The House of Antosa Delarose
|Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:27 AM||comments (5924)|
and please enjoy
a Wee Cup 'O' Kindness
Wild mountian Highland Heather Blossom Tea & Me
My Product I am delighted to say
came in the top 5 Best Product Awards at its launch in January 2020 at the
Glasgow SECC Scottish Speciality Food & Drink Trade Fair
My love thoughts to all who have sadley lost thier lives & my total respect go to all who have been in the front line (two of my own sons are Surgeons in the NHS) however from supermarkets to banks to transport many others have also been dealing on a daily basis with us all
And I wish to say Thank you
And to show my appreciation I created a Cup 'O' Kindness Award (which I had not at the beginining of the year envisioned) to give to those who I have personally seen acts of Kindness and made them Honorary Members of Clan Macfroachan
as the Clans Crest motto is Cup 'O' Kindness
|Posted on August 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM||comments (244)|
Welcome to my home
The House of Antosa De La Rose and my Great Outdoors roofless conservatory
(well Mother Natures Great Outdoors) and what is wonderful beyond belief is that it is all Free!:)
With a roof of Azure Blue Sky
even the fresh Air we breath is free!:)
And Mother Natures Larder is abundant
The Great Outdoor Life takes my Breath away
then Inspires me Day By Day!:)
It was while hiking in the Heather clad Hills, mountains and glens of Scotland with my family that I was truly Inspired to re-create an ancient Pictish Celtic Beverage
Highland Heather Revered and held sacred by the Ancient Druids (Celtic Priests)
History and legends abound
one such legend isThe Last Pictish King & Heather Ale:
Recently as the sun shone kindly upon us we Hand Harvesting our Scottish Wild Mountain Highland Heather Blossom
And high above as we harvested gentle beauty graced us with amazing displays of butterfly's N Bumble Bee
The Sunshine glistened sending golden rays upon us all.!
Life is an Art and Art is appreciating life every single inspirational nano second of each precious moment!
Even the finger blisters from Harvesting pale into insignificance when you love life and are just so passionate about what you are doing!:)
Blisters are but a Small price to pay for the absolute joy of being at home in Mother Natures Larder and harvesting next to the most divine art work all free to view in Mothers Natures Great Outdoors
So please when you can do visit me in my home and Please know you are always welcome at the House of Antosa De La Rose
So go on
Take a Wee Walk on The Wild Side!
Or you can sample
A wee taste of Wild Wonderful Magical Scotland in every sip of
Wild Mountain Hand Harvested Highland Heather Herbal Tea N Nectar of the God's
Original Art work & Design by Antosa ©
Photography © J S Isherwood
|Posted on April 16, 2019 at 6:40 AM||comments (132)|
Somethings Never Die
Notre Dam will Rise Like The Phoenix
Left: Art work Exhibited at Rosslyn Chapel Private Musical Opera in Dedication to Mary Queen of Scots
Like a Phoenix
In Honor of the Auld Alliance with France and the tragic Fire that made news today April 16th 2019
Regarding: Notre Dame Cathedral I wish to Pledge the following Donation to the restoration fund of Notre Dame Cathedral through the Reproductions of my Art Dedicated to Mary Queen of Scots and for a short time France
An Alliance which according to Historians May never have ended !?
Rosslyn Chapel 2005
February 8th 2006 Romantic Renaissance Musical 'Marie Stuart' The Opera in Dedication to Mary Queen of Scots
21st Century Illuminated Iconographic Art w 25.5 cm x L 33 cm
Enameled Crystal Glass embellished with 24 carat gold inspired by German Renaissance Artist Chalice by Albrecht Dürer (1471 1528 )
21st Century design by Antosa ©
12 Limited Editions Chalices now in Private National & International Art Collections
Right:Mary Queen of Scots crystal hand enameled glass Embellished with 24 carat Gold © Antosa
Notre Dam Rose Window
Left:Close-up of a Rose Window in the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The stained glass Rose Windows were built between 1250 and They still have the original glass.
