Guest Editor’s Profile – Meags Fitzgerald

Meags W. Fitzgerald

Halifax, Nova Scotia

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/or living area) look like?

I believe that your physical space is a reflection of your head space, and thus you can alter your mental state by changing your environment. I take special care when decorating and setting up my organizational systems. In my studio/office area everything has a designated space and ideally I clean the space every night so I can start a fresh the next morning.  I’ve always thought of my bedroom as a safe haven and I like to feel engulfed by the material things I love. It is one giant, well composed nest.

Where do you normally get your things?

I’ve collected most of my stuff while traveling, found in flea markets, antique shops and bazaars. Recently I’ve started buying collectible items online, but only items that I know I could never find in person. Online shopping takes the fun out of the hunt but it’s as equally fun to wait for something delightful to arrive in the mail.

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool? 

I can’t narrow it down to one, the select few include my 1960s Singer sewing machine which is the only machine to ever understand me, a handwritten cook book that belonged to my late grandmother, and my collection of photo booth pictures that live in two large leather binders and would be the first things I would grab in the event of a fire.


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