About

fionastolze silkandart silk paintingThanks for stopping by. My name is Fiona and I’ve spent many years creating artwork on silk while loving the deep dive into everything under the surface that contains the hidden gems.

I used to share a long description of my life on these pages, thinking that talking about my story was what people wanted to hear. But I realised that it’s about more than just retelling memories of a life full of trials and errors. It’s about getting right to the point and fully sharing with you everything that I have come to know deep in my heart. It’s about letting all of this flow to you as an offering for navigating life.

I see that it was only ever about being completely in my heart and staying there no matter how difficult things seemed to get. Because when I am fully in my heart, without any agenda, that’s when the magic starts. That’s when the railway tracks start to get switched suddenly, and without expectation, to open up a whole new dimension.

I’ve come to see how important it is to live life standing right out there on the edge. Ready to jump when life asks us to. Ready to let go our grasp and say yes. 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.

Enjoying the journey. Come and enjoy it with me.

 

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.

    Trish
    http://www.robertssister.com
    caregiving. family. advocacy.
    Twitter: robertssister1

  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 !
    Cheri

    • 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. 🙂

      Warmly

      Fiona

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