The Power of Nature Play – Once Upon a Time

Imaginations flourish outdoors in nature Nature provides the best environment for creative adventures with found objects. A few sticks, flowers, pebbles, rocks and twine…can offer a child of any age hours of creative fun and learning opportunities. Nature gifts the most beautiful organic open-ended materials for all sorts of creative exploration. Storytelling with nature One of my favourite nature based art activities for children …

Celebrating Red Squirrel Week with Nature Art

In celebration of Red Squirrel Week (28 September – 4 October 2016) I would like to share with you a simple Nature Art activity: Clay Squirrels. Our family absolutely adore squirrels, here is my eldest, many moons ago – playfully mimicking the grey bushy tailed creature. Squirrels are incredibly clever and so cheeky and feature in my illustrated children’s books… …and in my nature art program …

Playful Nature Art

Nature Art is Playful, Simple, Beautiful and Organic Meet Rufus, one of my Rosehip Beings I created today. I love the ready made crowns that appear on these rustic looking rosehips – making it the perfect head for a little Prince or Princess – simply adorable. There was a hint of Autumn in the air as I walked past the rose bushes. The delicate rose …

NATURE ART IN THE CITY

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 …

Taking the class into Nature – it’s powerful!

FALLING IN LOVE WITH NATURE All children need to see and experience trees to understand their deep-rooted connection to these magnificent beings and the positive impact they have on our well being. Continuing our project “MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES” – inspired by a beautiful piece of music by Jon Sherman – Butterfly Blue (see previous …