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 …

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 …