Writing

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 […]

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 […]

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 a flower, and […]

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

and rewaken our sense of wonder […]

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 […]

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 lead to happiness.

The exercises we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 x