Existential Alchemy of Compassionate Growth

  • You Can Vote For Your Favourite Artist
    Hi all, as part of the Visual Artists Association international online exhibition you can vote for your favourite artist. They would win some money towards art materials or whatever is needed. I’m not self centred so I’m not posting this saying ‘vote for me’. You are wholly free to choose for yourself. There are so many amazing artists in this exhibition! If you should chose me I’m simply found in the list under Stacie Amelia. However the choice is yours. I wished to share the link so that you can choose. Here it is: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MKBGCRR Happy voting ☺️
  • VAA Exhibition Accompanying Speech
    You are invited to attend the Spring 2021 exhibition by the Visual Arts Association launching today. My artwork is exhibited here, you will find me in Gallery One Information below introduces my piece that was selected called ‘Divine’: User 326726150 · VAA 2021 In order to attend click here: https://www.artsteps.com/view/6047896093c78f2147305070 alternatively just in case the above link has problems you can visit via http://www.visual-artists.org (fixed a small mistake in this link will work now apologies) and select Online Exhibition from the top menu, this will open the exhibition Open from laptop or iPad, exhibition now live! Alternatively you can go…
  • Covid Vaccination
    So I had my second vaccine with the AstraZeneca (we shall keep blood clot news to the side as it is extremely rare and I know it’s all over the news, nothing more needing said). I’m feeling a little better regarding covid but far from complacent. I spoke in my previous ‘own lockdown experience’ post regarding the illusion that many brits seem to be living under given there is no mainstream truly informed information. We are only told what the U.K. government want us to know and only on a need to know basis. We have to research for ourselves…
  • My Own Lockdown Experience, Covid One Year On
    I think since asking for participation from others to find a space and voice to express themselves regarding how it has felt to be facing SARS-COV-2 otherwise known as COVID-19, it’s equally fair that I share my own experience. Again like everyone else this is a personally reflective piece and only belongs to me and is my personal story. No right, no wrong just perceived experience. my story, a story. I shared a post earlier last year explaining that I had experienced COVID personally and it was not pretty, not at all. March 6th marks the year since I contracted…
  • Thoughts On A Poem By Wayne Muller
    The word humility, like the human, comes from humus, or earth. We are most human when we do no great things. We are not so important; we are simple dust and spirit—at best, loving midwives, participants in a process much larger than we. If we are quiet and listen and feel how things move, perhaps we will be wise enough to put our hands on what waits to be born, and bless it with kindness and care. Wayne Muller. I find this deeply moving and important, I personally agree with every word. Equally I find my process with this blog…
  • How I Became A Warrior
    ~ Poem By Jeff Foster Once, I ran from fear so fear controlled me. Until I learned to hold fear like a newborn. Listen to it, but not give in. Honour it, but not worship it. Fear could not stop me anymore. I walked with courage into the storm. I still have fear, but it does not have me. Once, I was ashamed of who I was. I invited shame into my heart.I let it burn. It told me, “I am only trying to protect your vulnerability”. I thanked shame dearly, and stepped into life anyway, unashamed, with shame as…
  • Exhibition Now Live
    The Being Human In Lockdown 2021- 1 Year On exhibition is now live. This is reflective of British lockdown as this is where I reside but not dismissive of the experiences felt elsewhere in the world earlier. You will find the link under ‘Current Online Exhibitions’ in the menu above (also the link for the previous lockdown exhibitions). The exhibition itself is global and consists of 25 pieces (bringing the lockdown total to 90 pieces as a set) it includes participants from across the world just like its predecessors Being Human in Lockdown 2020 and Six Months On. I hope…
  • Visual Arts Association
    Massive announcement!!! Tonight I was in utter surprise that my artwork was successfully selected to feature in such an international art exhibition! I’m humbled and shocked as a first timer applying to anything like this it has thrown me. I did not expect to be selected at all. The artwork selected is from ‘The Stories We Tell’ set (top secret for now) which were submitted more details will follow 😲 thank you to the Visual Arts Association for this moment and opportunity 🙏
  • Plot Twist
    I had grown to have a sense of what I would really enjoy doing with whatever time I had left of this life and was aiming toward it. This has deeply and profoundly shifted, quietly, slowly, unnoticeable. I have shifted. Well whatever ‘I’ is. Previously there were thoughts of travelling the world vastly, it’s not that I do not wish to experience some of this but not as much as I had been planning. It’s no longer the big part of the story. I still have a call but only for specific trips and still in the fashion I had…
  • Lots Coming Up Soon
    Having a little hiatus for health reasons, I’m good just recuperating from medicines that didn’t quite work for my body very well. There’s much coming up beginning in a month. Firstly I will be putting a call out for my ‘Being Human In Lockdown’ exhibition to see where people are at a year on. This should bring the year full circle and I’m hoping people feel able to contribute as I’m aware it is pretty exhausting right now so this will be handled with great care and sensitivity. I will follow on taking specific elements from ‘The Stories We Tell’…
  • The Stories We Tell Exhibition Now Live
    Please click here to enter the exhibition: https://stacieamelia.com/digital-story-telling-set/ Everyone’s perception is their own and is informed by a multitude of factors. What do your eyes see? What is your story?
  • Exhibition Now Live – Being Human In Lockdown 2020
    Visit https://stacieamelia.com/being-human-in-lockdown-2020/ to view the artwork. After request I shall release a Part 2 of the exhibition on September 30th. You will find this release on the same link above.
  • The Unfinished Piece
    I have been working on a particular painting since 2016. It began with a deep feeling but no idea where the piece was heading. I just knew something needed expressing. There wasn’t a knowing about anything just in the moment experiencing of an emotional world. The painting has been through many stages. I would engage and disengage and this cycle was perpetual. I couldn’t understand why or what was going on or even how, around and around. Most pieces I have painted and finished (even if revisited later and adapted). So what was it about this painting that had me…
  • Meaning Making
    Today I was wonderfully reminded of a quote that was incorporated in an earlier post In Search of Meaning (ii), it still resonates deeply and was a delight to read once more. It is still as pertinent to this creative journey I am undertaking, so much so I wanted to share it once again. “The Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert talk about the two “hungers”. There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger. The Little Hunger wants food for the belly; but the Great Hunger, the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning…There is ultimately…
  • What Is It That Exists?
    User 326726150 · Poem – Inadvertent Incognita ©️ This poem was inspired by an interpersonal exchange this week. Inadvertent Incognita When you think, feel and know that you lived, there’s a story of what happened but nothing to prove that it did. Nothing of substance than can be touched to say for sure ‘yes’, but you know it was there, you know! ‘yeah’? Solid evidence is absent, you won’t find it. Not a trace nor even a tiny fragment. Where is your proof they ask, is your life contrived? Where can you find it? From where did it derive? When…