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The Holy Grail Pure Love & Romance

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (34)


Hi!
Antosa believes that Love never Fails for I am a true, blue, pure, Romantic!

And what could be more Romantic than the legend of the Holy Grail one of the most enduring Romantic tales in Western European Literature & Art.

The search for this magical vessel became the principal quest of the knights of King Arthur, and continues to capture the imagination even now  in the 21st Century

Left: "The Damsel of the Holy Grail" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ca. 1874

Bellow: Sir Galahad - the Quest of the Holy Grail (1870) by Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) oil on canvas Romanticism Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Walker Art Gallery

Writings of the Holy Grail first appear in a written text in Chrétien de Troyes's Old French verse romance, the Conte del Graal ('Story of the Grail'), or Perceval, of c.1180.

With the passing of the Middle Ages, the Grail disappears for centuries until the 19th century when medieval history and legend awoke the interest of writers such as Scott and Tennyson, of the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and of composers, notably Richard Wagner

Now we live in the 21st Century Love and Romance is very much alive and the quest for the illusive magical Holy Grail continues.
Antosa believes that there is a Holy Grail
that lies within us all
a unique cup,  chalice that holds Eternity and Everlasting Divine Beauty. 
A Golden Chalice, A Heart of Gold, that flows with perfect emotions & Acts of Pure Unconditional Love that emanates from deep from within our Heart and Soul, an ocean of Unconditional Love vibrating within our most  Holy of Holy Hearts.

Antosa wishes everyone from the bottom of her heart to have a wonderful 2015 Festive season
And raises a heartfelt chalice of Love, Peace, Joy & Happiness to one and all  as we welcome in the New Year 2016!
  Love Antosa x
Above & Below: Quest for the Holy Grail Tapestries – Panel 6 – The Attainment; The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sr Galagad Sir Bors & Sr Percival
By Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, John Henry Dearle 1895-1896






"I carry your heart with me" By E E Cummings

I Like For You To Be Still” by Pablo Nuruda

Für Elise (Piano version) by  Ludwig van Beethoven







"C'est la vie

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 8:27 AM Comments comments (14)
Hi!
In life things don’t always turn out how we think sometimes it is better and sometimes well it is just life "C'est la vie (below 1st book in series)
Chronicled Adventures
of 4 Boys in Africa
Vol No 1
The Arabuko Sokoke Forest & The Mysterious lost City of  Gedi'
By Antosa Isherwood©
No matter which way the wind may blow it is the spirit that lies within that is what is really important for if you are within, happy, at peace, full of love and joy hey! then C'est la vie no matter what storms brew externally within you are complete.
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One only needs to close ones eyes and another world can open up, what we think in our heart so we are and we become.

Antosa creates from the heart, seeing first within then it becomes a  reality.
C'est la vie
for the past 3+ or more months Antosa has been lost, away on a creative high far oh so far away

As a published children’s author/illustrator in summer of 2015 I started writing a screen play based on a new series of children’s books.
So Antosa has been on this trip away far away in my imagination and it has been a great summer and one vacation I am not giving up as I now complete the series.

Inspired by my own life in Kenya

C'est la vie ‘you can never tell which way the creative ‘wind spirit air will blow’
For that’s life!
for Antosa it has blown to creating the Chronicled Adventures  of ‘4 Boys in Africa Vol 1 and will end with Volume 6!

It is now time to seek an agent so that I can get on with just creating.

C'est la vie’

Envoyer l'amour juste pour vous
Antosa x
Ps.
I love the energy of this take on the classic C'est la vie’ by Chuck Berry sung by Bruce Springsteen enjoy! :)
 
 

Golden Silence/ Autumn Apple Treats

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 8:42 AM Comments comments (13)
I took some time off this morning as my young sister gave me a basket of foraged wild apples that she collected.

 I simply could not let these little autumn treasures go to waste.



As I write I have on the go preserves and special ‘Autumn Apple ‘treats

Which I will give to family and friends as I have been in ‘artistic re-treat  over the past few months.

To one and all please have a wonderful ‘autumn’ there is something special about each season and the colours of autumn are just spectacular.

