"My enshedded time is an essential component of my creative life. I don't just want to alone, I need – for the sake, ultimately, of my whole family – to be alone. What is in my interest is, naturally, also in everyone's interest...I'm in the shed now, writing an article about sheds. If I gaze through the honeysuckle and across the lawn, I can see the movement in the kitchen and, just above it, the back bathroom, as those in the house go about their chores and activities. Here I am simultaneously part of the family and apart from it, as though I was a teenager rather than a parent."Well worth a browse.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
One of the best articles written about shedworking over the last decade was by journalist David Aaronovitch (pictured above), a piece inspired by the publication of the groundbreaking Men and Sheds called Confessions of a Shed-Dweller in which he asks if the shed is a creative powerhouse, or just somewhere for blokes to hide from the family? Here's an excerpt:
Posted by Alex Johnson at 9:38 AM