Nature Art is Good for the Heart

Body, Mind and Spirit “Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”– Sir Ken Robinson Our children need creativity to live a full life. Creativity is also the means by which humans of all ages make an impact on the world and other people around them. At Educating the Heart we …

Carrying the love and beauty forth into the New Year

Our Christmas tree was the inspiration for my latest creation – my first little stick being of 2019. Before shredding the pine tree, I gathered several branches for my students and a few for myself, blessing each branch and giving thanks to the tree for its abundant beauty, love and sacred gifts. Rummaging through one of my nature boxes, I …

Nature Is Our Future

Just like the tall magnificent Pine Tree; the Mighty Oak or the spindly Silver Birch Tree, we too, are deeply rooted to the earth. We evolved in nature – if we become disconnected from the natural world we lose something truly magical, something so precious. We lose part of what it means to be human. Begin the New Year Feeling …

The Tree Protectors – Gnome Kits

Trees are the givers of breath – what could be more important. I believe these sacred giants need to be remembered and celebrated in order for their survival and our own. The most beautiful and authentic way to do this is by forming a relationship with the trees. I always had the desire to share the joy of creating art, and …

Bird Song Invites More Creative Play

Last-night I finished my “Bird Song” Fabric wall hanging – a gift for my mothers Christmas.   Having used pastels and oil for the original paper sketch, I decided to use water colour inks for the fabric wall hanging. I experimented with bleeding and dabbing the image with tissue, much like an eraser.     What a joy filled journey …

In Bloom Conference – Vermont

Thrilled to be one of the keynote speakers at the In Bloom Conference in Vermont in March   The Importance of Nature Art I will be discussing what it means to be Rooted and how we can stay rooted in nature even during winter.     I will share the benefits of nature art and how you too can actively engage …

We Learn Through Play

Playing with nature inside and outside is a big part of my day.. today I was playing with one of my little stick beings I made last month after a visit to the local farmers market.     His wizardly look came about after topping and tailing some beetroot.       The long root made the most delightful hat… …

Grateful for the Bird Song

Sunday was grey, the clouds hung low over the mountain – there was a heaviness in the air then I spotted several mountain blue birds and heard the sweet angelic bird song which filled my heart with so much love and appreciation – colour seemed to fill the sky – bird song always makes me smile…they also remind me of …