Travel

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, light and […]

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 to […]

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 presence, merging, […]

Playing Outside is Part of Childhood!

Getting children back into nature is a key part of the solution to keeping children healthy and our little planet healthy too!

SUMMER time provides an opportunity to SLOW DOWN, head outdoors and wonder at the beauty of nature.
WILD AND FREE : Playing Outside is part of Childhood!

Getting outdoors and closer to nature has all sorts […]

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 openly, they […]

Complete Oneness

With my eyes and heart fully open, I glide slowly through the tranquil waters absorbing in all the beauty that surrounds me.

I become the water.
A liquid form flowing effortlessly into complete oneness.

Oneness with the freshness and purity of the water. Harmonious Bliss.

Water supports us, teaches us, moves us spiritually, quenches us, and awakens us.

I have always loved the […]

EDUCATING THE HEART THROUGH NATURE ART

 

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER NATURE ART CLASSES 2014 IS NOW OPEN

ART NOURISHES THE HUMAN SOUL. Art and nature together, create a magical way to connect children with Mother Earth and help the child understand their place in the world.

Welcome to my Nature Art Summer Classes. I will be holding classes in Kelowna and Salt Spring Island. Please […]

Soulful ART

Creativity is the Soul in Flow.

Fuelled by the energy from the moon last night I began my day walking barefoot on our ever-giving Mother Earth and settled amongst the dandelions…Nature’s Beauty Cultivates Creativity…a seed of an idea began to unfold as I lost myself in all the beauty and abundant love surrounding me..

I allow […]

Learning From Nature : Painted Turtles

 

Nature is the Best Teacher.  We sit in our kayaks in awe at the peacefulness of the Painted Turtles basking in the sunshine. They teach us to be silent and still. JUST TO BE.

 

“This sudden splash into pure wilderness – baptism in Nature’s warm heart – how utterly happy it made us! Nature streaming into us, […]

A School Made In Heaven

Project Description: Preschool Pre-Launch:  ECE Two day 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 classroom […]