As a writer, I spend most of my time behind the computer, in my little home office. Working from home certainly has it’s benefits, but sometimes these four walls can make me a little crazy. Do you get that? This week was particularly cold here in Delft and I was starting to get a little stir crazy indoors. I had a couple of hours to spare yesterday, so I decided to give my little office space the Holly touch and add some colour and personality to the space. The perfect little project to wrap up the week!
My 20-month-old little girl, Lola, has recently discovered watercolors and I’ve been meaning to start displaying her artwork. So that was the starting point. I also buy quite a lot of art through Etsy as I love to have original artwork and support creative talent, and have a couple of pieces I haven’t had a chance yet to frame, so I threw those into the mix. I also had a bunch of other cute knick-knacks lying around that I love, like an origami bird hanger that a friend made and gave to me, some left-over floral fabric and lace from making Lola’s first birthday party dress, a hand print lola made at creche when she was one, an antique map of Delft, a pretty card I bought in London a few years ago and a pretty paper table decoration I picked up at Holly Becker‘s home studio workshop in Hannover last year, and a pretty button I found while shopping with Yvonne of Yvestown in Eindhoven recently. Also included here is a picture of my mum at about age 3, my most prized possession. Lola looks exactly like her, so it’s quite special to have displayed. Throw in some washi tape and I got to work. The result it a fun collection of treasures which I now get to enjoy from my work chair.