a candle-lit table

By Rachel Awes on February 24, 2011

here is a vision that recently whispered itself into my heart
as i spoke of my dream to begin another book…
i am deep sea grateful for such a table.
i will go out of town this weekend
for a bit of solitude & pull up a chair.
i now reach out my heart & hand
to reflect the same affirmation to you…

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  1. Mary says:

    Rachel I love your images and words so much!
    You said, “another book”. Have I missed one??

    I want a book with all your paintings and words…what a great book that would make!!

    A weekend of solitude and refreshment…may it be so.

  2. Thank you, Rachel. I shall take the invitation and pull up a chair to my own candlelit table of dreams.

    Sending you love and a big, cozy hug this morning. <3

  3. rachel awes says:

    mary, i have written a book called “all i did was listen” (i’d shown a few of it’s pages here in this blog a couple months back, if you’d like to peek..with the heading of monday manuscript making or something like that). i have an agent & it hasn’t yet been shown to publishers…getting the more businessy part of it ready yet…i’ll keep you posted (thank you for asking!). much love. xo

  4. Julia says:

    I get goosebumps all over my body each time I see your art, read your words.

    I’m so happy to say that my chair is pulled up and the candle-lit dining is spilling over with deliciousness.

    I am deeply grateful you are part of my sweet dining experience, dear Rachel. Deeply, deeply.

    I love you.

  5. Your vision whispers itself into
    my heart now, too,
    …I love that about you
    and your deep sea gratitude;
    it scatters the seeds of your
    dreams-come-true-ness and they
    take root and grow in others!
    What a beautiful garden you’re
    planting as all you do is listen:)
    May the sweetest whispers find you
    as the candles flicker
    this weekend
    and every day after.
    Deep sea love,

  6. Nancy says:

    Congratulations on your book and I hope it is published soon….What a treasure it will be….and thoughts of another….WOW….all I can say is let it be……

    May your time away be refreshing, renewing, and dreams realized…..
    You are a very precious lady….

  7. Bonita Rose says:

    this is beautiful.
    You are going places, to wonderful places.
    I am so happy for you. xo

  8. Alia says:

    This is absolutely beautiful, Rachel. So many blessings.

  9. aimee says:

    spot on! how often our feasts are right there in front of us… but our eyes are closed so we cannot see the light. big hugs and much light to you today, dear rachel!

  10. Carissa says:

    Honey love, I can feel the warmth of these candles & the sturdiness of the wood… I can taste the deliciousness of your next book as it bakes. My mouth is watering. All your soul sisters are surrounding you in spirit. With deer & wings & eagles & glorious things cascading by at sunrise. Blessing your sacred space. . I can’t wait to learn about the next book! You have so much greatness to share.

    I love what Aimee said above me here!

    Hearting ewe,

  11. Brooke says:

    Thank you for extending this! I absolutely love it. I pulling up a chair as we speak! Can’t wait to see you at the table!

  12. Kim Mailhot says:

    Enjoy the feast !
    Love that you are giving yourself this great gift.
    Love and light on your journey !

  13. Smiling FROM EAR TO EAR at the idea of another Rachel Awes book in the works! xoRobin

  14. feralcompass says:

    Have a fabulous journey.

  15. wanda miller says:

    i silently brought another candle to your table and left, just as quietly. REFRESH, ENJOY LOVING YOURSELF…as much as we do, with all the joy and love you bring to us!! xoxo

  16. Christina says:

    Wow. You and your art and subject choices are are full of peaceful, ispirational joy. I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon your blog. It’s nice to know I’m not the only grown-up girl who enjoys skipping. BCB

  17. Suz says:

    Beautiful image.
    Lovely though.

  18. Suz says:

    Whoops…I meant, “thought.”

  19. Eden says:

    Ah Rachel, what a special time you’re going to have on your date-with-self!! Always good to get re-fueled and re-charged that way! Love your picture here, wish I could sit there too πŸ˜€

  20. I raise my glass to you and your joyful, wonderful illustration. Here’s to a feast for our souls. I hope you have a most glorious and inspired weekend!

  21. Yael says:

    I wish you a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful weekend Rachel, with a lot of good thoughts and deep breaths, some smiles and flickering candle light reflected in your eyes!
    Oh, and have a glass of wine too!! πŸ™‚

  22. Hi Rachel, thanks so much for visiting and leaving me such a smile making message! I’m happy for the introduction, too, for you have lead me to your joyful and inspiring work. I love how you have so simply created a strong image for me with your few words – ah, to be a candle on your table πŸ™‚ xo K

  23. Oh Rachel we always light candles at dinner, this is absolutely fabulous, I LOVE it!!

  24. Rachel,

    Every time I stop by your blog, each and every piece of your art and words, touch a special place in my heart…. and I’m not just saying that..it is really TRUE! You have been so gifted abd through your gift others, like me, are touched, encouraged and given so much hope! I love how you find the beautiful in the simple everyday happenings around you.

    Oh and I want a copy of your book too, once it is published.

    Lee Ann

  25. ELK says:

    the upraised arms are so joyful and candles on a table say light and love to me…dine indeed my friend!!

  26. I also raise my arms with you in joy. I have already welcomed with Sabbath with Candles and now I enter my restful weekend with joy. Hope that you had a wonderful weekend as well. I love your energy Rachel. It keeps me going. Such an inspiration to me.

  27. elizabeth says:

    Thank you for the invitation!

    Enjoy your weekend away.

  28. divine. rachel, i want this print! you’re speaking to my soul right now.


  29. Jacqueline says:

    Dearest sweet Rachel, so glad and happy i found your beautiful inspiring space here and your work is gorgeous! I love this print lots too! Thank YOU so much for your kind words on my little bubble space. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!


  30. erin says:

    How lovely. hope that you had a wonderful weekend with book writing! Sounds perfectly wonderful. πŸ™‚

  31. kristen says:

    pulling up my chair now…xo

  32. Whoa! How did I miss this one!? Brilliant!

  33. This is so great Rachel! I love it very much, and love the colors!

    smiles to you glorious lady!
    Jenipher πŸ™‚

  34. Milena says:

    Lovely Rachel, this has to be my favourite yet. I love the arms of joy, the spirit of the candles and the ‘sit down and just do it’ message. Your art continues to nourish me with each new design- thank you x

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