fionastolze silkandart silk paintingWelcome to my personal blog – my space for sharing things that happen on my silk journeys, as well as my journeys of the heart.

When this blog was first published, I shared so much about what I had done in the past, but I realised that so much of it was wordy and repetitive and didn’t really serve any purpose.

I see now that less is more. What does the story of my life really matter in the grand scheme of things. It’s much more to the point to talk about the clarity that I have when I am able to get beyond my smaller self and be completely in my heart.

I realise I’m not here to fix and heal people. I not here to sort things out for others. Or to change their lives according to some system or healing tools. I’m here to open my heart completely at all times in all situations and to let the love that I am flow unimpeded.

And if that means that one day I get up and completely turn everything in my life around to allow the free movement of truth from within, then that is how it is. No hanging on to anything.

As I write these words I feel an opening and warmth in my heart as it responds to the truth of what I am sharing. So continuing to surrender to this great mystery that I am part of. Continuing to allow it to move me from within. Continuing to be amazed by it all, realising that I never was in control.


11 Responses to About

  1. Nick Fegan says:

    Hello Fiona,
    Lovely website you have. I had to contact you when i read your opening page, you sure had hard times and i admire your strength and tenacity to overcome all them obstacles you faced over the years.
    I like you had/still have some panic attacks a long with insomnia. I had a ‘calling’ or very strong though, a revelation if you like appeared out of the blue: meditation! I just had enough and some one said to me – ‘just let it go’. I tried to do this: ‘let it go’ when i was nervous ‘trying to sleep’…never works. In a nut shell I’m practising meditation awareness now for the past week and a half – I’m astonished at the changes Fiona, really. I still think I’m DREAMING, or it’s an illusion….and don’t tempt faith, it might kick you up the a**e telling everyone… I’m sleeping a good bit better. Mind you, love a bit more. But from where i was before – a very dark and lonely place – it’s so much better since i found this ‘GIFT’ from God.
    Hope to hear back

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks Nick for stopping by and leaving your comments. I’m glad you resonate with what I share here. These spiritual gifts are key in helping us to work through the dark space and emerge again in the light. I’m glad things are improving for you and hope they continue to do so.

      I lived for 3 years in Malahide, just outside Dublin, so recognise the places you paint. Wishing you well Nick and hope you keep connected.

  2. Fiona, Your story really touched me; I am very moved by your resiliency and strength. Please know that your honesty and openness about your journey is appreciated and valued.

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  3. Ines says:

    I simply love your work, your mandalas and the other silk art.. I work as an occupational therapist in a cancer clinic and meet so many wonderful people there.
    You are really an inspiration for people being close to give up – THANKS so much.

  4. Brandi from Texas says:

    Thank you for your beautiful reading on Blog Talk Radio! You are fantastic!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thank you Brandi and you are so welcome. It was an absolute joy to connect and share with you. – Remember, when we meet, you are meeting yourself through me. x

  5. Cheri says:

    Fiona, hi ! Your story and work are equally engaging, touching and inspiring. I was wondering where you purchased your electric stovetop steamer. I can’t seem to locate any manufacturer or distributor anywhere! I have the stovetop steamer for gas and I now have an apt with electric and it’s a nightmare. I have a feeling nobody in the US makes such a thing. Seems if so, Dharm Trading would certainly carry it. Any ideas would be welcomed. Love your work !

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Cheri – nice to hear from you. The electric steamer I have is no longer manufactered but I know that Jacquard offers one. Go to their website and have a look there.

      And glad you love my work. Come and follow me on Facebook at Silkandart to keep up with my latest projects.

      Thanks 🙂

  6. David B says:

    Fiona, I love the stuff in your Etsy store. I love the print with the OM 3rd Eye Chakra on it. Next time I give my wife a Gift Certificate from Etsy I’ll try to remember your page. I like that you are not ‘out to heal people’ in your bio above, but I think that art, and what you are doing, plays a part in healing, whether intentionally or not.

    David B

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Dear David – I’m glad you like my work and thank you for your comments. 🙂



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