Hello Creative friends!

I am so pleased to be sharing a free pdf download from my book Botanical Mandalas: Draw, Paint and Create Expressive Mandala Art Inspired by Nature as a special gift! (see below)

During these winter months and the lead up to the holidays, I believe it is more important than ever to spend as much time as we can connecting to the natural world, breathing in the air and admiring the beauty of the season (even if it is a little cold out there!).

I try to get down to the beach for sunrise most mornings and it is very chilly this time of year! As the sun rises above the sea, I give myself permission to be still in that moment. I listen to the waves, I watch the birds fly overhead and there is usually no-one else on the beach. This is a pure magical moment. The quiet time I gift myself is a perfect way to start the day and spend a few moments reflecting on all the good things I have in my life.

A winter sunrise on the beach here in Spain.

I believe that nature heals us and helps us reconnect to ourselves and the world around us. Something that is so needed to ground ourselves during this time of the year. Being in nature, breathing those quiet moments in, also helps us to slow down and invite in a sense of calm, something many of us long for as we busy ourselves or feel overwhelmed during the holidays.

So, no matter where you are in the world, take a walk in nature, whether that be your local park, backyard, countryside or beach! Look up and look down, take in the scenery and see if you can find your own sanctuary in nature, even if it is for a few brief moments. I guarantee you will feel revitalised, refreshed and go about your day with a greater sense of calm.

The free chapter below includes my own connecting with nature story, why I believe it is so important and the benefits of spending time outside. These experiences are what started me on my journey with Botanical Mandala Creating!

Please note: the file is quite large, so it might take a minute or so to download to your device. 

I hope this pdf inspires you to get outside and find your own sanctuary in the natural world, look around and find inspiration to create! If you are interested to find out more and purchase my book for yourself or a gift for the holidays, here is a short video… and you can find out more here.

I hope you love this book as much as I loved creating it.

Thankful Class sale Extended!

I received some emails from subscribers asking me to extend the sale due to financial reasons, so I am happily extending it through the US Thanksgiving weekend. The sale will now close on Monday, Dec. 2nd at 11.59pm EST.

Thanks everyone for your interest and I cannot wait to see you in class! If you missed the info about the sale, click here for the previous newsletter with all the details.