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.
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