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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.

Week 6 - Building Momentum

Onward and Upward

Kelly Clark

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.”  - Neil Gaiman

You are a Daughter of the Earth,  and You are on time for your life. 

With those words I bring you our final video!

To recap a touch... 

The work of your hands is important (and I firmly hold this as truth, regardless as to whether others see that work, whether you keep it for yourself or sell it, whether it travels the world or stays at home)!  As is your time, your thoughts and your energy.  So know deep down inside that you are a Maker and that you deserve to Make.  Celebrate that!

Schedule another artist date for yourself.  Just do it.  Remember that a big part of our work as artists takes place before we ever put brush to canvas or thread to needle.  It can be a whole day outing, or it can be a quick 20 minutes, but either way, take yourself out of the daily to-do and breathe, see, listen and feel.  Your art thanks you. 

And lastly, I thank you too.  I love sharing this space with you, and thank you deeply for joining with me in this artistic community.  Truly, I appreciate you. 

For the remainder of 2013 (until December 31st), feel free to revisit any and all of the course content; it will be here for you to watch, read, and glean from.  The FaceBook group will also remain live until that date (after which I'll be merging it with the True Center Alumni Group), so keep sharing the thoughts and ideas you're working through and the art you're creating!

(p.s. I found that quote:  ”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor [artist]. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”  - Steven Pressfield)

With ALL my Love and Thanks, 

- K