Inspired Art and Living with Fiona Stolze

COMMISSIONS

I offer a special service of creating your own individual mandala on silk. This personalised mandala painting serves as a strong focal point in your home or workspace, depending on where you choose to hang it. The mandala is implemented in many forms of therapy to enable the client to find an easy way of expressing inner conflicts which are deeply buried and cannot find expression in words, thus overcoming huge barriers within a short time.

Mandalas are also excellent focal points for meditation which enhances peace of mind and eases problem-solving with whole-minded brain activity. Meditation is also an ideal way to calm the mind, reduce stress levels, bring clarity into your every-day life and to further inspire you to greater creativity.

Your personal mandala is a reflection of your soul with colour vibrations tailored to uplift and inspire you at all times, harmonising and balancing at all times.

When you commission me to paint your own unique mandala on silk, we discuss the basic colours to be incorporated, ones you particularly resonate with, and then I create your mandala in flow with your energy.

Please allow around 30 days for completion of a standard mandala (approx. 40m x 40cm). Large mandalas (approx. 90cm x 90cm are very work intensive and can take up to 2 months for completion.

Your completed artwork is carefully packaged, rolled up in a secure postal tube for safe transport. I am there to give you advice on how to back, mount and frame your mandala.

Double Happiness cushions as a wedding gift

Double Happiness cushions as a wedding gift

Please contact me personally either by e-mail at info (at) silkandart (dot) com or by phone at +44 (0)7873348933 to discuss all further details. I look forward to hearing from you.

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August 20, 2008 Posted by | MANDALA ART | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silk Painting at Art in Action, Slane 2008

This year I had the pleasure of attending Art in Action in Slane, which was hosted by the Irish School of Philosophy from May 31st – June 2nd 2008. . The event took place in the beautiful grounds which the school owns near Drogheda, first turn off after the Boyne Suspension Bridge travelling north on the M1.

This is an event you can take the kids to, as there is a wide variety of workshops on offer which they can take part in to let their creative streak run wild. Parents can enjoy the refreshments on offer, wander through the art and craft marquees for unusual gifts, or just relax in the sun and listen to the live music.

There was quite a busy schedule of talks being offered in the main building covering a wide range of subjects from Tai Chi to Martin Luther King, while outside the visitors were able to go from marquee to marquee and enjoy watching artists plying their craft and in many cases, they were able to try their own hand at these different forms of art.

We had a stand in one of the demonstration marquees and were able to show visitors how silk painting is actually done, as well as sell a variety of products we had on offer. It was amazing how many people were under the impression that silk painting was really ‘silk screen’ painting or printing. We spent quite a bit of time dispelling that myth, explaining that silk painting was indeed a form of painting and that silk screen printing was a printing process which was originally done with silk frames, hence the name. No further relationship between the two.

The weekend was very hot and lots of families were arriving with picnic baskets and blankets to have their lunch on the lawn and bask in the sun. It was definitely a very enjoyable event, offering a wide range of art to cater for many tastes. One of the purposes of this event is to reconnect people with hobbies they may have given up in the past or perhaps never really got round to trying out. Our experience was definitely very positive as we were able to introduce a large number of people to silk painting and inspire them to invest in a starter kit to create their own works of art at home. There was a lot of interest in the silk painting workshops we run here and so we are very grateful for all those contacts we made.

For further details and for those of you who might like to participate yourself, look up http://www.artinaction.ie.


August 16, 2008 Posted by | EXHIBITIONS | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mandala Greeting Cards – fabulous low prices

Selection of Silk & Art mandala greetings cards available

Selection of Silk & Art mandala greetings cards available

We’ve got a great selection of mandala greeting cards available to you from Silk & Art. On the front of each one is one of my mandala silk paintings. The cards are left blank inside for your own message which makes them really adaptable for any occasion. Each card comes complete with a white envelope inside a poly bag.

You can buy these in packs of 12 which contain one of each mandala design:

£15 plus p+p to UK, Europe and the rest of the world (approx. $23.00 + pp)

You can buy these cards now securely through Paypal from the Silk & Art website or the Silk & Art Etsy shop.

All wholesale enquiries are very welcome from shops, healing centres, therapists, etc. Please contact us for details through Silk & Art at info@silkandart.com

If you’d like to see some of this mandala art featured on a video I posted on YouTube, please go to Mandalas on Silk.

August 15, 2008 Posted by | SILK & ART PRODUCTS | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Art Ireland at the RDS, Dublin

Fiona at Art Ireland March 2008

Fiona at Art Ireland March 2008

Art Ireland runs twice a year in Dublin at the RDS and is organised by Eriva, headed by Maria McMenamin the founder. I took part for the first time in March of this year. Almost 100 artists and galleries participated in the 3-day exhibition. The event opened on Thursday with a charity evening in aid of Irish Autism Action. My husband Michael and my eldest son Pete came and helped out on the stand over the 3 days. Those of you who have participated in these fairs will appreciate the amount of work and energy that goes into setting up and being present and mindful over the long weekend.

Apart from directly selling artwork, it is a great opportunity to meet all sorts of contacts from the artworld, as well as connecting with all the lovely people out there who resonate with your particular style of art. In quieter moments I was also able to walk around the exhibition from stall to stall to get a good feel for what was going on. It was lovely to stop and chat with other artists and hear how things were going for them.

I have signed up for the next Art Ireland which is scheduled for the end of the year from November 14th – 16th in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Even more artists and galleries from all over the world will be present than in the Spring with the upstairs gallery being opened to accomodate this. If any of you are interested in participating in this event, you can get information on how to do this at http://www.irishartfair.com.

I would love to meet any of you personally if you are planning to attend the November event. Please contact me if you would like me to send you a complimentary ticket for this exhibition.

info (at) silkandart (dot) com.

August 13, 2008 Posted by | EXHIBITIONS | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments