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On Your Desk

A New Photo Series: On Your Desk

Terri Windling

A while back I asked you to send me photographs of The View from Your Window (an idea I pinched from Andrew Sullivan's blog, The Dish), all of which I posted here. It was so much fun seeing all of the places where folks in the Mythic Arts community live that I promised we'd do something of the sort again. This time, I am asking all you lovely readers to send in photographs of your workspace, including your desktop (or drawing table, or work surface). This, too, is not an original idea -- it comes from one of my favorite blogs, called On My Desk.

Please don't tidy up especially for the photos -- I'm looking for pictures that show how all of us work. Now me, I'm naturally (perhaps abnormally) tidy, so my writing desk actually does look like the photo I snapped of it, above. But when I'm pushing hard on a deadline, it's a different story -- as witnessed by the photo below taken by my husband, Howard, when I was crunching on a story for the new Borderland anthology earlier this year. Featuring a coffee pot, a tea towel (to keep the pot warm), two coffee cups, my reading glasses, a folklore reference volume, and a ticking clock, he calls it "Portrait of a Writer on Deadline."

Portrait of a writer on deadline

In the writing half of my studio

My studio is a long, rectangular cabin built of eco-materials at the edge of a woods. One wall has big windows overlooking the Devon hills, the village Commons, and the moor in the distance. I've divided the cabin, by means of a bookshelf, into separate work spaces for writing and art; here are photos that show the art side of the room...

On my desk in the art half of my studio

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...and here is my studio muse and companion, hard at work herself, as you can see .

The studio muse

How to submit to the "On Your Desk" series:

Please send your photos to me via the Endicott Studio's email address: TheEndicottStudio at gmail dot com. Please let me know: 1) where you live, 2) what kind of work you do in your work space (you don't have to be a writer or artist to contribute a photo -- all are welcome), 3) how you'd like me to identify you (full name? web name?) and 4) if you have a website or blog that you'd like me to link to.

I'd also appreciate  a description your photo(s). You're welcome to send more than one. The preferred size for digital pictures is 6x8 inches (or 8x6 inches) at a 180 resolution...or something reasonably close.

Let the series begin!

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