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Monday, November 26, 2012

Twelve Months, Part Three PLUS a GIVEAWAY!

That's right: the final three!
Ladies and Gentlemen, here they are in their official order and chromatic glory!
Calendar
~ From the 2013 UmberDove Calendar ~
top row: January/White-tailed Doe, February/Sea Otter (reserved), March/Peregrine Falcon (reserved), April/Barn Swallows
middle row: May/California Quail, June/Jackrabbit, July/Grey Squirrel, August/Dapple Grey Horse (reserved)
bottom row: September/Red Fox (reserved), October/Flicker (reserve pending), November/Grey Wolf (reserved), December/Barn Owl (reserve pending)

I'll be listing the ORIGINAL paintings tomorrow morning in el shoppito; in the meantime if you'd like more info, more photos, and to chat about reserves, just send me a convo here.
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Now on to the real beets and potatoes:
The GIVEAWAY!

It will be my excitement and honor to gift THREE of my calendars to you fantasmical readers (also, I am apparently in quite a mood for made up words - pay no heed!), in a delicious little package which will include an assortment of bits and bobbles from me!  You can count on the calendar, a mixed tape (ok, cd, but doesn't "tape" just have such a better vibe?) of tunes I've been listening to whilst painting my heart out, something tasty for drinking on chilly afternoons, and whatever other goodies I feel inspired to add in!
All you'll need to do is leave me a comment here,
just one,
say anything you'd like!
I'm looking forward to bundling up these presents for you!
Oh, and for those who do not live in the US?  Enter away!  I'm happy to ship 'round the world - it is the season for generosity and joy after all.

The giveaway opens, well, right now, and will close at the midnight strike of November 30th.
Good Luck!
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And the 2013 Calendar?
She's on her way home from the printers and will be landing in the shop in just a few short days!
You'll be the first to know!

136 comments:

Unknown said...

Hello you! as always they are lovely. I hope you have a bit of blue sky shining on you through the beautiful Seattle grey.
Mwah!
ssg
susie.sweetland@gmail.com

Zorah said...

meeee! Pick meeee!

Julie said...

I live in Seattle and the sun is indeed shining through! It is a beautiful place to live.

Rachael Hardison said...

ooooh want.love.desire. all of this! awesome giveaway, your calendars are beatiful! thanks for the chance! :)

twozdai said...

Kelly, as always your work inspires me. So much love in what you do - thank you for sharing it with the world!

musingmama said...

love love love!! wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win soulstormy sister...

Allisunny S. said...

Oh goodness, I want to win!!!!

xoxox,
A

Joyful said...

Very beautiful my dear. Just lovely. I would love to win your giveaway ;-)

I do have a question about the horse painting. How big and how much and how does one do a reserve? You can message me on my blog or if you still have a copy of my email. Hugs.x

Kica said...

I never "win" in giveaways, but i would never miss to sign up on yours. Even just to say your art is awesome, and i love read your blog:) sending love from Europe!:)K.

Cat said...

Ho boy! Fantastical indeed! I love the monthly pair-ups, and LOVE that the owl indeed made it to December!

Keep on rockin the good rock.

Cristen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Each and every one of them. Hopefully everything I have going on in life will straighten out and I'll be able to afford to make one of your calendars mine! One day I will have a piece of your artwork in my home. Some way, some how.

gatheress said...

These are so wonderful...

tattooedblogger said...

They all are so magical...I could never part with them..you must have a generous heart...

Jessica L'Heureux said...

Your work is simply lovely.

Kim said...

I am so in love with each and every beautiful month!! 2013 is gonna be a heckuva super wonderful year.

Jaime said...

Oh Dovaliscious you know I want to win one of these!!
xo
Jaime

Christine.irene Fuller said...

Your beatific creations have been twirlin' in my mind lately. I would be so grateful to share their space...

layla may said...

oh my, how my being is all a flutter with the thought of winning one of your calenders and packages. your posts are always such a gift in themselves and to enjoy these goodies in my home would fill me with such delight...............much gratitude to you for all that you share with us! whether i win one or not, now is such a perfect moment to say a big thank you to you for being so inspiring and so perfectly you!...............much love to you from the south coast of England x

cheryl.mccann said...

i was just thinkin' i needed to get me a new calendar. i am loving the colors in your paintings.

Debra said...

It will be a treat to "gallop" through 2013 with your beautiful art. Thanks so much for your inspirations through your words and your paintings.

Amy Nicole said...

They are all glorious! I'd love to win! :)

Susan said...

