Many of us go to galleries for art. Indeed, there are so many exhibitions nowadays it seems impossible to cover them all! Some people travel long distances to get to art fairs and exhibitions, However, many of us forget that you don’t actually need to go far for the most widely accessible form of art. Art in nature can be cheap, close, and very inspiring, while combining the positive effects of nature therapy, such as a stabilized cortisol cycle, and a decrease in stress levels. And summer is one of the best times to go into nature for an inspiration – all plants are in full bloom; colors are vivid; everything seems so alive and bursting with life!
We recommend going to your nearest park, wood, forest, or, maybe, meadow, and just trying to find something that you consider very beautiful. It doesn’t have to be a big thing – it can be as small as a beautiful fragile flower in the grass. Just observing it mindfully without any judgements or thoughts, simply enjoying its beauty, can give you the same sensation as looking at an enjoyable piece of art, and can also assist in reconnecting you to nature. Two benefits in one – what can be better! Just try to be open to the beauty around you, and you will be surprised how many treasures you will be able to find!
Do you enjoy art in nature? If so, how do you do it – do you simply observe a beautiful scene or object, or maybe paint, or take artistic photographs in nature?
We would love to hear your stories!