Hey, artist…let’s go to Paris!
let’s buzz with coffee & possibility…
let’s use the City of Light as our studio…
let’s ink our stories and color our days…
let’s be artists in Paris!
Paris Like an Artist: More Fun and
Adventures in the City of Light
This guide to creative adventures will give you access to a whole new way to live and travel. With your artist in the lead, you’ll have more fun and be more creative in Paris and everywhere.
Visit Paris Like an Artist is like having that slightly naughty friend alongside, daring you to do fun things. That friend who brings more adventures and more fun. That friend is you. That’s your inner artist.
Let’s set your inner artist free.
This e-book isn’t your typical travel guide – you won’t find a ton of information on how to buy metro tickets and when the museums are open. You can get that elsewhere. We invite you to travel in ways that ignite your creative fire for more vitality back home. We think you’ll love it!
Get your lavishly illustrated 73-page PDF for the price of a pastry and cappuccino in Paris: $8.99.
- Clues for how to let your artist lead the way
- Stories from my own Paris learning curve
- Resources for finding the best food, including gluten-free and vegetarian
- And much, much more, lavishly illustrated and written with love.
Because you want to…
- Travel in new ways
- Be more creative anywhere
- Experience Paris with exuberance
- Listen to your inner artist and have more fun
- Hear how Paris has shown me the way to express my artist…
How Paris Made an Artist of Me
I’m Cynthia Morris, an artist, author and adventurer. I frequently travel to Paris and it always inspires my art and life in Denver, Colorado. Here’s how Paris made an artist of me.
Years ago, when the rest of my class was lined up at our high school graduation, I was boarding a plane to France. Three weeks in France worked its magic: I was smitten and have been back over twenty times.
This city has completely shaped the writer and artist I have become. On many visits, I traced the path of my bookish heroine, Sylvia Beach. This American legend lived a life I admired – surrounded by creative geniuses and books, she modeled living large. I was so obsessed, I spent twelve years writing a historical novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach, about Sylvia and her bookstore Shakespeare and Company.
During that time of writerly research and countless (okay, 17!) novel drafts, another part of me emerged – the artist Cynthia. Alongside the work of writing, I developed a habit of sketching. My notebooks shifted from black ink in tidy lines to exuberant color and messy sketches.
This practice evolved over time and my sketchbook became a constant companion. It brightened my days, surprised me regularly and added fun to my experiences in Paris and elsewhere. It wasn’t long before I began teaching a workshop called Capture the Wow. Its purpose is to travel in the way that makes us feel and be more creative.
The City of Light lured out my inner artist and I’ve been letting her lead the way more everywhere. With my artist in charge, I have more fun, make more art and feel more me. Every visit to this city gives so much inspiration for my art and life. I recently spent two months in Paris on my own artist residency. Oh, how my artist loved that!
Why I Wrote This Guide for You
People send me so many emails asking about Paris – where to stay, what to do, how to make the most of their time there. I’ve been responding one-one when I finally realized it would be fun to put what I know about this dynamic, vibrant city into a guide.
I’m not a guidebook writer and there are plenty of guidebooks on Paris. Visit Paris Like an Artist is different. It’s focused less on where to eat and stay, but on how to experience this city (or any place) in a way that brings more of your creativity and sense of adventure to light.
My hope is that this creativity and travel guide lures out your inner artist so you can be more creative and have more fun in France and everywhere.
Now, you may not identify as an artist or writer, but I’d be willing to bet that you have an inner artist who loves to come out and play every once in awhile.
This playfulness may not look like art making. Or crafting or writing. It might be more like what the French describe as joie de vivre or joy of living. It’s a zestiness, a vibrancy, a sense of fun and exploration. High play, some might call it and it’s high time you had some.
I’ve put everything I could into my new Paris travel guidebook, Visit Paris Like an Artist. For the price of a pastry and coffee, you can access my best Paris treats.