It's been just about a year since my beginnings with Taproot magazine. As a family, we've settled into a nice rhythm and groove of just how and when I do that work, which hasn't been all that different really from when I've written a book. My (as early as I can) morning hours are spent in the studio writing and reading and talking to folks.
My studio space though, wasn't quite reflecting the way my time is spent in here these days. (Here's how it looked before.) I needed a calmer corner for screen time, and a little more room for all that comes with that. And change feels good anyway - I love a proper room redo to keep things fresh. On that most humid day of the summer, I lugged furniture from one end of the room to the other, swept out and purged. It felt so good. And just a few hours later, found myself with something that suits much better the work I'm doing right now. There's still plenty of room for sewing and crafing to happen at a moment's notice, but ample room for all the other things I'm doing too.
My favorite addition is without a doubt the rocking chair. I'm moving towards every single room in my house having one, actually. It just feels right. And in here, reading all of the wonderful Taproot submissions that come in on the computer screen felt all kinds of wrong for a magazine and writing that is meant to be read in hand. A cozy spot in which to read is so welcome for that, a change of view for me, not to mention when a moment's break for spinning or knitting is in order. Or....when company comes to sit a spell. I do have good company.