By Rachel Awes on March 21, 2011

please look through drawings i’ve posted on this blog over time
& peek at my etsy shop
& let me know your favorite
& enter to win a free print!
one entry by sharing your fav via a comment here
additional entries by:
following my blog
following me on facebook
writing about the giveaway on your facebook page
following me on twitter
(3 entries if purchase something from my etsy shop)
entries will be closed march 27 & winner will be announced march 28/
w/name pulled out of a hat by our children!
please include your email address.
thank you for playing with me.
your encouragement is a dream come true for me every single time.

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  1. Yael says:

    I am not meant to fit in? Yes, I know that now – if I only had known that as a child… πŸ™‚
    Lovely drawing Rachel!

  2. My all-time favourite would have to be the peacock whisperer.
    Peacock feathers were the theme that tied my wedding together.
    I think today’s image would have to come a close second… for reasons that any questioning soul would understand.
    Thank you for shining your light so brightly on my world.
    You are love.

  3. rach says:

    Love the fit i image but also the butterflies one, love your work.

  4. Diane says:

    Probably one of my favorite images is this one! I love the message, and I’ve already posted it on my facebook page!!/pages/Diane-Salter/168349609878432

  5. Oh wow….pick just ONE?!?!?!?!
    Hmmmm….well, I’m gonna have to go
    with the beauty you’ve posted today
    because it’s such potent fertilizer
    for the healing
    and dreams
    growing in so many hearts
    that I love.
    So, yes indeedy,
    the shiny, stunning, standing out one:)

  6. Kathryn says:

    I love the post today, but my very, very favorite is “she knew what she knew” (2010). Love all of your work and your thoughts so much!

    Kay –

  7. Larissa says:

    Wow – your artwork is truly beautiful. very hard to pick just one! But I think my absolute favourite (at the moment) would be today’s – it’s totally gorgeous and speaks to my heart! I’ve become a follower too, so I can get my regular dose of loveliness from your drawings! xx

  8. ethiopifinn says:

    stopping here is a favorite thing for me, right now, my favorite piece is ‘cape(able) of flight’

  9. tina kirk says:

    Hi I love your art. My favorite piece is todays . Your words could not have more meaningful!

  10. I LOVE the piece today, its this simple, has very special meaning to me right now! (though I love all your work too) thanks!

  11. I follow your blog in googlereader too. πŸ™‚

  12. And I follow on facebook. πŸ™‚

  13. Carissa says:

    Raaacchheeelll, How could I ever pick favorites? ALL OF YOUR ART glistens with gold & is stored in a special file in my heart. I guess, right now, if I HAD to pick! Inhabit the Earth & Cape(able) of Flight are my current two favorites… They speak mountainous truths (as does all your art) to me personally in this moment.



    You are a deer and shining star.

    I’m off to share your goodness.


  14. i love “it’s this simple” i have to give myself this little bit of love everyday.

  15. jan says:

    I absolutely LOVE your soul stirring delightful art. I have so many favorites and it is so hard to choose just one. Today’s, about fitting in, is definitely a front runner, so was the cap(able) one, and the firefly one…and well you get the idea…If I have to choose just one right this minute it would be Bath time.

  16. and of facebook. i like you. does this make me a stalker?

  17. Posted on my fb page too πŸ™‚ Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  18. kristen says:

    already bought my favorite but then they are ALL my favorite…so I would be thrilled with any ray of sunshine from your pen….
    will follow you on twitter and post to my FB now xoxox

  19. Kolleen says:

    well my sister….i DIG every. single. one of your creations.

    but right now, in this moment “I twist my wavy hair” is screaming at me!

    love to love you

  20. Kolleen says:

    i follow you right here.

  21. Kolleen says:

    i like you on facebook…for sure!


  22. Bonita Rose says:

    Dearie, I love your art and I’d be happy winning any of your gorgeous prints! If I win, pick one and surprise me! hugs Love you xo

  23. Bonita Rose says:

    I like u on fb too

  24. Sue Brassel says:

    Inhabit the Earth is my fav, although it was hard to pick. I love them all.

