Friday, March 28, 2008

A Room of My Own

There is a book called, "A Room of Her own." Each chapter of the book is a different woman who has made one room in her home her very own. Some are famous people and some are not. Some have extravagent spaces and some have a converted closet. I am most inspired by the small spaces that with love and care become something new. Though I read the book years ago, it put a little seed in my little brain. My sister just moved back town after many years so today I called her. She came over and we transformed a small "bedroom" into a writing space for me. I put the word bedroom in quotes because that is what we have used it for even though it is really too small for that.

My sister helped me clean it out and then we gathered things from around the house that represent me and my hopes and dreams and placed them about the room. It was great fun! I gathered all of my writing books and brought them up (it's on the second story). And right now, I am writing from the mostly-finished space. What fun it is to be writing to you from my little room. I'll post some photos later this week. But in the meantime, tell me something...where do you write? ~Karen


bunnygirl said...

Your new writing room sounds fantastic! I can't write until after my husband has gone to bed and I know there will be no distractions. I have a nice corner nook with a laptop and laptop stand, and although in some ways it's less than ideal, there are fewer distactions here than at my main computer and it works well for me.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

I know what you mean...getting away from distractions is half the battle. ~Karen