deer life

By Rachel Awes on June 11, 2010

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  1. (UNIVERS thanks for putting on my way to the wonderful Rachel).
    Your wonderful illustrations make life grow in the hearts that look.

  2. OH MY GOD
    here it is – my all time fave rachel awes artwork.

  3. Dee says:

    Very sweet. The other day I saw a baby deer with it’s mother. It was so tiny and had to stand with it’s legs spread a little to help it stand. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh Rachel, I love this one! This reminds of a little town in Eastern Oregon called Joseph where I used to go camping. The deer will literally come right up to you and they’re so beautiful. You are amazing!


  5. Ashley Inzer says:

    Hi Rachel! I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I kind of disappeared for a while but I never stopped thinking of you and following your blog and art adventures. Remember that pdf you sent me a while back? I know I never did write the testimonial for it but I wanted you to know that I return to it time and again for inspiration and a pick-me-up when I desperately need it. I just think you are a wonderful, dear soul and I am so grateful we connected in this wide wonderful life.

  6. Mary says:

    Rachel I am so drawn to this, and all your drawings. There is something so innocent, so beautiful, so real about them.

    I need to go way back and browse through your earlier posts I can see.


  7. ELK says:

    that is a magical tea party .. elk

  8. Kolleen says:

    beautiful….this made
    my heart warm & fuzzy!!

    all of your creations do that for
    me dear Rachel!!

    what a blessing you are!


  9. S. Etole says:

    tea parties with nature are the best …

  10. Lisa says:

    Yay – whimsy and meaning!! Here’s to deer life, dear life, and all kinds of life.

  11. love love it! how jazzy is that deer…… so full of life your work… xx

  12. Whimsical and sweet…your illustrations are so refreshingly different!!

  13. chrissy says:

    deer rachel…
    {yes, i did write it that way on purpose}
    i love deer.
    i love their peacefulness.
    i love their serenity when not disturbed.
    i love their ability to bound over high fences without the least bit of trouble.
    i love that they can sit oh so still and not move a muscle.
    {i just tried to do that after i wrote that one and it.s should try it}
    thank you for sharing your heart with all of us.
    i too, am thankful for deer life and dear life as well.

  14. aimee says:

    what a dear deer he is! he fits you to a tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. naomi orana says:

    You have such beautiful sentiments, we need more Rachels in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. elizabeth says:

    this is so sweet. i wish i could have a tea party with a deer sometime.

    though .. sometimes atlas reminds me of a deer. mostly when he’s sleeping, he curls up his legs just like those pictures of baby fawns.

  17. Nevin says:

    so sweet.. beautiful.. warm..

  18. Erin Butson says:

    sweet. so sweet. love this.

  19. catina says:

    came over from your comment on my site! and oh my i am in love with your art!!! thanks for the kind words about my work ๐Ÿ™‚ if you’d ever like to trade work , i’d love to!!

  20. rachel awes says:

    thank you each & all,
    as always,
    for your beautiful words.
    my posts would not be
    without them.
    woven together,
    like tea w/a deer,
    & thankful, oh thankful.

    also, “catina”,
    i can’t seem to link to your blog
    from your comment ~ could you either
    email or comment to me with your site again?

    all with love.

  21. Kelly says:

    Sweet and happy painting!! I just LOVE the colors you use.

    I don’t have Bravo either, but you can go to and type in “Work of Art” and watch the show there!! It was pretty good, but boy, some artists are really meanies…didn’t like that so much. competition can bring out the best in us but for some it makes them ugly.

    Thanks for your sweet comments. I always enjoy hearing from you, your writing style is beautiful!
    Hugs and love,

  22. Megan Coyle says:

    I love the play on words here ๐Ÿ™‚ and isn’t it great being thankful for deer life?

    I hope you had a WONDERFUL and INSPIRING weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t wait to see what colorful creation you come up with next.

  23. lindy says:

    I love this painting! I had just posted about my son’s deer the day before. They are so calming and serene.

  24. On says:

    I love your work, I am so happy to have found your blog! I will come and visit more often.

  25. Lori says:

    How sweet! This has a native American feel that I love.

  26. Carissa says:

    Oh DEAR! How precious is this?! So very precious! You have this special way of making these beautiful things come to life.

    I’m so dearly thankful for deer life + you!


  27. AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! You DID it! You DID have tea with a deer! Oh, how WONDERFUL and MAGICAL! Herbal, I hope. I’m not sure how deer do on caffeine. So pretty pretty pretty!

  28. scrappedout says:

    lovely scene, I can just imagine a deer sitting down to afternoon tea. That would be magical!

  29. Tammie says:

    I love the spirit of your heart and how you express it with your words and your art~

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