Our Fun Monday hostess this week, Sayre, wants to see inside our workplace. Specifically, she wants to see the artwork we surround ourselves with while we work.
Take your camera to work and take pictures of the things that inspire you as you work or that inspires your coworkers. Ask them (or yourself) what it is about that particular object or picture that makes the work day seem a little easier.If you don't work outside the home, take a picture of the thing that helps you get through the day and inspires you to have the best day you can.
It will come as no surprise to most of you that my office has a bit of a tropical theme. My coworkers just smile and shrug their shoulders at my decor because they know me well enough to understand why I surround myself with the stuff that I do. I love my work, but I like to surround myself with reminders of vacation while I work. It just makes me smile. It also helps me slug through winter. I am fortunate in that I get to decorate my office any way I like, as long as it's within reason. And my office is full of pictures and trinkets from past vacations. My favorite is this print I got in Barbados.
It's visible every time I look up from my computer screen. The photo doesn't really do it justice. I have pictures of Teen Angel. One taken in St. Thomas with some feathered friends:
And another taken in Aruba when we were foolish enough to allow her to have her picture made with a tiger. A month after we came home from this vacation the Siegfried & Roy tiger mauling happened in Vegas, and we felt like the most stupid parents ever for allowing her to sit next to a tiger.
I have some fun stuff, too. Like this license plate I bought in Aruba.
And a collage of photos and memorabilia from our first Jimmy Buffett concert.
Oh, look! It's five o'clock somewhere.Not really, but this sure makes it fun to check the time throughout the day. And what office would be complete without flamingos? This is one of two metal ones Hubby bought me for Valentine's Day last year.
And these two I bought in a tacky junk store in town.
I spied them in the window, stopped and bought them immediately. Love, love, love the tacky flamingos. These have that pale pink Floridian 1950's tourist kind of vibe to them.
Oh, and there's one more item I can't forget. I've had it for years. I got it when I worked in television news, and it always seemed to fit the mood of my work day. Fortunately, I have a job now where it's rare that I feel like this: