I’ve been trying to set a mood at home conducive to writing. Back when I lived in Glendale and had a house with a fireplace, I’d shut the curtains, put a firelog on and light candles. Then I’d find the appropriate music and the creative portion of my brain would automatically click on.
As much as I love my house in by the beach in San Francisco, it does lack a fireplace. It also has fewer places to place candles where they’re not a fire hazard due to our ‘bunctious felines.
So instead of lighting multiple tealights and candles, I followed the decorating example of my bf Maureen (that’s ‘best friend’, not ‘boyfriend’ btw) and got creative with decorative string lights and fairy lights. I’ve got several crackle glass mosaic jars throughout the house and each now has a coil of white fairy lights inside. The effect is gorgeous and, while not totally cat-proof, a better choice than candles. As you can see from this picture, Tsavo knows a good photo op when he finds one.