  25. firstborn says:

    i found you thru my newsfeed on fb via a friend there… i am so glad bec. your work is lovely!!

    it’s hard to choose just one as they are all FAB… i guess i would have to pick “live into the fullness”… that’s the message that resonates with me the most these days.

    thank you for your oh so generous giveaway!


    mary ann

  26. Ces says:

    Thank you. I especially need this now that I can’t afford a new wardrobe. Heheheh. Just kidding. Rachel, I love how you remind us of the important things. Here we are pulling our hairs sometimes when all we need is stand back and remember. Thank you.

  27. I LOVE them ALL. But DEAREST HOPE is truly speaking to me and my current situation RIGHT NOW! It’s beautiful!!!

  28. Tammie says:

    it is so hard to choose!
    I love your bright wisdoms
    if I were to pick something from your shop it would be your set of cards so that I could have three choices…. (i live in a tiny cabin ;-}
    I love: Stepping into my life
    What if we treasured every single beat
    I balance on flowers…
    but I could go on and on
    I love what you create and share with us!

  29. susie says:

    hard to choose just one! if i must, something about ‘cape able’ just speaks to me! besides my love of butterflies, i love the message.

  30. Lhia says:

    I love them all, but this one you just posted is my favorite

    I am not meant to fit in…
    its the story of my life

  31. ELK says:

    thank you always for making my day just a bit brighter my friend ..shining even!!

  32. Suz says:

    Dear Rachel,
    What a wonderful thought! Right now it is, “I Twist My Wavy Hair” because I know the perfect person to give it to!!!
    You are so generous and kind!

  33. this is about the GREATEST GIVEAWAY EVVVEEERRR!

  34. Stunning and shining! Wheeeeeee! It’s a celebration. Oh, how fabulous. And my favorite of yours? The one with the elephant, of course!


  35. lynnjd says:

    U r amazing!! I love that I came across your work!!! I love….all u need is love, speak the truth, and the wind blew r 3 of my favs!! WOW β™₯

  36. imateacup says:

    storytime is mine mine mine!!!!!

  37. Oh Rachel, I love each of your pieces, and I just spent 15 minutes looking at all of your pieces on Etsy with tears in my eyes, your work touches such a deep cord within me. It is really hard for me to pick a favorite, I looove the treasure every beat one (I loved Kelly Rae’s mention of you!) but since that’s not in your Etsy shop I think that I’d say, The Last Number, and Speak the Truth. I also follow your blog, am a fan on FB! xoxo

  38. Faiza says:

    my faves are not in your etsy shop but the lime drawing (sublime) reminds me of my friend munira and the drawing in this post reminds me of my bestie shafik. he was born to stand out!

    how did i miss this one?

    reminds me of my favourite animal in a book. rosie from water for elephants.

  39. Connie says:

    I have purchased a couple of your prints and love them. I would love to be surprised by one of your choosing πŸ™‚

  40. Julia says:

    Gosh, just one? I think I’ll have to choose the bath tub one…I just adore that so much.

    And you…I love all that you are, my friend.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful, shiny self.

  41. aimee says:

    this is my favorite! πŸ™‚

  42. LauraX says:

    so hard to choose Rachel…you always capture compassion so beautifully in your art and words. I love this one too…funny, each time I drop by, your latest work becomes my new favorite!

  43. Tiffany says:

    ‘all i did was listen’ is stunning. makes me weep every time i read it for its beauty, simplicity and utter truth. i think of my sweet daughter and want to raise her in the richness of those words. i found your work through kelly rae’s blog, and am thankful!

  44. Oh I love so many of your lovely art prints, but the one I would choose is the Bluebird-colorful print.

    Sometimes we all need a bluebird to come to our rescue!

    Crossing my fingers to be pulled out of that hat.

    β™₯Lee Ann

  45. OOPS Rachel! I put my entry number 2 and 3 on one of your old posts by accident. I’ll add them here now.

    Here is my entry number 2: I just friended you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway.

    β™₯Lee Ann

  46. Okay, here is entry #3. I just mentioned your giveaway on my local business facebook page.

    β™₯Lee Ann

  47. jaza says:

    I love your blog and your work, it always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel better and happy. My favorite print is “Stepping into my life”. I follow your blog of course and I’m also following now your Facebook page. My email is jazlima(at)

  48. Now this is the kind of medicine we all need! We would be lying to ourselves if we say that we don’t need this. From the time we come out of the womb we are being challenged with everything!!! It’s a wonder some of us make it at all. Life comes with it challenges for all of us, but these are the things the make us who we are. We spend so much of our lives trying to fit in and be like and never really tap into who and what we are. I am more than black, female, wife and mother, sister and aunt or daughter. I am more than an artist and singer. I am a living soul with purpose and spirit and breathe and lots of love to give. I figure, if I spend all my time trying fit in, then I am missing the purpose of life which is to stand out he he he he! This was such inspiration for me today.
    Shalom to you Rachel

  49. sherilee says:

    Love love love your work, as you know!

