Digging for Gold – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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My name is Fiona Stolze. Welcome to my online hub for my artwork, online classes and guidance/readings. Many years ago I focused here on my silk painting experiences, but it soon turned into a site where I began sharing my writings on all the topics that are near and dear to me. As I learned to dig deeply for the gold in my life, I began to see how little substance so many things in my life had – things … Continue reading

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Giving a Painting a New Face

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People who follow my art account on Instagram often comment how amazed they are at how much some of my paintings morph as they come into being. And they’re absolutely right. There’s something absolutely exciting about starting off a painting, creating a base layer to work on. I always know without a doubt that I’m going to be giving it a new face when I return to apply a second layer the next day. But I know that my paintings … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Speak Up and When to Be Silent

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No matter what we do in life it only ever comes down to knowing. What we know deep in our heart to do. And that may very often not be the easy option. I know that I have reached a place where I have completely surrendered to what Source is asking of me in terms of how I relate to others. And this means that when I quietly see something with clarity, it is for me to go into my  … Continue reading

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Giving Up Perfectionism When Running an Online Shop

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I’ve been running online shops for many years and it really has been a rollercoaster of an experience. When I first started out about 11 years ago, things were quite a bit different. To start with, many of these online platforms were much smaller and there weren’t quite so many people competing and jostling to step into the limelight. But I think one of the main differences is that they used to only consider real handmade products from artisans. Today … Continue reading

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Listening to What Others Are Saying to You

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It’s come to my notice lately how easy it is for all of us to simply not properly listen to what others are saying. We’re all in this big soup together. Each of us has different interests, qualities, skills, and a different body. And we’re driven forward by what we deeply believe in and somehow just seem to forget that not everyone is going to be as excited about scrapbooking as we are. We let our interests colour our movement, … Continue reading

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Books and Art Tell You When They Want Out to Play

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I’ve been learning so much as I bear witness to the writing of the book. The book that I knew I would be writing just after I published my mandala oracle deck 7 years ago. It was stamped clearly in the celestial order form and so it would only be a matter of time.   And so when the whisperings came to me a few weeks ago to just go ahead and get started, that was it. I’ve always known … Continue reading

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The Goodness in Major Life Transition

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How fitting that I drew this card today on Good Friday. I felt moved to start sharing more of my oracle cards and their messages with you along with my arty projects to give you more of a glimpse into what is happening in my workshop. And so today just seemed to be the perfect day to get the ball rolling. And the first card I drew was Major Life Transition. This image is from a painting I entitled Venus … Continue reading

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It’s All About Vibration

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In this world we co-inhabit it’s worthwhile remembering that anyone can share anything. Anything at all. And amidst all the chaos that ensues, it’s important for us all to keep reminding each other that it’s all only about resonance. What vibration are we living? What are we putting out there into this world? Are we all aware that every word we express goes into our world, touching and changing all others in it, near and far? Are we remembering that … Continue reading

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Turning a Blind Eye to the Magnificence of Life

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It’s been a long time since I last read fiction. I used to be a prolific reader and would devour anything I got my hands on. The subjects would range from really mundane topics to sublime texts that would blow my fuses. My mind loved the challenge of letting anything in that truly called me to rethink my world. Spiritual texts were a particular favourite. And all kinds of books that opened my mind to questioning anything that I had … Continue reading

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Compassion for Us All Not Knowing That We Don’t Know.

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I’m reminded of those posts online where people say – “You just can’t unsee this!” Often these are comical situations and we can just have a laugh. But I want to talk about those things that we literally can’t unsee once we have become exposed to them. And above all, I want to just share with you how my mind has been changed and I have softened a bit in whole way of seeing. I’m talking, of course, about our … Continue reading

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A Loaf a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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I know. It was actually something about apples. But….that’s okay, huh? We all like a good loaf, right? Yes, of course we do. So on that note let’s have a look at what I was up to yesterday. In recent years I have had to listen more and more carefully and respond to the messages from my gut as I was having ongoing digestive issues that I just didn’t seem to be able to resolve. I’m not a person that … Continue reading

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