come be with me

By Rachel Awes on June 8, 2010

this morning the birds were singing up such a pretty storm. it got me thinking about how i’ve forever wished they’d feel safe enough to land on me. i guess making this was a little way to experience it. come to think of it, i wouldn’t mind tea with a deer. maybe tomorrow. πŸ™‚
best wishes for all you’d like your sweet way.

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  1. Izzy says:

    Aaaahhh, that’s adorable…

  2. this one really speaks to me.
    thank you.

  3. What a gorgeous little blog you have here..I enjoyed it..

  4. Faiza says:

    or lazing under a tall leafy tree with a giraffe…

  5. ELK says:

    you know how I feel about birds..this piece is endearing and the one resting on the foot..

    thanks for all your very wonderful support Rachel!

  6. aimee says:

    beautiful!! your little figures are so sweet, so disarming, so accepting… i’d love to sit down with one of them for a cup of tea and pour out my heart!

  7. Kim Mailhot says:

    Don’t you love it when things in your world just get so synchronized ? Just a few moments before I read your post, I was outside on the back deck and a chickadee landed on the railing and started chirping away at me. I was answering back and this went on for about 2 or three minutes. I remembered being at our cottage in the woods when I was a kid where we would train themthroughout the summer until they would land on our hands for seeds. I also remember the time when a chickadee got caught in the house when he flew in through an open window. My Dad gently caught it in his hands but before he released it he told all of us three girls to give the bird a kiss on its head. Precious winged thing…
    So love this one, Rachel. You and me be in synch this morning, Deer. πŸ˜‰

  8. Milena says:

    A lovely, happy thought at the end of a stressful days teaching is oh so welcome:) Tis good to be reminded of such peaceful moments and just how wonderful nature is.

  9. S. Etole says:

    this is just right …

  10. Lisa says:

    Mmmm…lovely yet again. I’m looking outside at a pending storm and imagining the raindrops falling on me. I think I might just step outside and test it out.

  11. Whosyergurl says:

    Love it! “St.Francine of Assisi”
    xo, Cheryl

  12. Megan Coyle says:

    I’ve thought about this too – it would be nice to have some feathered friends perch on me. Another lovely thought and piece of imagery. I like curling up in my chair and visiting your blog early in the morning/late at night. Such hopeful, inspiring tidbits of creativity πŸ™‚

  13. Oh this is sooooo very clever and very sweet. How touching. I love this! Your blog is such a place of peace and beauty. I am sending you a big ol’ hug right now.

  14. chrissy says:

    dearest bird perch…
    if i were a bird,
    which i am not,
    but if i were,
    i would feel safe enough to land on your outreached branches.
    i think you should try it sometime,
    you might surprise yourself at who lands for a visit.
    i think your birdies are the best seen.
    “all that is winged”
    i love your brain.
    happy wednesday friend.

  15. lori vliegen says:

    chrissy took the words right out of my mouth (but she always says them SO much better!!)…..i can’t think of a safer place to land than right there on your sweet, giving, open arms. i’d even have tea with you, too (and i’m not a tea drinker, but for you, i’d do it any day….).
    love your precious, colorful artwork! xox, :))

  16. This is darling! I’ve never had a bird on my finger, let alone all up and down my arms. That would be something, though! Do you think you could achieve liftoff like that? I hope you got to have that cuppa with your deer!


  17. Love your little figures. Your illustration makes me happy~

  18. elizabeth says:

    I’ve always wished butterflies would land on me. (I don’t know why, but that seems more likely than birds, hence the wish.)

    I love the little bird resting on her foot.

  19. Yes, I love that idea of a bird gently landing on my outstretched hand. It’s never happened but maybe someday it will now that I’ve set the intention. And a butterfly or dragonfly would be cool too!

  20. Oh, your mind works in such a beautiful way! This thought has inspired something in me, I’ll let you know what transpires! Have a magical weekend :))

  21. Lori says:

    I know, wouldn’t that be great?! Like St Francis of Assisi (sp?- I’m not Catholic!)

  22. Carissa says:

    Speaking of tea with dear, I just have to share a quick funny story about deers! My boyfriend was riding home recently one moon filled night + spotted two deers crossing the road. He was in awe at their beauty + the way they paused there to watch him pass. Then he noticed a picnic basket under a tree + saw they were headed that way. He LOL + kept driving. Then he saw TWO MORE deer crossing through our neighborhood to apparently meet up with the others. A midnight deer picnic in suburbia! He thought it was the most hilarious site πŸ˜€

    Absolutely LOVE the new winged creation!!!

    With Love,

  23. I love this. It could be my favourite of yours so far. But then, they are all pretty wonderful, including the deer above.

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