Lucky charms are our topic today – no, not that kind. The other kind!
Susan here, while some of the Wenches are off gallivanting around Britain—well, they’re attending the RNA conference in Leeds, UK, and having a grand time, and they're sure to bring back some amazing travel tales.
I’m working away at the WIP and other projects, and feeling in need of a little extra luck to stay on track and make progress at the moment. I keep some things in my office that I'm fond of, that make me feel good, calm, creative, and/or centered, and I like to think some of them bring me particular luck–like the special things that have been in my workspace for years, or were gifts from friends, things that spark a little inspiration or represent good luck. I'm partial to dragons and fairies, angels and crystals. I'm not superstitious, but I like to tap a little feng shui energy, a little good fortune … and since I spend hours at my desk, I may as well have pretty things to look at! If they bring in good fortune and creative inspiration, all the better.
– a collection of angels on a shelf, and a few others watching out for me (I’ve collected angels for years, so there are lots of them in the office, around the house, packed away with the Christmas stuff, etc.)
~ a fairy in a snow globe – she's been sitting on my desk for years
~ crystals and stones, including an amethyst geode and a chunk of lapis lazuli, particularly good for writers
~ a brass dragon in the east for good luck, an ivory netsuke dragon that is beautiful, fierce, and cute all at once, and a little dragonfly dish that catches paperclips and little thingies
~ a triskele/triple spiral, a Celtic symbol of creativity, as a drink coaster for endless cups of tea
– a beautiful butterfly-and-evil-eye hanging that was a gift from a friend, and if it watches out for bad luck, that's good luck!
~ a basket to one side of the desk where I toss everything that gets in my way and distracts me — and I figure it’s good luck to corral a little clutter, and good luck if I manage to find anything in there at all . . . .
Do you keep a few special things around your workspace for inspiration and good luck? What do you always keep near you when you're working, writing, reading?