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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 [...]

Play with Mother Earth

We cannot ask our children to help protect the Natural World when they know little of this world. Children need to be given opportunites to fall in love with Mother Earth. This is not a difficult task. In fact, it is incredibly simple... ...JUST STEP OUTSIDE AND PLAY! Every day is Earth day We tend to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]