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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.


Shaking out the Wings

Kelly Clark

It just feels so damn good to be alive.   Just that.  I'm finding my rhythm and ritual again, a slower pace but a deeper one.  You can both sink in and rise up, there is space for it all.  

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Metamorphosis Ring  (sterling silver and a perfectly chrysalis shaped cut of chrysoprase)

Metamorphosis Ring  (sterling silver and a perfectly chrysalis shaped cut of chrysoprase)

Metamorphosis.  My wings are still dripping, my bones still aching from the confines of darkness, but the hatching has begun.  Sometimes the only way to grow is to retreat deep inside, to strum the heart fire of the soul's depths and lean into the shedding of old forms.

Everything is different because I am different.  You are a different you than you were yesterday.  Of course you may not see it; but the body you move and sway with is hatching new cells, new thoughts, new life.  You'll know when it's time to shake out those wings.  

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I've been creating again.  It feels like riding a bike on a hot summer's day down to the lake for vanilla soft serve while the oak trees and the cheerio's plant scent the air.  It makes me belt out songs in a key I have no business being in.  It wakes me up with a stirring in my belly and a temptation to wolf down nothing but a carton of strawberries and launch into work whilst still in pajamas.  It rises up a giddiness that comes out in chasing the dogs through the house wearing the respirator and making Darth Vader noises.  It feels like ___________ (insert your best feeling here).  That one.  Yuuup.

That said, I want to tell you I'll be doing a very official etsy shop update on Friday April 18th at 11:00 PST.  I'll be sharing new work all week, both here on the blog and on the UmberDove FaceBook page, but there will be no reserves until everything is listed on Friday.  You'll find the Metamorphosis Ring there on Friday, along with a bevy of other rings, earrings, necklaces and one cuff!  Wahoo!  And THAT feels like magic.

- U