A bit of SoCal mosaic inspiration

Recently I popped down to Long Beach, California, to visit my partner. This was the fourth time I’d gone down to see her during the 2 years we’ve been living apart (thank you, crappy job market). Every time I go, we try to fit in a few mini-adventures to explore the surrounding area, and this time our adventures came complete with quite a bit of mosaic inspiration!

Our first outing was to the Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA. There were some really great mosaics by Evelyn Ackerman, but since I wasn’t allowed to take pictures, you’ll have to content yourselves with this link.

From there, we went up to Malibu to the Getty Villa. Absolutely spectacular! Honestly, if you’re ever in the vicinity, please don’t miss this gem. Impeccably curated and just plain stunning. I would go back again in a heartbeat. There were some great Roman mosaics there that set my heart aflutter.

Do I look inspired?
More inspiration!
The traditional “travelling feet” photo op

Our last little road trip was down to San Diego, where we found these beauts in Balboa Park.

Hands up, baby, hands up!
Hitching a ride

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