I have the privilege of playing and creating, learning and growing with this beautiful child. Elise is one of my special needs students that I am working with this year and what an absolute joy it is to share this creative journey with such an incredible little being.
We have been returning to the lake, forest and garden. During our one to one sessions, Elise has experienced these incredibly (therapeutic) nurturing and inspiring environments, and what delightful creatures, birds and insects inhabit the local landscapes through playful, creative exploration. Allowing Elise to learn at her own pace, through nature play.
What are the benefits of Nature Art? Watch the video
This beautiful child amazes me, she suffers from a rare neurological disorder – Subcortical Band Heterotopia, as well Epilepsy and mild autism and yet, she never complains, always joyful – here she is catching mushrooms with her fishing rod…
… singing and making music as she goes, her spirit soaring, making my heart sing.
If we are not creating, we are not fully alive
I personally believe we are all artists, Each one of us, unique and beautiful, full of love and highly creative. We are spiritual beings who thrive and flourish when in nature and given opportunities to express ourselves through the arts. Let us all work together to bring the joy of learning back into the classroom and beyond. Let’s make nature play every day!
Thank you Carole for sharing your feelings so openly and for sharing your beautiful daughter Elise – what an honor and blessing it is to have you both in my life, with deep love and gratitude, Marghanita x
If you would like to learn more about our Nature Art Program for children and adults, please leave a message below or send me an email, we would love you to join us at Educating the Heart, either in person or online, with love and gratitude Marghanita x
Studies have proven that playing and creating in a natural environment provides many benefits, view more of the benefits here: The Benefits
Disclaimer: Marghanita is an artist and educator who provides nature based art activities that are theraputic. Marghanita is not a qualified Art Therapist.