Living Truth with Heart– through silk, voice and art

My name is Fiona Stolze – welcome to my site. I created this space to share with you my writings on all the topics that are near and dear to me. As you can see, living what is true is a top value and I have reached a point in my life where I know that it serves no purpose to fionastolze silkandart silk paintingcompromise and make up stories when I know the truth of what is deep within me.

It amazed me to realise how much of my life was based on half-truths and indeed, non truths which I  was happily selling to the rest of the world in an attempt to be accepted, loved and respected and to stay one step ahead of the rest. What a struggle. And yet, to start owning up to all those stories and ‘lies’ I was telling myself day in, day out, and to let them go in exchange for a much more open and truthful way of being – that was the most painful thing I would ever have to do. And so the deepening began.

I could see more and more clearly that my awareness just wasn’t in the present with what was really going on. I was always allowing my mind to start weaving a web of deception which completely took me off track. I listened to the fairytales and nightmares and put all of my belief in them. I allowed them to define me. I let myself be small and be blown constantly off course, never having the feeling that I was making any progress or that my life made any sense at all.

It wasn’t until I really discovered the depths within me, got glimpses of what I really was, that I understood it wasn’t about trying to get rid of anything at all. But to empower only what was true. Bring my awareness to this in every moment. Completely surrender to this.

It’s so freeing to be able to take my focus away from destructive thoughts created by myself. By going deeply into my heart and allowing everything that is going on to simply move through me, in acceptance. Allowing it all to move on through without any hooks.  Without attaching to it in any way. And amidst this, sensing that growing connection with something so much greater than myself.

It’s not easy and there are moments when I feel the upsurge of all the illusion and smaller self creations. But gently coming back to this is all I can do.  then it grows. The connection becomes stronger when I nurture and nourish it with love, believing only in this and knowing that it is true.

p7If you’d like to keep in touch with me, there are a few simple ways you can do this:

On Facebook you can join me on my art  page there -  Silk & Art. You can also find my videos on the Fiona Stolze YouTube channel . And otherwise all details of the different things I do are listed on the Contact page.

And if you’d like to share your thoughts and comments with me, please leave your messages in the boxes provided under the posts and I’ll be sure to respond. Many thanks.

This entry was posted in INSPIRATIONS and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to Living Truth with Heart– through silk, voice and art

  1. Ruth Conner says:

    That is marvelous. I think I really relate to your experimentation.
    I had a science degree before I went back and got an art degree.
    While at CSUSacramento, CA, I did a lot of alternative contemporary photo projects with a combination of printmakeing and photography. I was sorta working in a vacuum and moved to Chicato to go to art school. When I did that – I spent time teaching Art History.
    Now, I have time and teach color, design and silk painting workshops. Your top experiment for the blouse is the way that i like to work. I like the surprise element. silk screening has the same effect. you can plan and it does not always present itself like you planned. Great Works and take care–keep on experimenting…. Ruth Conner

  2. Fiona says:

    Hi Ruth, Lovely to hear from a fellow artist and thanks for your comments. It’s such fun to put the process into writing and pictures for others to share as it brings it all alive. I hope that what I share here inspires others to take the plunge. Enjoy your creativity.

  3. michael says:

    nice to look at ;-)

  4. robbie Schlosser says:

    Hi Fiona,
    Thank. note. Glad you enjoyed my “toast” post, and I enjoyed yours about silk painting. Who knew it could be so simple, yet so complex? I love looking at your pictures, and I’ll continue visiting every so often.
    Robbie

  5. do4silks says:

    Fiona what a gracious and loving way you have with you that comes through in your videos.

  6. Pat Zahn says:

    Love your new look and know you will be much happier with your own wordpress site!

    Pat Zahn, Photo Solutions Superhero
    http://www.PatZahn.com

  7. I subscribed again so I could get your meditation tape. Is that cheating? I can use all the help I can get on that topic. I love what you are saying here Fiona. And it’s been true in my life. So often, what feels like a set-back has been that which has catapulted me into wondrous growth. Sometimes painful, but always worth it and beyond what I could have achieved without it. What comes to mind is divorce and being a single mom. Hard, painful, lots of opportunities for growth and I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am without it. And I’m immensly grateful.

    Susan Berland
    A Picture’s Worth
    http://www.susan-berland.com

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Lovely to hear from you Susan and thanks for sharing. You are so welcome to subscribe again…that’s what the tape is for. And I am currently working on some detailed recordings for exactly that purpose as it’s an area that , when you get into it, can be so beneficial in so many ways. :-)

  8. glass splashbacks says:

    The raw food diet is an excellent idea for those looking to improve their health through good eating. At first it sounds extremely restrictive, but once you go raw you tend not to go back!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi – sorry I didn’t get notification that you had left a message. Yes, once you dip into it and see how things energetically change, you just don’t want to go back. And it can be as open and fun as you allow it to be. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Robin says:

    What a great blog. The sentiment is exactly that which I am exploring myself at the moment, having experienced the power you refer to, but only in glimpses. It is enough to know that there is a place you can inhabit which leads to all the things you ever wanted and that access to this is available right now. When you are light and energetic and life flows easily, then you know you are there.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing Robin. Yes, everything is here right now. It’s just learning to open our eyes and senses to that truth .. :-)

  10. Gloria Snell says:

    Fiona , Thank you very much for sharing your videos> I really like the one you showed us the Tjanting!! I just started painting on silk , but using Guta is not easy, Please would tell me where you purchased, here in Florida no art stores don’t sell them. I saw some on Amazon .com but the shape is different. I would love to buy one like yours , so excited wacthing you applying the wax!! Wow , Please help me. You are amazing!!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Gloria – glad you are enjoying the videos. I bought my tjantings in a local store here in Bristol. But try the Dharmatrading.com store. They sell tjantings Gloria and you can probably order from them. I also use the soya wax which doesn’t have to be heated as high as the other types of wax and hasn’t got fumes. So it’s healthier to work with. Good luck. :-)

  11. Valdis Seglins says:

    Dear Fiona,
    Congratulations with success and good things done. I am trying to do the same, but still can’t found the steamer. Seems, that yours choice is the best – horizontal, electric device, automatic and easy in use. Can you advice – where you order the steamer or at least – who is producer of this item.

    Thanks in advance
    Valdis

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Valdis,

      Unfortunately the horizontal electric steamer I use went out of production many years ago. You can, however, get an electric one from Jacquard but not horizontal. Vertical. I’m not sure what the URL is for their site but if you Google you should be able to find it easily enough. One word of warning, they are not cheap. There is also a version available from the company Uhlig. Again, price is a big consideration – I think in the region of £1300.

      Hope that helps.

      Warm wishes
      Fiona

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>