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 …

In Bloom Conference – Vermont

Thrilled to be one of the keynote speakers at the In Bloom Conference in Vermont in March   The Importance of Nature Art I will be discussing what it means to be Rooted and how we can stay rooted in nature even during winter.     I will share the benefits of nature art and how you too can actively engage …

We Learn Through Play

Playing with nature inside and outside is a big part of my day.. today I was playing with one of my little stick beings I made last month after a visit to the local farmers market.     His wizardly look came about after topping and tailing some beetroot.       The long root made the most delightful hat… …

Grateful for the Bird Song

Sunday was grey, the clouds hung low over the mountain – there was a heaviness in the air then I spotted several mountain blue birds and heard the sweet angelic bird song which filled my heart with so much love and appreciation – colour seemed to fill the sky – bird song always makes me smile…they also remind me of …

We Protect What We Love Posters

It gives me great pleasure to offer a printed version of our very popular “We Protect What We Love” Posters, featuring my children’s book character Orange Moon There are 4 posters to choose from, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Please note the spelling of realise is the English version. if you prefer the North American spelling with a Z please make sure …

Forming Meaningful Relationships with Nature through Art

Last week I ran a 2 day workshop down in Vancouver. The school I was visiting is located in a highly urbanized neighborhood, the opportunity for children to interact with nature are very few in day to day lives. Bringing nature into the classroom provides opportunities for the students to explore, discover and learn about the natural world. During our …

The greatest joy of art is self-expression

  Freedom of Individuality I have never stopped playing and my favourite place to play is outdoors in nature. I let my imagination lead me on a journey…today, it was the Queen Anne Lace dancing majestically in the autumn sunshine that whispered to my heart, calling my spirit to play.     The intricate detail of the flower head had …

The Joy is in the Process

We were filming our latest Nature Art video today. Strong winds the night before showered the path with pine needles- gifting us a brand new canvas to work with.     An invitation to create land art – an Autumnal Mandala     Like all art – the joy is in the process – not the finsihed product.     Adults …

Trees Matter

“We live in a world shattered by the avalanche of information, entertainment and distraction provided by the digital revolution. But in this turbulent world, we neglect real people and the rest of nature.”– David Suzuki I wholeheartedly agree with David, we are so busy – we miss the real beauty and joy that is around us. All children need to …