Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Writing Spaces

So, I was curious about everyone's writing space. :) Sometimes I write outside (if it's cool enough), and sometimes on the couch in the living room, but most of the time, I'm on my bed, with my computer infront of me. I surround myself with all sorts of things: music, movies, and pictures! Some of my favorite, are the creative things my Aladdin makes me.

Here's our graffitti, lol:

We did this last Summer.

And here's a picture Aladdin made me. This is a ship he painted from my book! :)

And last is my collection of pictures on my bulletin board:

There's a ship I painted (my first painting ever!). A picture I drew of the Victor and Victoria, pictures of my characters, pictures of wonderful friends, cards, movie tickets, notes, and beautiful people, lol. All these things inspire me!

These aren't the only things I surround myself with--I have pictures all around me, certificates that remind me of my success thus far, more pictures I have painted. Somethings hold memories, others are just pretty to look at.

What's everyone's writing space like?

I got a wonderful book from my boyfriend's mother. It came from a cheerio box! It's the cutest thing since my shitzu pup.

As you can see, it's called How Do You Hug a Porcupine? or Como Abrazas a un Puercoespin? lol. It's for me to learn some Spanish. You should all check it out. It's by Laurie Isop. I'm not sure if you have to buy some cheerios, but the book is well worth it!! lol.

Also, I recieved another wonderful, wonderful award from Donna K. Weaver!! Go check out her blog Weaving a Tale or Two!  I really enjoy it!

Here's my award:

Next, I must list 7 facts about myself...through movies!!

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (or book, mainly): is the reason I write.
2. Pride and Prejudice (mostly book again): I love chivalry! :)
3. How to Train Your Dragon: Cause I'm a kid at heart. lol. And it's the most amazing movie ever!!
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Because obviously I love pirates!
5. Zorro: Cause action, comedy, and romance are all cool.
6. Taken: Liam Neeson is awesome! I love him.
7. The Wizard of Oz: Classics are always amazing, but when I was young, I was terrified of the green witch. lol.

Then, I must gift this to 5 people this time, lol. Much less stress! And I have plenty of new friends to give this too and well-deserving, too. :)

Steve Whibley (lol...it'll compliment your blog! :D )
P.K. Hrezo
Michelle Teacress
Monica Mansfield
Jeana Watters

Check out these wonderful blogs and follow them if you wish! :) I will notify everyone...but if you see this before I get a chance, that's even better, lol.

I'm 18 away from 100 followers!! I must do something to celebrate! I had an idea, although, I'm not sure anyone would be willing to do it... :/ But I'll tell you about it, and maybe we can all come up with a virtual way to do this?

A Notebook Challenge...sorta?
I love collages, paintings, words. We're all creative, and it would be amazing if I started a collage and perhaps everyone could add to it? Or maybe make their own? I don't know. I'm not good with technology. Just a pitch. What do you guys think?


  1. I love your notebook idea! And your bulletin board looks so much like mine it's scarey! LOL. I take it your a visual writer like me. :)

    Congrats on the almost 100! And I loved your idea of listing seven fave movies!

  2. My writing space consists of pictures of my family and my children running amuck. They're music to my ears.
    I enjoyed reading the seven facts about you, and I relate to each and every one. You'd be fun to see a movie with!

  3. I have a room above my garage where I keep all my books--I love to be surrounded by books while I write. Although this space gets really hot in the summer, so for now, I write down in my family room.


  4. @ Anita - definitely, I am a visual writer! Everything is a movie in my head, and I love it! Thank you! I hope my idea works out in practice.

    @ Emily - lol! I hope so! Since I write, I try to figure out how the ending will pan out. I wonder if anyone else does that? lol.

    @ Jeana - I want a huge library! I just love the look. I'm sorry it gets hot! That is not cool, but you know, spending fall and winter surrounded by books is nice and cozy!

  5. Hello!
    My workplace is a mess!
    I do have pictures of my 4 children in front of my and some candles splashed around. Those things inspire me.
    I often have music playing while I'm editing as well... helps me stay focused.. and not get too distracted by the internet :)

  6. Cool work space! I have a similar bulletin board with character pics and stuff. Also in my work space: floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that house my most beloved possessions :), a great desk with pleanty of room and shelving, pics of my kiddies, and a bunch of pretty things that keep my inspired.

    Congrats on the almost 100 followers, that's quite the milestone. And I loved the movies you picked :)

  7. Hey Ashley! Thanks so much for the award! You are too sweet. ;) You and I would get along wonderfully... I love the answers to your learning about you thru films. I could answer in almost the same way. LOTR and P&P??? Oh yeah ... that pretty much sums up my existence. lol
    My writing space has pics of my kids and for inspiration: a pic of Hogwarts, a pic of Legolas on a horse in front of Gondor, and a toy Star Trek com. They remind me to think outside the box.
    Your collage idea sounds nice... not sure how it could work either, but keep us posted!
    Congrats on your award! :)

  8. I've been MIA for the last couple days but I saw your post and just wanted to thank you for the award! That was a nice surprise. I'm really enjoying your blog btw.

  9. I love the bulletin board! I just have a Vital Stats folder on the computer with pictures and all that stuff.

    I have to share a writing space (it's the computer desk) with my 5 kids and it happens to be in my bedroom. Not much space or privacy for a bulletin board.

    Congrats on your award and all the followers!

  10. Hey girl! I'm tagging you in a meme tomorrow. I know you're crazy busy w/the new job, so don't feel obligated to post it on your blog. But do come by so you can see all the nicey things I think about you! See you soon. :)

  11. I write at my desk, at work, so my space is incredibly boring.

    And I'm a new follower here, so nice ta meet ya!

  12. Just wanted to stop in and say hi! *waves* Saw you on Anita's blog and she's good people, so of course I had to follow your blog too! Nice to *meet* you. Looking forward to your posts :)

  13. Hi Ashley - I enjoyed stopping by and reading your blog. I have the same book from the Cheerios box! Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts with us.

  14. BTW, Ashley, here's the link to the meme I tagged you in, so you can find it easily. Take care and see you soon! http://tinyurl.com/3pymuhf

  15. Oh my!! So many wonderful posts! Thank you to all my new followers! I love new followers! :)

    Anita - thank you so much!! I'll get on this meme right away!!