I came across this beautiful poem today. It touched me and I thought it would quite possibly touch others too. I share it here, for all of us ... MAY YOU ALWAYS FEEL LOVED May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known … Continue reading May You Always Feel Loved – A Poem By Sandra Sturtz Hauss
A little story in pictures by my beautiful childhood friend, Adrienne Silva, exhibiting her artwork in Lisbon (earlier this year). Such talent, such beauty.
I am so honoured to call you my friend, Adrienne.
My Walk About with viewers were planned by Ana Paula. I loved it. A South African’s story told in Lisbon
Fellow artist, Nuno, Adelaide also came from Lyons France…flew to Lisbon in her Cessna, and I. The last time I saw Adelaide is when I met her at Mundial in Cape Town.
Friend and fellow painter from Sintra.
Jaya comes from Paris. We visit my work in Principe Real.
The three painters Adrienne , Isabel and Jirina. A gathering in the gallery for our Walk Abouts. A few days after opening.
If your life is all about striving, you will never be satisfied. If your life is all about being, even while you are striving, you can always be real and you can always be satisfied. With love, Holly x
In the past few weeks, I have seen several writings and little signs about the importance of letting go. For many of us, this is incredibly hard to do but, when things build up to a crescendo, we realise that we really have to release what is holding us back from peace. I have had my own … Continue reading She Let Go – A Poem by Safire Rose
No matter their colour, a simple bunch of tulips is always welcome, with their quiet freshness and stunning simplicity. A vase full of tulips never fails to delight, even as they quietly fade ... Quite unlike many other flowers, over time tulips fade with elegance, beauty and grace, such as these lovely red ones above, whose blooms matured with ever increasing richness … Continue reading Elegantly Fading Tulips
As I waved goodbye to one of my children, who was setting off back down South yesterday, watching her disappear down the country road, I turned back to close our gate slowly and stopped to take in this sign pinned onto our property ... "Children playing. Keep gate closed." It spoke volumes to me. How … Continue reading Children playing
As I write this, I am listening to the hauntingly beautiful sounds of “Elevazione” by Domenico Zipoli, which I have played over and over today, its depth and beauty a perfect accompaniment to the dark and light tones of my day. My computer keyboard wants to make music with its words, to capture at length … Continue reading A Tuesday in Tune
To all those Women courageous enough to stand alone, who maintain their own excellent and loving standards, who hold their heads up high, are brave enough to be truly real, and who make a positive difference to all of our lives ... Happy month of recognition. This bloom is for you. Holly x … Continue reading Women’s History Month 2015
As I sorted through some photographs of my organic country garden today, I was spellbound by the pictures of flowers and greenery, looking forward to the Summer time, when all will be in bloom once more. Amongst my photographs of a July past, I came across this picture of a beautiful rose, which was growing … Continue reading A Rose without a Name
Update, Tuesday 2 January 2018
Looking back through some of my blog posts, I reread this diary note and felt that it was time to reveal who the 'mystery' violinist is, whom I met with his delightful wife when he was performing at a recital at Monteviot House, near to where we currently live.