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52 playing cards in 52 weeks

52 playing cards in 52 weeks

52 Playing cards in 52 weeks - artist statement Susan Brisco It’s always a delight to watch the ever-changing forms of nature quietly appearing and slowly growing throughout the seasons. My work presented was inspired from observations and drawings made during nature...

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Oxytocin – the human molecule

Oxytocin – the human molecule

The   more I research into the positive feelings of wellbeing when we are bathed in  green spaces, the more I read about oxytocin, our human magic hormone... and it all happens via our visual and non-visual pathway in the brain! Oxytocin has many functions - it helps...

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Responsible Foraging – 1 in 20 rule.

Responsible Foraging – 1 in 20 rule.

During this art-science project of making a natural botanical palette of my own using wild plants, I learned how to be a responsible forager as recommended by The Woodland Trust and BSBI Code of Conduct as proposed by the National History Museum. I became a more...

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The Living Colour – Green

The Living Colour – Green

  The ancient green pigment, chlorophyll  is nature's symbol of life. It has been in existence, here on earth  for three billion years and is responsible for the  beautiful living green palette we see all around us. Its hard to  achieve a real 'plant-green' when...

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Why being in green spaces make us feel calmer

Why being in green spaces make us feel calmer

Being in green spaces helps us to feel calmer and less anxious which is good for our mental health and sense of wellbeing. According to an NHS report,  people who spend at least two hours per week in nature  are shown to have better general health and higher...

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