Five Fun Nature Art Activities To Do This Week

Falling in Love with Nature couldn’t be easier – here’s a few simple meaningful nature-based art activities you can do this week. Build a Fairy House or Den Build a Fairy House or Den using fallen branches and all those beautiful Autumn coloured leaves – here’s a FREE PDF Booklet on Build a Fairy House and Den Simply provide an opportunity for the …

The Wonder of Nature

Look with your heart and you’ll find the wonder of earth magic in every natural creation. These incredible delicate flowers – the Chinese Lantern plant ( Physalis alkekeng) -papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit had me jumping with excitement yesterday. The intricate detail in the almost lace-like form of the rotting lantern had me spellbound. Holding a …

Art and creativity are important throughout our lives

Children who are involved in the arts grow up to be curious and innovative adults. Every environment offers an abundance of creative inspiration whether you are living in the city or in the countryside. The stunning array of colours of the Mountain Ash inspired this little fairy – Rowan. I dressed her in a soft pink after appreciating the gentleness of the …

A Daily Dose of Vitamin N in the City

With no forest or mountain in view I head out into the city centre to find my daily dose of Vitamin N. Traffic was heavy and noisy drowning out any possible bird song as I waited to cross the road. Soon, however, trees seemed to appear around every corner, a much welcomed sight. And it didn’t take me long to come upon my first park …

Celebrating Red Squirrel Week with Nature Art

In celebration of Red Squirrel Week (28 September – 4 October 2016) I would like to share with you a simple Nature Art activity: Clay Squirrels. Our family absolutely adore squirrels, here is my eldest, many moons ago – playfully mimicking the grey bushy tailed creature. Squirrels are incredibly clever, playful and so cheeky and feature in my illustrated children’s books… Did you know squirrels can …

ENVIRONMENTAL ART IS INSEPARABLE FROM THE LAND

We Protect What We Love The problem we are faced with today is that many children and adults don’t have an intimate relationship with nature. Creating Nature Art can help children, youth, adults and elders come together and rekindle that love affair with the natural world. ENVIRONMENTAL ART IS INSEPARABLE FROM THE LAND The elements from which the art projects …

Little Pots of Love

Every Flower is a Soul Blossoming in Nature Gerard De Nerval My little travelling companions were thrilled to be reunited with their colourful scented friends. Nature’s Beauty Cultivates Gratitude I am truly grateful for the flowers on this sacred new day, for their vibrant colour and beauty – softening the dominating grey harshness of the city buildings….what a joy! We don’t need …

Finding Nature in the City

I do not have to go to the forest in order to nurture my creativity, be inspired, or bring forth the child within, one single tree can ignite my imagination beyond belief, a single leaf can leave me spellbound by its intricate detail. “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to …

Playful Nature Art

Nature Art is Playful, Simple, Beautiful and Organic Meet Rufus, one of my Rosehip Beings I created today. I love the ready made crowns that appear on these rustic looking rosehips – making it the perfect head for a little Prince or Princess – simply adorable. There was a hint of Autumn in the air as I walked past the rose bushes. The delicate rose …