This month sees the world’s biggest drawing festival take place.
Throughout October, there are activities taking place across the globe to encourage people to pick up a pencil and pen and start getting creative.
Due to Covid-19, many of these are now taking place online. And at the end of this article, we share a link where you can access more information.
The Big Draw attracts millions of people of all ages and highlights the benefits of getting arty.
Reducing stress – drawing takes your mind off things, and let’s face it, plenty is happening in the world right now that we might want to forget about.
Building relationships – sitting down to draw with your kids or friends creates a sense of shared experience and builds bonds.
Engaging creativity – merely grabbing a piece of paper and a pencil can kickstart the creative parts of your brain and has been shown to improve your memory.
The benefits of it are incredibly powerful among kids, and it can help to build self-esteem, motor skills, and get them away from gadgets.
The Big Draw’s theme this year is ‘A Climate of Change’ and is encouraging people to draw their thoughts and ideas on how we can live more harmoniously with our natural environments.
A Picture-Perfect Home
At IMS, we know what draws people to property.
Based on our 13 years of experience locally, we also know what people look for in their dream homes.
So, what does an ideal home in Oxfordshire most commonly look like?
Well, we’d sketch out a spacious place, with access to outdoor areas, good neighbours, and a short distance away from shops, schools, and transport links.
We’d love to see what you create this month, so please feel free to share your drawings with us.
To find out more about The Big Draw visit: https://thebigdraw.org/