Check out the WIngs, Worms, and Wonder Draw Deeper Into Nature Interview Series! Click through to get inspired and win a free spot in the course!

Draw Deeper Artist Interviews: Michelle Clever

Welcome to day 4 of the Draw Deeper Into Nature Special Artist Interview Series! This week we are getting to know a little bit more about some of my favorite nature inspired artists working and creatively connecting through art everyday! So I am very happy to introduce to you to Michelle Clever, aka Daughter of the

Get inspired with Johanna of Fiorere in the WIngs, Worms, and Wonder Special Artist Interview Series. Click though to read the interview!

Draw Deeper Artist Interviews: Johanna of Fiorere

Today I am really excited, I know I say that a lot but I’m especially excited today, because the Draw Deeper Into Nature Artist Interview series kicks off!!   This week is going to be great because everyday we get to meet a different featured artist from my upcoming brand new eCourse Draw Deeper Into

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Inspiration from the Field: AMS 2016 & Beyond

If you’ve been on social media or read the newsletter the past week, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been living it up in Chicago at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference. It’s always a treat to get to go to the AMS conference because it is really awesome to see so many people in one

Frei Otto is an excellent example of ecological literacy in action. Click through to learn how he creates structural harmony with both people and planet through play!

Buildings and Bird Skulls: Frei Otto

What does modern architecture have to do with a bird’s skull you ask? Well let me introduce you to Frei Otto! Otto circa 1970s (Photo Credit) Otto was German architect and engineer of seemingly gravity defying minimal lightweight, but incredibly strong, structures who took not only his inspiration, but his actual building techniques from structures he

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Cheer for Chickweed!

It’s winter here in Florida, and that means an abundance of chickweed in the gardens! But never fear, this is a weed you want to cultivate! Chickweed (Stellaria media) grows widely in temperate zones and even into arctic areas! It’s native to Europe but has thrived in North America and Asia. You’ll find this wild

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Want to Do, Have to Do

I know how the things we want to do, often take a backseat to the things we have to do. So this is just a reminder that the Draw Yourself Back to Nature eCourse started Monday, and registration stays open through this Saturday at midnight. THis week has been so fun & I am super excited! Even more than usual, and I

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Bundle Up for Summer Blog Hop: Day 2!!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Blog Hop!! I am so glad you joined us and really excited to introduce Dawn Smith from the blog Mud Puddles to Meteors!! Dawn is a major inspiration and resource for anyone wanted to get their children, and/or students, outdoor and deeply engaging with wild nature in all weather

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Art, Garden, Life: Frida in NYC

This past weekend we were in NYC for an exhibit opening my partner had 3 paintings in and were lucky enough that the opening fell within the dates of the exhibit Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life at the New York Botanical Garden. The main entry into the greenhouse exhibit. (photo credit NY Botanical Garden) I have

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Seed Swap: 8-80

“Every city should have a law of 2 words, Pedestrians First.” Gil Penalosa At the Children and Nature Network conference in April, I got to hear the most wonderful keynote by Gillermo Penalosa. He speaks on, and works with cities to make, the (often huge and drastic) changes necessary for making cities liveable, pedestrian friendly, healthy, happy,

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Getting Radical with Art & Nature

Throughout history, radical women have used the arts as a means for breaking patriarchal conditions of their societies. From botanical illustrators to nature writers and poets, the arts were deemed an acceptable reason for a lady to go out and explore the natural world alone. Fortunately, these radical women, using nature as their muse, took this acceptable reason and