Well hello sweet circles of UmberDove love. We have been quietly finishing and packing up orders from the shop update. Time passing and this life swirling and settling and swirling again. In all this, the small team that gently ferried the first shop update through has connected many times to process.
First of all, our gratitude. Thank you, ever widening circles of support, for your swift and beautiful absorption of the pieces. For your love, for your understanding, for your donations. Thanks to all of this and much more the legacy of our favorite Dove is alive and well. Her financial constraints have softened and her passing is marked by not just loss but also a sense of being held. This gratitude is immense, it brings tears and joy us all.
So here we are, showing up in full authenticity to you all. In our desire to let her work fly to its rightful homes we kept our heads down and quietly did what needed to be done. But, unintentionally this created a thin veil around things - so please, know the team holding the UmberDove legacy work is three people tight: Brad Clark, Robin Sandomirsky, and Allison Sattinger.
In the days to come we will each take a moment to say hello and declare our individual love for this project, but for now we just wanted to say thank you. We are here, we are talking, we are finding our way.
Over many years of friendship, love and collaboration with UmberDove we feel confident that we know the whispers of what her heart desires when it comes to her legacy and we are committed to doing only what is right and best in those ways.
For right now our commitment is to finish what needs to be done to complete this first update and explore the possibility of another shop update later this fall. Explore, feel into, wonder. As we firm up any plans around the future we will most certainly let you know. (continued in comments)