The Control Centre in our house is a big room upstairs. It is a combination of artist’s studio and engineer’s office. We spend more time in this space than any other part of our house. It is a room for composing, thinking, discussing, drawing, writing, problem-solving, number-crunching, having business meetings, listening to music – and sometimes just being quiet with a book.
Here is our office studio, photographed this morning with winter sun shining through the northern window. I sit at a southern window so that I may enjoy light without direct sun. The work on my drawing board is about three quarters done.
Neither Matt nor I have a five day week. We are up here every day as for each of us our work is also our fun (much of the time – when it isn’t being frustrating) and rather all-consuming. Office hours are long; from morning right into the following morning. The light may be on up here until 3 a.m sometimes. Hence we don’t count our work hours – (why would we?) – nor do we have a concept of retirement at some future time.
Once per day we walk up to our local café for a coffee and to mull over our various projects together. In fact Matt suggests it is that time right now. See you again soon when the drawing in this photo is complete.
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