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Paperback Writer
02-01-2013, 10:35 PM
Please just post links but do not hotlink.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8473/8435141571_1f97c3c57b_b.jpg


I'm currently displaying this painting by my friend to light up my room. Anyone have any art in display too?

Filigree
02-01-2013, 11:31 PM
I won't post pictures, but hanging on the computer room walls right now are two old Battletech posters (Mech recognition chart and Dragonfly techprint specs), an Apshai game poster from 1983, a Clan Ghostbear banner I made for the Mr. in 1996, an Art Deco mirrored clock, a defunct hard drive I framed myself because it was beautiful, several CD cases, and an enameled metal sign declaring 'Caution: Radiation Area. Authorized Personnel Only' complete with radiation triangles. I got it at a thrift store for a few bucks. I have no idea where it came from, but it's not hot - had a friend test it before I brought it inside.

We have odd inspirations.

AshleyEpidemic
02-01-2013, 11:44 PM
I'm not a fan of paintings, like gallery kind of painting. But I do like movie posters, and photography. But currently my apartment is devoid of everything. I stare at white walls. I kind of want to paint my doorframe too look like the TARDIS.

ElaineA
02-02-2013, 12:09 AM
Pictures of my kids, all over, all ages, photos and funny self-portraits from grade school. To remind me that there is are 3 really good reasons to to get back to my life's goal. If I can't do it, why should they?

kkbe
02-02-2013, 12:28 AM
Among other things, a framed print, circa 1897, Cordelia by Edwin Austin Abbey. And now I'm looking at a small cobalt-glazed ceramic mug from Germany. Hand-painted in gold in the front: Honest!! If I had 30 cents I'd spend it all.

Buffysquirrel
02-02-2013, 12:31 AM
Work room? It's a corner of the living room. Someone else's living room, at that. Hardly anything in it is mine.

ChristinaLayton
02-02-2013, 12:46 AM
My walls are as blank as a word-processor page when you first open it and it has no text.


However, I have everything in my room: my bed, my TV, my DVD recorder, my binders and notebooks of my writing, (all in the TV stand) a dresser, and a hamper.

Susan Littlefield
02-02-2013, 12:49 AM
I have Grandma's Goose Clock hanging in my library/office. Does that count? :D

JoyMC
02-02-2013, 01:30 AM
I've always just cleared space at the cluttered kitchen table and written there. But we are just starting a new homeschooling approach with our kids that emphasizes having a dedicated work space that supports and honors their important work, with bulletin boards displaying their questions and to-do's and inspirations.

So, in an effort to model that, I'm currently in the process of creating that for myself. I have a massive desk where I sew, and I am in process of clearing it off (and OMG, stacks of bill stubs dating back to 2008) so that it can be a dual sewing/writing space of creative inspiration. :tongue I don't know how I'll do.

To the question, I don't think I'll have a big piece of art. I think I'll fill the wall space with cork boards for photos and sketches and quotes and inspirations, etc.

I'll probably still write at the kitchen table, but I'll have a pretty place to sew.

Jamesaritchie
02-02-2013, 01:33 AM
I have a painting of John Wayne, but that's it.

milkweed
02-02-2013, 01:46 AM
An 18x24 inch canvas painted black filled with images and text which is somehow supposed to make it a mind map. Aside from that I have a small collection of Madonna's on my desk, and a rather largish collection of rocks, driftwood, a sheeps jawbone, and some seashells.

ElaineA
02-02-2013, 02:47 AM
BTW, PBW (wow, that's a lot of acronyming!), I like your friend's work. Is s/he showing or selling?

Putputt
02-02-2013, 10:19 AM
Among other things, a framed print, circa 1897, Cordelia by Edwin Austin Abbey. And now I'm looking at a small cobalt-glazed ceramic mug from Germany. Hand-painted in gold in the front: Honest!! If I had 30 cents I'd spend it all.

Uhh, you are forgetting a masterpiece of a river horse sitting on a certain person...

