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Merry Christmas to Everyone – December 2011

Merry Christmas to everyone and a very happy New Year. I just wanted to say thank you to every one of you for the love and support you have given me through 2011.

I wanted to share a picture of our tree with you again. This year we opted for a smaller tree instead of the usual one which goes right up the ceiling and takes up the whole sitting room. It means that this year we have all been able to continue sitting around the dining room table without having to manoeuvre the shiny baubles and lights in the process.

I always feel very privileged to be able to send out a newsletter as it is a fabulous way to catch up with each and every one of you, just keeping that connection going and feeling a part of what all of you are doing too.

So what has been happening here in Bristol in the meantime?

It’s been an amazing time and despite the fact that I have not been very active writing lots of newsletters to you, I’ve still been doing lots of things and exploring many avenues. Here to start with is my Yuletide message to you (sounds a bit like the Queen…):

It’s always fun summing up at the end of the year, looking back at what we’ve done. This year has been a very eventful one for me in many ways. Michael and I started the raw food lifestyle which I am documenting on video and in my blog and that is certainly something which touches every aspect of our lives for the better. I don’t advocate that anyone else does this but love sharing my experience, my journey.  You can follow my escapades at Inspired Art and Living or through my YouTube channel.

And I’ve been continuing with my artwork in many ways. At present I have a selection of  my work hanging in the Wilder St. Studio in Bristol, a space that is hired out on a daily basis for yoga, dance, meditation and other classes.

Recently I was contacted by Penny Tristram who runs the office there and asked if they could do an interview with me for their site so am looking forward to seeing that appear.

I’ve been playing again with Himalayan rock salt. You saw the first piece I made doing this (see it to the right of me in the above photo). Well, this time I used it as the undercoat, so to speak, and then I created a second layer using soya wax.

You can see the blog post I put together showing the process which was great fun: Mandalas, Himalayan Rock Salt and Soya Wax.

I now have a 2m length of silk satin on my frame and am about to create a large piece in the same technique for a slightly larger project. So watch this space to see what I create out of it.

It’s also been great fun to be selling more of my acrylics this year and the latest one went off on its travels to The Hague. I’m sure these paintings love travelling overseas and really broadening their horizons.

One good piece of news I wanted to share with you is that the mandala window transfers I’ve been selling are now going to be permanently on sale at £6.95  per piece instead of £8 and if you would like larger numbers, please contact me at for a quote, including shipping. This blog post gives you all the details about the product and you can see the designs I have on offer: Mandala Window Transfers and this link shows you what they look like in situ: Meeting My Mandala Window Stickers.

I’ve also been involved in lots of other things but they go well beyond the scope of this newsletter. I will be sharing some of them in my other newsletter, linked with my Inspired Art and Living blog. If you’d like to receive that too, just hop on over using this link and you can subscribe by clicking the link in the right column.

And so all that remains is for me to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and an amazing 2012. Feel the love, stay connected and keep that creative spark going.

Thank you for taking the journey with me.


6 Responses to “Merry Christmas to Everyone – December 2011”

  1. Lisa N Valero says:

    Dearest Fiona ~
    I love your Christmas tree! It’s beautiful :-) More than your tree and your beautiful art and your inspiring journey this year, I just love the inner beauty that radiates from you!
    Thank YOU for being you, for graciously welcoming us along on your different paths, for encouraging and embracing us along the way and for inspiring us to reach for the stars and push the boundaries that we create for ourselves!
    You are the true gift to us and I thank you from the depth of my heart for this ♥♥♥
    Have a beautiful Christmas! To you and your family – all the joy, love and light that you deserve!
    Hugs & kisses ♥♥♥

    • Fiona says:

      Hi Lisa – thank you so much for your beautiful message. As I explained to everyone here who made a comment, the messages went into my spam and it was only now when clearing everything out that I found them. It is more than time this week for a new newsletter, so huge apologies that I did not respond before now.

      And thank you so much for being there. Big love to you. xx

  2. Hi Fiona,
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you lots of success in 2012! Keep up all the great work you’re doing!

    • Fiona says:

      Deborah, thank you so much for your wishes and support. These messages all went into the spam and it was only when i came to clear out lots of old stuff today that I found them by chance. I am so glad I did.

      So sorry I didn’t fiind them until now. x

  3. Nazia says:

    hello dear,

    Somebody you must be knowing, dyounglao has given me your refrence. I am a beginner to silk art but i want to master and i will appreciate if you can guide as how to make a start and some good tips….

    By the way your work is surely tremendously beautiful!

    Will be waiting for your reply.


    • Fiona says:

      Hi Nazia

      Thank you very much for your message. I was just going through some of the files and discovered I had some messages that had gone into the spam. Many apologies. I am about to send out a new newsletter and found your note here.

      It might interest you to hear that I am working on something for beginners and hopefully will be bringing it out in the next couple of weeks. I will share some information on it in the newsletter I distribute in the next few days. If you would like to have a copy of the newsletter just let me know and I will add you to my mailing list.

      Warm wishes


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