Finally found the picture I wanted for this post.
I've heard a lot of buzz, much of it around the crafty interwebs, about standing while you work. Recently I saw comments traded on Twitter agreeing that standing improves productivity. This I believe. Because my favorite desk is an old drafting table from an engineering firm's cast-offs, I am quite familiar with the concept. It's a tall desk that I can stand at comfortably, or sit at on a bar-stool height chair. Right now it is in our classroom and is mostly used as a surface for project making. At one time I even had my sewing machine up on there, though the cord to the foot pedal was juuuust barely long enough to reach the floor.
As much as I love it, an unavoidable issue I sometimes have with my desk is when I'd like to work in a different room. A large oak drafting table? Not so portable, if you know what I mean. But I found a perfectly serviceable lightweight substitute almost by accident. And when I say "by accident" I mean "because I am a disorganized mess-maker." I know I am not alone among hopeless clutterers the creative fellowship when I say, if there's an open, flat surface around my home, it tends to collect piles rather quickly.
Enter: The ironing board. Not just for ironing anymore!
It can be a little wobbly if left on its own like an island in the middle of a room, but snugged up near a wall or other sturdy vertical plane, it becomes the perfect mix of just-the-right-height-for-me and move-it-where-I-want-it-when-I-want-to. Plus, it's big enough for a laptop, and long enough to also hold papers, tape, &etc.
I still prefer my real desk. But now I have another option when I need it.
What I am really left to decide is, is this a valid excuse for wearing wrinkled clothing?