Originally posted on Steffi's Blog: A burst of sunshine in between a few rainy days inspired a walk up the hill behind my cortijo to see if any wild orchids had started to peek through. After half an hour of searching I was rewarded with a new find – a hybrid orchid was ready…
Because art is a very emotive and subjective area, it is not always easy to buy art as a gift, however it can be one of the most personal and sensitive things you can offer someone as a beautiful and lifelong investment. Art as a gift is perfect for many occasions, Valentines Day, anyContinue reading “Art as a Gift”
She pressed her soles into the soil She raised her arms above her head With two eyes closed, the other opened and this is what the Shaman said ‘Brothers, sisters, take my hand, feel the pulse beneath the land Sisters rise to your tired feet Brothers shoulders sunken in defeat from tireless work, worry andContinue reading “And this is what the shaman said …”
During the Summer months in Spain, a regular event is held in various towns throughout the country where artists are invited to participate in a competition called ‘Pintura Rapida’ or ‘Speed Painting’. This event is open to professional and amateur artists where they are to paint, in a given amount of time, either theContinue reading “Pintura Rapida – Speed Painting”
I have just recently said ‘adios’ to my two very special friends who spent a week with me at Cortijo Las Salinas painting goddesses. It was such an amazing week as we meditated, danced the Five Rhythms, laughed, created body maps and cried, did some creative writing, Haiku, told stories and painted life sized goddesses. AsContinue reading “Goddess Art”
The cool fresh breeze, the sound of the sea What’s out there is a mystery. High waves, spray and foam, the horizon so still Dead crab, purple urchin, washed up weed Thoughts drift in and out like the tide until ……. SPLASH !
I love the new year. January is a time for a good clear out in the studio ready for another year of commissions, exhibitions, workshops and art holidays. Its amazing how the clutter grows without me even noticing throughout the year. So a tidy studio is a ready to go studio …. So far I haveContinue reading “January in the Studio”
Try this as an alternative, or in addition to, your daily plank – the Upward Plank Pose. Begin by sitting with your legs out straight, place your hands behind your back and press your palms down against the floor with your fingertips towards you. Lift your pelvis and straighten your legs whilst driving your toesContinue reading “A Planking variation – Purvottanasana”