So I take these "artist dates" (with myself) where I go some place to find creative inspiration. It can be the boardwalk, a museum, the farmer's market, or one of the many neighborhoods in LA. With a camera (or iPhone) in tow, I walk around, observe, and take pictures of interesting things that catch my attention - shadows, lines, movements... It's like a fun exercise for my creative muscles! I always come home more excited about photography and more grateful for life.