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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.


The Alchemy Boxes

Kelly Clark

There are certain ideas you must sidle up to, treat like a wild animal, waiting until they choose to rest within your vision, lick your palm and offer tender bellies.

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I am a magician.  I am a magic maker, magic seer, magic collector, magic creator.  To be honest, I think all of us humans are natural born magical creators, birthed into curiosity and wonder, each of us holding a unique collection of ideas and sight lines that stretch from the physical world into the realm of the unseen.  I believe that we can lean into mystery and step deeper into ourselves at any time, at any age.  And so with these beliefs running through my head, I've toyed with some way to bring that which I am, that which I create, to an all new level.  After months of contemplation and weeks of pushing ideas on paper, I'm ready to share what is perhaps my deepest, widest, wildest offering:

- The Alchemy Boxes -

Packed full of magic and mystery, created, collected and curated by me, specifically for you.  What might you find in an Alchemy Box?  Half the fun is in the mystery: truly it will be full of surprises tailored for the maven (or mister) on the receiving end.  I will only be listing three boxes at a go, due to the time and energy which will be poured into each.  Upon purchase, a list of twenty questions will be emailed, some simple and straightforward, some asking for feelings and stories, some as word associations, playing with memory and emotion.  I will only ask that ten of the questions be answered.  From those, I will begin making magic based off my knowledge from the questions, my intuition and the extraordinary goodness and beauty I create and surround myself with.  The Alchemy Box may contain a couple of large items, or it may contain a collection of smaller ones.  There may be Art such my one-of-a-kind jewelry, original paintings, leather work, messages on sea stones.  There may be sacred tools such as smudge bundles, medicine bags, feathered smudge wands.  There may be naturalist collections, items from my personal gatherings, bits and pieces of beautiful stones, bones, shells, corals, feathers, crystals and driftwood.  There may be hand-rolled candles, essential oil sprays, organic blended teas.  And very excitingly, there may be items from the magic makers in my life, pieces of their art specially gathered and chosen for The Alchemy Box.   

I can tell you this:

It will be magic.

Three Alchemy Boxes, offered at three different levels, will be listed in this week's shop update on Wednesday September 24th at 5:00pm PST.  I can not wait to gather your words and spin a box of pure gold.