Nature Art Therapy: Making Music

As we walked along the pebbled beach, we listened to the water, lapping and splashing. We listened to the sound of the small rocks moving ever so slightly beneath our feet. The frost (like a glue) had stuck them together. Elise investigated the frozen leaves and gathered a few feathers to put in her basket. My basket was full of empty …

Let the Forest Echo with Laughter

This simple sign has followed me for the past 9 years. Popping up at all the different forest locations, I have had the privilege of running nature art classes, each one unique, offering infinite learning opportunities for the students, young and old.   The sign seems right at home in it’s new location, the forest hill at the back of …

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 …

Artists and Nature

My desk is always messy, especially with all the treasure I find in nature; horse chestnuts become conkers, fallen leaves morph into little crowns. However, this week it’s even messier, after a visit to the local library. I love visiting the library! I love books! I found a most delightful book on the wonderful abstract artist Paul Klee ” Life and …

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 …

Embracing Change – Autumn Leaf Play

My heart was sad – my daughter will be leaving in a few days to return to Scotland (our homeland). I am usually very good with change but saying goodbye to loved ones, knowing you won’t see them for a very long time, is hard. What began as a simple sketch – (expressing my emotions) – morphed into a beautiful …

The Joy of Learning

Dearest Marghanita, When I first started the Nature Art online program I wanted to reconnect with nature and the inner child hidden in me. Moreover, as a young educator I was at that time, I did not know from where to start the teaching process. Following each and every chapter of your program I get to know myself better and …

Reconnecting with Nature

One way to reconnect with nature is to immerse yourself in the elements. By merging with the elements we are learning to honor and respect the earth, water, air and sun. Everywhere we live has a spirit Last night the wildness of this sacred land spoke to me as the storm whipped up the waves, I stood memorized by the …

ALIVE

Deep within the soul, we know that we are part of nature There is a longing to flow with the river of life; to be nourished by Mother Earth’s music and poetry…. Be wild and free, embrace what is real – go barefoot, listen to the birdsong, play in the water, dance with the wind, feel the love, breathe in …

World PVNH Day 2017

Today my post is dedicated to two very special people – Carole Aline and her incredible daughter Elise. I have had the privilege of knowing Carole and her two beautiful daughters Elise and Lillianne for many years now. The girls attended my first ever nature art class in the Okanagan back in 2010 and have returned every year since. During …