Sorry I’ve been quiet. I’m on a mission to tidy “The Shed”, I should call it the studio or something that sounds arty but here in New Zealand “The Shed” has connotations of ingenuity and pottering about, which is true to me.
Ever since I read Virginia Woolf’s A Room of Ones Own I’ve had a language for this desire, this need to have my own work space. In New Zealand “The Shed” is traditionally a male space. We had a garage we didn’t use and converted it into an office for my partner when he worked from home. Now he works in the town office again and I am reclaiming the shed as my own. I moved all my things into the shed ages ago but it has been in a huge mess ever since, I can’t find anything and I realised how much I have hoarded kept for prosperity.
I’m working on an intro piece for a guest blogging spot at a new site dedicated to op-shopping or thrifting, watch this space for more on that.