The cathedral was built on a small island called the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine.
Construction began in 1163, during the reign of King Louis VII, and was completed in 1345.
Left: Detail from the 12th-century Aberdeen Bestiary, featuring a phoenix
In Greek Mythology a phoenix ( φοῖνιξ, phoînix) is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again.
Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
Notre Dam will Rise Like the Poenix
|Posted on July 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM||comments (134)|
The breath of life
My Art is my life
The air I breathe
is a living breathing colour vibrations
Of all that I am
I am at one with one
One with all for
Antosa 5th April 2015
Poster produced to raise awareness of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest for the US-based charity Rainforest Action Network (RAN).
Spiro: the root for both breath and spirit – to inspire – fill the body with breath, and the spirit with awareness.
The first and last thing you do in physical form is breathe.
We are to Treasure Trees as we would our life!
For they are our Life!
Purifying the air we breathe,
Trees are Pure Inspiration in every way!
I have been ‘Inspired’ by nature when family came to live nearby and so started my weekly hike into Mother Natures great out doors, boldly going where I had not trod before and this fresh blast of pure ‘Inspiration’ (fresh Air in the big outdoors) has led to absolute Artistic Inspiration
My latest 21st Century Biogeometric Art work is on the theme of Sacred Trees Revered throughout the ages by all civilizations
I do :)! and be 'Inspired'
L Antosa x
|Posted on April 20, 2017 at 7:34 AM||comments (233)|
The Art of Nothingness
Sinking into the glorious Arms of Nothingness
the silent meditative moment of living in the Now
Sink into the glorious Arms of Nothingness
It is Here in the arms of nothingness lies magic and mystery the foundation of everything-ness
We can all be our own Creators in the
Art of Nothingness
As we let go and sink into the glorious Arms of Nothingness one realises that there really is nothing to it.
Ps: Please enjoy! Part one of the film Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds.
|Posted on February 14, 2017 at 3:17 PM||comments (138)|
Empires have risen and fallen
And All for Love
Lord Nelson’s last letter to Lady Hamilton 19th Oct 1805. Found on his desk in his cabin on H.M.S. Victory after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar.”
My Dearest beloved Emma the dear friend of my bosom the signal has been made that the Enemys combined fleet are coming out of Port. We have very little Wind so that I have no hopes of seeing them before tomorrow. May the God of Battles crown my Endeavours with success at all events I will take care that my name shall ever be most dear to you and Horatia both of whom I love as much as my own life, and as my last writing before the battle will be to you so I hope in God that I shall live to finish my letter after the [Battle].”
One must always remember the special people who have shaped our lives
and who we have loved!
This song I once sent to
a very special Gentleman I was honoured to have known!
He was my very own Lord Byron of East Africa!
With his tantalizing blue eyes
That hypnotized one into the depth of his soul
Like an Ocean begging you to enter
Synchronized to become
Dedicated to my Lord Byron of East Africa!
Feb 14th 2017
|Posted on January 1, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (155)|
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
I hope you too are feeling good!
One of the joys of life is we are in control of creating who we are, what we are, and what we wish to become
Nothing in life is set in stone
What you dream and believe in becomes ones reality
Every day we get a blank pure white canvass so that we can create our life
So each day, every hour of every minute in a Nano second we have the power to change our lives that can change the World forever how?
With a single beautiful creative thought
All the beauty we see in life Architecture, buildings, art, clothes, music, movies, recipes, books, all started with a single thought that grew in the mind of that person till it evolved into and became a reality
It is as great, as wonderful, as good, as creative, as we wish it to be
And it all starts with us in a single thought! :)
Here is to a New Year 2017!
