An Enchanting Nature Art Weekend

Witnessing the joy experienced by adults rediscovering their own unique creative self is such a privilege – here are just a few of the educators soulful creations inspired by nature during our Nature Art Weekend…through their creative explorations, I too, learn so much – a beautiful organic flow of wonder, love and respect…what’s really magical is what follows after – …

Magical Monday

Don’t you just love when days flow so organically that you feel you are floating in a dream. Today was one of those days. I awoke to find treasure scattered all around the garden. The wild winds the night before had left a carpet of pine cones, a small offering of tiny twigs, seeds and a few long stem flowers …

Deeply Rooted – We Are One

When we reawaken to the wonders of nature, we feel a new lease of life. We begin to feel happier and healthier. “We Inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body” – Thich Nhat Hanh As our love affair (intimacy) with the natural world deepens, so too, does our understanding of …

We are not separate – we are nature

I see ourselves, nature and art as inseparable. The environment is not somewhere else Nature is not somewhere you go to – it is everywhere and we are part of it. This series of photographs did not set out as a project, in-fact it began as just an ordinary day walking in the city when, in the distance a golden …

The best friend on earth of man is the tree

Today I had the pleasure of spending sometime with this majestic giant…a beautiful, enriching and quenching time. Madly in love with Trees! This love affair with trees began in childhood when I climbed my first Silver Birch and has grown deeper and more intimate over the years. The trees are my friends; forever nurturing my soul… Trees are a constant source of inspiration for my work and …

Why Nature Art Matters

CHILDREN NEED TO BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH NATURE Children’s emotional and affective values of nature develop earlier than their abstract, logical and rational perspectives (Kellert 2002). We need to allow children to develop their biophilia, their love for the Earth, before we ask them to save it. Here is a beautiful and magical way for …

In Beauty May You Walk

Part of my work as a nature educator is helping adults to rekindle that love affair with nature that has been lost and bringing harmony and balance back into their lives. And one of the simplest ways to begin nurturing a deep love and respect for the natural world is to take a walk in the woods. Watch the video …

International Forest Day – Remembering Our Deep Rooted Connection

International Forest Day arrives on Monday and I felt compelled to help raise awareness of these beautiful and sacred life-giving spaces – our enchanting forests. Forests are vital to the survival and well-being of people everywhere. A shelter for people. A habitat to biodiversity. A source of food, medicine and clean water. A vital role in maintaining a stable global …

Where The Wild Things Are

My son and his friend head out for an adventure. They are off to build a DEN in the woods next to the waterfall where the wild things are. Den making is part of the magic that occurs when children and nature mix. That natural magic is part of childhood. The lack of time spent outdoors is having an effect on children’s …