As a writer, I think of myself as a pretty creative person. One place I lack is in the “visual” realm. I don’t do well at setting the scene. I love art, drawing and painting. Unfortunately, my drawing looks like it was done by a 2nd grader. Even my stick figures don’t look polished. It’s too bad because my grandmother was a pretty good artist. She drew and painted, but I didn’t inherit that gene.
When my husband and I visited LA, we went on the Warner Brothers studio tour. One of my favorite parts was the tour through the prop rooms. I snapped a bunch of pictures, thinking that when I write a story, I can reference the prop room. That’s one of the reason I take so many pictures of random things. My pictures are my own personal prop room, so that when I’m writing a story, I can more easily set the scene if I have something to refer to.
(It was either post about the prop room or post yet another picture of my garden. You’re welcome.)