Here's the deal, my wonderful battered old desk is a roomy 42 inches across and about 27 to 28 inches deep. Enough working room for any one person I think. I've had office desks smaller than this one. Now, granted, I do have my paraphernalia scattered around the perimeter...you know, the basket of stamps, assorted cups holding chalks and Stickles and pens and colored pencils and assorted glues and such. These things do take up some space but there is still a healthy amount of desk there in which to spread out. Or so it would seem. As I cut paper, my "space-age" shrinks even more. In fact no room for the cutter on here, as scissors and pencils have now joined the fray. Hmmmmm, we've now got about an 8" space by 10" space to work it. And a growing pile of stuff (cutter, ruler, paper) now beginning to amass on the floor around me.
And yet, like a cheap Wally t-shirt after being washed once, more shrinkage occurs. By the time I get my actual project in gear and we added glue sticks and stamps and stickers and ribbon and such...Yep, it happens!...
...I now have about a 5" x 5" space to work on. Go figure.
I can't decide if it is because I just like to have all my things within "touching distance" or what. I do not know what causes this phenom. Surely it is a mystery akin to the Bermuda Triangle or Easter Island. The funny part is, I think if I had an 8 foot desk, I would still have the same problem, maybe even more so. Do you have a shrinking desk problem? And how do you keep your tabletop clean? My can get G-ross! With glue and paint...urgh. Ahhh, the complexities of art making. Don't cha love it?
I just love the colors of the season. I had fun with this little book and found the cutest little paper clips that had a little pumpkin attached to the top.
Well, I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes, "It is never too late to become what you might have been." - George Eliot (who was actually a SHE, not a he). Wonder if she wrote at a big desk or little one and if she had much shrinkage?