I am Esther Femmigje Heslinga, I design stained glass, bowls and art objects. I am graduated on glass art and I followed my heart and started a glass art studio. I found the ocupation where I could bring my whole heart in and I do it with much joy.
I have learned on younger age that life is precious and that walking on this earth is not a random thing, something that you can take for granted. At the age of 5 years old I experienced a terrible moped accident in which I almost lost my life. A miraculous thing happened, I survived, my outer and inner body intact, and the only remembrance of this event was a big scar on my left cheek, some bruises here and there, and an experience that goes beyond this world.
A scar on your face is not something you can hide, you learn in time to accept it and then to embrace it. Though the story behind the scar is what I kept safe within me for a long time. A few years ago, it couldn't longer be kept, it needed to bloom. With a lot of courage and determination and an open heart, I started a journey within, once more. I can say out loud, I had a near death experience, I experienced a wonderful journey on the other side.
I have learned something very important there, and that is purpose. It also brought me further into spirituality and closer to God. In the summer of 2011, I walked the pilgrimage route to "Santiago de Compostella". It was the beginning of a transformational journey, and it brought me so much new inspiration and insights towards life that it greatly influenced my work.
My calling in my life and in art is:
" I want to inspire you and make you aware of the beauty of life and of yourself.
And to make you realize you do matter, you are important and you are precious. If you are here, you have a purpose, a beautiful life story to create and to enjoy, in midst of rain and sunshine. There will be times you will be challenged, provoked and hurt, and you even could wish that life should stop. Keep going, keep learning and I promise you it's going to be worthwhile and amazing.
All in all, life gives 'breadcrumbs', it's up to us to follow it. "
My work can be described as freedom; intuitive art inspired by stories, emotions and symbolized in colors, figures, and lines. My art is very vibrant, detailed, and has a life on his own. There is always a message, a reason hidden in my art, I will always do my best to create something that has the power to touch and enlighten your soul.
The art forms I use are:
· glass art stained glass, fusing, engraving, painting
· painting watercolor, pastel
· photography landscape, potrait
· wood painting, engraving
Most of the time I try to combine many art forms into one art product, to give and create a unique experience.To give an idea: the' Light within' and the ' I wish' collection are a combination of many forms .
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write me.
I would love to hear from you