Take care one is only ever a whisper thought away!

 

Feedom 'Roar of the Wild'

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (10)
Freedom is not a luxury
Freedom is the born right of every living Being Antosa 2015


July 2015

Cecil the African black maned lion who was brutally slaughtered broke my heart Cecil’s gruesome death must not be in vain. Living almost half my life in Africa, and loving the wildlife in their natural habitat having such freedom to roam freedom to be I am of the opinion that 'Freedom is not a luxury Freedom is the born right of every living thing'
If you ever get the chance to go on an African Safari then please do so you will not regret

Antosa has come to understand that there is good in the worst of human beings and there is bad in the best of human beings  Human Beings have  a choice Good or Bad but whatever the individual chooses has consequences


One Act of pure Kindness
 In Kenya between 1996 & 1998 I sketched a young African Black Maned lion in Kenya. It had been found by a Kenyan game ranger severely mauled after a lion fight and on the brink of death.


Over the preceding months ‘Kwanza ‘(No 1 in Swahili as I called him) was looked after by the Kenyan ranger & nursed back to health this one act of pure Kindness gave ‘Kwanza’ a second chance of life in the wild and the right be to be Free for we are all born Free

In dedication to Cecil part of the proceeds from the prints of ‘Kwanza’ my African Black Maned Lion Sketches will support a wild life charity for the relocation of Lions giving them a second chance of Survival. To purchase a print and support the relocation of Lions in Africa please visit my wildlife page please note

Certificate of Authenticity
Each Unique Print © has a signed  Certificate of Authenticity and is certifired through a hologram carrying the unique number
Thank you
L Antosa x
Ps:
Coming soon : Art Galleries/Art Outlets who stock Antosa’s Exclusive Black-Maned Lion Prints




Summer Bee time & Time to be !

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM Comments comments (13)
Hi!
I took these photos(right & below) on Thursday 25th of June 2015 at the entrance garden of an exquisitely beautiful Carmelite Monastery here in Dysart Fife Scotland.
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For millions of years these amazing creatures (bees) have been on this magnificent planet going about their busy bee work even amid all the 'other' goings ons in this world please remember that
Summer is Bee time!

Summer is time to be
Simply be
You
So
Please
Take time out to be ee
at one with all and remember to smell the flowers! :)
L Antosa x
Ps below is one of my favourite Romantic Poets and poems by W.B. Yeats 
also enjoy also the exquisite gentle piano music of Ludovico Einaudi x

Right : The Isle of Innisfree,  County Sligo Ireland

The Lake Isle of Innisfree


I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,

And live alone in the bee loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.
                     – W.B. Yeats born June 13th 1865

Left :Scientists have identified the oldest known bee, a 100 million-year-old specimen preserved in amber.For more information please view the links below.




The Art of living! Best day of my life!

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 8:26 AM Comments comments (28)
Hi!
This is going to be the best day of my life!

Antosa has been busy Re-Creating my Exclusive Organic top to toe 'Beauty Elixir Oils'

As an Art Historian some years ago  I researched into the Ancient 'Art of Beauty' and with my 'Holistic'Beauty background created some Exclusive Beauty treatments 'Elixir Oils' which I have used personally for some years
For Antosa
Living life is an Art
and I just adore Art & life!

Every second of every moment
I love & embrace it all
 I simply
 Love to live
And
 Live to Love

Today is the Summer Solstice
enjoy!
L Antosa x

(below and right Antosa's  Art of living my new summer hairstyle 'French Twist/roll pic taken few days ago)





"Je t'aime." I Love You'

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:29 AM Comments comments (20)


"Je t'aime."

‘I love you’

Life is so simple
When we just love


There are some wonderful people in my life who on a daily basis I may not see them but every day I think of them and send them a ‘Loving Hug’ in my mind and say
‘I Love you!’

For Antosa
Love is what makes the world go round

Love is the essence of all that I am for I believe we  are all capable of amazing greatness in life
If we just ‘Love’


Have a wonderful week-end
L
Antosa x









Scotland Land of Legend, Love and Lore Greetings!

