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As part of your daily exercise or from your window or front door. We invite you to take a breath, close your eyes and enjoy a moment or two of silence with nature.
If you have a garden or are able to go out. Go to the first plant, bush or tree you see.
Close your eyes, take a breath and with your eyes still closed, slowly, feel over and along the plant, bush or tree ..the stem..the leaves
What do you notice?...where is it rough/smooth, sharp, soft, bristly, how many textures can you notice.
If you are unable to go out or do not have a garden. You can try the same approach using a houseplant or flowers.
Where is the softest part of the plant or flower?
How do the various parts connect to each other?
Check out our homepage and social for further the other nature connection invitations in this series and a new weekly set of family activities related to making and traditional skills.
What can we learn from each other? Can you teach someone a skill?....And then ask that they in turn teach you something?Read more
Traditional craft skills are an invisible thread to our ancestors. Traditional skills provide a link to our roots, they are part of our shared heritage.Read more
As we await the lifting of lock down a chance to experience our exhibition at Devon Guild of Craftsmen.Read more