So, I’ve had an idea. This morning I woke up and looked over at my work bench like I do most mornings and it struck me – why do I find my desk to be so interesting? Every day, I examine it and it still fascinates me. No matter how long I’ve spent sat at it, painting and modelling away, I still get some joy from seeing it each day. Even when I have only a short amount of time to get ready to go to work, and even when I’ve not found any time to do any painting, I still like to go over to it and have a brief examine.
These are our natural domains. Our homes. We could choose to spend our free time doing anything anywhere and yet we return loyally to these spots over and over again to enjoy them. We pour our creativity and our passion into these areas, and take from them our rewards. The desk you see above is mine and every bit of it has a story to tell.
Well, now I don’t just want to tell the story of my desk. I want to tell the story of our desks. Our work spaces. The places that we, as painters, modellers, gamers and enthusiasts have built for ourselves.
I’m going to create a page on Heresy & Heroes that will act as a sort of photo essay. It will include the words and pictures of every hobbyist who sends me an email containing same. It will be a memorial to these hallowed grounds which serve us so well, but I can’t do it without you.
What I Need From You
All you have to do is take a photo of the desk, or table or whatever it is where you paint miniatures, and send it to me with a few words. Make sure the picture is in focus, and try if you can to show it in its natural state – be that messy or tidy, covered in work or neat and clean. And if you have a blog, send me the link to that as well – happy to link through to your site (but don’t worry if you don’t).
For those who favour the checklist over the paragraph:
- An in focus picture of your desk, preferably in its natural state
- A few words about it – why you love it, or where you got it, or how you feel when you’re sat at it, or what it means to you. Say anything you like about it, but keep it brief – I may crop these down a little, as I want the photos to do most of the talking.
- Include a link to your website or blog if you have one.
- Send the above in an email to me at email@example.com titled ‘My Desk’.
- Make sure you include your name, and maybe your town/country too.
Let’s see where we get with this. When I have a few photos, I’ll create the page, but it can continue to grow and evolve as long as people continue to send me more words and pictures.
I think this could be really interesting, and I hope you do too. I look forward to seeing your emails. Onwards!
Can I send a picture of a blank space, since my painting desk doesn’t really exist anymore? Only kidding, I know what you mean though, I used to do exactly the same when I had a permanent hobby desk set up. Now however, it’s where my daughter’s cot needs to be so I had to bid it farewell (with a teary eye of course).
Perhaps I could convert the loft…
Well, why not take a photo of your temporary set up – even if it’s just a few paints on a kitchen tray! The fact that you gave up your space for your daughter is pretty noble!
I feel you, i had to do the same thing, for the same reason, but! as it was the box room in my house, she soon outgrew it, so i got it back and now its better than ever! 😀 (with the addition of hello kitty wall stickers and lampshade, although thats REALLY not to my taste, i like the memory of the time it was her room).
I sent mine in, this is a great idea
BTW I love the Blanche Sanguinius hanging up on yours!
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