this one by Geninne on flickr and this one of some guy's collections of stuff in the British Museum. There is something visually pleasing about stuff displayed this way. I was thinking about what I would put in one if I could capture the things that are important to me, things that I like. For this little painting, I included these things:
1- Seashells (I love nature, the beach, the forest, the mountains) - though this looks more like a baseball glove... tells me I need to do some still life paintings of shells from my collection. I also love rain and thunder, but how do you depict thunder as a thing in a box, unless you draw a little lightning bolt..
2- Family & Friends
3- Literature - I still love a good book, though it seems harder to find one lately - have any recommendations?
4- Flowers - I especially love delicate cherry blossoms such as those found on the Japanese Rose cherry tree (I posted about it here)
5- Art - I love making art, I love art supplies, I love going to museums, I love looking at other artists' works, I love color and lines and geometric patterns, there is so much I love about art I could write a book
6- Spirituality and peace - My relationship with God is so important, but how do you depict that in a drawing? Here is a little sketch of a temple, where I find peace
7- Rest (this is a pillow!) - A good night's sleep is so important to me. Without it, a lot of other things feel out of balance
8- Fresh air (these are shoes!) - I really like going for walks and smelling the fresh air especially if it just rained, and I love walking along the beach or in the mountains or just on the street looking around at everything that is inspiration for an artwork
9- Fruit (but I especially love watermelon, when it's in season)
What things are important to you, and how would you depict them in a drawing?