Writing and other freelance jobs are not just about the work. You have to be comfortable in the space where you do the work. I accomplish this, in part, by ‘decorating’ my desk. This is what I came up with for spring:
The photo is rather dark, but it was the best one I could get. You can see the plant on the left, and the flowers and candle holders on the right. And let’s not forget the book I’m reading, and my planners.
I have an established spider plant at the corner, with three smaller plants that I’m rooting in water. To the bottom edge of the desk is one of the books I am currently reading: Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach. I feel it’s important to keep my current read close by.
I could have gone with something different on this side, such as:
The spider plant, with a picture of myself and my grandson (Little Man) to the front. <3
Here I’ve placed a candle holder to each side, as well as a small spring-scented candle.
I simply switched things up a bit for a different look. It’s easy to do, and I will switch things up each week during the spring months, as I dust the desk.
My actual work-space, of course. It holds my laptop, and I’m placing that picture of myself and my grandson right at the center.
I’ve photographed three different center desk scenes for you.
- My daughter, Skye, buys me quote blocks once in a while, and I’m using them in two of the scenes. The quote can be anything that suits you.
- A tea-light candle holder placed to either side, but just behind, the photo frame adds an interesting touch.
- And a small lavender-scented candle at the front will provide a relaxing feel when I’m finishing up work for the day.
The right side is different from the left, and can also be done in different scenes. In keeping with the spring theme, I’ve done a few things:
- The tea-light candle holders have marbles at the bottoms. Not just any marbles, but ones that belonged to my Grampy. My Aunt Robin gave me a jar of them after he passed.
- The vase holds blue pebbles that were used as decorative features at my daughters baby shower, and the tulips were a Mother’s Day gift from a coworker who was kind enough to buy a rather large arrangement for all the ladies at work. This made us all feel special that weekend!
- The candle holders, vase, and picture frame I’ve had for a while.
- And the lavender candle adds a nice touch.
It cost $0.50 to decorate my desk for spring. The cost of the candle. Not bad for already having most things on hand.
How do you decorate your desk?
Shannon L. Buck
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