I have the luxury of exiting my back door in the mornings, walking 30 steps to my studio and getting down to it. Most days this is where I can be found, and this is my view from my knitting machine. Various & sundry items of inspiration, a drawing from my youngest son (a reminder to have fun); shapes of clothes; just cool photos; a couple of artists; pieces of art - including a preponderance of birds. (I just noticed that - hmmm). Writings reminding me to stay present. Smack dab in the center is Quan Yin - Asian goddess of compassion, among other things. I like this version because she seems to be encouraging me, she is also alert yet serene - the sacred place I strive to be. The place I go while knitting. Most of the time I am listening to Global Chill Out Lounge version on Pandora and contentedly zipping along on the machine, often silently chanting words of peace and light while I knit row by row by row. It reminds me of what Kiki Smith (one of the artists on my board) says, "I think there's a spiritual power in repetition, a devotional quality, like saying rosaries." Mmm. This centers me.