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Play with Mother Earth

We cannot ask our children to help protect the Natural World when they know little of this world. First, we must help our children to fall in love with Mother Earth. This is not a difficult task. In fact, it is incredibly simple and delightfully pleasurable.
JUST STEP OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

Earth day is every day yet […]

Sowing seeds of love and compassion

“Teaching young people about compassion is one of the most important things we can do for them and for the future of humanity “– Dalai Lama

In our outdoor classroom today (held on a local Organic orchard farm), we got to hold 4 day old chicks. These magical moments are moments of communion, moments of […]

Beauty is a heart that generates love

My latest illustration – “The power of prayer”
Nature nurtures creativity and feeds the soul

 Nature cultivates gratitude

“Beauty is a heart that generates love and a mind that is open” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Full of gratitude on this sacred day. Wishing you all a beautiful and peaceful weekend, know you are deeply loved, peace Marghanita x

 

 

Each step makes a flower bloom

Kiss the Earth with your feet

I love to walk barefoot. With the birth of Spring my feet are eager to kiss the earth once more.
Every step makes a flower bloom

We can visit the garden of peace at any given time, for Peace is within.
Peace Is Within

“Peace Is Within” Orange Moon; Gentle Warrior by Marghanita […]

Contact with nature is essential for the developing child

Given a choice, children generally prefer to be outside in the fresh air, free to roll on the grass, climb the trees and rocks and chase butterflies amongst the flowers. When children spend time outside where they can be free to play, create, climb, sing and dance, they are happier and healthier.

Children thrive outdoors

To Learn, To Wonder

The […]

HAPPY SPRING

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 Robins Have Arrived

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:

Corrugated cardboard
Selection of leaves (and/or feathers) or anything […]

Nature Is Everywhere

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. […]

A Mother’s Love

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 […]

Flowers in the snow

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 […]

Why Children Need Nature and Art

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 […]

Educating the Heart through Nature Art

” 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 […]

SMILE – It’s Friday

Dearest Sheila

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. […]

Connecting the Child to Mother Earth’s Heart

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 […]

And the Tree Spirit Whispered

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 […]