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NATURE ART CALENDAR 2017

Good Morning beautiful people... It gives me great pleasure to share with you a little gift - a small thank you for your love and support. I hope the 2017 Nature Art Calendar will inspire you and your students, family and friends to get creative in nature throughout the year. Just click on the link below to [...]

INFUSE NATURE ART ACTIVITIES INTO YOUR CURRICULUM

We know from research that contact with nature is essential for the developing child. However, not every child will be returning to a Forest School or Nature Kindergarten. We may not be able to take our students out into the forest or down to the lakeshore during class but we can bring nature into the [...]

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 [...]

International Build A Fairy House & Den Week June 21st – 28th

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 [...]

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 [...]

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; [...]

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 [...]

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 flow [...]