Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Where I Spend 10 Hours of My Day

I thought I would write about where I am during the day. Unfortunately I'm not enjoying fresh air and enjoying the scenery. I work at a government agency called SCAQMD - South Coast Air Quality Management District. We attempt to keep the air clean in Southern California. I work for the District Prosecutor's office.

What I enjoy most about my work is the staff in our division. I've been in my division since the division was created in 1989 and most of our staff has been here that long too. Thus, we've created a family type atmosphere throughout the years. We all say it's a family--a dysfunctional family--but a family none the less. I've had many good years and lots of fun and laughter. This year we went thru some major changes; thus, there are not as many laughs as there used to be, but we still manage to have some fun while we work.

This is my office where I spend most of my day. I really love my space. It's become a bit cluttered throughout the years. Sometimes people give you things and you just don't know what to do with them so I just leave them here in my office. I love my Michael Parkes prints on my walls. I have two of them and I love to stare at them and daydream. The name of this picture is called Tuesday's Child. The girl in the painting is walking on a rope in the sky. You can come up with many interpretations for this painting and I believe they will all be correct. Below, is the other Michael Parkes print. I really enjoy this painting. It's called "Still Life" and yet everything is moving. At times, I wish I were that cat at the window.

My office is decorated for Halloween. Everyone makes fun of me because they know I love Halloween so much. I even have a Witches hat hanging on the coat rack in my office. There's my skeleton jester and my tree in the background with Halloween ornaments. I keep my cut out rats and bats on the wall all year round. I have them also outside my office, taped onto my former boss' office, and to the other offices down the hall. No one really minds and they keep them up all year long too. We like to say it keeps "the others" away.

Well that's my den and where you'll find me 10 hours a day. Now I'm going to go back to daydreaming.


Karen J-S said...

I don't know anything about art. But, I had to look up those paintings to see them closer...both of them that you have are wonderful. There is so much going on that you can stare and keep finding new things. Thanks for sharing!

PS...I like your office too...bats, rats, 'n all.

sista' moonshine said...

I really love his work. I was given a limited edition painting of his called "Beatrice Alone". I have it hanging in my living room. I really love that painting too.

Cassie said...

Wow, I didn't know you'd worked in the same place for that long! I thought I worked at Roadrunner for a long time, 15 years, before I left. Love your office space....makes it more enjoyable when you can personalize it like that.


How long can such beauty last when it is just  barely hanging from a vine?