Blank canvases were once intimidating for the artist Shantell Martin (@shantell_martin), whose black-and-white work travels across surfaces from crisp white shirts to refrigerator doors. "I used to worry, 'what if I make a mistake?'" she says. "Then I realized that it's all a big mistake. You just have to follow the pen and hope the pen knows where it's going." To follow Shantell's pen, find her on Instagram: @shantell_martin.
Photo by @shantell_martin
Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @ananya.ray, @yugi, @ryannealcordwell, @miacocoone, @maralazaridou, @ariellevey, @eclectic_brew, @thedavidkeller and @asenseofhuber who all had featured submissions for #WHPsolstice !
The lawns have been manicured, the flowers watered and players warmed up for Wimbledon 2014, the grand slam tennis tournament in England.
The 41 mown grass courts will soon feel the thud of tennis shoes from 480 players, and 38,500 daily visitors are expected descend on the All England Lawn Tennis Club grounds in Southwest London over the next two weeks. As well as being one of four major tennis grand slams throughout the year, Wimbledon has a special attraction for its quintessentially British feel—particularly the consumption of strawberries and cream and Pimm's drinks. It is estimated 28,000 kilograms of strawberries, 7,000 liters of cream and 200,000 glasses of Pimm's will be consumed over the two-week event.
For a behind-the-scenes look at Wimbledon 2014, follow @wimbledon and tennis players @andymurray, @djokernole, @vichka35 and @serenawilliams. To see more photos and videos as the event unfolds, browse the #wimbledon hashtag and tap the blue location text above.
Photo by @xantheb
Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com), featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos and videos are featured this week! @bmjaworski @shineonyoucraydiamond @jupiter_05 @camilleseaman @keithbedford @menghao @piccolotakesall @andreabruce @tom_bolduc
Sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, each "My Day with Leo" (@mydaywithleo) post is like a single-panel comic that hinges on a found picture of Leonardo DiCaprio. "I might put a 14-year-old, 'This Boy's Life' Leo on the body of a grandma," Joel Strong, @mydaywithleo's creator, says. "Or I might take him to the streets in the East Village where he probably actually walked around in the '90s with David Blaine (@davidblaine) and Tobey Maguire, trying to find girls." To see more of Joel’s imagined moments with Leonardo DiCaprio, follow @mydaywithleo.
Photo by @mydaywithleo
For any adventurous road-tripper making the drive between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California, there are three surefire signs that you're on your way: vast expanses of desert, fields of industrial windmills—and dinosaurs.
Dinny the Dinosaur and her companion, Mr. Rex, tower over the horizon of Cabazon, California. The pair were created by sculptor Claude K. Belle as a roadside wonder to attract customers to his Wheel Inn Restaurant located beneath their feet. In addition to their photogenic exteriors, the dinos were designed as hollow structures that visitors can explore. Dinny's belly contains a gift shop and adventurous Instagrammers can scale Mr. Rex for a shot of the desert horizon through the Tyrannosaurus's mouth.
Photo by @galalux