I found this observational writing idea from “Writing Down the Bones“, by Natalie Goldberg, and am really finding it to be a great kickstart to staying consistent with creative writing.
Simply observe your surroundings and write about it.
Its as simple as that.
Today, I’m going to delve into the details of the hand built desk space in my master bedroom…….
I’m sitting on a black Herman Miller chair that has a slightly tilted back when you put pressure on it. There are thick armrests made out of leather that provide a perfect spot for resting elbows. The chair can also swivel back and forth or make a 360 degree turn.
My trusty laptop is in front of me protected by an aqua protector case that allows my lit up apple to shine through when the laptop is open and on.
I’m using the hand built desk in my bedroom, which is comprised of two separate pieces. The first piece is a piece of heavy plywood that sits atop two large brass wall brackets securing the wood in place on the lemon meringue colored wall. I call this “the suspended laptop space”. With our limited space, Mountain Man had to build this desk to exact specifications to fit in the small corner of our room.
The floating plywood hangs about two feet below a hand painted mirror with red, violet, orange, and yellow tulips adorning the perimeter. The colors are vivid and the clearly defined brushstrokes add an authentic, freshly painted look to this square mirror.
With the laptop suspended on the wall, a more ergonomic space is created. The laptop screen is at eye level, rather than below eye level, where you are forced to strain your neck, which can ultimately affect the health of your back too.
The desktop where my natural black keyboard sits about one and half feet below the floating laptop shelf, was hand cut by Mountain Man with his circular saw. The left corner needed to be rounded in order to allow enough space to access the closet to the left of the desk.
To the left of my natural keyboard is a red leather swivel desk organizer with a bright aqua tube of moisturizing hand cream peeking out from the back slot of the organizer.
There are long black, white, and grey cords extending from the laptop to the keyboard, power supply and mouse located on the desk.
To my right is a large mahogany chest of drawers with brushed steel knobs for the drawers and cabinet. There is a white ceramic lamp with a white lamp shade perched on top of the dresser providing light to my little desk area.
A large window sits behind the dresser covered with cream sheers. A cream valance accentuates the sheers with soft cream tassels hanging from the edge of the valance. The window is open creating a nice breeze into the desk space, and the smell of freshly cut grass wafts into my space.
This is a perfect little corner of my house to visit when I need quiet from the loud circus vibe of the rest of the house. 🙂