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Sunday, January 31, 2010

For the Birds

I have so many things I want to share with you, but for now I'm sitting quietly in the eye of the hurricane, sipping tea with my slipper-clad toes up on the heater, aware that as soon as the glistening porcelain base of my mug shows it's translucent lettering, it's time to move.


I've been coaxing along the last few pieces, tidying up my show statement as well as the statements for the individual paintings. Tomorrow begins the official installment in the gallery. In all honesty I'm on pins and needles with excitement to see my work hanging on those crisp white walls, I'm already so proud of each piece. Each of the 35 paintings I should add.

35

That's a few.

And throughout these last few days, I've kept this one close by, a visual reminder of one night a kindred soul said to me (having heard these words from another kindred), "hold on baby girl, you're gonna make it."

Receiving Messages: Hold Fast
12" x 4"


I feel good. We're almost there.

16 comments:

Good Girls Studio said...

She's soo sweet! Hope you enjoy your tea & the rest of the weekend!

Azukita said...

Good luck on your show! I wish I could live in Seattle to support it. Can't wait to see pictures from it and more pieces in the shop :)

she said...

here's the whole story for you umber...

this statement's eytmology: the original statement was made by jsl to me in blogwriting; crm saw it and repeated it to me in a voicemail; and having absorbed it into my soul, i said it to you in a handwritten letter almost a year later. i think we can say it's been given to all of us and passed through every medium...now it's been painted, too. and through all that passing on, its meaning has remained the same. amazing.)

i'll say it again: hold on, baby girl. hold on.

(for the nerds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymology)

MrsLittleJeans said...

Love these birds...they look so bright-eyed and innocent! Good luck on your exhibit!

xx

Shell (aka Songsmith) said...

Beautiful! Very best wishes baby girl!

Susie said...

that last one is my new favorite of all your work.
lovely.
and your show will be wonderful - if I lived in Seattle i would be there! :)

Kristina Sostarko said...

Good luck with the show - I know it's going to be a massive success. I just know these things, and besides, your work is stunning! Kisses, hugs, lots of high pitched squeals of excitement! Have the best time! xoxo

RosyRevolver said...

Good luck, Umber. Remember to breathe, and know so many of us wish we could be there.

xo

studio.delucca said...

in love with your birds!
xo

Mum said...

Have fun as you begin hanging your beauties tomorrow.
But, in all the frenzy of business this week, remember to take care of yourself.
(I, also, am in love with your wee feathered friend!)

See you NEXT WEEK!! XXXXX-mmmwwaaaa!!

Taddyporter said...

amazing and beautiful. loving on those bright-eyed birdfriends...flora and fauna abound(did you say 30??owowwow)and you should be so proud of your incredible self! the show will be really special, wish I could be there to see these little creatures in person....

Taddyporter said...

oh mannnn 35!! so impressed and in awe.

UmberDove said...

Ladies Mine - You make my day! I'm off with a hammer swinging!

Nancy*McKay said...

...such BEAUTIFUL things come out of...sipping tea... painting...& YOU...

Rekoj said...

Cannot WAIT to see your show on Thursday and read all of your writings. Very very much looking forward to it. Your work is always an inspiration and knowing that as we speak there is a room being filled with 35 darling paintings? Swoon! Hang tight and revel in the revelry come opening time!

BakedLauraBean said...

I love this painting! Good luck with your show!