. I replaced the shades with these white ones. The whole setting is magical.
I worked all day on a new story. What fun! A new place and a new grace. Keep on creating!
Leslie Ann Clark