|(seated at desk, with cat and the Summer 2013 copy of NH WRITER,|
containing my feature article, "Dream On!")
We love bright colors, and after almost two years of builder beige and white walls, one of the first projects in our new home was to pull out the color wheel. The cheerful, beachy-blue on the walls of my new home office is an homage to the bedroom in the house where I grew up -- and perfect for setting a happy and welcoming tone. From the day I officially moved into my new Writing Room, it and I have enjoyed something of a renaissance. Or a honeymoon.
Wednesday night writers' group.
The floor in this room is an antique knotty pine. Another strange coincidence in that the same boyhood home with the blue bedroom walls (the predecessor to the miserable house of my teen years, when writing saved me) boasted knotty pine walls in the main part of the house. When I was young, I would gaze into the knots, see faces, and my imagination wandered. Four decades later, it hasn't ceased meandering.
Star Trek Voyager Creator and Executive Producer Jeri Taylor.
To quote the movie from which our house earned her name, and my career sprung on a tempestuous August Saturday night in the summer of 1980, "Aah, inspiration...sounds perfect!"
I hope this tour of my Writing Room inspires you to keep creating!