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BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD

A dear friend had gifted me a tray of dried gourds – perfect for tiny bird and fairy homes with my outdoor class.

Imaginations soared, joy and laughter filled the air  - hearts sang and spirits danced as the children created the most beautiful bird and fairy homes. The spirit needs to be recognized, nourished, encouraged. (see separate post).

Educating […]

What Are We Missing

FULL MOON MAGIC

Her peaceful smile speaks to my heart – whispers of love have my spirit dancing. Spellbound by her illuminating beauty, I am reminded of our own illuminating beauty and how each one of us radiates our own unique love and light.

Radiant and joyous in her fullness, her joy gifts me joy, her […]

Educating the Heart through Nature Art Summer Camp

Friday 24th July: Design your own Clay Bugs and Mini “My Bug” story booklet

We will begin with a bug story, then go on a bug hunt. We will create our very own bugs using clay and natural items found from nature. We will then create a short story and illustrate it in our mini […]

Nurturing the Whole Child

NURTURING THE WHOLE CHILD

We can never be whole, in harmony, balanced, unless every part of us is healthy – body, mind and spirit – if we only educate the mind we are not whole, there is an emptiness that we need to fill.

Nature helps nurture harmony and balance which in turn lead to happiness.

The […]

Build A Fairy House & Den Week

Build a Fairy House  and Den Week
Helping to raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life. 

WHY

When children and nature mix, something magical happens. That “magic” is part of childhood. Sadly today, many children have never experienced the magic of the natural world.

Playing games that originate from a child’s imagination […]

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 […]