About

About me 

Hello there, my name’s Henrietta.

For the past eight years, I’ve taught art to children and teenagers with complex social, emotional and mental health needs. I’ve even taught art in a prison.

And in that time, I’ve learned that art and nature can do incredible things for everyone, whatever their background or experience.

I’m also a self-confessed country bumpkin and find true peace, inspiration and mindfulness when I’m around nature.

My philosophy 

Some people believe you have to be born with a certain ‘talent’ to create art. Others believe you have to create paintings or sculptures to be considered an artist. I believe that we are all born with a desire to express ourselves and that ART IS FOR ALL.

Another myth is that you have to work with an art therapist to get any therapeutic benefit from creating art.

I know from experience that you can achieve therapeutic benefits through creating art at home, using a little imagination and following advice online.

And that’s what this blog is all about!

About my blog

I was inspired to start this blog as a way of exploring creative expression and nature and how, together, they contribute towards mental well-being and mindfulness.

This blog is for anyone looking for inspiration and creative escapism through nature and art. I hope you enjoy it.

How can art help you?
– Increases attention and focus
– Relieves stress and anxiety
– Boosts self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment
– Supports self-expression
– Encourages creative thinking, risk taking and problem solving.

How can nature help you?
– Reduces stress and anxiety
– Encourages mindfulness and awareness of your surroundings
– Encourages gentle exercise