Looking around my home, you'll find bowls of acorns, bones, shells, fossilized sharks teeth, pottery shards from an archeological dig and rusted letter Es from Georgia. All of these things have ended up in my art work from time to time.
I also am a lover of quotes. Here is one of my favorites about love and I would add "what you love.":
It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it only matters that you love. - John Lennon