Friday, February 20, 2015

Photos From 01/07/2015 - Dolls Beside Me

The big picture of mostly playscale dolls displayed to the left of my work-at-home desk.

On January 7, 2015, I took several photos of the (mostly) playscale dolls that surround me as I work.  The dolls are positioned on the corner of my childhood desk, atop two rolling file cabinets, and on built-in shelves (courtesy of my husband, who actually built my doll room).  Not shown are dolls that are on my work desk.  In essence, I am surrounded by dolls while I work and I cannot think of a better work environment.  See additional photos taken at different angles below.






Someone saw a glimpse of the dolls displayed on my work desk (not shown in any of these photos) and commented:  "I don't see how you get anything done."  Well, I am very productive. 

As a doll lover, could you work in a doll-filled environment or would it be too distracting?


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24 comments:

  1. A wonderful collection of dolls. WOW

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  2. How do you resist the temptation to stop and play?!!! <3

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    1. It's either work or play, nothing in between or I'll not accomplish my daily goals, Erin. When I remain focused on meeting or exceeding my goals, I can enjoy the dolls fully on my own time.

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  3. You have some really great dolls there helping you get your work done! Could I work in a doll filled environment? It might be distracting to have so many dolls around me, but I definitely think I could work with a small amount of dolls around me. Kind of like having pictures of your kids on your desk.

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    1. That's a good way of viewing it, Phyllis -- like having pictures of your kids on your desk. I have those too -- but they are on my personal desk which is positioned alongside my work desk.

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  4. Beautiful dolls! Just gorgeous.

    I do most of my computer work on a comfy couch, and for the past few months I've had some of my dolls, as well as my flock of stuffed flamingos, on a neighboring couch. I like it because I always have friendly, mostly well-behaved company. As a bonus, my sewing station is on the other side of the doll couch, so I have plenty of models for my attempts at sewing doll clothes. ;)

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    1. Your atmosphere sounds delightful, Saturday Sequins. I think when we surround ourselves with the things we love, most of us can be more productive. I play music while I work as well (smooth jazz, usually, sometimes classical).

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  5. Amazing collection! I have mine in my office as well and I am pretty productive. :)

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  6. These dolls look great. They're all dressed so well! In answer to your question, for me it depends on how many dolls I've got near me. In college I kept about a dozen on my desk while I worked, and believe it or not it improved my production! I kept them there as an audience if I needed to practice a speech or read something aloud (my roommate had moved out). That's my limit, though.

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    1. Thanks, RagingMoon. I love a well dressed doll!

      Your doll audience of a dozen or so seemed to have worked well for you while in college. I never thought about using my dolls as an audience when practicing speeches. I usually look in the mirror while practicing but the pre-speech nervousness is always there. I think that's natural for most people, but I have never gotten used to the balled-up nerves and sweaty palms that occur beforehand.

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  7. Impressive collection! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I don't keep so many dolls out and around me where I'm working but sometimes one or two will migrate into my office space. Their presence is very comforting. I enjoyed seeing all your friends!

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed seeing my comforters.
      :-)

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  9. That's an impressive audience that you have for your work! I usually have one or two dolls at my work desk - I think they make good company.

    And you have such beautiful dolls - thanks for posting them. :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, jSarie. The dolls do make good, quiet company.

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  10. Wow, this is a beautiful collection of dolls!! My office space is shared with my 16 inch and up dolls and I love it! It is nice to look to either side of my desk and see cute little pretty faces. So no, the dolls are not a distraction for me, they often bring a smile to my face.

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    1. I totally understand, GG. I find myself smiling often when I look at the dolls faces that surround me while I work.

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  11. While I would love to be closeted in that room so I could play with your dolls, I could not have that many dolls surrounding me while I work. I am very easily distracted, and I mean VERY! I would be picking up that, adjusting this and then I would start spinning stories in my head about the doll's lives... so no. No way I could get a single thing accomplished surround by dolls.

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    1. Since they are so close to my chair, I mean fractions of an inch close, I often bump those that stand on the edge of my childhood desk and on the first rolling file cabinet when I swivel my chair to get up from my work desk, so I might have to stop and reposition a doll or two, but that is the extent of my distraction.

      It's easy for me to stay focused on what I know I must do so I can do what I "want" to do after the must-do is completed.

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