Playful Nature Art

Elise is one of my special needs students I get to work with on a one to one – which I love. Elise suffers from a a rare neurological disorder,Subcortical Band Heterotopia, unmanageable Epilepsy and Autism This week she was experiencing lots of seizures leaving her dizzy so we took things slow. In our classes we mainly concentrate on the …

Wild and Free

All children need time to play outdoors… to let their imaginations run wild and free This beautiful 5 year old wanted to fly and so she did! Wild and Free And soon all the other children were flying in and out of the trees, some were fairies, some were dragonflies; others were birds and butterflies… It was their game, their adventure, their …

URBAN NATURE ART – Blossoms in Yale Town

I love visiting Vancouver, it’s always bursting with life, especially in Spring, providing oodles of inspiration for my work as an artist and an educator. I had a full day of workshops at a school in Kitsilano on Wednesday but had time on Tuesday afternoon to explore the city. Walking around I came across this magical sight of pink and white …

Flower Fairy Fun

One of my favourite artists is the late Cicely Barker, the creator of the magical and enchanting flower fairies. Today we were exploring the flower fairies of Spring. Here in the Okanagan, we patiently await the birth of the first native sunflowers – the golden Balsamic Arrowroot. While we wait, we search for other little alpine flowers, buttercups and dandelions. …

Friday Forest Fun

The Imagination is fundemental to all human activity “Creating secret forts, dens, hideouts, and playhouses isn’t just any random kind of play. It’s a universal drive that’s rooted in kids’ healthy development”– David Sobel This weekend why not build a Fairy home or create a Den…here is a FREE PDF Booklet to help you get started! Dowmload PDF Booklet here …

We Are One Big Family

The latest terrorist attack in New Zealand left me with a heavy heart. What can I do? When I feel overwhelmed I head outdoors. Nature always seems to provide me with answers. I had been working on a few ideas for my Spring Break classes – I had a load of driftwood lying about after the snow melt and decided …

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air – the days are longer – more time to play outdoors! “We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night” – Thomas Berry Let us make time to listen to the birdsong; to stop and smell the …

Nature Art Program

Educating the Heart through Nature Art is a nature-based program designed for Educators wishing to foster love and compassion, creativity and imagination. Nurturing the unique spirit of each child. What others are saying about the nature art program:  “The past months I have spent discussing, reading and creating have been such a joy.  So much compassion has been put into each chapter. During a …