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I am UmberDove.

And by that, I mean an artist.  One who hears stories in the wind, who paints because it is what her soul tells her to do, who smiths because the muse moves through her fingertips, who loves nothing more than the promise of an unexplored trail, the sound of the ocean in her ears, and scent of a serious cup of coffee.


Retail Therapy


I'm not gonna lie.  It's been a rough weekend.  And yes, I'm aware that it's Wednesday, but I still feel like I'm waiting for Monday and the fresh beginning that comes with a new week.  

I've never been much of one to eat my feelings, stress happens (yes, in my life too believe it or not) and my stomach is the first to stage a rebellion.  My clicky-clicky-shopping fingers on the other hand, they are soldiers of the stanchest kind.  "What?" they say, "Feeling Blue?" they ask, "Why don't you come over here (Hello Etsy!) and look at this lovely necklace, this fabulous pair of shoes, or Ooh Ooh this amazing fedora?"  They have the best of intentions, but they are quick to try and spend my money for me.  

Luckily I've managed to hold them off the "Purchase" button for the last few days and instead been immensely gratified by several purchases from the month past showing up in a lumpy pile of brown paper packaging (this is of course one of my favorite things!).  Including, in all it's lilac-y glory, my new favorite shirt of all time.  Fits like a glove with a mass of artsy, twisted knots and braids down the front, don't be surprised if you see me in nothing but this shirt for the next week.  That said, I think you all should pay a little visit (with those clicky-clicky fingers in tow) to Afton River's Etsy Shop to drool over her well-made clothing.  And just so you know, I've got dibs on the "Gloria's Envy" dress!

See?  I'm feeling better all ready.  Who needs a therapist when you have Etsy?