Creative Wanderlust Prompt: Mexico

Creative Wanderlust Prompts: Mexico by Betsy Beier

I am lucky to live in California where I have the advantage of my state bordering the beautiful country of Mexico providing me the ability to explore it relatively easily. I say relatively, because as most know, California is a big state where driving the length of it, from the California/Oregon border to the Mexico border can take almost 17 hours. This hasn’t deterred me from some pretty extravagant Mexico adventures, especially when I was younger – like driving to Mexico for a margarita! (Yes, that was 16 hours driving time round trip from San Francisco.)

Margarita From Mexico, illustration by Betsy Beier, Wanderlust Designer

Crazy road trips aside, I have had the opportunity to visit some incredible locations in Mexico, mostly on the west and east coasts, but do hope to one day visit many inland cities as well. I have also spent many hours illustrating different aspects of Mexico, from a traditional Mexican Spice Mix to a Mexican pattern inspired by traditional talavera pottery. In celebration of Mexico, its culture, traditions, delicious foods and the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations (a more popular celebration in the US than Mexico I understand) I thought it would be fun to use this colorful country as our creative prompt for the week.

Join me and let’s head virtually to Mexico and get creative!

Daily Creative Wanderlust Prompts: Mexico

Monday – Draw a piñata – any kind you can imagine!

Tuesday – Take a photo of a scene that reminds you of Mexico.

Wednesday – Paint a motif inspired by Mexican pottery.

Thursday –  Propose a name and menu for a Mexican food truck.

Friday – Collage a fiesta!

Saturday/SundayAdventure – Celebrate Mexican culture: head to a restaurant, cook a delicious recipe, listen to mariachi, watch a movie set in Mexico, etc.

(Note: all links above are to be used as inspiration only. Notice colors, shapes, aesthetic and elements to then create your own, unique art.)

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