the desk



I read, write letters, journal, draw, dream, paint, photograph and pour over thoughts while sitting at my desk.  After a long and hard day, I sit and my desk and think and write and read and remember (okay and sometimes I get really nostalgic). My desk where I create and dream; it is an fountain of inspiration.  I flip through pages and scratch pencil strokes on to paper over it. I bead and thread needles and whisper to myself and I re-write and re-write again on it.

My realization: A desk is simple little thing, but it's complexity lies in what happens over it; desks have indulged in carrying out secrets and have provided a place of ease for centuries.

Do you have a special desk where you read and write?

xo, Acacia

17 comments

  1. Beautiful photos!
    Yes, desks are the best places for creativity. I have a little caddy where I keep all my letters and things-I-must-do, plus my travel journal and collection of pens.

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  2. This is beautiful. I love your photos.
    I agree that desks are the best place for creativity, mine however, is in disarray at the moment and does not have a vacant place for even a hand and a piece of paper.
    I read and write wherever is available. But usually, I try to find a comfortable chair or a window seat.

    Lovely post, m'dear!

    ---->> Kate

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  3. lovely pictures, I love your desk! :) I have a desk like that too, thought sometimes I'm siting in bed when I get creative! :)

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  4. This is wonderful :) Beautiful words and photos x
    Kimmy x

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  5. mm, i love this, acacia -- an artist's work area is indeed precious. also, that sketch is lovely. xo

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  6. Beautiful and true words, m'dear. I'll bet there are thousands of stories to be told about artists' and writers' desks. I haven't always worked at a desk, but my dad built me a studio in our basement with a high desk and colorful walls, and jars of creative supplies. When I'm in an introverted mood (which is honestly more often than not) I love to go down there and scrawl out my thoughts or write long letters. And often times, no one even knows I'm there. :) haha! I sound like a recluse… I'm really not, I promise. ;)

    Beautiful photos! I love number 7.

    xx.
    Lindsey

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  7. lovely desk you got there, acacia! love the photos, too! xx

    regina

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  8. Uhm, you are kindofjustperfectineverysinglewaypossible Acacia.

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  9. gorgeous photos! that book has an interesting title, any good? :)
    and i love that sketch ^_^

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    1. Welll... I must admit, I haven't started the book yet! But I have heard it is VERY good - Katie from 'Bird and Willow', Carlotta and many others said it is. I hope to read it after I finish the novel I'm currently reading. :) Aw, and thanks! You're so sweet! I love receiving complements like yours on my photos and art work.

      xo, Acacia // capture life

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  10. Yes, this is like my desk...except yours is probably neater than mine. (; Beautiful, nostalgic, inspiring photos.
    xoxo

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  11. You can tell a lot about a person by what's laying out on their desk. :) These pictures are great, and the seventh picture down is fantastic!

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  12. girly, how do you manage to write the most beautiful posts and take the most beautiful photographs?! well, I guess you're just plain talented, m'dear girl 'cause this is just lovely. ;)

    xoxo,
    Grace

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  13. i will be thinking and rethinking the significance of my desk.
    thank you for this, dear. :)

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  14. This is perfect. My desk is where I write my novel and sometimes blog and write in my journal. It's cool to think such a simple space is so vital to inspiration.

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  15. Oh, I just love the feeling your pictures create; it's hard to describe but easy to see. =)
    I love it when you put some of your artwork up here, most people are kinda shy about what they draw! =)
    I like how you re-arranged the various objects on your desk, they are all good arrangments!

    ~Jenny

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  16. Woooww! These are just beautiful! One of my favorite blog posts in a long time. :)

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