Welcome to Eve's Myth! I'm Eve.

There are a lot of phrases that come up when reflecting upon the life of a loved one like, you only live once, you can't take it with you, and live like you are dying. Everyone experiences this at a different time of life and mine came at the age of 16 with the loss of a friend. I learned then that I not only wanted to spend my life chasing the adventure and seeing every part of the world while I could enjoy it but also inspiring others to join in the experience. 

Yep, I'm sitting on a luggage rack. It was the only seat left on this lovely French train.
Yep, I'm sitting on a luggage rack. It was the only seat left on this lovely French train.

Why did I name my site Eve's Myth? 

My father explained, many years ago, that he named me after Eve because she was an immensely strong woman. She may not have chosen well with the whole apple thing, but she had her own mind and I think it would be fair to say she learned from that life experience. Knowing that life is a collection of experiences, some easy and some difficult, he wanted to symbolically embed me with the kind of strength I would need to forge (or blaze-when needed) my own trail.

A myth is a type of story. It normally includes supernatural occurrences or great events, and while my life is not epic, it is a life story and history that is chronicled in in the hearts of the people I know, just as their story is chronicled in mine. I have chosen to share this story in the midst of a transition that is rocking my little world. I am using this blog to bear testament to this process.

Life isn't always a box of chocolates. Sometimes you have to tread through the muck.
Life isn't always a box of chocolates. Sometimes you have to tread through the muck. Ewww.

What can you expect from this site?

 The Art angle: Stories of exhibitions, paintings, and what it's like to develop as an artist. And, the possibility of buying any of the paintings featured. Contact me if you are interested. The Living Abroad angle: Stories from the road. Ever wonder what it's like to make good friends and leave them every 10 months or so? Yep, that story will be here. The Life Lessons angle: What I've learned from constantly having my life under a microscope. The good, the bad, the ugly--hopefully not to much of the last two. The Random angle: Anything that doesn't fit into the previously listed areas that I think should be shared. It could be anything from a short story series to current, past, and future dreams. 

Basically, it's a good read, some pretty photos, and stories to connect with.

My publication schedule is:

Monday: The Artist

Wednesday: Living Abroad or Life Lessons

AND a Sunday surprise.

I would like to go on the record here saying that it's not every Sunday that I'll be sending something out. I'll let you know via Facebook if there's something coming. 

 

If you're sensing a theme here you might be on to something. Wading, again, through life, or a salt lake in Turkey. You choose the interpretation.
If you're sensing a theme here you might be on to something. Wading, again, through life, or a salt lake in Turkey. You choose the interpretation.

Giving back

Aside from good Karma kickbacks, giving back makes you feel pretty fabulous. I like feeling fabulous. I'm sure you do too. That's why a percentage of everything sold on this site goes to support either women and children or girl's education programs. 

 

The three faces of Eve.

6 Comments on “

    1. Thanks Myrtis!!! 🙂 You helped me to build this. Remember the book that you produced with the kids in Ufa? That got me thinking. 🙂

  1. I love the word-play with your name for the new website. It immediately evokes Joseph Campbell’s work on “the power of myth” for personal growth and transformation in titles like “Myths to Live By” and “Creative Mythology”. This is a good place to record your personal journey. Your words and paintings illustrate the potential very well. Beautiful photo on your home page, too.

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