amazing love

By Rachel Awes on May 4, 2010

after a fun family card game of five crowns, we laughed about who broke whose heart, or created black holes in hearts with winning/losing, or displaced a heart from one spot to another, & so on. following such a pondering, the conversation picked back up at bedtime. somehow this led our sons to recalling that worms have five hearts. NOW THEY HAD ME. i raced out of the room to put it in ink. it was they who had a lullaby for me that night. & sweet dreams to all of you too. xo

p.s. i just learned that the lovely hearted lisa just posted an interview of me on her beautiful new blog “strength to be me”& here’s the link:

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  1. Katy says:

    I love this one! I will never look at a worm the same way xxx

  2. Diane says:

    Do they really have 5 hearts?! I love this, and I’m off to check out your interview!

  3. Amariah says:

    Didn’t know that about those worms:) I love that the figure is ‘encircled’ in your drawing and great interview Rachel!

  4. Kim Mailhot says:

    New appreciation for worms here too. Love that your kiddos lullaby-ed you last night – so sweet.
    The interview was fantastic – so inspiring and it was nice to get to “know” your creative heart better.
    Happy Tuesday, Strong One.

  5. Dee says:

    I enjoyed learning a little more about you in your interview and what an honor to be featured on some one else’s blog. The worm quote gleaned from your son is priceless!

  6. I just read an interview …. your love is contagious. Thanks for these little moments, make my life better, and fill me with hope.

  7. Hi Rachel

    Great to meet you- thank you so much for the lovely comment you left at my blog 🙂

    I LOVE the bright colours you use in your artwork!

    Em x

  8. Faiza says:

    Hi Rachel!,

    I gave you the Sunshine Award on my blog today. Come take a look and revel in your celebrity 🙂


  9. Faiza says:

    I work with a group of adults with developmental disabilities who run a vermicompost program at my work and do a great job of educating us on how it functions. One of the things they love to tell is how our red wiggler worms in the compost have five hearts!

    How fun that your son made that connection after a game of cards!

  10. Glorious, simply glorious. Did you know that my word verification on the last post was MyWORM? Off to read your interview now. Have a great day!

  11. lori vliegen says:

    you always create the sweetest illustrations…..because they’re straight from your heart!! and even though you don’t have five hearts (no worms here!!), you only need one, because yours is extra-SPECIAL-enormous!!! xox, :))
    p.s. congrats on your interview….i enjoyed reading your “cliff notes”….

  12. Lori says:

    I love this- I actually really like worms! Off to read the interview!

  13. Michele says:

    Lovely to meet you! Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog. 🙂 I love your work!!

  14. Jennifer says:

    even the little wiggle worms love…love that! I am always so touched by your artwork Rachel, truly inspiring! Now, off to see the interview!

  15. S. Etole says:

    that’s a fact to make a heart smile …

  16. ELK says:

    what a fabulous interview heart is full!!

  17. Megan Coyle says:

    I love how colorful all your pieces are. And what sweet words – it amazes me how you can even make worms sound lovely 🙂

  18. Lisa says:

    Rachel, As I get ready to plant a garden, I will think about those wonderful worms, and their hearts, taking care of the Earth for all of us.

    I love the story that goes with this art, and how you ran to put it into your own visual words.

    I look forward to reading your interview.

  19. Lisa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, and insightful – help us to remember even the tiniest things (that we all too often forget or don’t know!) can hold big messages.

    Thank YOU for such a lovely interview and such honest answers…what a nice way for your readers to see yet more of you!

  20. aimee says:

    i love the story behind this one just as much as the drawing itself! it’s so much fun when conversations drift – in this case, from cards to hearts to worms to love to a piece of art!

    p.s. great interview! i love how you write in poetry!

  21. Whosyergurl says:

    something I’ve never forgotten…I had to disect a worm MANY years ago in school and find the five hearts…ICKY-POO!

    xo, Cheryl

  22. hi Rachel,

    thanks for the beautufill coments on my blog (sorry if my english is bad) you have a particular style on you ilusttration and i love that! so happy and with a lot of color.


  23. Hi, thanks for your visit, sorry my english is bad you have a particular style and a beatiful color, hugs paty

  24. Mary says:

    Five hearts? How cool is that?! What a beautiful story!




  26. I love this and you and now even worms. You have helped me love more today!

  27. Ilustrasole says:

    thanks fot visit my blog, your´s is amazing! full of colors and life.
    Glad to meet you

  28. i can’t wait for those five-hearted lovelies to start making their way to our new compost. love this new piece and the story to go with it. xo

  29. thank you so much for your beautiful comment. you made me smile. what a wonderful little blog you’ve got going on over here! xx

  30. june at noon says:

    Oooh, not a fan of worms at all, but this makes me think a little more nicely about them. 😉

  31. Milena says:

    Rachel, the cards I ordered from your Etsy shop have just arrived 🙂 They are even more gorgeous than I wished them to be. Thank you so much for sharing your rainbow coloured world of happy thoughts 🙂

  32. elizabeth says:

    I have a new appreciation for worms now! Five hearts! Wow.

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