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Monday, January 10, 2011

Why Yes, I do love you Leather

In the exact opposite spirit of how I generally function 'round these parts, I can not wait another second before sharing this with you.  I'm quite literally too excited to sit still enough to tell you all about this piece, my first foray into the world of leather tooling and the first step in a body of work I've been dreaming about for no less than a year.

But for this moment, I MUST just play show.
Tell will come later.


This cuff, a Totem Cameo Cuff with one of my favorite Californicus creatures, and I salut you!

Cheers to a New Year, Cheers to New Beginnings!
Umber and the Jackrabbit


Em in SF said...

THOSE COLORS! Literally, I am dying for them!

We must co-conspire on a piece for The Child. She would lose her tweenaged mind over a cuff such as this! Her birthday is in June, let's get crack-a-lackin!

Snailentina said...

I can't wait to see what else you have in your life's arsenal because every time you pull a new jackrabbit out of your hat I am stunned. :) This is simply gorgeous, like your soul.

Michele said...

That was your first leather piece? Holy smoke!

I can't wait to see what comes next.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I can only say that I love this piece of art. xox

UmberDove said...

Eeek! I'm glad you all approve!

Anonymous said...


your talents astound!
looking very bright this year Umber!
Very bright indeed♥

love and light

Kim said...

Whoa! Unbelievable! Good thing you didn't write any more yet, as I had to skip ahead to the photos when I realized what they were. :) Bee-u-tee-full, Kelly!

Kathleen said...


Lynn said...

i've never seen anything quite like this!!!!!! stunned and totally in love, like beyond love over it. what a stellar cuff and the fact that you've been refining this craft for so long, it's totally paid off. well done, bravo! can't wait for the "tell". ♥

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Oh, darling, leather loves you too, so much - it's apparent.

I cannot wait to meet your hare and Sancho in a few days :)


UmberDove said...

Well that does it.

I'm just going to need to start twenty more.


Lenetté aka The Shitzizle said...

that is one of the most super cool things i have ever seen!

Nancy*McKay said...

take it off.


Tess J said...

I am amazed that this is your first leather piece.. its freaking amazing and unique which makes it even cooler.... AND it looks like it's retro/vintage and that makes me want it. I think you will have to open a shop JUST for your leather goods.

kerin rose said...

Kelly paints on a rock, Kelly paints on a piece of leather, Kelly paints on a canvas.... what will be next?....

Its as if some magical message flows from your hands and heart through those brushes on everything they touch.....xo

mary said...

holy wow! i haven't been able to stop thinking about your hare since i saw it last night. i am absolutely stunned, and like michele said..."this is your FIRST?!?"

you are incredibly talented...that feels like such an understatement too. your expression of combined inner and outer beauty is astounding. (that's more like it!)

i can't wait to see what else you do and boy oh boy do i hope they pop up in your shop. LOVE.

Mum said...

What can I say?

I am not surprised. Not at all.

However, that said, I am always thrilled, inspired, and covetous over each of your new creations!

Congratulations, my dear muse, you've done it again!!

(My birthday? March 2nd, why do you ask? Really? REALLY!?!?? Well... all shades of green and dashes of all the rest!...hmmm? why, yes I do love ferns and redwoods and OAKS!! I really love valley oak leaves! Golly, you are so generous!!)

Oh, boy, can't wait till my birthday!

Karen M said...

This is so gorgeous. I love your rabbits.

UmberDove said...

I feel blushy.

Good thing I'm off to work (yes. studio work) in 3, 2, 1...

Illustratornette said...

love the cuff.

resolute twig said...

This cuff is AMAZING!!!
honestly, it is fantastic.
You are pretty much magical.

bon*bon said...

This Jackrabbit cuff is very, very beautiful.
Love it!