A shrine is a place or piece of furniture used to remind us of meaningful intangibles through the display of meaningful tangibles. It’s also a place or piece of furniture that can be an on-going art project in three or more dimensions. How about creating such a shrine and spending a minute (or several) with it every day? Could a shrine improve your outlook on life (as well as your home decor)?
How about some incense and a candle or two to go with your items of inspiration?
A shrine doesn’t need to take up a lot of space. How about putting a few reminders of your creative self and the vast unknown in a cup or tray? What about a portable shrine? A key-chain shrine?
A shrine could be placed on a shelf, on the floor or in a cabinet. A used piece of furniture could be converted to hold meaningful books, beads, letters, candles, artwork, etc. A shrine could be simple or ornate and it should evolve over time and always remain fresh and relevant to you. As an artist, this is your chance to create a piece of meaning and beauty relevant to you and you alone.
How often do you get to do that?
-taken from the book, Creative Sparks: An index of 150+ concepts, images and exercises to ignite your design ingenuity by Jim Krause