So, you’re heading to Los Angeles County for the first time. Or maybe you live in L.A. County. Or maybe you’ve been here before and you’ve been there, done that with all the “standard-issue” L.A. attractions. Walk of Fame? Bo-ring. Hollywood sign? Whatever. You, my friend, are looking for something different…something unique. Something…off the beaten track. Well, look no further, my friend, because this list of interesting Los Angeles County attractions is sure to have something for everybody who is looking for something new and different to do.
Every now and then, I like to highlight an artist who stokes my love of travel and inspires me to get out there and see a little bit more of the world. Today I wanted to let you know about an artist I discovered on Instagram. Her name is Elizabeth Marie and she does some absolutely beautiful sketches. Based in San Francisco, her work mainly consists of scenes from around her beautiful, iconic city. However, she also has sketches of other areas of the world as well, inspired by her own travels.
I could go on and on, but I’ll let her work speak for itself…
I love featuring artists from around the world on this blog who do beautiful works that inspire me to travel. Today, as I was looking around online as I usually do, I discovered an awesome artist by the name of Mike Barr. His specialty is beautiful cityscapes of Australia in the rain (as well as some non-rain landscapes and paintings as well) in the impressionist style. What could be more lovely? As both an art lover (and a huge fan of impressionism) and a travel lover, I can’t stop looking at these beautiful paintings and imagining myself in the scene. I had such an amazing time in Australia and these paintings are definitely making me want to go back for another visit. Check out some of his beautiful work.
Located in downtown Pasadena on Colorado Blvd., the Norton Simon is a smaller, often overlooked museum. However, step inside and you’ll discover that although they are small, they pack quite the punch with an impressive collection. It’s actually one of my favorite museums in Los Angeles!
I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about Following in the Footsteps of Constable, a famous painter. I hope you enjoy her article!
I love art, and I love travel, so when I find out about an artist who does beautiful art that fuels my wanderlust, I’m in love. Today I want to introduce you to an artist who I have been following on Instagram for some time: Shell Sherree. This Brisbane, Australia-based artist does beautiful, whimsical drawings of delightful women (and French bulldogs!) in various situations, but I think my favorites are the sketches that feature Paris! I want to share with you a few of the pieces that I have loved…
If you haven’t heard of Me Kyeoung Lee, you’re in for a treat. She is a wonderful illustrator who for twenty years has been illustrating the quickly disappearing beautiful corner shops of South Korea. Her attention to detail is incredible, and these beautiful renderings are making me want to hop on the next plane to Seoul!
I’m always on the lookout for awesome artistic inspiration, be it photography, sculpture, paintings, film, or anything else. Today I discovered the awesome Instagram of Stephan McMennamy and I just had to share it with all of you.
One thing I love doing when I travel is to keep a travel journal where I write, sketch, and glue keepsakes like train ticket stubs, pressed flowers, postcards, and anything else of interest I find along the way. I find an 8.5 x 11 hard cover sketchbook works really well for this purpose, and when I get home from a trip I have an awesome keepsake item to remember my travels by. Much better than any tourist shop nic-nac!
Today I discovered the works of French photographer Vincent Bourilhon, whose delightfully surreal photos fill me with both wanderlust and a wistful longing for his delightful world.