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) had me jumping with excitement yesterday. The intricate detail in the almost lace-like form of the rotting lantern had me spellbound. Holding a full life cycle in my hand, I wondered at it all. So …

Playful Nature Art

Storytelling with Nature – The Mighty Oak This week we are investigating the beautiful colour changes in trees – today its the mighty Oak – couldn’t resist creating a few little oak beings. I so love gathering treasure gifted by our Mother Earth Grateful for the birth of Autumn, wishing you all a magical and enchanting Tuesday, know you are …

Nature Art for the whole Community

Project Description:  Five Day Training Program – NATURE ART in the Community – Personal Development and learning how to structure nature art into the community Problem: Ann, the founder of Rayon de soleil came to me asking for help on ways to bring nature and the arts into her community. Members of their community are on medication for stress and …

The Gentleness of Deer

Purity and innocence in it’s truest form, the soulful eyes of the deer look back at me, wild and yet timid – curious like a child. I am deeply moved. The playful little twin fawns were fluffy, the dappling of their coats, fading as they grow. How Graceful, How Gentle,How Peaceful This young one was very curious, tentatively moving forward. …

A Fabric Forest

3 beautiful young artists joined me at Educating the Heart last week to create their very own interpretation of a forest scene. Their wall hanging will be part of a travelling workshop with an accompanying book –  “Forest In the Classroom” to help inspire others in Urban communities to learn more about the natural world and it’s inhabitants through creative …

Our Hearts In Nature

The theme for module 7 is “Hands and Hearts – with an emphasis on unplugging from technology. While working on this new module for my Urban Nature Art Program for Adults, I came across an old love-heart I made a few years ago using cardboard with oil pastels. It sparked a simple idea…. WHERE WOULD YOU PLACE YOUR HEART IN …

Hands and Hearts

In this months Urban Nature Art for Adults module we take a closer look at our hands and what amazing tools they are – how much I use them each and every day and yet, I take them for granted. Our hands are sacred and precious. This weekend I took inspiration from an enchanting waterfall just outside the city and …

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 …