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?
So it is the eve of the release of ‘The Stories We Tell’ exhibition which is the biggest release of my works to date. I appear to be having an inner meltdown. Questioning who the heck am I? There are incredible artists well beyond my ability (so, so many). Imposter syndrome has set in and … Continue reading The Eve
I know this year is very different for most of us so I just wanted to reach out and make connection with all of you. For some this will be a welcome rest or an opportunity to have a different day, for others it may be very lonely, heartbreaking or worrying. Regardless how it feels … Continue reading Merry Christmas/ Holiday Season
On the back of the Being Human In Lockdown 2020 exhibition and Six Months On I have been conversing with many. It is becoming clear that people are feeling a real emotional fatigue and experiencing increasing fear as the pandemic continues on. The theme of escaping into some sort of fantasy place has been arising, … Continue reading A New Exhibition Coming Soon
I have offered an interactive introduction to ‘The Stories We Tell’ exhibition which will launch in January. A special introduction that highlights 16 spooky images specifically for Halloween. Each image holds within it a story, since we each perceive things differently based on our own experience and senses I would like you to tell the … Continue reading Halloween Themed Excerpt ~ An Introduction To My New Exhibition At The Beginning Of 2021
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.
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 … Continue reading The Unfinished Piece
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 … Continue reading Meaning Making
©️ 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’, … Continue reading What Is It That Exists?
Recognize that Who you call ‘I’ Is merely a consolidation of memories And a voice of hope. ‘I’ am but an idea Afraid of its flimsy reality. And so …Live Like You Don’t Matter Recognize that Who you call ‘I’ Is merely a consolidation of memories And a voice of hope. ‘I’ am but an … Continue reading Live Like You Don’t Matter
I am working in partnership with the NHS to host this community art studio. The aim is to help people find the space to explore, express themselvesand grow both interpersonally and creatively.
A poem by a friend of mine. I just love it and wanted to share. Can you share the whole, real you? You will find her here if you would like to read more https://www.facebook.com/haikuofireland/
Finally a breakthrough 🤲 After five years of not connecting with music properly something has truly shifted. Music was always a go to within, a place to feel and find voice for the inner world. Since diagnosis of MS in 2015 I had always thought that this loss of interest or connection to music was … Continue reading Music
Pre Virus As you will know from previous posts I have been undergoing treatment with a chemotherapy tablet, this means that I have been sheilding. It has been 16 weeks now (4 whole months). I began ‘quarantining’ off my own back early in March (official lockdown began on the 23rd) The Virus Unbeknown to me … Continue reading Covid-19 Experience
Another wonderful poem by Paul Cannon! Very much exploring similar questions as myself in the form of poetry. This is all Paul's work I just had to share, I hope you enjoy, you will find the weblink below. Am I? Am I just a shade, a phantasmic abstraction beyond punctuated reality, projected on cracked walls, incorporeal spaces ever shifting as rising … Continue reading Am I?
THE GRACE IN BEING HUMAN The Beginning Of What Felt Like The End “Ashes” a song by by Celine Dion https://youtu.be/CX11yw6YL1w It has been 5 years since my life and all of the hopes and dreams I had imagined were blown apart. A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and simultaneous relationship and a close friendship (for … Continue reading Life Lessons
There has been so much that has occurred since the end of last year that has deeply and profoundly affected my heart and being. I don’t want to get into detail for now but it has me thinking about our lives and when we are no longer here. Where is the evidence of our story? … Continue reading Our Map?
