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I always wanted to meet an Alchemist

16th October 2016

I always wanted to meet an Alchemist, so imagine my curiosity when I encounter one who's journey has an uncanny resemblance to my own. It was a goose-bump moment during a busy network hour on Twitter, when Trevor Lorkings astutely noted our shared connection with Peru and our desire to help others through holistic work. In that moment, I gained a generous sponsor for my art exhibition (which I'd been promoting) and I made a new friend.

The Year of Awakening

For both of us, 1999 was our year of awakening to a higher purpose. Trevor's path lead him to study and teach Tai Chi. We both became Reiki Masters. I also qualified as a therapist of Reflexology.

The seeds of transformation had been planted much earlier as we discovered we both had read The Celestine Prophecies, a story set in Peru. Travel to Peru ignited my passion for writing while for Trevor it was the wilds of Scotland and the west coast of Ireland that compelled him to write poetry like never before.

These transformations lead to new paths. Trevor turned his love of digital design and computer programming into a business and I started a study of singing (vocal freedom) which has deepened all my creative practices. For both of us this was the start of new authentic living.

Trevor Lorkings Digital Alchemist
Trevor Lorkings Digital Alchemist

Interview with the Digital Alchemist:

How did you handle the transition to being self-employed?

Starting out in the digital business at the turn of the century, was a steep learning curve, assisting small to medium sized businesses by aligning their marketing strategies with the possibilities being made available through the emergence of the world wide web.

What excited you most about your business?

I'm passionate about helping others to flourish in a modern digital world. What's not to like about clients who respond with: OMG its sooooo fab thank you ! I absolutely love it! It's perfect!

Tell us about your family businesses:

I am a part of entrepreneurial family. One of our businesses, which started in our front living room in the middle of a recession, grew to turn-over a million pounds in its second year. This experience provided abundant opportunity to learn about the non-technical aspects of business.

Our family provides Printing Personalised Social Stationery, and everything for the artisan and avid home jam maker. My wife Rosemary is the Jam Maker, providing jam-making workshops and demonstrations. She also supplies jam jars and online supplies for home and artisan jam makers.

Trevor's advice for creative people starting in business:  

Steer your thinking to why not, I'll give that a go, let's do it today! Don't get hung up on business, release yourself to get excited about life, the people, the places, the opportunities to widen you path, open your eyes and see that life is your business.

Trevor Lorkings Digital Alchemist

"The one who asks for help with a conscious purpose will receive support. I travel with a warm spirit and bring light and kindness to those who share my path."

The Digital Alchemist.

Trevor's thoughts on 'The Sacred Lives Of Trees':

Trees live for many seasons observing the cycles of life; a connection between heavenly clouds and solid foundations of earth; silent communicators of beauty.

Gratitude:

THANK YOU to Trevor Lorkings who has kindly designed and sponsored the promotional stationery for my art exhibition show-casing 'The Sacred Lives Of Trees'.

Take a closer look at the services offered by Trevor Lorkings and his family by visiting:

'The Digital Alchemist' and & Personalised Stationery

‘The Sacred Lives of Trees’ is a collection of paintings reminding us of the importance of earth connection for our well-being. Trees provide a form of spiritual nourishment for us humans. Throughout my exhibition and tour of ‘The Sacred Lives of Tree’s’, I provided a space for people to express this truth.

Add colour inspiration to your home or work space in the form of my vibrant tree paintings. Along with paintings I provide limited edition prints. Take a look in my online gallery. I'm on standby to help you with your selection.

Caroline Cunningham

Through my art and writing I share stories and inspiration for transformation, healing and dreams turning to reality. When you visit my gallery you glimpse my journey, my authentic path. It took a ‘Break True’ moment to point me towards developing my artistic talents. It’s never too late to make a new start. I’ve achieved a lot in a relatively short time. My work has been presented in New York as part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, has been displayed on county Post Office and has been show-cased on National TV. Read more about my art journey here.

Testimonials

See what people say about our company.
  • Multi-talented & Down to Earth

    Caroline is a multi-talented artist and one of the most down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Her work in reflexology is second to none. She is completely dedicated to the well being of her clients. Caroline’s singing is truly magnificent, and an experience that the world really needs to prepare for.

    Fran Malone, Hypnotherapy, Cork, Dublin, Ireland

    Tremendously Talented &
    Authentic Soul

    Caroline is an incredible artist, her grace and beauty are reflected in her work which is a real treat. I’ve also had the privilege of witnessing Caroline sing in Hebrew, she is a tremendously talented singer. Caroline is a really authentic soul who is not afraid to be herself and I so admire that about her.

    Madeleine Forrest, Tourism & Events, Carlow, Ireland

    Her Readers Travel With Her

    Caroline is a gifted artist with so many additional talents. Caroline’s gift with words offers her readers to travel with her. This is an artist I will be following closely. It was an honour for me to support Caroline in reaching her ‘Fund-It’ target for her art exhibition ‘The Sacred Lives Of Trees’.

    Brenda Bergin, Seniorpreneurs Ireland

  • Renaissance Woman

    Caroline has many talents and will be able to write a beautiful poem, paint a lovely picture and even sing at your wedding. Her travel writing stories are captivating. She is certainly a renaissance woman and if you have her to do anything for you she will put her all into it and make sure you are happy with the finished product.

    Jackie De Sousa, London, UK

    A Great Affinity with Earth & Humanity

    I love Caroline’s art which conveys a peaceful, deep understanding of the essence of place, through colours, fluid shapes and perfect light, evoking smell, time of day and her connection with nature.

