an invitation

By Rachel Awes on December 30, 2013

here’s a painting i made this month for my mom. she asked for a gold painting + recognized i haven’t painted much, but the invitation was there nonetheless + i became curious about what might present itself.

angel face photo (31)

heart photo (29)

angel wing photo (32)

i received encouraging feedback early in the painting process from friends on facebook + printed those comments + included their love in the layers (because they are there anyway).

la heim photo (33)

a la heim/to life angel showed up! + i’m realizing, as i type, that “la heim” will be my word for 2014!

angel and feather photo (3)

happy new year! sending love to all the places you find your invitation to explore, play, love, show up, be.

please return friday for a lovely “listening to you” post + a daily stream of posts for two weeks following of fun encouragement! XOX

and! i’m sharing this angel’s heart in my shop as a print  (i framed mine for an upcoming art show in january)

framed angel heart photo (37)

all with love

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  1. Sherry Smyth says:

    Whee…you did it!! And it’s beautiful. Not only did you discover that you can paint and create and “do” something you weren’t sure you could…you learned even more about yourself than you knew before you set out on the journey. Love it!!!

    • Rachel Awes says:

      bless you for celebrating that alongside me!
      isn’t that discovery an amazing thing about art-making?!!

  2. Sue Awes says:

    Rach – love the painting – and love the heart by itself! To Life!!

  3. Teresa Cash says:

    Hi Rachel
    You went out of your comfort zone and conquered. You did an awesome job and I am sure your Mom loved it.

  4. Vanessa says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! Look at you Rachel! How awesome is this beautiful piece??? Oh my goodness you did your thing
    and it’s wonderful! IT’S WONDERFULLLLLLLLLL! Great job!

  5. Darcie says:

    It would be fun to see a video of your process–just to “be with” you while you create!

    • Rachel Awes says:

      darcie! i wonder if you’d dig the upcoming “21 secrets LIVE 2014” which i’ll be part of!
      you can see the link to it on the right hand side of my blog…a response to just what you said here! xoxo

  6. Debi Livsey says:

    Energy filled a joyous painting! The swirl adds to the ease you performed your magic! Beautiful! Happiest of New Years!

    • Rachel Awes says:

      happy new year to you too, debi!
      so grateful for how you cheered me on from the beginning of the painting.
      your encouragement was GREAT. xox

  7. Briana says:

    Way to go Rachel! It is great to see your work as a painter! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  8. Corrine says:

    La heim indeed. What a perfect word for 2014. So much life in your angel…..xox

  9. Such beautiful marks! You are a natural! Sanna

  10. Piarom says:

    Aawww Rachel how I looove your angel-painting!! So very unique, warm and caring ♥♥♥ Love the thick layers of paint and the crown 🙂 Sending Love back to you ♥ I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for the new year to come ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

    • Rachel Awes says:

      thank you so much, conny!
      i ADORE the thick layers of your affection you left me here.
      you have so much to give!
      happy new year with love.

  11. cassandra says:

    I love it!! The textures and colors are beautiful, you allowed your heart to be free and just create. 🙂

  12. christy says:

    i feel the angle LOVE shine so brightly from this piece
    blessings for 2014 dear one!

  13. la heim!
    oh Rachel, how perfectly perfect:):):)
    I lift my glass to toast you
    and each shiny new day waiting for you
    with exciting and interesting things
    for you to discover:)
    Beautiful beginnings to you,

  14. Relyn says:

    Hello, dear friend.
    I have a few wishes for you.
    May 2014 bring you much joy.
    May we all have peace in our homes,
    laughter by our firesides,
    time spent with family,
    and contentment in our hearts.
    Be well, my friend.

    • Rachel Awes says:

      sweet relyn,
      thank you for all your wishes!
      + to you,
      love + joy,
      w/all that covers + hovers + is…
      belonging to you completely.

  15. just beautiful! i am loving having found your blog! what a soul and heart you have, its like landing on a rainbow! love form my space to you xxx

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