Hiding art all over Paris… too much fun!
I just got back yesterday from a Parisian #travellingart adventure, and wow, did this city blow my mind!
I’ve been before, but this was before I was the “cosmic traveller”, and before I did the “travelling art” thing. I could never have expected this trip to be as memorable and invigorating as it was… I have to return asap! I don’t know if you guys know but I actually speak French (or at least, I’m learning) so it was awesome to have a good reason to speak it loads with actual French speakers too… perhaps the reason I fell in love with Paris so much was how comfortable I felt being there. Their love and appreciation for art is also second to none. 🙂
So… where did I hide the art?
Well, I started in Montmartre (the arty district), headed to the Eiffel Tower, then ended up in Ménilmontant, Anvers, the Sacré-Cœur, Montparnasse, St-Michel, Opéra, Mairie de Clichy… and loads more. Along the way I met some cool people… and of course saw some amazing art!
Unfortunately I totally forgot to take photos of all the pieces before I left them in the streets… my bad!
Most of them were inspired by Jean-Paul Basquait; lots of intense brushstrokes, bright colours and gorgeous black strokes for contrast and to add that extra intensity to them. These were the watercolour ones.
Then there were a few lighter, mixed media pieces: different tones of one colour with geometric shapes and lines over the top, and added metallic pen ‘dot’ detail. If you found one, I really hope you like it!
These portray a different me; a more intense, frustrated and ‘searching’ me… more energy and excitement than any of my other pieces. Intense, frustrated and searching… really reflects where I’m at at the moment….! Don’t worry though… I like it 😉
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I don’t think I’ve ever loved or connected to a city as much as I do with Paris… I will be returning… the cosmic traveller has a lot of reasons to return 😉
Another #travellingart found in Paris! This one was one of a group of 5 which were a little different to what I normally do…they're quite reserved compared to the other 50 or so which were inspired by Jean Paul Basquiat 😍… very colourful and full of energy, much like me 😋 Merci @dom24seven enjoy Paris!
Hostel Recommendation – Le Village Hostel, Paris
I stayed at Le Village Hostel in Montmartre, Paris for this stay and I REALLY recommend it! All the staff are lovely (particularly Kátia and Clémence!), the views superb (want an amazing view of the Sacré-Cœur? Then stay here!), and traditional Parisian breakfast is served daily 🙂 Not only that, it is situated right in the middle of the creative and beautiful district of Montmartre, my favourite district in the whole city!
With free wifi available to upload all your awesome pics and stay in touch with friends back home, what more could you want? And if you love street art – or just art in general – then this is the place for you to be. You can’t go anywhere without seeing some art! Bonus points to whoever can find the bollard that I painted a smiley face on near Anvers station 😉 Click here to go to their Facebook page!
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