If you've never come across Serena or her blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, the temptation is strong to ask what rock you've been hiding under, but that is more than a bit cruel.
I'd barely started out as a book blogger when I first discovered Serena's blog. One way or another, I've been a subscriber since that day.
There is so much to savor on Savvy Verse & Wit that I'm only going to mention one of my favorite recurring posts: the Virtual Poetry Circle. If you'd like more Serena, she's the DC Literature Examiner, and she's one of the brains behind the War Through the Generations Reading Challenge. Serena is one busy lady, and if you've never visited her blog, I hope you take the opportunity to do so-- and please don't forget to say hi!
Let's see where Serena blogs! (Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.)
The first photo is my kitchen table, which really is my office desk, since we have a small apartment. I do some blogging here, but not very much. Mostly this where I do my full-time job when I am working from home. Anyway, on the cluttered, messy surface is my external hard drive behind the basket, which contains some mailing envelopes, ink for the printer, the stapler, and other stuff. The printer with my recycled paper (it's only printed on one side because our office doesn't believe in purchasing duplex printers). There are two stacks of books: the one closest to the printer is the upcoming Mailbox Monday stack, and the stack closest the edge of the table is the stack from the previous week. And of course, there is my trusty Apple Powerbook--love that laptop.
The second photo is really where I blog when I'm at home--my new, comfy couch, which really isn't that new anymore. I have the nice blanket next to me in case that A/C kicks on and freezes me. You can't see the stacks of books on the bookshelf, but that's across from the couch and next to the television.
The final photo is of my office. It's pretty clean since I took the photo in the morning when the desk is cleared. Next to the computer, I will plop down the book to be reviewed and my pocket calendar so I can refer to both these items at any time while blogging or checking my email at work. SHHH... Beyond the cubicle wall near the phone sits Anna of Diary of an Eccentric.
It's nothing much to look at really, but those are the places I blog. I really would love a home office with a real desk for blogging, etc. Maybe someday. I hope you had fun taking the tour.
We certainly did enjoy the tour! I like the red wall behind Serena's comfy couch, and the photos she has displayed in her office at work. I think the red in her home must be in retaliation for all that grey at work! Other than color, the other things that strike me about her creative spaces are function and comfort. Or should I say those two words in reverse order? It can be rather difficult to function if you aren't comfortable!
Since those initial photos, Serena was very kind and sent me another to share with all of you. Here it is!
This photo shows off Serena's new reading chair, which is gorgeous, but... take a look at that sumptuous fabric in which she's enveloped! The look on her dog Charlee's face tells me that Charlee knows I have designs on that cloth. That canny canine is not fooled, and I have no chance at touching it!
Thank you so much for sharing your creative spaces with us, Serena. We really appreciate it! (Please give Charlee's ears a scratch for me, too.)
Whose blogging spaces will we be taking a look at next Wednesday? Stop by and take a look!