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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 [...]

How to rekindle a relationship with nature in the city

‘For a new generation, nature is more abstraction than reality. Increasingly, nature is something to watch, to consume, to wear – to ignore.’ – Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods The Children and Nature Network invited me to take the Vitamin N challenge as one of the challenge bloggers and social networkers to help [...]

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 [...]

Keeping our Children Happy and Healthy

By educating the Heart through Nature Art children grow into compassionate creative thinkers who care not only for themselves and others but for all living things. Children Learn through Play There is no more natural, awe-inspiring environment for children to learn and play, than in nature. All children are beautiful, unique, spirited beings full of love, [...]

Imagination Makes the World More Beautiful

Clasping my art pen and sketchbook, I head out to feast on the wonders of this awe-inspiring world we are so fortunate to call  home.  Grass-hoppers are first to catch my attention with their captivating love dance. One lands right next to me and I imagine .    Why do we not dance every day? I write in my notes [...]

The Joy of Oneness

The wonders of life are everywhere and within you - always! To be in touch with the wonders of life - one must be in the present moment. Last nights sky was probably one of the most amazing I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. As the colours intensified, so too did the deep spiritual connection with its [...]

Elephants Have a Soul Too

My latest Orange Moon Illustration Ever since my first and only encounter with a baby elephant at London zoo in my early twenties. With the elephant being so small I was able to look straight into his soulful eyes and at that moment I felt a connection. Elephants have a Soul Too! Elephants have a Soul Too: Elephants display love [...]

A School Made In Heaven

Project Description:  ECE Two Day NATURE ART Workshop:  Location: Miami, Florida Connecting Children with Nature through Art I have just returned from presenting a two day workshop at one of the most magical and enchanting schools I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Their mission is to cultivate confident, creative and joyful children in an outdoor [...]