Sunday, November 28, 2010
Posted by UmberDove at 10:34 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
For the bounty of this life and the hindsight to see that this place I reside is exactly where I am meant to be. For knowing that I have purpose, and knowing that I'm forging my own path through the jungle of life that has never been walked in exactly the same way before.
For health and positivity, for my ten fingers (honest - this is a thanks I give consistently), for only one more round of chemotherapy, for being encouraged to use the lessons laid before me to dig deeper into soul-territory, to find new kindness, to find new hope.
For you, for this place where we have met, for the incredibly real and rich and rewarding relationships I have found through this blog. For the way you have heard my words, supported my hands and helped me thrive in a season that could have gone in so many different directions.
And these are just a few of the reasons I give thanks.
Posted by UmberDove at 10:16 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
I've been rising with the sun, or to be more direct, rising with a little puppy-face whose bladder marks dawn like clockwork. It's incredibly good for my head to be out of bed before the dew has dried; I am a morning person at heart who happened to marry a night owl and then spent a great many years woking till the wee hours every night.
THIS is what I've been seeing and hearing and delighting in each morning (and yes, more seed is on the errand list for the day).
I just had to share the cacophony with you too.
Posted by UmberDove at 10:46 AM
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Posted by UmberDove at 8:24 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I thought I was terribly clever and on top of my business when I stacked up all your perfect packages and trotted right out to the post today... and then realized that my dear postal workers (Tom, Linda, I appreciate you and your funny little quips) would be off for Veteran's Day (and veterans, I really appreciate you because I love the life I lead). So... tomorrow!
I also appreciate you. Like the dickens. More than chickens.
Your support yesterday, and honestly, every day, sets my heart on fire and I count my blessings to know this:
1. I am following the path I was destine to walk.
2. The ladies and gents I send my work to really and truly do understand it. They hear the song I sing and weave it into their own hearts, bringing it into their own homes, their own lives, the lives of their children. This is the greatest blessing I can hope to receive as an artist.
I must go pack enough clothes to make it through three weeks for the 72 hours I'm spending in Seattle starting tomorrow. You NEVER know what might come up therefore I must have rain boots, vintage furs and striped tights just to cover all the bases. In fact, that all sounds pretty good together. Maybe I just decided on my airplane outfit. Because that's really what airlines need more of these days: Panache
I'll be back next week (and back with a puppy!) so hold down the fort while I'm gone!
Posted by UmberDove at 6:03 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Steady rain, steamy tea and loads of white gouache to each of you!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
What's on you list?
I'll be waiting to hear!
Not on the "glee list" necessarily BUT I'll be receiving Chemo Infusion Number 6 in just a few short hours, on Thursday November 3rd. Six down, only two more to go! Rounding the curve and racing toward the finish line! HiyyyYA!
Monday, November 1, 2010