Full of Gratitude on this sacred day – the Birth of Spring. Wishing you all a most magical weekend with our ever giving, beautiful and enchanting Mother Earth. Love and peace Marghanita x
The red-breasted Robins have returned, gifting joy and excitement to us all. The snow has finally melted here in the mountains, leaving remnants from Autumn -such as leaves and wrinkled berries, perfect for the children to make little Robins of their own.
Cardboard Pastel Robins
What you will need:
Selection of leaves (and/or feathers) or anything […]
Yesterday we were filming in the city for my online workshop program : Educating the Heart Through Nature Art In this episode: Nature Journals, I wished to highlight the fact that nature can be found anywhere and everywhere.
In the heart of the city, outside a little art gallery, a dancing shadow caught my eye. […]
My mother turns 85 this week and I wished to gift her an illustration for her birthday. My mother loves music so I began to draw a soft, whimsical musical note. As the early morning sunbeams kissed my face, I felt my mothers love seep into every part of my being and I was caught in a […]
Every season gifts it’s own unique magic! Up here in the mountains, it’s a winter wonderland. With each new snow fall we are blessed with a brand new canvas. However, there are days when I long to see the flowers. So I decided to sprinkle a little bit of Spring onto the mountainside…Here is a simple […]
Nature nurtures the soul, mind and heart, but so many of today’s children rarely play outside and explore nature, and this is damaging to their long term health and well being.
Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled the last 20 years; the United States has become the largest consumer of ADHD medications in the […]
” We are all beautiful, highly creative beings”
Super excited to be launching my New Online Workshop Program on how to actively engage children with nature through soulful art: visit: www.educatingheartnatureart.com
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”- Aristotle
This 12 month course provides solutions for Educators, Parents and Organizations wishing to rediscover […]
I just wanted to tell you that your Facebook posts have been so thought provoking…thank you for sharing. This morning after my simple meditation I started doodling. With my heart full of love and gratitude for the gift of a new day, I couldn’t help but draw a smile…As I continued to draw, I became the smile. […]
Educating the Heart through Nature Art online program:
This 12 month course provides solutions for Educators, Parents and Organizations wishing to rediscover the joys of teaching and reconnect children with the natural world.
Throughout this program you will find creative activities, inspired play, and thoughtful exercise all designed to connect children to nature and teach them […]
There are certain trees that whisper to you – whisper your name - inviting you to join them in communion. It is the spirit of the tree connecting with your spirit – a beautiful energy force.
Climbing high up into the Golden Birches in our back garden was probably my earliest powerful “connection” with nature as a […]
Unstructured outdoor play is fundamental to childhood
All children need time to experience free play.
To let their imaginations run wild in the natural world.
This beautiful five year old wanted to fly, then all the other children followed suit.
It was their game, their adventure, their flight of fantasy.
Play nourishes every aspect of a child’s development.
Let the […]
Last Friday I was working on a section ” The Relationship” for my new series “Educating the Heart through Nature Art”.
Using LAND ART as my chosen art form for this section, I began to create a stone family enveloped in love by a colourful pebbled heart.
That night I dreamt a tree was cradling the heart.
When I awoke, to […]
Clasping my art pen and sketchbook, I head out to feast on the wonders of this awe-inspiring world we are so fortunate to call home. Grass-hoppers are first to catch my attention with their captivating love dance. One lands right next to me and I imagine .
Why do we not dance every day? I write in my notes to […]
I love to get parents to join us for certain nature art activities. Earth in my hands is one such activity. We begin by collecting our very own pebble or stone.
We then begin to paint the Earth stone using blue to represent the sea, green (and yellow) for land and white for clouds.
As we paint, […]