Last week, I took a creative day and went on a field trip of sorts, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's my favorite museum in NYC, and I always feel super-inspired after a visit there! I also wanted to check out the Alexander McQueen exhibit, "Savage Beauty," and holy wow, was that awesome! Like seriously, I'm not too huge into fashion or runway shows and whatnot, but this was really great. It was pretty crowded, so I wasn't really able to sketch inside the McQueen exhibit, and photos weren't allowed, so I just soaked it in. I tried looking up photos of it online afterwards, but they don't really do it justice at all. It was great seeing some Philip Treacy hats in person too.
Wandering around the MET after the McQueen exhibit, I'm always drawn to the African art section and the Renaissance paintings. They're my faves (and it's usually empty, so I can stare as long as I want!) Everyone is usually crowded around the Monet's and Picasso's, but I tend to favor the much older stuff.
I'm contemplating the illustrations for my calendar for next year and just needed a creative day to just let my mind wander and for new ideas to form. Everyone needs a time-out from the day-to-day sometimes! Definitely did wonders, and I think I need to make a regular habit of this. Where do you go for some creative time?
Here are some sketches and photos: