Last night when I came home I had to laugh at the sight of our basement living room/ office/ toy/ exercise room. The kids had taken just about every toy they could find and walled in our dog Diesel’s bed. After the kids went down for bed I came downstairs and there was Diesel all snuggled in tenderly loving Gem’s teddy bears. So that was a funny site, but the other funny part is related to my last post.
It seems just about everywhere I turn on the internet creative types are sharing their design or work space with the world. I don’t know if it’s we feel like sharing our creative space will make us more legit or creative, but there are countless blogs and websites dedicated to just showcasing amazing workspaces, and home studios that look beautful, and inspiring, and like one person lives there. And so I thought it was funny to compare the photo above of our crowded little basement room that serves the whole family, to some of the other office space I’ve seen recently (photos below).
It just goes to show you don’t have to have a great studio space to create great work. Would I have any of the spaces below over our crowded basement? Yes, but for now I work a couple hours a day from it and it’s always too early or too late for anyone else to be awake, or else I’m on the go with my laptop finding 15 minutes here and there to get projects done (like today while I waited for my pediatrist). I do wish Susan would let me get ride of the “Cabin in the Woods” fireplace though. That thing is so out of place in our home, and a hugh DIY fail by the previous home owner.