My Office

Because I like getting glimpses of other people’s work spaces, I thought I’d show you my office. (I don't know why I call it that -- because it has a desk in it? Is there a better word? 'Study' sounds pretentious, and I do actually do some work here...) It’s only 8’ x 12’, it’s the most crowded room in the house (the rest of the house is NOT full of knick-knacks, in spite of what you see here), but it suits me well. Here goes:


The west wall. The flowers are ginger -- I had brought them in to draw them. They're almost dead, but I like them that way, spotted with black and curling up.



A worktable and shelves on top of two small filing cabinets. Books that I've bound. Art supplies. Stuff.


The north wall -- there are doors to the left and right of this picture. The glass bricks look black, but they're not -- they let in a pleasant diffused light. I tidied up the sketchbooks before taking the photograph :).



Part of the east wall (I'm not showing ANYBODY a built in cabinet to the left of the picture, crammed with files and papers to be filed). My desk, an old one, made of sheesham wood, and a little chest for paper and the printer and scanner, made of what is called 'country wood' -- i.e., too insignificant to be named.


The window, on the south wall, to the right of my desk. It's a grey day - in fact it's raining now. Not an ideal one for taking photographs, so there's flash burn everywhere.

So that's it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

qitaab in arabic is work table as well as office probably because the latter contains the former :)in hindustani / urdu we use kitaab as you know for book notebook etc.

Dave said...

"Sheesham" - I like the sound of that. "Country Wood" sounds like some lame-ass American folk duo.

Nice to see your work-space. I'd do the same, but not being an artist, my writing area is much less interesting.

Joel said...

I dunno, Nancy. This could be a trap....

Nancy said...

@Joel - ???? you mean like the spider to the fly?

Karen Winters said...

Thanks for the glimpse of your workspace, Nancy. It looks pretty exotic compared to mine

janabouc said...

Your space seems like it has a lot of energy--like it would be a good place to work and be creative. Thanks for the tour. The view out the window looks really nice too. Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog this year. I really appreciate your visits!