So my painting (unfinished at the time but now complete) was shown up at Shambellie House for exhibition from 15th-30th Nov as part of an add on to the Royal Photographic Society’s (RPS) exhibitionMy piece was just one of a few that were exhibited from local artists. It was nice to be included, I feel … Continue reading Exhibition (2019)
~ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer ~ It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, … Continue reading The Invitation
So it is that time of year again. I begin the follow up rounds chemo treatment in November. I feel prepared. This will be the last for a few more years (or at all). It is amazing how treatments for long term immune conditions are improving. I am wondering what it will bring this time … Continue reading Being Present
I often reflect on the moment in Alice in Wonderland when the caterpillar asks 'who are you?' It is such a big question. Her reply is "well I'm not sure, I'm not myself you see, I'm not the same person I was when I woke up this morning!" and " How puzzling all these changes are! … Continue reading Identity
~by Danna Faulds ~ There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt or containing a tornado. Dam a stream and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground. The only safety lies in letting it all … Continue reading Allow
Why here? Why now? Why at all? This blog post is more on a personal note than the others. It is more a pulling together of everything to date so I can consciously move forward into a fuller focus and commitment to this work. I hope naturally though that the posts that follow are more … Continue reading In Search Of Meaning (ii)
It has been an arduous task trying to define most precisely what I have been aiming towards with this work. I have spent many months in a sort of hibernation, tossing and turning towards understanding my real intention here. This is it. Fundamentally I am searching to understand how each of us make meaning of … Continue reading In Search of Meaning (i)
When you pick a flower it dies quickly. It becomes more temporary. Let it be and it will seed and another form will regrow each year blooming, bringing joy and delight each time. I am not a flower to be picked off from my roots because I looked good. Enjoyed only for someone’s temporary pleasure. … Continue reading The Flower
"But who in the world am I" - Alice In WonderlandIn order to begin exploring the labels that we attach to our sense of identity we must begin by exploring what sense of identity is, asking what is it that 'I' am attached to and the 'stories' given behind that. This is the beginning of … Continue reading Who Am I?
Very recently a long time friend of mine turned up at the Community Art Studio with the above gifts. A little hand decorated box filled with some shamanic love. I have been lost for words other than thank you for some time. In this past week these have played a beautiful part in preparation for … Continue reading Taking A Step
Finally today I begun my chemotherapy treatment. It has been a long time in the waiting, many hurdles none of my own making however the day has been and gone the first two pills taken. I have not been one for medicines as previously mentioned but I just have to believe this will make a … Continue reading D-day
~ by Stacie Amelia ~ An abyss falls within, an unwelcome weight, pulling down into darkness where the other lost wait. Each soul is crying in heaviness of grief, (There is hope though for that pain to fall away ...like a leaf) It takes time for each soul to find their own special way out, … Continue reading The Passing Of The Lost Lands
From seeds once planted So much has happened, so much experienced and processed. Life has a wonderful way of occurring regardless. I'm forever writing and rewriting this blog post and yet not publishing it. I have been in and out of heart and thought, everything keeps shifting, changing and I'm forever doing my level best … Continue reading Seeds Planted
Part of my life turning upside down was learning I have both a rare health condition called Transverse Myelitis as well as Multiple Sclerosis. Neither condition can be cured, the Multiple Sclerosis may or may not get worse and I now need to help sustain my current health by injecting medication. Having been someone whom … Continue reading Vulnerability
In the still moments I find I am sitting with much grief. Grief has to be the most painful emotional experience of them all, feeling attachment to something we hold dear whilst simultaneously knowing we can not be connected to that anymore. The swirl fleeting between feeling the yearning for and the feeling of loss, … Continue reading In The Still Moments
As part of Luminate Scotland's Creative Ageing Festival I hosted an Exibition of my work on Growing Older in the Stove Dumfries. The exhibition was a huge success with thousands of people participating across the globe. My work can be found in the Growing Older section of this website. Some behind the scenes images: Thank … Continue reading Growing Older Solo Art Exhibition October 2015
From the 25th May this year for four weeks I had three pieces on show at the "Queens" exhibition, one of which was a video of a small community celebrating the wedding of Will and Kate in April 2011. The exhibition was celebrating the Jubilee, 60 artists to celebrate 60 years of our Queen and … Continue reading PART OF A SECOND EXHIBITION!!! (2013)
My very first exhibition was held in the Virginia Gallery, Merchant City, Glasgow from April 27th 2011 and my work was on show with a group of other artists for three weeks. It was themed bond, the things that bonded and connected us. Below are some pictures from the preparation and opening night... This was … Continue reading My First Opportunity To Exhibit (2012)
This is the beginning of a brand new website so please bare with me whilst I build it up to be more singing and dancing, For now there is this page and eventually all will fill out. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime you can find some videos of my artwork work in … Continue reading Welcome!