By Andrea Boeshaar
Where do you like to write?
Readers ask me this question all the time. I have a home office. But I didn’t at first. It wasn’t until the last of my sons got married and moved out that I claimed a room as my own office. Then we moved to a smaller home and now one of our three bedrooms is designated as my workspace.
But it’s not state-of-the-art. I work on a scuffed up oak desk – built in the days of solid wood and it weighs a ton. My mother once owned an auction gallery and the desk once stood in her office with a matching credenza (I have it too). Certainly, you wouldn’t find this furniture in a penthouse office suite. But folks, they just don’t craft furniture this well anymore! For that reason (and for the memory factor) I love it and it’s part of my workspace.
As for the rest of the décor, it’s a hodgepodge of framed artwork and other memorabilia. On the bulletin board, I have pictures of friends and family –including my precious grandchildren. I’ve tacked up silk flowers from weddings and Bible verses that help to keep my thoughts on Christ.
I also have a painting that my twelve-year-old niece made for me on my 50th birthday. I’ve entitled it “Celebrate.”
|Cover of "Keepers of the Light"|
and an ACFW award