a harmonica evolution

By Rachel Awes on December 5, 2011

my dear friend, karen, was pondering how she may want to play in the next part of her life. one thing became clear. learning the harmonica was calling. this is a photo of her hands + new treasure. i just found it all beautiful. sending out lovely notes to each of you. xox


(+ speaking of girlfriends, please take a peek at my monthly column at girlfriendology. this one is about holiday gift ideas http://girlfriendology.com/blog/4685/holiday-gift-ideas-for-special-friend-girlfriend-guru-rachel-awes/)

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  1. Yael says:

    Those hands with the harmonica – such a wonderful picture… I can hear music…

  2. Cathy Bueti says:

    So sweet Rachel!! Love! 🙂

  3. aimee says:

    you find inspiration in everything! this is so beautiful!

  4. Heather says:

    so wonderful! wishing her luck with the harmonica!

  5. Kim Mailhot says:

    Love that ! How beautiful a calling to have !

    Have a wonderful week, Beautiful Rachel.

  6. I love how we each have
    our own unique
    bells to ring!
    Smooches for the
    gorgeous reminder:)
    bluesy love,

  7. kate says:

    I love to hear about your inspirations 🙂
    rock on Karen !


  8. Trish says:

    Beautiful. My mum plays the harmonica, it is a lovely little instrument.
    Sweet, lovely notes to you.x

  9. Bonjour Rachel!! How many posts have i missed! how are you? i am enjoying catching up on your beautiful work…
    xo sandra

  10. Jane says:

    lovely Rachel. I hope Karen enjoys the new phase. best wishes to you. Jane x

  11. happytrees says:

    I love the Harmonica! Awesome illustration!

  12. Tammie Lee says:

    you are so right, such a lovely photo and wonderful choice in life.

    so sweet that you honored her choice and her with beautiful art!

  13. Love the colors and the morphing of words. Now whenever I see a harmonica, I shall hear her morning call too. What a great gift! And speaking of gifts, I loved your girlfriend gift ideas! There’s so much loving thought in each one. xoxo

  14. kae pea says:

    Your post… A two part harmony! A very lovely one, at that.

  15. Amalia K says:

    I’ve always wanted to play the cello…and the tuba…and the flute. Alas, I settled for pots and pans instead. Hehe, probably because I never had the brain to read musical notes! Good for your friend, I hope she’s making lovely music everyday… (^_^)

    Your evolution art rocks as always! oxx

  16. Your painting of the harmonica is so pretty! I can see now why that is!
    Jess xx

  17. Eydie says:

    I can already hear the beautiful music.
    I love your inspiring painting.

  18. elizabeth says:

    Love it!

    My dad had a harmonica and we used to play it when we were little. It was lots of fun.

    p.s. My mug arrived! I do love it. Except I decided to give it as a gift to a friend instead of keeping it for myself. I think she will love it too. And I wrote the saying down in my notebook so I will always remember it.

  19. wanda miller says:

    just love the story…i play the harmonica in secret, but now it’s not a secret :)) xo

  20. Relyn says:

    Oh, I do love a good harmonica! Your post made me think of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsi9ljzclc8&list=PLAD7DCA07F91423B0&index=163&feature=plpp_video

    Have you ever heard it?

  21. Kolleen says:

    love that karen is following that calling ….
    and love the inspiration drawn from it.

    you rock!

  22. Julia says:

    Oh! I love it. I’ve always and forever been drawn to the sound of the harmonica…it just gets inside me like no other sound.

    I send you love to day, dear Rachel.

    <3 Julia

  23. The Islander says:

    How lovely is that. Harmonicas speak to me too…My father, Friday night and hymns on his harmonica all go together.

    Love to see people follow what their heart tells them to do.

  24. How amazing that a harmonica uses breath to birth music, playing songs from one’s soul.

  25. popping in from blog hiding to say that this one is INSPIRED. you are wonderful.

  26. Bethany says:

    I absolutely adore this piece of your art! I found you through Liv’s list of favorites blogs, and I can definitely see why you are one of her favorites.

  27. Having dreams, wanting to explore,
    is beautiful.

    Would love you to say hi to me and my ceramic animals!

    HUGS Lorraine

  28. Sherry says:

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