The infinite imagination of childhood is the most wonderful thing in the world
This vast world of make believe is ever present in my heart as I wander the noisy streets of the city in search of nature’s magic.
It isn’t long before I am gifted a delightful offering from Mother Earth….this curious crow led me to a lonely dandelion tucked away, deeply rooted in the kerb (pavement/sidewalk), softening the harshness of the grey cement.
The bird song cannot be heard over the abrasive noise of the heavy traffic and roadworks but this welcomed sighting ignites my imagination sending me off into the whimsical land of fairies and wizards.
Imagination Has No Age – Walt Disney
My tiny travelling companions, the fairies are eager to investigate the dandelion.
To their delight, they spot another plant growing behind a BT telecommunications wall unit where they rest their fragile wings.
Everything You Can Imagine Is Real – Picasso
Magic is afoot – the sun captures a glistening snail trail, sparkling fine lines lead me to another offering. A most marvelous wonder…a tree sprouting out of a wall.
I continued on my walk and came upon a fallen stick just outside a private park and to my amazement it was a “Y” stick – perfect for a stick person or bell-shaker…
Even in the city there are endless possibilities for Nature Art when you let your imagination play!
Portable Fairy Homes in baskets and Dragonfly Puppets flutter on the deck of a city tenament – these are just a couple of ways to get your daily dose of Vitamin N and nurture your creative intelligence.
The best teachers are those who tell you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.
I invite you to take up the #Vitamin N Challenge. Why not build a portable fairy or wizard home! Watch the video…
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Educating the Heart through Nature Art is a nature-based program designed for Educators wishing to foster love and compassion, creativity and imagination. Nurturing the unique spirit of each child.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination – Einstein
I leave you with one of my favourite artists, the romantic and poetic artist, Marc Chagall
Bonjour Paris, Marc Chagall
“In Paris I went to neither the Art Academy nor to the professors. The city itself was my teacher. My teacher, in all things, every minute of the day. The market-folk, the waiters, the hotel porters, the farmers, the workers. They were enveloped in smething of that astounding atmosphere of lumiere-liberte that I had never come across anywhere else.” – Marc Chagall
Learn more about Richard Louv’s latest book and the Vitamin N Challenge.