    Let’s see… so far this morning I’ve followed you on Twitter, I already liked you on FB, but I posted about your giveaway on my FB page, and I blogged about you:

    Anywhere else left to spread the love? I’m sure I’ll think of it today…

    I look up at my rainbow piece every morning and smile smile smile. Thank you for your art, Rachel. It blesses so many. xo

  50. Oooo! My favorite piece is “born into color” … Such an amazing message. I would like to carry it around with me and show it to people all day long!!
    I’m now following you on Twitter, Facebook, and I posted a link to this giveaway on my “Diana Shearer Art” Facebook Page!
    You are a blessing!!!

  51. Heather says:

    I just adore your work! I am not just saying this to get a fee print! It is so inspiring!

  52. Mary Ann says:

    I am 68…..spent so much of my life thinking that I had to fit in. Spent the last year with a therapist who helped me with my depression after cancer and showed me that my art was definitely a gift of my heart. You are a re affirmer of all i have been working on, Thank You.
    Mary Ann,

  53. HI Rachel ~ Nice to meet you, I ‘liked’ your fb page on a random search a few weeks ago ~ so fun to click into your blog. My two favorites so far are ‘inhabit the earth’ & ‘i balance on flowers’. I’m sure as I scroll through older blog posts I’ll find more favorites πŸ™‚

    I’m off to follow you on twitter & I will post a link on my ‘Christine M Young :: Art & Design’ fb page πŸ™‚

    Your work is wonderful β™₯

  54. shiana says:

    The print i fell in love with that became my favorite immediately and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win is ‘I twist my wavy hair’. I have not seen a print of yours that i don’t love, this one just happens to be my fave. thanks for sharing with us! ~ shiana

  55. Jill says:

    I have many favs, but this one is speaking to me right now: “I pray my steps are light and loving.”

  56. Jill says:

    I already follow your blog!

  57. Jill says:

    I’m already a facebook fan!

  58. Jill says:

    facebooked about your giveaway here:

  59. KSackett says:

    Inhabit the earth…

  60. thank you so much for the reminder. it’s so easy for us to want to fit in rather than to stand out.

  61. Express says:

    Hey Rachel!! I picked one and then opened up the next and picked it all the way through your etsy shop! It is hard to choose, but I choose “dearest hope” as my favorite or maybe “i twist my wavy hair”… Oh, well.
    If I win, you can choose. πŸ˜› I already follow your blog and am a facebook fan!

  62. lori vliegen says:

    i love all of your artwork……and you are such a sweetheart for sharing it with us! here’s to not fitting in!!! woo hoo! happy weekend sweetie-pie!

  63. Hey Rachel, Put on some tea or coffee I’m coming over LOL!
    Have a great weekend!

  64. Jenny Blair says:

    Oh how wonderful to “meet” you! I am sooooo glad you stumbled upon my blog as it has brought me to this wonderful wee haven of creativity and LOVE! :)so a huge THANKYOU to you!
    Your artwork is simply WONDER-full!! I love the colours and lines….and your beautiful words..definitely speaks to my heart πŸ™‚
    And what luck …you are having a giveaway too! YAY! I have to say the peacock whisperer is my favourite one..if I had to choose…which is no easy feat!
    Ps. It was very intuitive on YOUR behalf leaving your comment on my giveaway post..I have a recently started painting here with a woman standing looking at what is meant to be an animal..but is currently blank as I don’t know what animal to draw…now I am thinking peacock :)xxx

  65. koralee says:

    Your work makes my heart happy my friend…I love them all …night and day has won my heart today. {though that bluebird print is a close second} I will go off and twitter right now about your giveaway my sweet friend. xoxoxo hugs

  66. Laura says:

    I love the day and night print!

  67. Laura says:

    I like you on FB.

  68. Rhian says:

    I love the last number!

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