Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

Art Is You MPLS 2017

By Rachel Awes on April 24, 2017

This past week, “Art Is You”, a brilliant parade of art workshops & friendship, swept through the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis. It was my dear pleasure to be a morning motivator speaker and talk about colors/rainbows, and frolic with the amazing souls before and after! We are all so precious, sweet friends! Here is a peek at it all:

“I make rainbows when I leap”

Mindy Lacefield & I in the imagination booth

All was sunny with Sunny Carvalho teaching/inspiring/being

And check out my new treasure from my dear friend, Vanessa “Kiki” Johanning!

And please meet Sandra Koterba! She created this art in Sunny’s class, moved by my book “all i did was listen” and painted this of me (see my Gudrun dress?!) ♥

And check out these rings, made by the dazzlingly talented Susan Lenart Kazmer!

And bless my dear publisher, Amy, for stopping by my table with flowers! Although this is a story for another post (to be continued…)

So very grateful. With great love for all the dear hearts who were there, and for all of you here. Always! XOX, Rachel

Bunny art & rainbow speaking

By Rachel Awes on April 16, 2017

Sending love and sweet carrots to all you hold tender, and dancing colors to celebrate all you have rising. XOX

And, looking forward to ART IS YOU this Sunday, April 23 in Minneapolis- I’ll be talking about rainbows! Hope to see you there!

Listening to You

By Rachel Awes on April 7, 2017

These darling artist sisters, known as “Lovely Sweet William”, are Paula Mills & Shelley Gardner:

Meet Me In The Air

Pink Potted Succulent

Spring Flower Head

Happiness Of Home

Sweet William art aims to inspire, strongly believing that creativity brings joy and is to be embraced and shared in our everyday lives and can be found HERE

If you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to rachelawes@gmail.com

Walk Your True Height

By Rachel Awes on April 3, 2017

Walking alongside you, friends.

Added here with l♥ve xox

Grateful for the life in Florida!

By Rachel Awes on March 27, 2017

Grateful for the life in Florida, in the sea and on the shore!

Grateful for the dears pictured (may 1st everlasting mary ann and chris nicholson susan michael barrett janet merryman lisa boleen donna lee gauntlett rebecca bird kebbie jimi carissa paige and my fam!) and for all of YOU! XOX #allourlivesmattersdeeply

Happy Spring!

By Rachel Awes on March 20, 2017

*With burst and spring* xox Rachel

She Moved

By Rachel Awes on March 13, 2017

Your every step is powerful, dear friend. All with love xox, Rachel


Florida & Minneapolis!

By Rachel Awes on March 6, 2017

For those of you able to join me and my books, I’ll be in Bradenton, Florida, and would love to see you Friday, March 17, 4:30-6:30 at Latte Luna, 2715 Manatee Ave W, and if you’d like, come along directly afterward to a Bradenton beach and drink in a sunset together! All are welcome!

I would also adore seeing you at Art Is You in Minneapolis, where I will be speaking April 23, 2017. This will be so much fun and if you have never heard of this event, look it up, dears!

With all my love, xox Rachel

Listening to you

By Rachel Awes on March 3, 2017

This gorgeous artist is DeAnne Olguin Williamson

“Never Underestimate Her”

“She Will Rise”

“Generosity Of Heart”

DeAnne Olguin Williamson is a mixed media artist and art journaling teacher from Southern California. She spent many years as a graphic designer before focusing solely on her true love of fine art. She has found her unique artistic point of view by working in mixed media. DeAnne has showcased her fine art at many galleries around the country but has now added teaching art journaling to her list of passions. It’s become a way for her to dig deep about what inspires her and how she can use her art to connect with others. Most people want to live a life filled with passion and she believes that by getting in tune with our inner voices and our authentic selves, our life’s passions reveal themselves to us.  They help us to live a life filled with purpose and allow us to dream big for the future. DeAnne now lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two kids.


If you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to rachelawes@gmail.com


By Rachel Awes on February 27, 2017

With all my love XOX