“My Creative Room”

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Kat from Dandelion Fuzz asks:

“Do you have a special place you like to write? Do you need silence or do you prefer background noise? Where do you write? “

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As you can see from the picture above, I have a whole room dedicated for my writing and blogging.  I call this room “My Creative Room.”  This is where I go each day to compose my poetry, transcribe my dreams from the Swamp Fairy, and to share my thoughts on my blog.

Some days I play music, my favorite 80’s rock, classical, country, Pink Floyd, or any other tunes I can get my hands on.  I love music with chanting and some of my best writing is done while that is playing in the background.  I love all kinds of music and depending on my mood – you never know what I will be listening to.  Some days I have a candle with scented oil lit, and the fragrance wafts throughout my house.  Some days it is all hushed and quiet in my creative room.  I enjoy those days too.  All you can hear are my fingers at the keyboard, tapping those words out of my head and heart.

I have a huge recliner in the back corner of my creative room.  Sugar likes to take naps on that chair while the sunlight warms her aging dog-bones.

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I do like peace and quiet to write in.  If I am doing research for my book, I usually keep it quiet because I need to burn up numerous brain cells looking for information.  It just depends.  One thing I do know is that I can be creative because I have my own space to be creative in.  Do you find that you need a designated place to write too?

I worked as a bookkeeper for the largest law firm in Montana several years ago.  I did not have an office per se, I had a sectioned off area of a hallway to work in.  It drove me crazy.  I could not concentrate.  I had all kinds of tedious figures to work with for payroll, billing, etc. and here I was stuck where all the traffic was.  I really struggled with the working conditions.  Come to find out many years later, as an introvert that working situation was intolerable.  I had no idea just how productive and creative I could be until I got my own private place to work in.

I write better

(Image Credit: Lady London)

Many thanks to Kat for sponsoring such a great challenge, and many thanks to you for reading and letting me ramble on…

Thanks for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing you again.

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Photography 101 – Warmth

Today our class shares:

Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image.

We also use alternate and artificial sources, like candles and lamps, to create certain effects and manipulate an image’s overall mood (which we’ll talk more about tomorrow).

When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

Today, head outside and capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. And if the sun is nowhere to be found, don’t worry! You can interpret warmth in a different way.

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Can you believe it?  Today, it is raining – and cold!  I did not venture outside because it is almost noon here in Pensacola, FL and it is only 39 degrees F.

Instead, I played with light using a candle trying to convey some warmth.

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I really like this photo below that I took this summer during my morning walk.  The fog was lifting as the sun rose above it and backlit the horse hair clinging to the fence.  The highlighting conveys a message of warmth.

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Thanks for letting me share my photography class with you.  I will see you all again!

Silver Threading