It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. In fact, this is the first current desktop post I’ve done since I switched from a PC to a Mac. As you can see, I still favor minimalist desktops—I try to keep folder and document clutter to a minimum. (The Seagram’s Seven Crown folder, incidentally, contains my most current writing projects. I name my writing folders after drinks.) The dock is loaded with only my most frequently used apps/programs: Firefox, Word, Ommwriter, iTunes.
The background image is a pattern by one of my favorite illustrators, Becca Stadtlander. (And because I love tracing roots, how I found her: Libby, the illustrator for The Golden Key, introduced me to Becca Stadtlander when we swapped favorite illustrators/designers.) I can’t tell you how much I love her work. There are a lot of peaceful scenes: buffalo, ghost horses at night, family playing on a farm scenes, landscapes, etc. But they’re never boring to look at. I’m currently alternating between this flower pattern and the buffalo print as my desktop.