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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 [...]

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 [...]

Happy Fathers Day

My father gifted my 3 brothers and I a lifetime of treasured memories immersed in nature. He taught me how to climb a tree, hunt for agates and discover the magic- hidden in a chrysalis. He instilled in me, a deep love and repsect for the natural world which led me on this sacred journey of helping others [...]

We can smile and blossom like a flower

Grateful to be gifted this brand new day - a miracle. Grateful for the bird song, the perfumed flowers and your love.   Today, take a deep breath in and slowly release a smile. Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.   “If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like [...]

NATURE IS THE BEST STORYTELLER

NATURE IS THE BEST STORYTELLER Would you like to learn how to reconnect with nature through storytelling?   The Importance of Communication in a Digital World. Remembering who and what we are through storytelling in nature, with nature. Watch the video: Making stick people and creating stories with our creations helps renew our inner spirit [...]

FREE 2016 CALENDAR

Let’s make 2016 less stressful and more joyful Here is a little inspiration for the New Year – my way of saying thank you for helping to raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life: FREE CALENDAR 2016 : Download here: http://educatingheartnatureart.com/2016-Calander.pdf   Nature helps nurture harmony and balance which in turn [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]