Jen over at Love Chic Living is running a competition in conjunction with British Gas.  To enter you have to showcase your creative bloggers desk.

Hmmm this could be tricky – have you seen the state of my desk?

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I am a creative in every sense of the word! Creative has its obvious positives but my boyfriend would agree there are definitely some negatives. Tidyness does not come easily, I love keeping (read hoarding) things that I may be able to upcycle in the future, I cannot say no to a great bargain in a junk shop and I am always, always busy with some messy project or other.

But one thing I do know is, mess is not inspiring. It makes my mind feel confused and I struggle to focus especially when writing. Since moving house I have not yet been able to actually ‘work’ in my office. Normally I sit at the kitchen table and work.

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I was very keen to organise my desk, to create a sense of order, an inspirational place to sit and work and one that I would be happy to share with the rest of the world!

I have some lovely things, I just needed a clean slate to showcase them! I’m lucky in that my desk is right in front of a lovely large window which is wonderful especially at this time of year, even as I write I’m admiring a beautiful blue and pink sunset. Yes that is right I’m actually writing at my desk this evening! After a good sort out of all my cables, art work, paint and notebooks I am proud to say I have a tidy desk and one that I find incredibly inspirational. It is very me and very W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L, I’m thrilled. I’ve highlighted the things that make it special to me in the notes below. What do you think? A definite improvement and worth it’s weight in gold or MADE vouchers I’d say ;)

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pics

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wishbox

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pots-note

things-to-do

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Cannot wait to see everyone’s work space!