Favorite place to go for artistic inspiration:
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Riverwalk, near Blue Star Arts complex and also along the Pearl complex, great place for nature photography, sketching, etc.
Riverwalk, along King Williams (historical homes) area and Villa Finale.
The Grotto on the River, below the Pearl, fish under the I-35 bridge just beyond the Grotto
San Antonio Missions
Birkenstock Store at the Quarry Market, beautiful dyed silk garments