UNPLUGGED – Wild and Free

I have just returned from an amazing week on a friends Organic Olive Farm. Our friendship began when we discovered each other online through our personal blogs- sharing our love of connecting children with nature.Last week was the first time I met Jeanene in person having known her for almost 10 years and what a joy it was to spend …

Are You Ready For Fairy Week?

Next week we celebrate International Build a Fairy Home and Den Week This week was created to help raise awareness of the importance of Nature and Creativity in a Child’s life. BUILD A FAIRY HOUSE WEEK 21st – 28th June 2015 The spirit needs to be recognized, nourished, encouraged; the imagination needs space and seeds of wonder to nurture, and the …

Peace Is Within

“PEACE IS WITHIN” – my latest illustration in my “Who Are We” series. This morning I would like to share an excerpt of an interview with Zen meditation master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh entitled – ART “By living your life, by producing works of art, you contribute to the work of the collective awakening of our people. A …

The Magic of Nature Play

The ruby–red trumpet shaped flowers danced majestically in the warm breeze inviting me to play – I couldn’t resist such a charming invitation – instantly I imagined a little being, fashioning a ruby red skirt with matching bell-shaped hat. Nature is always inviting us to play, sing and dance with her – to celebrate her beauty, wonder and abundant love. As …

WILD NATURE ART WEEKEND FOR ADULTS 23rd – 25th Aug 2019

THIS WEEKEND IS NOW FULL You are invited to join us for a magical and enchanting Nature Art Weekend in August. This is small gathering of adults wishing to rediscover their connection with the natural world and ignite the creative child within. Limited spaces for intimate learning experience – max – 8 adults. (This is not a conference) Our Unique …

Nature Art – Investigating Shadows

Today I am writing a passage on investigating shadows through playful nature art for a book I hope to have published in the coming Fall based on our hugely successful International online nature art program. We can explore shadows anywhere outdoors – out and about on a concrete school yard… ..a small garden, local park, even high up on a roof …

Owl Magic

Last-night around 6pm, I was about to reach under the deck to turn on the hose when I noticed this little feathered friend perched on an old chair – a little Sceeching Owl What an incredible little being – getting up close I could see the stunning detail of his plumage -I found myself spellbound – truly breath-taking. These enchanting …

Nature in the City

Sketch for my latest Wire Bird Sculpture series inspired by Scottish Architect, Designer, and Painter  – Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Rose Motif Urban Nature had a huge influence on the artist, early on his childhood and he would return over and over again to nature throughout his adult life for inspiration. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was the fourth of eleven children, The family’s …

A Prayer for Elise

Today was a very emotional day, it was my last class with my special needs student – Elise for a while, as she will undergo a major operation this coming Tuesday ( a ⅔ corpus colostomy). Elise suffers from a rare neurological disorder, Subcortical Band Heterotopia, as well as epilepsy.  Elise couldn’t make it to class – so I went to her home …

In My World…

In my world anything and everything is possible! My imagination leads me on the most amazing journeys… Working on my Urban Nature Art program modules has gifted me opportunities to play with so many wonderful mediums – in this particular module we are celebrating our Feathered Friends. Today I am playing with wire. During the creative process of making this …