First off – I want to say a warm thank you to all who submitted your photographs for this project. So many were sent in that I’m going to have to split up the posts to give them the space they deserve (spaces within space), and run them over the course of the next few days. I’m also going to keep the project open for whoever is still havering over whether to dip their toe, or anyone inspired by these images to take a shot – please send your entries (along with a description if possible, and links to your blog) to: wheresthebread[@]hotmail.com
Here are the first two submissions – by chance, two writers.
This space belongs to: Anna Fonte, The Girl in the Hat –
My writing chair is tucked in the corner of our family room. In a small urban home, space is a premium. Can you see how my rear has flattened the cushion and my feet have worn a patch in the carpet? That’s my little spot, but it’s only mine when the girls are in school.
But it’s time for my older daughter to have her own room. Very soon, probably within the next couple months, I will put it all into storage–the chair, my books and papers, the tchotchkes–to make room for her.
It will be fine. It’s only until she goes to college. I will write on the sofa in the living room, without my books. But a real writer can write anywhere, right? The where doesn’t matter, does it?
This space belongs to: Chris J Rice –
After numerous shots of my computer screen, keyboard, the floor beside my chair filled with discarded manuscript pages, an empty bulletin board, the stack of books I’m not reading, my beloved dog who waits by the door for me, the kitchen window I stare through, the overstuffed chair I mope in, I decided this image taken with a Shakeitphoto app on my iphone last summer while in the midst of revision to my novel RAMBLER best conveys my work space. The girl on the postcard is my emo avatar, Yoshitomo Nara’s bratty art girl, like me full of petulant longing.