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 6:14 AM Comments comments (17)

Scotland on the night of May 8 2015 made Political History  a  new Era begins




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Scotland land of my birth full of Legends, Love & Lore for being the romantic soul that I am I see Scotland through Artistic eyes




 Woven into the tapestry of Scotland  are Ancient historic Castles, Cathedrals, crofts, bothies, fishermen’s cottages for  Scotland radiates a special spirit that seeps through into ones soul.


Land of pilgrims, Poets, authors, artists, but none as great as ‘Our Ain Folk’

(left East Fife Male Voice choir June 8th  2004 Rosslyn Chapel Romantic Muical Evening)


And no one loved Scotland more than my late Father James Hamilton Snr he was in his own words

Born & Bred in Scotland and I love this country through and through!


Being a Hamilton whose family motto is ‘Through’ My Father truly lived up to the  'House of Hamilton' family motto ‘Through and through!


 On his regular visits to  Kenya Dad would always sing songs and some of  his favourite sentimental  Scottish songs were ‘Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee’ & ‘My Ain Folk’  so it is little wonder that even after living over half of my life in Africa this deep rooted love of Scotland never left me.

(Left:Lion Survival Series Sketch by Antosa © Kenya 1996)


 I would often in Kenya visit the‘ Highlands’ where on the shores of Lake Naivasha I would spend time painting writing & penning poetry both countries Scotland and Kenya so far apart but both  with the same rugged heart with deep rooted soul that resonates within one’s own spirit and soul uniting  in a knowing oneness of all.

 

Greetings & Love
From Antosa's  Scotland  Land of Legends, Love & Lore
Antosa x

Antosa's Seme d'oro Della vita/Golden Seed of Life!

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 12:48 PM Comments comments (12)

Left:'Antosa's Seme d'oro Della vita'
back of my D'oro Tempio di Primavera
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Antosa's 'Seme d'oro Della Vitta'

Within simplicity
lies such complexity
&
within Complexity
lies such simplicity
Antosa 27th April 2015


My latest Art work I started in Spring 2014 & completed Spring 2015!
To date it is perhaps one of my more complex 21st Century 3D Biogeometric Artwork Design.

 I Created  on the back of 'D'oro Tempio di Primavera'  an ancient  symbol the 'Seed of Life' Illuminated in 24carat Gold leaf
'Antosa's 'Seme d'oro Della Vitta'
  Right:D'oro Tempio di Primavera
Below:back Antosa's Seme d'oro Della vita'

The 'Seed of Life'
Ancients from all over the world … understood the underlying fabric of the universe, and included it in their artwork and symbolism.

The 'Seed of Life' can be found in ancient manuscripts, temples & churches, mosaics, sarcophagi, goblets & beakers, textiles, art & jewelry throughout all ancient cultures

The Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt contains the oldest to date example.






Seed and flower of life Beijing, China and the Forbidden Temple where the Sun Gods reside … and the Fu Dogs guard the knowledge: under their paw …











Cup with mythological scenes and flower of life pattern in the bottom visible in Louvre's museum (Department of Oriental Antiquities), originally from Idalion, Cyprus, 800–700B






Seed of life mosaic
Mosaic floor ornament of late Hellenistic period at Roman agora, the archaeological site of Kourion in Cyprus. 75 - 50 BC.



Mosaic floor.House of Poet  Glaucus - Pompeii





Antosa's 'Seme d'oro Della Vitta'

Within simplicity
lies such complexity
&
within Complexity
lies such simplicity
Antosa 27th April 2015

Thank you and Please enjoy this music which in blissful moments I adore & love!
Antosa x




 







Life is A ' Tango'!

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:49 AM Comments comments (69)
Life is A 'Tango'!

We create what we want life to be
for Antosa I choose  Life to Be A 'Tango'!

As Al Pacino said in a scene from 'Scent of a Woman'


"No mistakes in the Tango Donna not like life




Simple

Thats what makes the Tango So Great
If you make a mistake and get all Tangled up you just
Tango On"



 Antosa loves life
&
My
Life
Is
A
'Tango'

Welcome to my wonderful  world of
'Tango'
L Antosa x





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