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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.


What I do when it's too hot to paint


Funny thing about this photo: After beaching, but before uploading photos, I was catching up on my bloggy gal pals and saw this photo. What can I say? Great minds, you know!

I really wish I had images to show you of the final product (like here, here, or even here) but, I kid you not, when I stopped this video a whole crew of camera men, lighting assistants, hair and wardrobe personal and approximately 14 pre-teenagers showed up on the beach to do a photo-shoot for über-trendy teen clothing. They decided to set up shop 20 FEET AWAY from me. Which, if you know me at all when I'm in the depths of my creative place, is WAY TOO close. When the football tossing ended up directly in the center of what I was doing, I decided to throw in the towel. Literally. As I left, they said "isn't it beautiful out here?" And even in a bit of a huff, I had to agree.

C'est la vie.

Such is the urban life.