Nature In the City

My little travelling companions were delighted to find poppies – these will make this most adorable little friends for the fairies to play with. Just 2 minutes off the busy High Street we found this wonderful green space, gifting time to reflect. Peace, joy and imaginative play become life’s constant companions when the heart is open to the benefits of nature. …

Peace is Within

We can all feel a little overwhelmed at times, especially at this time of year. Sometimes finding peace can be challenging in the chaos. For me, time in nature helps me tap into my inner peace. I love all the seasons, however I secretly wish to hold onto Autumn just a little bit longer. This beautiful Beech tree with it’s cascading copper …

Creative Outdoor Spaces – Simple Art Table

The creative process is magical, enchanting and ancient and I cannot think of a more inspiring place to nurture a child’s creativity than outdoors in nature. The Artist in Each of Us “Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is “to fit together” and we all …

Time in nature feeds my soul

“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of God-light’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis Just a few minutes walk from the city centre I enter a golden cathedral full of beauty, wonder …

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 …

Five Fun Nature Art Activities To Do This Week

Falling in Love with Nature couldn’t be easier – here’s a few simple meaningful nature-based art activities you can do this week. Build a Fairy House or Den Build a Fairy House or Den using fallen branches and all those beautiful Autumn coloured leaves – here’s a FREE PDF Booklet on Build a Fairy House and Den Simply provide an opportunity for the …

The Wonder of Nature

Look with your heart and you’ll find the wonder of earth magic in every natural creation. These incredible delicate flowers – the Chinese Lantern plant ( Physalis alkekeng) -papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit had me jumping with excitement yesterday. The intricate detail in the almost lace-like form of the rotting lantern had me spellbound. Holding a …

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, playful and so cheeky and feature in my illustrated children’s books… Did you know squirrels can …

Little Pots of Love

Every Flower is a Soul Blossoming in Nature Gerard De Nerval My little travelling companions were thrilled to be reunited with their colourful scented friends. Nature’s Beauty Cultivates Gratitude I am truly grateful for the flowers on this sacred new day, for their vibrant colour and beauty – softening the dominating grey harshness of the city buildings….what a joy! We don’t need …

Finding Nature in the City

I do not have to go to the forest in order to nurture my creativity, be inspired, or bring forth the child within, one single tree can ignite my imagination beyond belief, a single leaf can leave me spellbound by its intricate detail. “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to …