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. …

The Benefits of Nature Art

I have the privilege of playing and creating, learning and growing with this beautiful child. Elise is one of my special needs students that I am working with this year and what an absolute joy it is to share this creative journey with such an incredible little being. We have been returning to the lake, forest and garden. During our …

Soulful Art – Spring Awakening

Spring is playing with my soul – the colourful birds have arrived gifting immense joy and their song has my spirit dancing. The buds on the bare trees are tempted to to burst forth with new life, yet holding back, knowing the frost is still looming..but I cannot wait, my whole being is bursting with excitement of the birth of …

FREE NATURE ART CALENDAR 2018

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED ON THIS POST Thank you to everyone who left a comment. Deeply touched by all the beautiful and inspiring comments, it makes my heart sing knowing you all are helping to reunite our children with Mother Earth’s heart. COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED ON THIS POST Good Morning Beautiful People… It gives me great pleasure to share with …

Let’s Make Nature Play Every Day

Winter offers new investigations regarding the trees. We began our lesson by noticing the trees that were evergreen, like the giant Ponderosa Pine trees. We stopped to admire these friendly giants. Elise remembered the bird nests we built with the pine needles last week. Play… Moving about keeps us warm during these cooler winter days. Elise loves owls and so we …

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

We were making deer this week as they are frequent visitors to the garden and the forest at the back of the property. What a privilege to have the family of deer pass through the forest every day, they hold a special place in my heart. The deer represents many things to different cultures; gentleness and peace to the First …

Nature Art Therapy – Cat and Broomstick Magic

Down at the lake we searched for driftwood branches to make into broomsticks. Elise led the hunt, finding 3 and finally choosing the perfect one. We collected water from the lake to mix our powder earth paints. Elise loves this activity, collecting the water offers an opportunity to observe the lake and the rhythms of the water, the sounds, the ripples, …

Nature Art Is Theraputic

During our one to one nature art  sessions – I have the privilege of playing and creating, learning and growing with this beautiful child. Elise is one of my special needs students that I am working with this year. I cannot express the joy she is gifting me as we get creative with nature. Playful Sensory Experiences Yesterday, our first …

It is our spirit that connects us with all

I instantly fall in love with this tiny leaf. It’s magnificent and enchanting colours whisper to me – inviting me in closer. I stop; look and wonder I am spellbound by its magic… Within the leaf My spirit sees the tree Within the leaf My spirit sees you and me Within the leaf There is the joy and love and …

NATURE ART WEEKEND 8th – 10th June 2018

Your invited to join us for a Wild Nature Art Weekend 8th-10th June 2018 Throughout the weekend we will explore natures rhythms and kiss the earth with our naked feet – offering gratitude, new awareness and peace. We will dance like a butterfly and make our own musical instruments, create rock art, play with clay, construct a den, share stories …