Monday, June 11, 2012

Is anyone still out there?

It has certainly been a struggle to be normal lately. I am posting more for the sake of posting, and to let all of you know that I am still here than to show anything really new that I have created!

 Many of you now know of my health struggles. They have hit a peak that I was not expecting and now I have to take a step back and re-evaluate my existence!  I am fighting because I am never one to give up easily. I just can't see this being the end of anything for me! I just might be away more than on and I may be missing from your favorite magazines for awhile until I am better. I don't want to be gone completely, but I have to take care of myself or there will be no more me.
 I need to continue creating, I find it to be very therapeutic, so it would be silly ti give it up altogether. I just want to create from my heart. So I will no longer be taking special requests or custom orders, since these cause me stress, and I have to avoid that as much as possible. That does not mean I won't consider making something like what you might be looking for, but I just won't make any promises.
 In the meantime, you can go shopping and purchase what I have in my shop. I have lots of beautiful things in there just waiting for a new forever home. I will keep adding things to my shop for as long as I can and will only close temporarily when my health dictates that I must. Help me fight this fight! Stay positive! I will make it through! As a good friend of mine once said, "Don't say you 'think' you will make it, say you 'will' make it and you will"

I love you all and I am blessed to have you in my life!

Marie
 My Etsy shops Skye Jewels and More Skye Jewels 

35 comments:

Anne Betenson said...

I am here,just remember. If you need anything at all. Take care of yourself and the rest will take care of itself xxxxxxxxxxxx

Stepha said...

I am so blessed to have met you. Your so sweet and inspite of your personal struggles, inspire others to be creative. I am sending warm wishes your way.

Janet said...

Oh Marie I am here for you too! You are on my heart and my mind and I am praying for you too. Take time for you like you need and well be here ♥

Gaea said...

You are so right about keeping your creative fires burning and yours burn so bright! You are in my thoughts! Beautiful designs!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Beautiful Work Marie! Take heart, creativity still abounds!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Sweetheart... I am here for you. I am praying and sending happy thoughts your way. I spoke to Heather this weekend at Bead & Button. Keep on creating as that brings you joy and do take good care of yourself. Know that you are loved.
"Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day." Find your something good every day. Enjoy the day.
Erin

Elaine said...

It was good to see you at the bead show and it will be good to see you at the next one! Can't wait to see what you've got coming!

somethingunique said...

Boo!!!! It was nice to be able to have a connection long enough to pop in and Boo!!! You.....your creations are gorgeous...I love those earring with the peppermint looking swirls..so pretty...like a candy cane....I will be here for you whenever you need me...love ya...xox

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Let you own creativity inspire you and help you heal. We are all here for you and will wait patiently as you take care of yourself. Sending warm and positive thoughts your way!

Cheri said...

Marie, we have became friends by fate not accident. I charish all you have taught me and all you will continue teaching me. You were one of the first designers I connected with. It often feels like we have known each other much longer than we have. I do have my passport so one day we will share a cup of tea! I know we will, you will be in my thoughts and prayers daily! You are an inspiration for me and you Will be ok, but you do need to take care of yourself. Blessings to you and your beautiful family!!
Love,
Cheri

lunedreams said...

Marie, I'm so sorry to hear you're struggling with health issues! So very frustrating when your body betrays you. I think you are wise to give yourself permission to only create at the pace that brings you health, and to step back from on-demand creating. I often find custom work stressful too. Plenty of rest, and as much peace as you can gather is good for any ailment! Sending you fervent wishes for strength and healing! (I LOVE that red bracelet by the way...)

KJ said...

The most important thing is to take care of yourself.

Post when you can.

Keep creating, no matter how it manifests. Keep a sketchbook to catch ideas. Throw something together to catch the light in the window. Create an ornament for the mantle. Make a set of mis-matched earrings just because. Work on a long rope because the repetition requires a little bit of thought but mostly because it provides an escape from overthinking every thing else.

Mostly create because it will keep your mind healthy.

Best of luck to you.

Libellula Jewelry said...

Your new work is beautiful. Please keep creating as you feel that you can or need to create.

Take good care of yourself. Even those of us who don't know you beyond looking at your lovely work wish you the very best.
((Marie))

Gordon said...

Take care of you and your family! You are amazingly talented and you will find your balance. You are in my thoughts and prayers...

kbradseth said...

I don't know anything about your health, but I very much enjoy your blog when you post. My empathy goes out to you as you work to balance your health and life and creative endeavors. Look, there are people you don't even know who are rooting for you!

Penny Neville said...

Sending love and positive energy to you Marie. Take care of yourself and give yourself all of the TLC that you need, we will all be here!!

Broken Wings ® said...

I am sending you much love and prayer in abundance! You are so very dear to me and I love you deeply <3 Know that what you go through, I go through with you in spirit... and I await the day you tell me I'm healthy and happy and ready for an ALL girls trip to the beach! Be strong and know that He is God, and only He defines you!

Love Always,
Megs

Broken Wings®

Rising Designs said...

Marie,
Get well soon!
Nancy

Patti Van said...

I wish you Peace during this trying time. My thought and prayers are with you and yoir family! Rest!

Mary Newton Designs said...

Sending you all the best wishes and thoughts. I also like the new look of your blog. Take care.

Jo said...

Lots of love and prays from me too. Jxxxx
P.S. Gorgeous bracelets!

JeannieK said...

Beautiful, beautiful bracelets Marie, just like you.

Your attitude and heart is in the right place and will get you through this along with all of us. I send you healing thoughts everyday. Love, jeannie

Barbara said...

Thinking of you each and every day. XOXO.

KayzKreationz said...

Still here. Hope you get to feeling better. Take care.

SummersStudio said...

Here for you, Marie, anytime. Hugs

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Sending you positive thoughts constantly. Keep creating as you find you need to. But Focus on fighting your fight! You WILL get through this! You WILL!

Spirited Earth said...

i was so upset to hear you are dealing with serious health issues..please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers..

Pretty Things said...

you have such a strong spirit and I think it's great that you are channeling your creativity to help you heal!

Gunilla said...

Sending positive energy your way! Take care of yourself and do what feels right for you.

Latasha said...

Marie keeping you in my prayers.

Latasha said...

Marie keeping you in my prayers.

Maplegirl said...

Thinking of you, and your family.

Sharyl said...

Beautiful post Marie, honest, loving, and from the heart. You know we love you too. We're here for you. We'll keep looking for your posts and your jewelry and wishing you well all the while.

Sharyl said...

P.S. Guess I failed to say so, but each of these pieces is so perfect and so perfectly you! Lovely, lovely!

Mary said...

Wanted to say that I battled breast cancer last year (Stage III) and beading was one of the things that got me through chemo. It really helped to focus on something other than my illness. Am now cancer-free and send best wishes that whatever your health situation, you can get through it with the love and support of friends and family.