By ameliespitz, Apr 25 2018 06:32PM

Maori Proverb

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

This whakatauki is about aiming high or for what is truly valuable, but it's real message is to be persistent and don't let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal.

By ameliespitz, Apr 24 2018 03:14PM

For today, I would like to post a quote by Marcus Aurelius:

''He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe''

(Marcus Aurelius was a roman emperor and known as practicioner of Stoicism)

- which makes me think, why not live more by this principle?

- what is the idea of harmony for me, or for you?

I have been also reading on the term 'Holisitc' which means according to the dictionary:

- relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body holistic ecology views humans and the environment as a single system

By ameliespitz, Apr 15 2018 08:22AM

Many times I have been dreaming of allocating to a tropical place.

I am currently working on art that's inspired by tropical plants. I made my to Leiden's beautiful Hortus Botanicus. Upon entering, I already felt a lightness making space inside of my chest due to the humid climate inside of the greenhouse. Or was it either the plants cleansing all of my respiration, my lungs?

I do get the same feeling (not that strong tough) everytime by walking through the forest that's located closeby my current place of living. I get the feeling that the air of the soil combined with the humid moss has a sort of energizing effect.

I am making necklaces that should remind you everytime of nature's beauty.

detail from a necklace, 2018
detail from a necklace, 2018
amazinh discoveries in a greenhouse, 2018
amazinh discoveries in a greenhouse, 2018
sweet captured flower
sweet captured flower

By ameliespitz, Apr 12 2018 06:42PM

welcome to my regulary blogpost. It's already evening here in this small town. Finally I feel at peace when the days are getting shorter and the nights longer - no there will be summer at the doorstep.

I could say it's quite romantic to have my own workshop in the building I live, it features a huge window towards the (busy) street.

From there I can do what I love most: stare outside the window. Dreaming about my love who is in a distant place. He who when he sees me, doesn't know me. My mind wandering what I could all do i f he was there - deifintely there would be a rainbow involved. But yeah, suddenly I am back in reality and I am looking at the busy street outside, the cars and everything.

On other days I am dreaming on my big plans about life, riding a horse, spending my time with wild animals and if I was travelling.

Well I always stay a dreamer I guess...

Rainbow beach
Rainbow beach
a place of dreaming dreams away: in bed
a place of dreaming dreams away: in bed

By ameliespitz, Apr 11 2018 01:41PM

Sometimes we see something and immediately it triggers something.

By writing this blog posts I am making space for those thoughts, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them!

I apoligise already for not writing too much about jewellery, by hoping that something good will come out of this :)

Greetings from my new home.

I am joking. This is a photo from beautiful Cannes in France.

Since I am little, I have been visiting France regulary, I have grown up in a small place near (or actually at) the french border, so naturally you grow up with the language. I wouldn't say I have made it to become a super-fluent french-speaker, however during my high school years I have enjoyed going to french class and been dreaming of going one day, perhaps, to live in Paris. So of course, I became interested in fashion, french couture and everything about jewellery. In the house that I have been growing up, in my tiny room, I have been taking snapshots hoping to become a model! Oh well. With my first selfies developed on analog-film.