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See The Silver Lining

This is my baby brother, Andy Martin and it's because of him, that I have my Silver Lining.

Andy passed from a rare form of cancer (sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)) in the fall of 2004 (you can learn about his cancer cells and Hurricane Katrina here). When he was going to Harvard in the early 90's, he took a class where he learned about carving jewelers wax to make castings. That Christmas, he gave my sister and I a mobius strip design that I still have and wear to this day. While he was going through cancer treatments, he would be awake at odd hours, watching movies and carving wax. Unbeknownst to me, he had started his company, The Silver Lining to sell his pieces. After his passing at Tulane, New Orleans, I gathered all of his pieces and molds, determined to have pieces cast as thank you's to several of his friends that were a huge support in his last week. I came across pieces for several orders and was able to put them together and ship to a contact in New Orleans to give to the recipients. Working with his pieces made me want to learn more and I ended up taking several jewelry making classes and even carved my own designs in jewelers wax. I took the name and his logo when I started selling my own pieces.

Several years after his passing, I started going on a physical, spiritual and emotional journey to find purpose and embody what Andy personified in the last few years of his life. I learned about food intolerances from Dr. Mark Hyman, read every spiritual and self-help book I could (thanks Oprah and Eckhart Tolle for their podcasts) and stopped waiting around for life to happen. There was a one week period where I received three Silver Lining messages from my brother (one was on the wrapper of a probiotic chocolate bar that I kept as a reminder)

A divorce, lost job and the loss of two beloved pets later, I started my Interior Design company The Silver Lining. While I kept my brothers business name, I finally landed on my own logo with the peacock feather which symbolizes rebirth, beauty, protection and unlimited creativity.

If you're going through a major life upheaval and don't know how to carve out a space that supports you during the transition, I can help. Let's set up a personalized interior design consultation to help you find your silver lining. Please contact me at or view my services online.

Learn more tips in my free Interior Design eBook here     

Always look for the Silver Lining

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