Illustration

Patches of God-light

“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of God-light’ in the woods of our experience.”
― C.S. Lewis

 

 

Time in nature feeds my soul
The music and poetry of these golden trees had […]

Love is the Beauty of the Soul

“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul”– Saint Augustin

I absolutely adore St Augustin’s quote – there is nothing more beautiful for the soul than sharing this love of life with children and adults.

Today my little companions and I escaped the noise and bustle of the city and […]

Love Unites Us

I wished to convey in my painting the need to share our love – to cradle with gentleness and purity. When we hug someone, we envelope them with our love – in this embracement, peace and joy are shared. A hug makes us feel protected and loved and this touching gesture does wonders for […]

THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Orange Moon and the Grandmother Tree

“This story eloquently expresses the healing potential of seeking out nature and noticing how infinitely connected we all are to each other and everything on our world. This book is a treasure, a keeper, and one that will enrich a very young child as a picture book and last […]

Gratitude

Nature’s Beauty Cultivates Gratitude

This short simple animated video represents the ever-flowing love and beauty that exists in all of us, in everything, in every moment of every day. This abundant love cultivates gratitude. The more grateful we are, the happier we become. Seeing beauty in everything, all the small things become precious and sacred, […]

Nature in the City

Far away from the wilds of my BC Mountain life, I feel a stranger in my home city.

I long for the peace and familiarity of the forest and all it’s knowing – it takes time to find a new rhythm to cope with the chaos and noise of a city.

Thankfully, Edinburgh is one of […]

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 […]

Love is the very essence of who we are

Summer fades to give way to the birth of Autumn. The wind is crisp and fresh, the light is softer, the smells are more earthy. Just like the seasons our lives are forever changing, yet your love is ever present, always constant, warm and golden like the Autumn leaves. Your love is in me and […]

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 exercises we follow in my nature art program are designed […]

Her peace gifts me peace

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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