Friday, April 07, 2006

My Writing Space

Starlight wrote the other day about writers and their writing desks and included my description of my writing space.

It fits into the bay window of the bedroom, and has a view out over Rubber Research Institute. (I need daylight!) Here's a photo:

Clutter includes:
  • beach stones and shells and semi-precious stones (for the right energies)
  • wooden hand which I bought from the Tate Gallery
  • my lucky gypsy clothes peg bought from a traveller in London
  • a mug of Chinese tea
  • printouts of stuff I'm supposed to be working on for reading at Borders (oh ye gods, what shall I read?)
  • my cheapo homemade notebooks for guiltless scribbles of nonsense
  • a beautiful much too expensive notebook bound with pea-green cloth bought from Bookbinders on a day when I needed cheering up (it worked)
  • gel pens of all different colours (a whole rainbow)
Notice the absence of a computer - this is the land of paper and pen.

16 comments:

lil ms d said...

beautiful...

Lydia Teh said...

Lucky you. That isn't clutter on your desk. You'll know what it is if you see mine.

Greenbottle said...

hmmm...another strange coincidence..
reminds me of a 'play' by the great (and late) peter cook (which actually appeared in a very good godley and creme 1977 triple album 'consequences'..i read the transcript last night and here's an excerpt...

Lulu: It's a very nasty little place you have 'ere... *
Blint: Thank you! Musicians flourish in an atmosphere of studied chaos. It's taken me years to achieve this mess.

i too can't stand spick and span nest and thrive in untidiness...

Kak Teh said...

sharon, i envy u - i have to share space with five others and not to mention the cats, one will insist on sitting/sleeping right in front of the screen.

Sharanya said...

Reading at Borders? When? :)

Sham said...

I've got ocd hence desk is always in a sterile condition - with a desktop and a notebook!!!! Sharon, is there a bookbinders here in Malaysia?

=] said...

love the view. btw, dropped by to say
Dan Brown - 1
Baigent and Leigh - 0

Walker said...

Oh your bay windows. So much less 'production-line', so much more quaint than mine. As for that desk -- how organized! I generally write in the study now that the flat panel monitor has freed up so much desk space, but having said that, the desk does tend to be covered with newspapers, books and gadgets. Not tidily arranged, either!

bibliobibuli said...

thanks ... but this is me on a good day!!!

greenbottle - brilliant quote! i will keep it close to my heart

kak teh - now your turn to post a picture of your desk cats and all

sharanya - 23rd april 3pm - flyer here

sham - the other day i was reading an article about a bookbinder in malaysia ... but which paper was it in ...??

=] - is the result out? i've been so busy i've not looked at the guardian today ...

walker - quaint? that's nice ...

but you should see me on a bad desk day

Jordan said...

I'd kill for a nice, neat little writing space at a window like that.

lil ms d said...

bookbinders is at bangsar shopping complex :)

1st floor i think.

q said...

oooh yes i caught a glimpse of the BSC bookbinders but have yet to go back to check it out.

++++ points for the homemade notebooks, sharon :-))

Sharanya said...

Oh.. :( I'll be away in Singapore at the time of your reading. I will probably be able to make Dina's though.

bibliobibuli said...

ms d, sharanya - we have slightly crossed wires here (i thought you meant someone to bind books for you) ... yes the shop called bookbinders is in bsc ... it's wonderful - all that inspiring blank paper! but the prices are frankly ridiculous ... thought that didn't stop me!!

i think there should be a locally based business producing beautiful writer's notebooks more cheaply ...

lil ms d said...

sharon sharon

i received belated birthday presents from my friends yesterday. these are truly true friends - got journals to write my stories in!

i do agree that journals in kl are expensive though! oooeeeee!

my desk? hmmm. shower cap - so that's where it's been - books, tiger balm, newspaper clippings, contact lenses, camera, SMECTA... aiyoh. terrible!

Anonymous said...

Desks are fun. Mine has scissors, nail clippers, a clock, a biscuit, a bowl, a mugh, a plaztic mineral water bottle, name cards, a book, the water bill, a chlorine testing kit, batteries, screws, two hard disks and a marker. That's not including the PC of course.