Creativity blossoms in play

Play isn’t just for kids – I am constantly playing with loose parts found in nature. Fallen leaves morph into my “Three Wise Men” …dry grasses and renmants of Autumn make the most delightful angel dresses… Creativity blossoms in play Outdoors in nature – we are surrounded by loose parts such as fallen branches, leaves, feathers, rocks, pebbles, driftwood, seeds …

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 …

Once Upon a Time…

Storytelling with Nature: Once upon a time their was a little Dragon… Children learn out of interest and curiosity. Elise is one of the special needs students I am working with this year. During our one to one session last week, she drew a dragon cloud in one of her paintings and told me she loved friendly dragons, so in …

Storytelling with Nature – 3 Wise Men

I have always collected fallen leaves. I press them in an old book. They lose a lot of their colour and become quite brittle but if you are gentle, they can be used for beautiful creations at anytime of the year. Working on Christmas cards, I spread a few leaves out onto my desk – 3 leaves immediately spoke to …

5 fun activities to do outdoors this weekend

Autumn and Spring (depending on where you are in the world) offer infinite possibilities for creative exploration with nature; fallen leaves morph into meaningful works of art, fallen branches make great dens to hide in or little companions to play with….Here are a few simple nature-based art activities that you and your family/ students of all ages can have fun …

Nature Art – Sensory Play

Today’s focus was on Trees – colour, texture, shape, leaves, seeds… We began down at the lake – bark rubbing Elise is one of the special needs students I am fortunate to be working with this year. We learn together through nature play! We then headed back up to the wooded area at the back of the garden, gathering fallen …

We are all storytellers

Your Imagination is the key to unlocking the magical stories hidden in nature And so it was, a new creative exploration began to unfold, the minute I fell in love with this enchanting little leaf … It had me spellbound, the minute I held this incredible piece of art in my hands, along with its two little companions. “The power …

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 is Our Greatest Storyteller

I have been spending a lot of time at the lake  – its mezmorising sound, forms and movement have me spellbound. The rocks and pebbles are fascinating too – hundreds upon hundreds of different shapes, colours, sizes; each one unique and possesing it’s own ancient, sacred story. I use pebbles and rocks in a lot of my art and nature …

NATURE ART WEEKEND – SPRING AWAKENING

Butterfly Love – this is one of my favourite workshops where we become butterflies – a creative journey exploring the life cycle of a butterfly through music, art and drama. We do not become writers…dancers…musicians…helpers…peacemakers. We came as such. We are. As soon as you put on the wings – something magical happens! There is nothing more beautiful than to …