Digging for Gold – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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 compromise and make up stories when I know the truth of what is deep within me.

Fiona Stolze

I’ve come to see the importance of always being willing to dig deeper and keep digging until I strike gold. By that I don’t mean material wealth but rather going so far beneath the surface until I reach what is clear and true.

I’ve been learning to not take anything at face value and realise that all of the drama happening around me doesn’t inform me of what is really going on deep within.

The deeper I go, the more the challenges surface. However, I have come to see that when I take on these challenges, they allow me to grow exponentially. It may not feel like it at the time, but keeping my focus on what is true regardless of the distractions going on around me leads me to every deepening realisations.

I recently began a new training at university, learning about special needs. This, of course, ties in beautifully with my teaching background and has opened up a whole new arena for me to explore. My art website Silk & Art is still up and running although I haven’t been able to tend to it very much due to my intensive studies. 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.

I am planning to start sharing my postings again regularly and would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by.

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19 Responses to Digging for Gold – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

  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.

  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

  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

    • 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

    • 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

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