I had to share this wonderful song with illustrations by Jacki Morris. The album was made to compliment a wonderful book by nature writer Robert Mac Farlane, who discovered when looking at a recent Oxford Junior dictionary that words were missing. These words that included acorn, adder, bluebell and bramble, conker, dandelion, heather and wren were taken out to make way for words that are mainly transitory computer based words such as chatroom. MacFarlane decided to write a book of Lost Words with beautiful imagery by Morris to re-enchant children and anyone who happens to come across the book – to the wonders and beauty of the creatures and plants that somehow have been omitted from the dictionary.Leave a comment
By Art Therapy in Ballydehob, West Cork. Marika O'Sullivan
I am an art therapist based in Ballydehob West Cork. My background is in art and design, but I have also worked therapeutically with people for over 20 years. I also have many years experience of creative group facilitation and working in schools with art and design projects. I am currently Art Therapist in ARC,cancer support in West Cork and on the Cosceim panel working with young people in Direct Provision. Other experience includes working with adults of all ages, children and more specifically with adolescents and families who are having difficulties while at this transitional stage. Art Therapy allows creative solutions to difficult situation, the process builds resilience and improved coping skills, bringing joy and the potential to thrive creativity back into one's life.