Tuesday, April 27, 2010

65 Red Roses Eva Markvoort Blog to the end.

I saw this girl's story on CNN.com I went to her blog and red a few posts. Stories like this with people's courage really inspires me. I saw her story on the internet only a few minutes ago and she has already impacted my life. It reminds me we all have the power to make a difference. We all have our problems, issues, pains, but we can't forget to live passionately with love and hope. We all take things for granted, and when we do we must appreciate the little things to remind us of what is important.

From here journal:

© Eva Dien Brine Markvoort 2006-2010
pressure change
Mar. 22nd, 2010 at 12:49 AM

making the effort this evening to sit up in a chair
good to change positions
stretch different muscles
sending air to different pockets
mum asked what i miss?
i miss walking in and out of buildings
the feeling of air pressure change when you enter or exit a building
i miss getting in and out of cars
how your view changes when you sit at a different height
change really
i miss change
now, it is all the same
seven weeks....there are no transitions
i miss transitions
from one place to another
which is strange really
because now i hate change
i can't stand change and yet i miss the transitions
i hold onto who ever is near
since when am i clingy?
i grasp onto
annie in the morning
jackie and robin in the afternoon
dad in the evening
maman all the time
episodes of projectile vomiting
hours of gasping for breath
waves of nausea lulling out into
hours of sleepiness once the meds have hit
leaving me daydreaming about stepping out of this room
just getting up free of tubes and plugs and walking out the door pushing open doorways skipping down the street
breathing free free
© Eva Dien Brine Markvoort 2006-2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I am making some fab fab rings!!

I love this one! This is a flower ring on a copper piece with a white peal bead. This is in the process of being made still. I am also working on a few flower necklaces that should be done this weekend. Yeah! I already have someone who wants dibs on the flower necklaces. Sooo cool!

These two girls are vintage buttons. Aren't they beautiful! They are so fun to wear! The redone was scoffed up already by my friend. I have another one to make of her......These will be posted on my Etsy shop here soon.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My lunch hour was spent here.....

Love spring.........

Things I Like

-kind people
-My family and friends
-going for walks
-coffee (preferably in interesting mugs)
-back roads
-old houses & abandoned houses
-the smell of libraries and old books
-criminal minds (tv show)
-walking on the beach
-bike rides
-scary stories
-craft magazines and books
-Classic Cartoons
-Family Guy




Monday, April 12, 2010

New Necklace

I love this! It is turquoise beads and a coral pendant with silver spacers. I think all the colors go great!!! It is soooo yummy!

I really have to take a better picture of it, this is from my camera phone. I need to keep my camera with me more. Turquoise pieces look great against suntanned skin......it is bellisimo!!';) I will be posting this soon in my shop!!

I have been slacking a little lately with my jewelry designs because I have been head over heals in love with learning my silversmithing and getting my yard looking good and enjoying the warm weather!

So much to do......so little time.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Made In Italy

I love anything Italian. I love thrifting. So how great is it today that I go thrifting and fine two items made in Italy!!!!!!

I found these shoes. I love the colors, yellow and blues. Perfect for spring, and they will go great with my yellow pants!! Price $.98 cents!! YES! .98 cents!!!

The next item, is the leather purse! It was hanging on the rack wide open and the label screamed at me: MADE IN ITALY! It has copper circles for zipper pulls and the strap is a copper color with leather sewn laces, like a shoe string. It fits snug right under my arm!! Price $4.00

On my way to the thrift store, I stopped at this awesome store. I call it the witch store. They sell crystals, do circle meets, tarrot card readings etc. They have great jewelry, stones and neat little things. I am delving into the world of silversmithing and I love it, so I wanted to pick up some stones to do my settings and wire wraps.

They have a great selection. The guy there told me he has a friend coming in from Peru who is bringing all his precious stones and crystals! I am excited to see his stuff.

Today I bought Tigers Eye, Jasper, Amethyst, and natural stones. I cannot wait to create the settings for these!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Have A Secret?

Do you have something you like to get off your chest but can't bear to tell anyone else?

Well now you can read all about peoples thoughts.......anonymously of course. Post Secret. I love this blog! It is an art community, where people mail in their secrets, never revealed before, on homemade postcards.

Certain secrets are selected and posted on the blog and in books. There are some very creative postcards and very interesting secrets..........

Check it out.......


I love the Art that people create on their cards.....but I also love that people have the same issues, obstacles, and struggles that we all do. Of course I don't love that people go through this, but this is life....it happens to everyone. It is nice to know that we are not alone.

I reminds me to enjoy my journey and let love guide you.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Create Your Life

I have spent a lot of time searching for creative inspirations. I read books, blogs, talk to other DIY'ers to get a perspective on how others come up with ideas. I think learning to be creative, expressing yourself and not being afraid to make mistakes or say what you think are all equally important. I've changed, grown and learned so much during this. I did not realize how much at first.....one day I was like......hey I got this!

This is your life. Everyday is a new start. There are times when we feel like it is a constant uphill battle, but it is a journey. All of this you go through is a learning experience. Every hard time you may go through.....it is only a moment....a small period of your life that won't last forever.

If you don't like something, change it. We create life everyday, our own lives. The words we use, the actions we take, the people we surround ourselves with mold us everyday. What is it that you want to achieve? Create a manifest of your own self......we get one shot at this life.....make it the best Oscar deserving one you can!