all aboard!

By Rachel Awes on May 11, 2010

for some reason, pretty ferris wheels kept going through my imagination for a while & how life-giving it can be to engage with such a ride. i know it can be both beautiful & scary for some people. if you can bear the risk, anyone care to take a ride with me? xo

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  1. Love the open air, the movement.. afraid I’ll lose my shoes… but yes!

  2. Let me think ………… YES !!!!!!!!!!
    Wonderful picture.
    I love how well you’ve captured the “union”….with great joy.

  3. ill take a ride with you!

  4. The top seats on the wheel appear hoisted up above the wheel. Usually they hang. Does that have a poetic meaning? A sort of elevated place to be?? And eight spokes? I’m over thinking right? Just enjoying your work at different level! Highs and lows.. going round and round! Yup that’s fun!

  5. Kolleen says:

    i would take a ride with you in a heartbeat sister!!!!!

    what a wonderful creation….love the colors, love the message!

    love you!

  6. Annette Q says:

    oh me me me, I love ferris wheels, even though heights scare me to death! πŸ™‚

  7. ELK says:

    at the top with hand free to the breeze…that is me!!

  8. Michelle says:

    Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for your lovely comments about my art on my blog! I really appreciate that! Your work is so uplifting and postive and joyful!! I love it!!:)



  9. elizabeth says:

    absolutely! I love ferris wheels.

  10. Hi Rachel-thank you so much for your encouraging words on my blog. I so appreciate it:) I hope you had an absolutely fantastic Mothers Day-sweet, special, full of LOVE. Such a beautiful ferris wheel-YES!!!I will take a ride with you!!!:)

  11. Haven’t stopped in for a while, love all the new pieces…I love ferris wheels, so much better than roller coasters!
    I really love the constellation piece, beautiful!

  12. Faiza says:

    ahh the thrill and joy at a risk fulfilled. my heart did leap for this beautiful picture!

    you are adored rachel.

  13. me to!!! This is beautiful. Your work a wonderful encouraging quality to it! I love the feeling I get when I read and look at all the fabulous colors and lines. It’s truly inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing your wisdom Sister!

  14. Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping over to say hi…I’m happy that you did.

    If you like ferris wheels, have you seen Tammy Smith’s work? Her 3-D pieces are spectacular and so well worth taking a look.

  15. I’ll venture a ride with you! but I must warn you before hand….i get motion sick! but I still love the thrill!!!

    round and round we go!!!!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  16. I will travel with you, Rachel! Your drawings and words are so wonderful. I love your expression of “more true, more you”….that is the path for us all to stay on. I really look forward to following and sharing our discoveries together. Stay in touch! Arlene

  17. so fun! and yes, of course i would hop right on that Ferris Wheel and ride with you πŸ™‚ so wonderful to see so many beautiful “yes’s” here as well. you are such an inspiration. thank you.

    xoxo, juliette

  18. Your art has such a whimsical quality! Thanks for your comments on my blog..I love painting my “girls” hair…it’s my favorite!

    JacksonSquare Etc.

  19. aimee says:

    i’m on board!!

  20. Whosyergurl says:

    Count me in! I’ve never wanted anyone to call me the party-pooper!
    xo, Cheryl

  21. Lori says:

    I love the words on this- so cute!

  22. Heather says:

    Hi Rachel – I happened upon your blog tonight! Wow, BEAUTIFUL art, SO VERY YOU! Thank you for all of the listening you did for me…I even love the picture of your office and see that you still have the red Slinky!

  23. On this one? absolutely..XOXOrly

  24. Beautiful, Rachel. Ever going circle of light!

    Love and hugs!


  25. Lisa says:

    Rachel, Your art exudes love and positivity! Have you thought about making your art into postcards? I love the idea of your images touching all who handle the mail (a ferris wheel of sorts!), since I LOVE sending mail. I do plan to visit your Etsy shop this Summer; I just have to narrow down what I want πŸ™‚

    Lisa P.S. Thanks for your kind words at my Doughnut “shop”!

  26. Mechelle says:

    Rachel thanks for stopping by my blog. I love you whimsical illustrations!

  27. Megan Coyle says:

    I love how upbeat your work is – this is another fun piece πŸ™‚ sweet words and a lovely image. Love the blue you used for this one – it works well with those warm colors.

  28. Jennifer says:

    count me in! LOVE FERRIS WHEELS!!!!!!!!Can’t wait for the State Fair. πŸ™‚

  29. Yes, yes, I’ll go for a ride with you! πŸ™‚ Ferris wheels are fun! yay!

  30. chrissy says:

    me me me
    pick me!
    (please tell me seen donkey do this bit on shrek)
    I WANT to ride with rachel.
    it.s my turn.
    PICK ME!
    as always…


  31. the wanderer says:

    ferris wheel/life. sounds about right!
    i wanna absorb your drawings and words–simple poetic truths

  32. D’lightful! I love ferris wheels, and I love the happy colors on yours. A couple of summers ago, I got caught up on the tippy top of one, and a thunderstorm started rolling in. That was a bit nerve wracking, but i’m happy to report that I did not get electrified.

  33. I’d love to ride with you. Your work is just beautiful.

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