    Read more...

    Caroline is also a talented writer, sharing her experiences in an easy to read style. Her honesty and interest in the simple, everyday details and lives of other cultures is compelling and revealing. She shows a great affinity with humanity and the earth we inhabit.

    Sinead O’Gorman, Historian & Actress, Wexford, Ireland

    A Fund of Talent

    In representing the Carlow Association of London at the St Patrick’s Parade in New York in 2015 it was my role to make a presentation to Carlow Association of New York. I wanted something special to show the link between Carlow, New York and London.

    Read more...

    I contacted Caroline by phone a few days prior to the visit & soon the painting entitled ‘Mind the Gap’ was born. It was well received in New York as was her poem of the same title. I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough. She’s a fund of talent with great ability in going that extra bit further.

    John Nolan, Carlow London Association, UK

  • Powerful & Magical Piece of Art

    I love art and I’m the privileged owner of Caroline’s ‘Break true’. Caroline has uncannily captured in a most beautiful way, a woman breaking through the ties of her life and reaching for freedom. It’s now a daily reminder of the strength I found within to change my life. A truly powerful and magical piece of art which I will always treasure for many personal reasons. Caroline has many gifts to share with the world and I wish her success in all that she does.

    Teresa McGrath, Hypnotherapy, Dublin, Ireland

    Vibrant & Radiant

    Caroline’s use of colour makes even a naked winter tree look vibrant and radiates in any room graced with her art.

    Gavin Duffy, Investor, Dragon & Presidential Candidate 2018

    Striking & Courageous

    Caroline’s ‘Break True’ art piece is so well defined even in it’s title, representing a moment of awakening. It’s a striking work depicting true nature, light and shadow and the courage it takes to push through with authenticity. I’m also the proud owner of Caroline’s artwork & books and she is featured in my own book entitled Dreaming Doors.

    Maria Lehtman, Author & Digital Influencer, Finland

  • Multi-talented & Down to Earth

    Caroline is a multi-talented artist and one of the most down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Her work in reflexology is second to none. She is completely dedicated to the well being of her clients. Caroline’s singing is truly magnificent, and an experience that the world really needs to prepare for.

    Fran Malone, Hypnotherapy, Cork, Dublin, Ireland

  • Tremendously Talented &
    Authentic Soul

    Caroline is an incredible artist, her grace and beauty are reflected in her work which is a real treat. I’ve also had the privilege of witnessing Caroline sing in Hebrew, she is a tremendously talented singer. Caroline is a really authentic soul who is not afraid to be herself and I so admire that about her.

    Madeleine Forrest, Tourism & Events, Carlow, Ireland

  • Her Readers Travel With Her

    Caroline is a gifted artist with so many additional talents. Caroline’s gift with words offers her readers to travel with her. This is an artist I will be following closely. It was an honour for me to support Caroline in reaching her ‘Fund-It’ target for her art exhibition ‘The Sacred Lives Of Trees’.

    Brenda Bergin, Seniorpreneurs Ireland

  • Renaissance Woman

    Caroline has many talents and will be able to write a beautiful poem, paint a lovely picture and even sing at your wedding. Her travel writing stories are captivating. She is certainly a renaissance woman and if you have her to do anything for you she will put her all into it and make sure you are happy with the finished product.

    Jackie De Sousa, London, UK

  • A Great Affinity with Earth & Humanity

    I love Caroline’s art which conveys a peaceful, deep understanding of the essence of place, through colours, fluid shapes and perfect light, evoking smell, time of day and her connection with nature.

    Read more...

    Caroline is also a talented writer, sharing her experiences in an easy to read style. Her honesty and interest in the simple, everyday details and lives of other cultures is compelling and revealing. She shows a great affinity with humanity and the earth we inhabit.

    Sinead O’Gorman,Historian & Actress, Wexford, Ireland

  • A Fund of Talent

    In representing the Carlow Association of London at the St Patrick’s Parade in New York in 2015 it was my role to make a presentation to Carlow Association of New York. I wanted something special to show the link between Carlow, New York and London.

    Read more...

    I contacted Caroline by phone a few days prior to the visit & soon the painting entitled ‘Mind the Gap’ was born. It was well received in New York as was her poem of the same title. I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough. She’s a fund of talent with great ability in going that extra bit further.

    John Nolan, Carlow London Association, UK

  • Powerful & Magical Piece of Art

    I love art and I’m the privileged owner of Caroline’s ‘Break true’. Caroline has uncannily captured in a most beautiful way, a woman breaking through the ties of her life and reaching for freedom. It’s now a daily reminder of the strength I found within to change my life. A truly powerful and magical piece of art which I will always treasure for many personal reasons. Caroline has many gifts to share with the world and I wish her success in all that she does.

    Teresa McGrath, Hypnotherapy, Dublin, Ireland

  • Vibrant & Radiant

    Caroline’s use of colour makes even a naked winter tree look vibrant and radiates in any room graced with her art.

    Gavin Duffy, Investor, Dragon & Presidential Candidate 2018

  • Striking & Courageous

    Caroline’s ‘Break True’ art piece is so well defined even in it’s title, representing a moment of awakening. It’s a striking work depicting true nature, light and shadow and the courage it takes to push through with authenticity. I’m also the proud owner of Caroline’s artwork & books and she is featured in my own book entitled Dreaming Doors.

    Maria Lehtman, Author & Digital Influencer, Finland

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