Wow, I love all these creatures! The owl is amazing and I love that horse is airborne. Your work is so beautiful.

erin said...

I am mesmerized! Your work and blog are so beautiful. The critters! They dance on my screen! I'll be frequenting your shop and site :)

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

My fav? The little bird perched among the branches. Gorgeous!

Hollie said...

I love seeing this all put together, it is just so full of life and light. I can't wait to hang one on my wall!

MrsLittleJeans said...

incredible colors...your animals live in magical places...xx

bev said...

Impossibly beautiful . . . even better than 2012 . . .

Sweet Mess said...

Thank you for this giveaway! It is hard to pick a favorite, but perhaps it is the rabbit, I love the Symmetry and the colors. But all of these pieces are lovely! :)

The Noisy Plume said...

Beautiful Kells!
Love that flicker...fell in love with the flickers of the Methow Valley this summer. And naturally, your ghost horse riding the sunrise is a real dandy.

XX

Jaccalyn said...

Your work is fantastic, you bring a life to watercolors that i have never seen before.

sambrinas said...

This here's my comment - I got a ring from you last winter (it arrived just in time for my Christmas trip to Scotland) and it remains one of my all time favourite pieces of jewellery. I wear it every day.:)

Julz said...

Wow. Beautiful work.

Julie

she said...

holy gosh.
that's all.

Caitlin said...

Amazing collection!!! I have been gathering artwork for our upcoming nursery and who better to fill it with than some of nature's friends. I may just have to snap one of them up when they are in the shop! Not sure if you do trades but I also have a calendar of my photography... if you are interested in a trade let me know :)

Cait

Brandi said...

I just screeched at my desk when I saw this! Thankfully (?) I am used to my boss and coworkers looking at me funny.
I desire muchly to enter your giveaway, please. Can I reserve a calendar right away?
Be well, lovely woman.

Cindy said...

Such great colors and energy in these...would love a calendar of them all!

kerin rose said...

your very own peaceable kingdom...oooopss...queendom!

Jessie said...

Ooooooooh!!!! This is just lovely! Can't wait to get mine (won or bought!)

siobhan said...

squee! love them all!

Sand and Stone said...

Oh Lovely Lady, I always enter your giveaways with the same excitement and even though I haven't won one yet, I know that the just right one is waiting for me! Your spirit is contagious...keep feeding us little birds scrumdillyumtious nibbles for our souls!

sarah@montanaivory.com

a cheerful living adventure said...

I just can't decide on a favourite. Possibly the owl. No, the fox! The hare! The owl! Eek!

What a lovely giveaway, thank you!

Jenni x

Dee said...

Your paintings remind me of good poetry...Every time I read it I see something new...Every time I look at your paintings I feel something new...

Marvellous work Kelly.
xo

Alena said...

Put me down for some postage love, how exciting and generous. Love how that polar bear turned out ;)
Gxx

Susan said...

Lovely images, as usual. Like stepping into a fresh sparkling dream. What an exciting giveaway! All the best of the season to you!

Kittyj said...

Oh so beautiful! The colors just sing! Glorious!

tea troll said...

Francesco Squirrelamanga! I'll have a story for him soon. Promise!

Snailentina said...

Yes!!! If I win, I'd like to request one of those famous "outfit of the day" drawings in my package... haha!!

Laura said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your Beautiful Soul is shining through!! XO...Laura

Mandy said...

Always love your words and your paintings! Such a wonderful way to celebrate the year through your eyes!!

alicia said...

So excited to see the birth of this creation! I always feel inspired by your passionate words and art.

Love to you from over the mountains (central washington)

<3

Cinder said...

I absolutely LOVE your calendar!
I am entering again this year, feeling a bit selfish, since I won last year.....I promise I will gift your beautiful artwork to one of my girls if I'm lucky enough to win. They are also big fans.
Thank you for this generous give away! : )

Rebecca said...

Hello! LOVE your paintings! I have been looking for a calendar for my 7 yr old who loves animals and Native American things. This would be so perfect for her!! :D


Rebecca

Seattlemom said...

These are just magic. There is no other word for it. So happy to think we share this city. x0

windrock studio said...

Thanks so much, Kelly, for sharing your fun energy & awesome talents!

Janel said...

I love my 2012 calendar and would love to carry on the tradition!

Beautiful work Kelly!

jordan said...

yes please!! and btw, just to because my life revolves, in large part, around food, i'll give you a run down of what the eating around these parts looked like today - for breakfast, a lovely green smoothie (almond milk, kale, banana, frozen mango, coconut oil, hemp seeds, protein powder); for lunch, a frozen gluten free/dairy free burrito (ew, terrible choice); for afternoon snack, cold tea and a protein bar (again ew - i was running around, had no access to something better); for supper, delicious chicken and cauliflower curry with brown rice and almond yogurt on top. and I'll likely eat some leftover pear and mincemeat crisp when steve gets home. YUM!!

Beth said...

these are gorgeous- and that deer!- of course, it might be my favorite. beautiful work, lady!

Valerianna said...

Stunning images - will make a stunning calendar, and wall adornment, of course!!

GoddesStephanie said...

I love these animals you have created for each month of the year. I'm imagining how fun it would be to see what each animal totem would have to teach me as the wheel of the year turns.

essess said...

These are amazing! I purchased a calendar last year and I've been sad for the year to end because I love it!
I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving!
I would love to win this calendar!

LErecius said...

These lovely paintings make me want to escape the Sacramento Valley!! I would be honored to hang this calendar on my wall for 2013 and beyond.

emmy d said...

LOVE this year's crop of paintings!

pencilfox said...

dear kindred spirit.
how sweetly generous of you to host yet another lovely giveaway!
i love all these paintings....
xx

Illustratornette said...

Beautiful creative paintings! Your blog is lovely and one of my regular favorites!

Kate said...

Oh wow, words cannot express how much I would like to win one of those!

MJ said...

giddy giddy giddy, that's what I am!! just for the chance to have this beautiful calendar on my wall!!!

thank you lovely lady!!
xoxo

prairiegirl said...

Holy chroma palooza! Now you've really done it.
THAT HORSE! And the hare. I saw a snowshoe hare three days ago and thought of you. My new favorite animal (this month).
These are cheerful, mystical paintings. 2013 will be a very good year indeed.
Yer th' best artisto. And the cutest. XO

Jenna said...

Holy cats (otters, horses, barnowls)! 2013 is going to be a bright and BEAUTIFUL year!



ClairityBe said...
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ClairityBe said...

Wow! Gorgeous. Love the generosity in your work.

Nikki said...

Your artwork is beautiful! I love the vibrant colors! :)

Sandra Dunn said...

One after another, I love all the paintings. The animal that is speaking the most to me lately is the deer though and your painting is so perfect. Yes, let us know when the calendar is fresh off the printing press!

a blog about the little things said...

Ah, you're art is like an arrow aimed at a merriment of hearts!
I don't even know what a merriment of hearts is, but your art made me think of it so it's gotta be good!
xox

HalGal said...

Hello! I thought I would share some childhood memories your paintings/calendar reminded me of...

When I was a little girl, my dad (who worked constantly) used to occasionally suprise my sister and I with something when he walked in the door (a giant ugly hair bow, a pin for our awesome puff painted 90's sweatshirts, etc). After my parents divorced, he would still bring us little gifts when he would pick us up for aour weekend visits. One particular visit, he brought us both books. My sister recieved a book about a fox, which came with a larger than lifesize fox stuffed animal. She used put jewelry & clothes on it, and pretended her imaginary fairy named Clarence rode it around. I recieved a book about Maynard the Moose, and I too got a large stuffed Moose. I slept with that moose all the time, and still have it! Now my 2 year old plays with it when he visits my mom's house.

Your calendar reminds me of those books, and my sister and I's fondness for animals. We nearly tore apart my mother's backyard to create little playlands for our toy horses (I recall getting in HUGE trouble for pulling up these big rocks to create a waterfall for the horses. I mean, a horse has to have a waterfall). We created a giant world for our horses in our game room, which included a makeshift post-office, movie theatre, aviary, and bank. Those little plastic horses had serious drama!

Anyway, I just thought of these memories as I was looking at your calendar & thought I would share for the giveaway. Beautiful work. I really hope to purchase some of your jewelry one day. Carnelian is my favorite of all stones, I have several pieces around my home.

- Hallie G.

Kokie Larson said...

Do you know of a job where I can simply ship packages to lovely people? A professional pen pal, if you will. I don't think they teach that is school, but that is precisely what I want to be when I grow up.

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I love how vibrant the colors are this year! (The squirrel has my heart.)

Mia said...

That amazing calendar really cheers me up :-D
I wish winter here would be as sunny and bright, but no, it's only dark and cold here :-)

Cat said...

Yes Please!!!!


Love and light

ps I love that the owl mad it to December...my birthday month : )
She is my strongest totem

fluttertothesky said...

i love your art

simply blythe said...

love your work.
thanks for the chance to win.

Julane said...

Hello hello! I would so love to win one of your 2013 calendars. And if I don't, I'll purchase one from your shop anyway!

Selena Sced said...

These painting are amazing. You have outdone yourself. Your adoration of nature comes through loud and clear. Bravo.

Hello lovelies, i'm Petra said...

Oh Kelly, you just did it again - i'm speachles, your paintings touch me so deeply!
And thank you for this awesome giveaway!

thewindhover said...

The sea otter and I are in love. Don't tell Alex. Actually, he knows about my scottish blood and soul-songs with the wee furry creatures of the isles.

And I say this calendar looks exceptionally good - Well done Mrs Umber!

Inspired Naturally said...

Absolutely stunning artwork! It would be a joy to have your calendar adorning my studio wall all year :)

Thank you for the opportunity to take part in such a great giveaway x

Chasity Scholl said...

These are such colorful and uplifting painting that I would love to display in my home on wheels for my entire family to enjoy! Thanks!

kathleen van buskirk said...

i really love them all. you did an amazing job. it is so hard to choose what one to buy this year!

Unknown said...

I just LOVE that horse! Fantastic.

Valerie
firepan@sympatico.ca

sarah said...

The calender is beautiful!

m said...

Hmmm...well apparently I hadn't commented at ALL! ;) What I said the first few times, more or less...:
Eeeeeh! Your 2012 calendar was the very first bit of your art that I made my own, and I have entirely smitten ever since! Each of your creatures is magical...though I am particularly in love with October's flicker...
Thank you for the chance to win such beauty! xoxo

Heather said...

Gorgeous work! Can't wait to buy some of your calendars for gifts. Would really like to get one for my mom. :)

Carlene said...

You have outdone yourself! Amazing!!! I'm kinda bummed you've already sold the horse :( Your calendar has a place of honor above my desk at home and I think I might need a few for gifts. Awesome of you to do a giveaway. Hope I win one :)

Dominique Ridley said...

So incredibly beautiful. What a sacred offering. Thank you.

Carla King said...

Your paintings always bring me much needed cheer. Sometimes I feel like my life is just wasting away. I can't seem to bring to life any of my dreams or visions. Your calendar would be so beautiful on the wall above my desk, so inspiring and full of lovely color. Thank you.

stacey said...

how generous!
your lovely colorful nature paintings always inspire me.

kim said...

wow wow wow! thank you for the chance to win one of these beauties!

Carrie said...

oh oh oh, oh, me, pick me I may faint at the very idea of winning - I must go lie down. Plus eeeek! I love the swallows so much I could explode xxx

madelyn said...

the presence, the essence!

and the master's spirit is there as well


I adore the horse, the owl
(all the pines are glancing over in awe)

(can't WAIT to meet you in Feb!)

xo Maddie

happynik said...

Lovelovelove your work. So grateful to have found the beauty you offer through SouLodge! Much love! And Thank you for the offer. xoxo, sister

Sara said...

Ooo ooo ooo! And I'm already at the bottom (for now) of the comment pile. But that's what I get for being behind on my interwebs. These are lovely and it is so apparent just how much fun you had with them. I think the magic dappled horse may be my favorite!
Would love to win a giveway - purely just for the mix tape alone!

solaries68 said...

Beautiful. I love reading your blog. :-) XOXOXO

Beth Allen said...

So sweet!

I was just thinking how sad I would be to turn to the last page on my calendar from last year. It's been so beautiful to have on the wall all year.

Love your work. Keep it up!!
Beth
betha42@gmail.com

tea troll said...

Francesco Squirrelamanga “The Greatest Jewel Thief in the World!” halted, mid step, and chanced a glance over his shoulder. Was that just a tree throwing a shadow? The glittery jewel flashed brightly in his paw, casting possibilities and dreams all about in shatteringly beautiful lances of light. Not hours ago the opalescent dewdrop lay unassuming in the court of the high fairies. Squirrelamanga heard the leaves whisper of the wondermentof the jewel and he knew it should be liberated and its beauty shared with the world. Turning back to his quarry he became aware that he was most definitely being followed. A flash in the darkness was all the warning he got before the countessa of fairies materialized in front of Squirrelamanga. Perturbed by the loss of the dream jewel, she flew in a rage. Squirrelamanga was a a lover and a thief, yes, but he was not a fighter. So he pressed the fragile jewel into the skin of the Chestnut, making the tree all a glow. The countessa marveled at the transformation of her jewel into the tree of wondrous endings. A sad, but resigned look flitted across her tiny features and Squirrelamanga knew he had succeeded in making that corner of the world a little more beautiful.

jkaye said...

Fingers crossed! These paintings are beyond stunning. Thanks for the chance to win them in calendar form!
- JKM

Jenner said...

Hello! Just stumbled upon your blog & how beautiful it is! Regardless of the raffle I'll defiantly be purchasing some calendars for Xmas gifts! Cheers!

Pete said...

Hurray!!

Unknown said...

stunning. a subtle capture of the changing seasons.

red raven said...

I have shined a dowcusl especially conspicuous spot on my cabin wall for this years calendar. I can not wait! Your talent is outstanding!

Amy (Fate-FilledTimes) said...

I'm in love with the owl....oh my <3


Amy

amykaireen at hotmail dot com

cbumpmax said...

I will be spreading much Umber cheer this year but would love to win one for myself (greedy little gnome)!

Julia said...

Oh my yes!! Love, love your magical, wonderful work.

Vile-ette said...

I am in love with the painting of the flicker. How much could one purchase this painting for if it were available for purchase?

lehowl.com said...

Pick me!!! I have been coveting one of these calenders FOREVER! So much talent in one person... you are amazing and so generous!

My Earth Walk Journey said...

Love it, it really speaks to the animal medicine that keeps showing itself in my life this year.

Jane said...

Such gorgeous vibrant & strong paintings. I adore them all. Happy full moon.

Rachael Rice said...

Z O M G SERIOUSLY?!? This is incredibly beautiful and generous -- good luck to everyone! ☮☆♡ RR

rachael at rachaelrice dot com

http://rachaelrice.com

Aimee said...

Kelly your artwork is GORGEOUS! Love the calendar. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

bon*bon said...

I think you're beautiful and your work simply amazing!!!
I love to take a peek here to see what you are up to. I just noticed last year's calendar is stuck on September. oh. oh. I guess that means I've been busy.
Thank you for this opportunity Kelly!!!! xo
- potatoes.

Jenny said...

I have last years calendar as well, and these paintings sure speak to me. Wish I could have them all! You are so talented. Love them all! Love, Jenny

trustyourself said...

I am smitten with your work and you - Beauty abound! It is like a vacation to somewhere that matters, a lot. Thank you for being & sharing.

Kelly Z. said...

What a delightful giveaway! To say you are kind in addition to wonderfully talented, would not say enough!
From the rain soaked hills not far from the sea I thank you for this!

Susan Sanelli Hammack said...

These are so beautiful. I would love to win! smshammack@gmail.com

Nialah said...

Stunning and inspiring artworks Kelly.

Sending lots of love from the land of Oz.

xoxoxoxo

Michele

Emma O said...

oh, wow, that is one heck of a calender! Nice job, lady!

DogsMom said...

I would be blessed to have your artwork adorn my wall. It would encourage me to watch my days and pay attention to how I am using my energy.

tbstone said...

ah I LOVE your calendars. Toss my name in the hat!
You're one talented lady

veee said...

my sweet! i just 'mathed' it up with the moth ring on in math leader class then drove 3 hours in a snow storm back into the loving arms of my family where my husband greeted me with licorice tea and a big hug...

dovey, did you know i thought the otter painting was a freaked out jumping squirrel suspended in mid air when i first saw it? true confessions...sorry, but it was SO hilarious when i thought it was that...now that my perception has adjusted it's such a serene and magical scene...

Lizzie Derksen said...

Oh please!

mmgood said...

oh my goodness...when i first read this post there were 67 comments and now it's up to 127! i dearly love your art work and swoon at the thought of being inspired daily by your magic.

and pssst...by the way, i'm also doing a give-away that ends tomorrow...a magical garden kit, with over 20 wildcrafted and homegrown seeds. http://terrallectualism.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/wild-in-the-city-wednesday-and-a-giveaway/

thank you for the light you shine.

Ketra said...

Oh gosh, please pick me. I need some light in this dark month.

hanna said...

Lucky stars please align, thank you.

v said...

beautiful!
you are so sweet and generous..even we from the "north pole" get to enter, thank you : )))

v

farmgirl said...

Beautiful work! I love how each time I look at them I see something new.

Sara said...

Ohh, I don't know how I missed this until now. I think I'll just squeak out a reply in time to enter. There are a few of these I would love to frame and hang in my little Isadora Fawn's room once the month was complete. Lovely work by a lovely soul.

reconstructing sarah said...

dear! this is so splendid :)

really so!

-xo
sarah boekell :)

Xumi said...

meow.

ashley shaffer said...

Love your art. I have a hard time deciding which one is my favorite!