We are renting, so there ain't nothin' but white walls. Once we have our own house though, I am putting up Ankh-Morpork maps all over the walls, and woe befall anyone who dares to stop me!

blacbird
02-02-2013, 11:03 AM
My window, which frames a view of Alaska mountains so close to my house that I can walk directly to them.

caw

Anna Spargo-Ryan
02-02-2013, 12:16 PM
I have a food blog (who doesn't?) and have four of my favourite breakfast photos on my wall. I'm planning to add eight further photos soon, I love them :D

Shakesbear
02-02-2013, 01:17 PM
Sitting in my study, to my left are two book cases and a bureau. Above the bureau is a print of Shakespeare type things - a swan, the Avon, Holy Trinity and the artists impression of what Will the Quill may have looked like. To the left of the print is a notice board which I can no longer reach as there is a bookcase in the way. On it is a photograph of a badger.

bearilou
02-02-2013, 04:05 PM
My window, which frames a view of Alaska mountains so close to my house that I can walk directly to them.

caw

That would be the best image of all. Ever.

HarryHoskins
02-02-2013, 04:14 PM
That would be the best image of all. Ever.

Michael Collins might disagree.

mccardey
02-02-2013, 04:23 PM
I have this (http://paulandsylvieinsablet.blogspot.fr/2013/01/oh-my-fickle-heart.html)- and I love it to bits.

(Sorry - I haven't mastered the art of pic-posting here. It's something to do with picasa, isn't it? I hate picasa. It eats all my pictures :( )

bearilou
02-02-2013, 04:48 PM
Michael Collins might disagree.

Ohyeah? :box:

folkchick
02-02-2013, 05:55 PM
For some reason I have a lot of my work hanging around in here. It's just for storage reasons. But anyway, I have this watercolor of John Lennon (http://instagram.com/p/VHjZd_TNTq/) nearby.

Ken
02-02-2013, 06:35 PM
...nice painting by your friend, Paperback :-)

HarryHoskins
02-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Ohyeah? :box:

yeah (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Apollo_11_lunar_module.jpg) :)

bearilou
02-02-2013, 07:10 PM
yeah (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Apollo_11_lunar_module.jpg) :)

*warbles out*

The earth's a Big Blue Marble
When you see it from out there
The sun and moon declare
Our beauty's very raaaaaaaaaare...

Okay. Kinda hard to beat but I still like the idea of a mountain view better. When I can look outside my writing office window and see the setting of the Earth, I'll like that view, too.

TheaBlowsKisses
02-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Sometimes when I'm suffering from writers block, I go to deviantArt and plug in some search terms related to whatever I'm writing about. I stumbled across this painting, called Pond (http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/filthymindedandroids/Thea%20Landen/artwork.png).

And lucky me, it was for sale for an extremely reasonable price! (Pardon my crappy photographing skills; that was also the first time I ever matted a painting.) Then I found out that the artist also does commissioned pieces (again, for an EXTREMELY reasonable price), and I loved the idea of her painting one of the main characters and settings of the book that steered me towards her in the first place.

Liora (http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/filthymindedandroids/Thea%20Landen/liora_by_oviot-d5dut7h.png)

I have them hanging up together right by the couch where I do my afternoon writing. :D

(And because she's awesome, I have to link the rest of the artist's gallery (http://oviot.deviantart.com/).)

Dave Hardy
02-02-2013, 09:22 PM
I have tons of stuff on the walls of my office. If I had to pick a favorite piece it would be the one below. It's a picture of Robert E Howard and his dog Patch. The frame is made of pickets from the fence around the Howard House.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/5278/office1t.jpg

I also see I need to dust.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/img1981y.jpg/

angeliz2k
02-02-2013, 10:03 PM
My workroom is my bedroom. I'm not there at the moment. I have my own artwork on the walls. There's a charcoal drawing of Taylor Hanson (what?), pencil and pastel drawings of gymnasts (Olga, Nastia, V. Komova), and a chalk pastel rendering of a Gainsborough painting (do you have any idea how hard it is to do that in chalk pastel? I had fits.).

