Always with you

Last month Grandpa George, my father-in-law passed away peacefully. The finality of death can be hard, knowing you will never see loved ones in their human form again but I find peace, comfort, knowing they are always with us in spirit.  Nature Speaks Shortly after we heard the news that George had passed away a single dove arrived on one …

Clay Bears and Hibernation

As temperatures dropped to minus 20 the other day. I snuggled up in a blanket and thought about what activities we could do in class this week to keep warm outdoors. I love winter but there are days I just want to hibernate like the bears – this prompted a few playful ideas – clay bears, caves and den building. …

Our love and light create Miracles

My latest illustration – Love and Light The illustration evolved after writing a passage for my new online Urban Nature Art Program for adults. You can learn more about this new program here: Urban Nature Art for Adults Even on the darkest of winter days love and light are forever present, creating little miracles. Keep loving, keep shinning your beautiful …

Urban Nature Art For Adults

Available from the 2nd Feb – To find out more about the new online Nature Art program click here You can cancell your subscription at any time. PURCHASE TODAY 12 monthly payments of $9.99     Alternatively you can be invoiced every month – contact me direct for this option of invoicing.  

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 …