last-night around 6pm, I was about to reach under the deck to turn on the hose when I noticed this little feathered friend perched on an old chair - a little Sceeching Owl What an incredible little being - getting up close I could see the stunning detail of his plumage -I found myself spellbound [...]

Urban Nature Art For Adults

NEW ONLINE PROGRAM Launches 28th January 2019 Do you remember the joy you felt when you were a child playing within nature or when you were allowed the freedom to express yourself creatively - painting, drawing, singing, dancing?   Sadly, today we lack an intimacy with the natural world.     Many of us spend [...]

Stop the words now

    Where Everything Is Music by Jelaluddin Rumi Don’t worry about saving these songs! And if one of our instruments breaks, it doesn’t matter. We have fallen into the place where everything is music. The strumming and the flute notes rise into the atmosphere, and even if the whole world’s harp should burn up, [...]

Educating the Heart

Froebel believed play was a necessary element in educating the “whole” child allowing them to use all their imaginative powers and physical movements to explore his interests. He stated, “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul."     At Educating the Heart [...]

Grateful for this new day

The Enchantment of the Natural World Every day I learn from this enchanting world we live in - learning, is the opening of ourselves to the experience of life - the early morning bird songs; the movement of the trees dancing in the breeze, their swaying arms, over-flowing with vibrant greens...ladybugs everywhere...new life, new beginnings [...]

Nature Art Therapy

Elise, my special needs student leads the way - she knows the path well now, jumping over boulders and large roots. Children are natural explorers We walk slowly observing and listening. We climb the rocks and jump over driftwood and experiment with sticks, rocks, pinecones and the frost. We say thank you for all the [...]

A Mothers Love

Gazing beyond the lake into the distance, I thought of my daughter so far, far away...and yet I felt her close, my little earth child. I could feel her spirit with me, in the Autumn wind, in the gentleness of the lapping water; a familiar rhythm. When she left for Scotland, our homeland, I never [...]