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Tag Archives: Fiona Stolze
We seldom get snow in the South West of England so when it does come, there is always great rejoicing. I’m talking about when it really falls…and stays. When we all woke up yesterday morning, there had been a huge delivery of snow overnight and when we pulled back the curtains, I truly jumped for joy. I got all dressed up for the cold, with layer after layer and then grabbed my camera before heading off down to the park … Continue reading
I had just taken my latest silks out of the vinegar solution I normally soak them in before starting my work on them and started to stretch them on my frames. I began to tune in to which colours I would be mixing together…. the first one was going to be a real earthy mix as it was for a client who had ordered a SilkandStars package. Intuitively it felt right for them to be having some purple blended in … Continue reading
Don’t pretend that it’s okay to just focus on the ‘good things’ that are happening in your life. Surrendering is about letting it all in. Just exactly as it is. Without trying to change anything. So you have a ‘bad day’. Let it in. And then there’s a ‘good day’. No difference. Let it in. Keep letting it all in. Your life is just unfolding. So let it get on with things. You don’t need to try and change anything. … Continue reading
I’ve come to realise that this is my 24/7 job so to speak. Remembering who or rather what I am. In every moment. Bringing my awareness to it again and again and again. Bringing my awareness within, deep within. Connecting with the tiny spark within. Or the tiniest little bit you know the truth of in your heart as John de Ruiter says. And not only knowing it is there but completely giving myself to it. Relating to it. Dancing … Continue reading
Many thanks to those of you who came and took part in the dvd giveaway described in my last post: Silk Painting DVD Giveaway Recently I launched my new mandala silk painting kit and dvd. To celebrate this I decided it would be fun to give away 2 of the dvds to 2 of you lovely people who have been following my posts and giving support. I originally decided to do the draw on Saturday but held back another two … Continue reading
Some of you may know that I’ve been very busy over the past few months developing a new product, one I have been mulling over for such a long time now. Just over a week ago I gave birth to my very first silk painting kit and dvd tutorial entitled ‘How to Create a Mandala on Silk (this link takes you to the page with all the details)’. It really was a rollercoaster of a journey. And I learned so … Continue reading
Most of you know my freehand silk mandalas that I love creating. Whenever I’m asked about templates, I always tell you that I almost never use them and enjoy the process of freely creating as I go. But there are a few items that I use templates for and those are the smaller items that I reproduce as variations on a theme. I just wanted to share an insight into my small framed silk pictures, items that I do indeed … Continue reading
One of my current loves is creating designs on my silks using soya wax as a resist. I sometimes use brushes to apply the wax but mostly play around with the tjantings I have. This silk painting technique is a form of batik. I normally apply a few layers of dye to the silk after each wax patterning. And today was no exception. Recently I had painted a very pale, pastelly star pattern on a silk scarf and only today … Continue reading
I just love synchronicities and I love how they occur at the least expected moments. Recently I began exploring the world of gemstones starting off with a lovely green semi-precious stone in my collection. It was a mixture of chrysocolla and malachite. Well I went on to create a lovely silk which I now offer in my Etsy shop as made to order. This is it here. I was then sent a few photographs by my gemologer friend Starlene Breiter … Continue reading
We all have our habits and one of mine in silk painting is always to use the little plastic bottles with nibs for drawing my resist lines. I’ve never liked the tubes. It’s just one of those things. But a few days ago I realised I was going to have to order some more gold resist as I have a silk painting workshop coming up and saw that I didn’t have enough for the participants. So I went online and … Continue reading