"The mountains are calling and I must go."~John Muir


You hear it..that whisper. The call. Somewhere deep inside your spirit she calls you to reconnect. With nature. With your soul.

It is so easy to get caught up in the rush, lost in the current of everyday life and go against our own flow. It is then you know, you feel that hear the drum of your hearbeat amongst the trees, instead of the pounding of your feet on the pavement.

Nature is that place we can escape to; when the noise of the world becomes too much for us to is there we can leave behind our troubles, if only for a moment, and return to our wild truth. 

These artists take us on a visual journey through nature.  They inspire us with their connections to nature; the way they capture the peace that comes with re~connecting to the earth, or incorporating nature into their art & life's work as an ode to it's perfectly simple beauty.

Photo via  La Colombe

Photo via La Colombe

Photo by  TLV Birdie

Photo by TLV Birdie

Photo by  Alice Baca

Photo by Alice Baca

Photo by  Bec Bryan

Photo by Bec Bryan

Photo by  Laura Mazurek

Photo by Laura Mazurek

“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”
― Andy Goldsworthy

So When you feel you have lost yourself, slow down...and retreat into the wild, for connection. With mother nature and yourself. Give yourself permission to be free and wild; to take a break from rush of life ....Throw up a hammock and take rest under the shade of a tree,  and take sacred communion with nature, the birds, the trees...soak in the sun until it fades to moon, andyou can't tell fireflies from stars. There is healing there.

Discover yourself again in the earth, and renew your cells among her wild love. The worries, the pressure of life..take it to the wild.

Natasha Mandel

Natasha Mandel is an artist, wife & mommy, and creator ofthe inspirational space, The Art of a Happy Heart (website launching soon!) She strives to make living from the heart her daily practice and is passionate about creating space for others to do the same through Heart Awakening.  As a Certified Metaphysical Practitioner, she believes that we can find happiness by transforming our heart energy through connection, healing, and lovingly embracing ourselves and the world around us.
She is also the artist behind The Art of a Happy Heart adornment boutique on Etsy, where she creates free~spirited adornments to inspire your journey!  Her favorite things are creating art, keeping coffee shops in business ha!, campfires, and cuddling in a hammock with her hubby and their two little babes!

Whether through Heart Awakening or sharing her works of HeART, her hope is to inspire us all to embrace ourselves and all of life, with an open heart.