Treating yourself or someone else you love to a work of art is magic. I think it’s that special touch of the creation, of it being touched by the hands and soul of the artist that makes it so very special. It’s not only hand-picked, it’s hand-crafted, it almost like a living thing born in […]Read more "One of a kind"
Had to google the word ‘thankfulness’ to check if I didn’t just made it up. I never heard of it being used in conversation, I’m more familiar with the word ‘gratitude’ but the sound of ‘thank-ful-ness’ is so much closer tho what I want to express right now. It’s because I feel it resembles by […]Read more "Thankfulness"
As we head into a second national lockdown and the days are shorter, darker and colder, I can not ignore the feeling of having this dark shadow upon us and the need to find hope, strength and things to look forward to. There is one tricky bit about getting help from organisations whose mission is […]Read more "Heaven Upside Down"
‘Ah, the desert… since it only takes one passion to justify an existence. But that’s just it – it was passion for emptiness.’ – Jean Bauldrillard As nature awakes to embrace the spring and the birdsongs are bringing hope and solace to the soul, I’ve been listing in my mind the things I’m grateful for […]Read more "Passion for emptiness"
I really feel for those of you who are currently in a dark place due to lockdown. I’ve been dreaming a lot of crazy stuff lately and not sleeping much, it’s all reflection of trying to make sense of everything happening. We have to remember it will be okay, soon or later it will be. […]Read more "Locked In"
Six weeks ago I went to the doctors with symptoms of high temperature, sore throat and eventually cough. At that time they’ve only just started talking about the virus and they were only concerned about people who have recently been to a specific province in China. I went there with a mask (which my mum […]Read more "Sleepless Dust"
I seem to have started this post a while ago and left it as ‘draft’, so I decided to keep the title : ) I had an interesting start to the year, and got to the second stage for the selection for the annual exhibition of Royal Society of Watercolour Painters. Didn’t get any further […]Read more "Home is where the Art is…"
Sometimes life is like a theatre play that you look forward to seeing but when you arrive at the venue you realise you’ve mistakenly booked the wrong performance. You do feel devastated but you still get in, sit quietly in the dark waiting for it to start; expecting to be frustrated. However, it turns out […]Read more "The World Out There"
Last Saturday I almost accidentally found the LOTT Bazaar, ‘a community shop for talented crafters to rent a space to sell their handcrafted goods and paintings. ‘ It’s in Leamington Old Town, under the railway bridge, on 37 Clements Street. I was greeted by the charismatic smile of Lynne from ‘This is My Art and […]Read more "Discovering LOTT"
Dear friends… I am so excited and there is just so much I would like to share with you that I find it difficult to put into words. Today I make a big leap for my little art venture. I am opening my new web page and online shop. https://silvena.co.uk I’ve put my heart and soul […]Read more "Silvena Naive Art Now Launched"