Friends, You can celebrate too! Link up at www.ruthayres.com. I thank Ruth for sharing her space with us.
This is one of my professional reads right now. I've been to several dynamic, awesome conferences this fall, and I have Makerspace on the brain.
Let's be honest, I have a lot on my brain right now.
All Good Things.
Most of that creative work, as we know, takes place at home.
At least it does for me.
Mine was taking place in the kitchen, in the living room, in the piano room...
Not a dedicated space for thinking and creating.
(Read-Stuff was everywhere on our first floor. That drives me crazy too. Even though it's all mine!)
And my 12 year old?
He loves puzzles.
And we love to be together.
So we were in each other's space.
All the time.
A good problem to have.
So after a conversation with the hubs, we did a little rearranging.
And we have our own "Makerspace" here in what most people call a dining room.
It's not that fancy.
I didn't need it to be.
I needed it to be a place dedicated for my work. (And Mr.'s work too-he's been teaching ESL on the side...and he's a Nerdy reader too.)
I liked being in the space that we tend to land in here in our house. We have lots of space in this house. But when I'm working, reading, writing...I do like to be next to My People. My kids are growing up fast. I want to be accessible to them. Not held up in an office upstairs away from the space where we really live.
Interested in a tour?
I thought you would be. :)
|So we aren't really dining room folk. We do our eating, even with friends, in the kitchen. This is perfect for us.|
|Room for reading, writing, and studying. |
The implications for school of course are swirling in my head. I have some spaces to work in, but is there something else I could do in my classroom? Stay tuned...
Let's celebrate space to create!