About 8 weeks ago I took over the entire dining room table as a "book studio". My lovely husband and sweet girls do not seem to mind so I have been slowly making the whole room a creative space. We eat family dinner around the coffee table each night, and it is actually really nice to be all so close together around the small table, close to the record player and usually Iris drifts off to play after she has eaten her veggies. We even had a dinner party. My table has become an amazing refuge to display my favorite things and work upstairs in the light. I think I will continue to enjoy a smaller version of this space permanently after the book is complete.
I am 12 and a half weeks away from turning in a completed book. Deep breath, some strong coffee and off to work I go.