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Friday, April 29, 2011

Checking In

Hello Lovlies and Lovers and Lovettes!
This is me.
I am a woman obsessed right now.

I'm in love with my studio.  I'm in love with art.  I'm in love with my work.  I keep telling myself I need to get out and stretch my legs in the glory of Spring's sun but I honestly can not tear myself away from this room.  The funny thing is, I've absolutely nothing to show you; this last week has been all about experimentation, trial and error, learning by the seat of my pants and listening to the same five albums on repeat turned all the way up.  I've got wet paint on three canvases, an unholy mess of leather dyes (I've discovered a technique that yields the most incredible dusky turquoise and I want to make approximately ten thousand pieces ALL colored the same), the pickle pot turned on and a new lens for Pierre.  I'm rather horrifically behind on emails and I've promised BC that I would eat lunch before 4:00 pm today.

So I'm checking in to say Happy Friday and ask if this week has been full of cabana boys and mimosas or nubby toques and afternoon whiskey.  Well?

~ Umber ~

OH MY GOSH!  P.S.  Are these not the most fantabulous earrings ever?  The amount of talent and inspiration this lady glows with does me in every time.  


Enchante' said...

Godspeed and happy creating...
I'm excited to see the turquoise treats:)

MrsLittleJeans said...

Well good afternoon Miss Dove... I love the smell of paint and if I were there I'd be sniffing! Wishing you a great weekend. I am trapped in my lab and in between work I run in and check one thing or another or another. Glad to see you. I don't know what you said at the end, but it sounded pretty funny. xoxo

MrsLittleJeans said...

Enchante', I hope it has stopped raining and that you have a great weekend too. Now, I am leaving again. xx

resolute twig said...

So happy you are well and inspired.
Its been a week of flip flops worn with warm and comfy coats.

UmberDove said...

Enchanté - And to you as well miss!

MLJ - Paint Sniffer?!?!? heehee, well you'd have PLENTY to snuff and sniff around here, what with the oils and the spray paint (I had a spray party with some new bits of furniture I found at at garage sale). ESCAPE THE LAB!

Twig - Isn't that the very best West Coast combo?

kerin rose said...

I am doffing a giant 'old dad sweater, jeans and flip flops...w/ a giant yerba mate so I can stay up late enough to see Angelique Kidjo tonite!....woot!...must find a clean shirt so as not to embarrass myself...:)

love to you!

Susie Rosso Wolf said...

love it!

pencilfox said...

gee, miss umber.
it's chilly here. still wearing polarfleece and fingerless mitts. and leggings. [and, i have my own *private* cabana boy....]

i'm loving your studio, too!


Sunny Rising Leather said...


Getting my driving feet ready....


~J~ said...

I love your passion and insight of life. Keep doing what you do and post. Your blogging makes me smile.

Anonymous said...

Good to see you lovely!!!
you always make me smile ; )

love and light

UmberDove said...

Kerin - just the mention of maté planted the seed in my mind: soy and honey here I come!

Susie - Thanks!

Pencilfox - Ooh, how scandalous!

Sunny - Packing commencing in 3, 2, 1...

J - I absolutely plan on it.

Cat - As do you to me!

Lorena sometimes ... said...

did i read that right ...
"pickle pot turned on" ???

~patiently awaiting the songs of your voice in metal!!!

before i hug Allison and send her on her way tomorrow, i'll be sure to tuck your letter safely into her pocket!