Looking forward to many wonderful creative thought moments becoming reality
|Posted on November 17, 2016 at 8:45 AM||comments (168)|
I adore animals, all animals,they absolutely fascinate me
Perhaps that is why I started to illustrate them for my children s books and my own 4 sons always had pet dogs ( Right: Illustration based on a true story illustrating 3 sons & one of our dog too! (Illustration from my published Children's book Below:The crocodile who went to sea )
I have always lived in and around animals, since a little girl my pets, have included dogs, cats, goldfish, budgies, tropical fish and hamsters oh! and the homing pigeons. Not to forget the many adopted wild animals and sea creatures!:) Ah! Yes over the years I have had quite a menagerie 'Antosa's little Ark'
Dogs are such happy souls uncomplicated their joy is in walkies, food, approval and sleep.
They love unconditionally just step out for 10 minutes and come back home and their utter joy to see you always makes me laugh as they leap around so happy wagging tails greeting you like a long lost friend that they have not seen for years!
Humans and dogs have had a special relationship for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when dogs weren’t living alongside us as pets, hunting companions, co-workers or family members.
(Left: Kenya Our home Kurwitu Beach Vipingo 3 of my sons with Quanza our beloved Rhodesian Ridge-back who lived for 21 yrs and never visited a vet!)
So far the earliest known fossil evidence of dog domestication, we can look to an archaeological dig site in Israel dating back 12,000 years where a puppy had been buried with a human holding the puppy in his arms. “The finding of a puppy skeleton in such close association with man is of particular significance as an indication of a close relationship between man and dog
Recent genetic studies suggest that dog domestication began as early as 18,800-32,100 years ago in Europe.”
Chinese Emperor Ling Ti falls so in love with his dogs that he gives them the rank of senior court officials. This allows them to eat the finest food available, sleep on oriental rugs and have special bodyguards. It's a dog's life :)?
(Picture from ancient Imperial Chinese Dog Book)
where word came from?
c. AD 500–1500
Pets are not uncommon in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance but they are kept for the most part by wealthy households.
Near the end of this period the word "pet" (from "petty" as in small) is introduced into English.
(Right :1604 Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) Portrait of Bianca Degli Utili Maselli with Six of Her Children Pet Dog and Bird)
There is a very famous story that of Greyfriars Bobby a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for reportedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. I recall reading the book & watching the film as a little girl film & story comes highly recommended!:)
So is it a Dogs life?
Indeed it is!
What would life be without our beloved pets!
L Antosa x
(right: my 4 sons with one their dogs 'golden Retriever Mr G Nyali Mombasa Kenya)
|Posted on October 28, 2016 at 2:51 PM||comments (259)|
Born to Love
Love is the Aura the Holy Grail, The Secret Akasha Breath of Life which emanates from all our Hearts
The Heart is the first organ to grow and beat within the womb
The vibration of Love is so pure that it can cure, heal & transcend all that is, was and ever shall be
Forever the Romantic Lover of Dreams
( Right1:888 John William Warehouse oil on canvas)
Ps. Many years ago still at school. I found this poem and Art by the pre raphalites which I absolutely loved and adore even to this day!
|Posted on October 19, 2016 at 6:31 AM||comments (141)|
“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”
Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, 1374.
Creativity first stars with a seed of thought which can lay dormant or with the right conditions germinate and grow.
(Left: Oak tree seedling)
And over the years I have let it bloom occasionally for family & friends only and written about my Love Treats and Edible Art in my blogs
Then out of of the darkness always comes forth the spark of light which ignites the seed within to create
(left: 24 carat gold leaf seed of life Art (c) Antosa 2014)
2016 Deli-ishers Cuisine
Le Petit Gourmet D’or Edible works of Art
(right: Deli-isher's Cuisine 2016)
From spring, summer of 2016
what organically evolved was
my pièce de résistance
my Edible Works of Art from the Heart
You can read all about it as you view my Renaissance into the Culinary Artistic world of Deli-ishers Cuisine
I do so hope you forgive my spring summer 2016 silence
but in silence all nature grows and blooms including Antosa ! :)
"See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Saint Mother Teresa
Please enjoy my latest Art creation
My Edible Works of Art from the Heart
Ps Enjoy! Acorn becomes oak tree in timelapse video