|via Matt Brown on Flickr|
All of my true/false statements had to do with the decorations in my room and I wanted to elaborate on that a little more. Having my own room means a great deal to me. It’s nice to have personal space, and it’s one of the things I’m most concerned I’ll lose when I finally move out. A room of one’s own secures a safe and productive retreat, somewhere to recharge, somewhere to write.
To make the most of such a room, I like to put stuff on my walls. I like to be inspired by funny quotes, enchanting characters, beautiful things. And you’d expect people to decorate according to their own tastes.
But I also like to put stuff I made up on my walls—drawings and tracings and colored printouts, etcetera. It’s important that I do creative work that isn’t writing. Though they are messy and imperfect and contrived, that’s what I love about them. The important thing is that I worked on them. I relaxed, I engaged my hands and my head. I had fun. That’s special, too.
So that’s what you’re about to see. An attempt made at a comfortable and cheerful living space, just for me. Take a look at the answers:
(Haven’t guessed yet? Check out Friday’s post and see what you think!)
1. I keep a few pictures of me and my sisters near my desk—FALSE. I don’t decorate with humans, and my only allowance is one photo of infant me and my parents.
2. I have a couple quotes from the H.I.V.E. series next to the Olympians poster—TRUE. Of course it’s true, H.I.V.E. is my favorite series.
|(I am having trouble finding the original comic, but it says, "And if you haven't any further questions, I'm going to turn you over to my intern Heather.")|
4. I hang an Artemis Fowl poster over my bed’s headboard—FALSE. I like Artemis Fowl, but that’s where my founding father pinups go.
5. The Highwayman’s song from Over the Garden Wall sits next to my bedroom door—TRUE. Made while I listened to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech. *giggles*
|(Also inspired by Adam and the Ants)|
7. I’m building a little shrine to my favorite villains on the other side of my favorites bookshelf so there is a little Hades and a little Jareth and a little Bob. It is a work in progress—FALSE. I actually don’t even have plans to do this.
|(also, a National Geographic thing I ripped out of a magazine in sixth grade)|
9. The most recent addition to my wall is a poster of Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe—TRUE. And a lot of Crayola metallic markers, charcoal pencils, and hairspray went into the effort.
|(the real life places map, as promised)|
I love my things on the wall. Thanks to Victoria and Liz for tagging me. In return, I tag Alex, Alyssa, and Engie. Go forth, make nine statements in a 4/5 split of truthfulness, and call me when you get back, darling, you know how I enjoy our chats.