monday manuscript baking

By Rachel Awes on November 1, 2010

(background for this given in september twenty post).
words under her arms read
“& that same evening she said this,
she rode in her car with music up & windows down & felt free!”
~~sending out refreshing winds like spring*ness~~

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  1. Windows down and music up works everytime.

  2. So True!
    Such wonderful words as always. Thank you for visiting me Rachel, your words make me smile every time.
    PS. Love your new windswept profile pic! :)) x

  3. Love your profile pic too. And your words πŸ™‚ And your beautiful art. πŸ™‚

  4. Diane says:

    What a very cool way of viewing stress in your life–I will remember this line–Thank You!!

  5. Cathy Bueti says:

    Love this post Rachel! This has always worked for me! It is a great way to relieve stress! Windows down, music up, and singing at the top of my lungs!! (as long as I am alone in the car! lol)


  6. Kim Mailhot says:

    pain=change…and working your way through the pain with whatever sweet tools work for you is the thing, right ? Here’s to music, art, dancing and great tunes !
    Happy Monday, oh so talented One !

  7. OOOOH so very true!! I so agree and the colors work for me too. This is such another level of creativity Rachel. It touches the soul and encourages the spirit! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and grace.

  8. Yael says:

    Oh yes, I agree, window down and music up is soooo refreshing, relaxing, exciting, funny, frolic, freeing – it is so good!

    But welcome distress? No, I do not welcome distress! Brrrrrrrrrr no, no! πŸ™‚

    I love your drawings Rachel!!

  9. Kate says:

    Distress-ful times just signify one more thing to get out of the way…. Then you can be done with it!

    love the drawings πŸ™‚

  10. gypsysticks says:

    just one more reason
    I REALLY need a convertible!!

    love to you today, =)

  11. Kolleen says:


    windows down
    music cranked =


  12. S. Etole says:

    a very challenging thought …

  13. Carissa says:

    YES!! you know how i
    L O V E riding w/ the music blasting
    and my self screaming at the top of my lungs
    because i’m f r e e free f r e e to be.

    manuscript baking, i am patiently waiting for your timer to go off, and for you to cool, and for you to be sliced up in book form and served!!!!! YUMMMM


    ps. work verification was “ooking” add a c, or an l, or a b. looking, cooking, booking! <3

  14. Hello distress,
    I have been avoiding you.
    Odd fears wash all over me
    when you come around and so
    I’ve sidestepped your path
    for far too long.
    But you’re still here
    and I’m grateful for your presence.
    Mind if I sit with you for awhile
    and listen to your suggestions?
    I’m ready to change……
    (rachel, my soul thanks you for
    this gentle nudge towards one of
    my teachers)

  15. perhaps i need to go for a drive πŸ™‚ i so needed to hear this today πŸ™‚

    xo, juliette

  16. ELK says:

    yes the freedom is amazing ..wind and windows..
    love the boots R!!

  17. Lori says:

    It reminds her that something needs to change…what a gift. YOU are a gift to me.

    Your art warms my heart.

  18. chrissy says:

    i KNOW how powerful those WINDS can be!
    i just love love love you to pieces.
    hand over heart.
    my deer.

  19. Oh, those words give me a visual…a memory, of those very times…window down, music up, wind swept, freedom. Thanks for the recall.

    hugs to you,

  20. You always give me something to ponder…thank you….I usually avoid distress but actually you are right it does alert us that something is amiss…….

  21. Mary says:

    I love your art, and your heart!!
    And there is something freeing when we look something in the eye and stop avoiding it!!!!

  22. ~Valentina~ says:

    Super Duper True πŸ™‚
    Windows down and deep breath…

  23. Dee says:

    I also Dee-stress with the windows down and the music up but I have a camera in my hand. Did you know your blog is addicting…in a good way.β™₯

  24. Megan Coyle says:

    I love this – it’s so true πŸ™‚

  25. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You πŸ™‚


  26. Ces says:

    Ah for the nurse that I am, distress is awful. Stress perhaps but distress requires intervention. If one’s breathing is stressed, then perhaps we need some oxygen but if it is distressed then we may need intubation. See? I should intervene and take action at “stress” and I just hope I have a very good friend when I reach “distress.”

    I read about your retreat. How wonderful is that! I always wanted to do that with a select few of my blog friends but they live all over the world.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  27. Do you have this print for sale?I would like to buy this one very much!!!

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