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On Our Travels - Art is All Around

Art in unusual places - everywhere you go art is evident.

How: Wherever you travel keep your eyes open you may see something that surprises you.

Where: In your local town, at the park, music on the radio check out what is around you to keep your energy levels up.

Maybe on a day trip or planned holiday.

Here to share inspiration and ideas from art found on our travels.

What have you seen?

Visiting Cromer in Norfolk

Visiting Cromer in Norfolk we came across a wonderful creative initiative run by Cromer Artspace called "The Bigger Picture"

The Bigger Picture project shares 20 pieces of art that appear around the town, its aim to bring art to those who may not normally be able to access it, especially during lockdown when galleries were forced to close.

This was such a thrilling find and we enjoyed walking around the coastal town looking for the displays and taking photographs of the ones we could find along the way as we did not have a map or leaflet at the time showing locations.

On visiting a local restaurant we were also asked if we were here to see "the Banksy". This was a complete surprise our curiosity to seek and find on the beachfront tucked away was indeed a delightful but semi washed out work of art.

Sharing a photo of the original along with our captured moment nevertheless a wonderful end to the day of finding art all around us.

Banksy first got noticed for spray-painting trains and walls in his home city of Bristol during the early 1990s. Street art and graffiti can be considered criminal damage, so in the beginning it's thought the artist stayed anonymous to keep out of trouble.

Art All Around

Art provokes an emotion or reaction an essential way in which we perceive our world, which is unique and individual to everyone.

There is no such thing as bad art every aspect of humanity can be expressed through art and whilst you are not expected to like all art your choices are based on your perceptions, preferences, and how it makes you feel at any one time.

  • Does it provoke a reaction, how does it make you feel, what attracts you colour, shape, texture?

  • What about that piece do you not like?

  • What can you take away and learn from this?

  • Has it helped define your style?

The feeling art creates for you may spur thinking, ideas, engagement, and even action. It is known that many people are well aware of feeling motivated by a piece of artwork.

All kinds of art can affect our mood in a positive way, making us feel happier, calmer, or even inspired to do something.

Art for Wellness

"On Our Travels" adventures discovering the beauty around us for ideas for making tutorials and sharing simple easy art that anyone can have a go at.

Allowing the freedom of being able to, learn more about nature, creativity, history, and enhance our life experiences, so we can share this with others.

"The Bigger Picture" in Cromer

This article was written to support a scheme that was originally launched in December 2020, and Cromer Artspace a charity with the aim of bringing art to public spaces in Cromer check it out

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Debbie & Ivan Crouch

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