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) had me jumping with excitement yesterday.
The intricate detail in the almost lace-like form of the rotting lantern had me spellbound. Holding a full life cycle in my hand, I wondered at it all. So many lessons to be learned from nature. Just like the incredible life cycle of the paper-like lanterns, we too, are at different stages in our lives – yet ultimately will return to Mother Earth.
How much time do we make for Nature?
If we, as adults, cannot make time to see, hear, smell, touch, taste and appreciate the magical wonders gifted to us each and every day from our beautiful Mother Earth – how can we possibly expect the children in our lives to feel connected to nature; have an intimate relationship with the natural world?
I couldn’t resist some fairy play…
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson
The Joy of Learning
Discover, explore, capture the magic
One of the most exciting aspects of playing and learning in nature for a child, is the freedom to find and explore nature’s treasure and experience and capture the magic in their own unique way.
Art is a sacred and soulful act
During the process of creating a stick person, a magic potion or a clay squirrel, the child has selected and formed a creation using the natural materials found in nature and in doing so, shares with us, much more than a sculpture; they share with us a part of themselves: how they feel, think and see.
The joy is in the process. The possibilities to create in nature with nature are infinite!
Explore, observe, discover
Asking simple questions such as ‘who lives in this tree’, and exploring the abundant life forms existing on a single tree, expands the child’s mind and encourages exploration beyond the obvious.
Showing how a tall pine grows from a tiny pine seed explores the wonder of creation and shows how small things can become great.
The possibilities to create in nature with nature are infinite!
Time in nature opens our hearts and we begin to remember – that we are part of nature. When we touch nature, nature touches our hearts.
Be the change you wish to see in the world – Ghandi
I invite you to take time this week to rekindle that love affair with our enchanting Mother Earth. Let her magic ignite your imagination and her abundant love and beauty fill your heart.
If you would like to discover more ways on how to reconnect with nature, please watch the video below or visit: NATURE ART PROGRAM
We also have an adults online nature art program – check it out under Urban Nature Art Program.
Wishing you all a magical and enchanting week ahead, know you are deeply loved, Marghanita x