This is the biggest change to happen...
... since this room became my studio/office.
Our plan had always been to eventually move the bookcases that we've had in the hallway of our small split entry for the past several years (where they blocked an air intake vent) into the office.
Well, "eventually" came sooner than we'd expected. This is now the view from my desk. It's beautiful, and I love it...
... but how I wish this sweet girl was still my view. Every time Tiger would go up and down the 'stairs' to get into her bed, she'd pause and look out the window.
It's two days shy of a month since we lost our Tiger girl. She was my office-mate and my muse. She loved watching me at my desk from her bed, the same one she'd slept on for 22 years.
It was her spot from the time she joined our family as a tiny little kitten until the day she left us.
It took several weeks before I was ready to disassemble the bed and move the bookcases in, but I finally felt it was time to do so.
Some of you might remember that we used to have a baby gate on the office door. (You can even see where the bookcases used to be, down the hallway.) The gate kept Mr. J from having access to the office. When Tiger just didn't have the strength to go up and down the stairs to the basement where the litter box was kept, we put one in here for her. Well, apparently what is deposited in litter boxes is a big treat to all dogs (yuck!), including Mr. J, so we definitely needed to keep him out!
So the gate has now been removed...
... and Mr. J is having a grand old time visiting me in the studio/office whenever he wants.
This is the view looking toward the window.
I hope to get rid of the clutter on the floor and in its place put either a small reading chair or the mannequin from the bedroom.
Right now I have my paints stored under my desk. I'd like to find a better storage solution for them as well, but for now this will do.
Some of the books on the shelves are mine, but most are (or will be) for sale in our Etsy shop.
Some shelves have family photos.
And, of course, sweet Tiger's comb and urn are also on the bookcase shelves.
And then, some things never change. Baby is Baby. She looked deep in thought when I snapped her photo today.
She had been staring at the window and eventually went over and stretched out on the window sill. Today was GORGEOUS here in New England - low humidity and a lovely breeze. All the windows were open and Baby really enjoyed it. We were all sick of having the AC running constantly, and there is nothing more enchanting than billowing curtains!
And always the clown, she loves to make me laugh!
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend! The next time I post it will most likely be September!! Hard to believe!