My friend Saveau has a great saying. “You Deserve The Gods You Worship.”
Likewise, I’ve long said that you deserve your social media streams, email inbox and many other areas of your life that you forget that you control. But let’s focus on one of these input streams in particular – your artistic diet.
- The art on your walls
- The music on your playlists
- The books on your shelf
- The background on your desktop
- That thing dangling from your rear-view mirror
- The colors and embellishments in any personal spaces you alone control
Essentially, all the art in your life that you consume on a regular basis.
These things say something about you, in the same way the lines in your skin speak to a palm reader. It reminds me of what the main character of Fight Club says,”What kind of dining set defines me as a person?”
But is this Nature or Nurture? Prescriptive or Descriptive? Do you define your artistic choices, or do they define you? And how can you use this to make your writing better? [Read more…]