Tuesday, January 25, 2011

House No. 25: A Room of One's Own

House No. 25: A Room of One's Own
ink on cut and glued repurposed cardstock
8 in. x 7 in. x 10 in.
025/365; 01/25/11

In honor of Virginia Woolf's birthday, my house today is a home for creativity. In the paraphrased words of Woolf, one must have a little money and a room of one's own to create.

Our creative room is not only a physical space in which we may work but the room to evolve and grow and the space for independence and free thinking. Woolf made her room in a lodge at the bottom of her garden at the country house she shared with her husband.

My house today is loosely based on that writing lodge where Woolf wrote some of her best known works. I realized while working on it that today's house is the first in which I have done an interior.


  1. THIS is my absolute favorite. My initial response, when viewing the photos but having not yet read the post: Awwww!

    and then
    i read
    and nearly

    Fantastic work, Madonna.

  2. Awesome and amazing. I'm always wondering, "How did she do that?"

  3. Thank you! I love to make small, detailed things. I enjoyed making the desk chair so much that paper chairs will be popping up again soon.

    Misha: <3 Thank you so much. It is so important to make and fill our spaces, isn't it?

  4. soooo cute! i adore the mini crumbled up pieces of paper by the writing desk!

  5. Wow...you always put so much time and love into your projects. I am in awe of you.

  6. Thank you, guys. You keep me going.

    Bethany: The crumpled papers are for the creative process. Part of giving myself "room" is allowing myself the space to take chances and to fail.

  7. Yes. Yes, it is so very important.

    (I had to come back to love this one all over again.)