Just beside my desk is my plot wall, with plot points written on stickies so I can move them. I also have several 19th-century quotes to inspire me (I'm writing about the Antebellum South).

Maryn
02-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Not my thread to moderate, but please, please be mindful that there is a limit on image size for AW, and I think every image here violates it.

The maximum size permitted is 400 x 400 pixels (or total area of 160,000 pixels in some other shape). How big is that, you ask?

This big:


http://imageshack.us/a/img855/5682/400x400.jpg


So if you've posted an image bigger than that here, it would be both smart and courteous to remove it, resize it, and edit you post to link to the smaller one before being asked 'officially.'

Maryn, goodie-two-shoes

AW Admin
02-02-2013, 10:13 PM
I love these pictures, and I think this is a super idea for a thread, but we've got members from all over the world and some of them are on dialup.

So a large picture makes things just freeze for them.

We'd like the pictures to be around 400 x 400—there's an Image FAQ:

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258870

Alternatively, I can ask Mac for special dispensation for this thread, but that means adding an image size warning to the thread title, which means fewer people will participate.

If you need help reducing an image, PM me, and I'll take care of it later today.

Thanks --

Paperback Writer
02-03-2013, 10:42 PM
I have a better idea, I requested in the first post that people post links only that they can click on if they choose to. As opposed to hot linking which would display the picture.

Paperback Writer
02-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Thank you all for all the replies it gave me a window into what you find inspiring. I tried to do my best to look up most of what you were describing all the way to the town of Shakespeare's theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. I ended with a collection of links where I found information about authors, locations, technology and the like along the way. Remember to post links if you want but not directly hotlink and display the picture due to the moderator rules.

http://paizo.com/image/product/catalog/FSA/FSA35014_500.jpeg
Battletech poster
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2001-1.jpeg
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
http://www.sarna.net/wiki/images/d/d8/Clan_Ghost_Bear_.jpg
Clan Ghost Bear
http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Clan_Ghost_Bear

http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/The_Streets_of_Ankh-Morpork
The Streets of Ankh-Morpork
http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/Ankh-Morpork
This one makes me want to read Pratchett (http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/Terry_Pratchett).

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120919152629/tardis/images/6/64/TARDIS_14.jpg
TARDIS
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/TARDIS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Range
Alaskan Mountain range
http://oil-paintings.biz/images/oil-paintings/edwin-austin-abbey/edwin-austin-abbey-cordelia-s-farewell-18427.jpg
Cordelia's farewell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon
http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/bard-of-avon/
This is a really neat link explaining why Shakespeare is called the bard of Avon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard
Robert E. Howard - Author
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Gainsborough#Gallery_of_selected_works
Thomas Gainsborough Art work

BTW, PBW (wow, that's a lot of acronyming!), I like your friend's work. Is s/he showing or selling?
Yes he is selling, I recently took 6 pictures of art that he was interested in selling contact me via private message if you're interested in looking at the works of art.


yeah (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Apollo_11_lunar_module.jpg) :)
That's a great view there.



And lucky me, it was for sale for an extremely reasonable price! (Pardon my crappy photographing skills; that was also the first time I ever matted a painting.) Then I found out that the artist also does commissioned pieces (again, for an EXTREMELY reasonable price), and I loved the idea of her painting one of the main characters and settings of the book that steered me towards her in the first place.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l541/filthymindedandroids/Thea%20Landen/liora_by_oviot-d5dut7h.png

I have them hanging up together right by the couch where I do my afternoon writing. :D

(And because she's awesome, I have to link the rest of the artist's gallery (http://oviot.deviantart.com/).)
Commissioning an artist to paint one of your characters is a great idea. Love it.

Jamesaritchie
02-04-2013, 12:12 AM
Commissioning an artist to paint one of your characters is a great idea. Love it.

I had one fan commission a hand carved statue of a character, and another commissioned a 3D wall plaque of a novel cover. Very, very cool, and more rewarding than any trophy.