once cracked open

By Rachel Awes on September 23, 2010

“we all have something amazing to give. even a blade of grass. don’t you love how it smells once mown?” (i was out on a walk & passed by someone mowing their lawn & it got me thinking…).
love to all your fragrance!

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  1. “it smells thirsty”
    my kiddo once said
    after we mowed
    …and it was
    so we gave it a drink.
    Such an honest smell:)
    ~rich, raw, earthy
    and growy
    like the beautiful
    fragrance that comes
    from you, rachel.
    LOVE this
    ..will be grinning
    at grass today!

  2. Cathy Bueti says:

    This is great Rachel! I love the green! The colors are great and i love how you incorporated blades of grass throughout the piece! πŸ™‚

  3. nacherluver says:

    yup! love that smell.

  4. Eden says:

    Rachel, this is adorable! I love her greens and her little skirt!! I have always loved the sound of the lawn mowers on those lazy saturday mornings πŸ˜€

  5. Yael says:

    MMMMMMM – that certainly smells good – and it gets even better once it is hay!!!
    Such a sweet drawing!!

  6. Faiza says:

    happy autumn rachel! i love that we are embracing grass and green and giving especially today!

  7. Lisa says:

    Beautiful! Love all the green and brown.

  8. Julia says:

    I’ve always loved the way freshly mowed grass smells, so, well….fresh–like you & your artwork. You really are a deep breath of freshness.

    Thank you for so freely giving your amazing-ness. It’s an honor to know you.

    Sending love to you on this autumn day.

  9. Kolleen says:


    one of my MOST favorite smells….
    fresh cut grass!! it takes me right back to my childhood INSTANTLY!!!

    i wish i could bottle it up!!

    love your sweet creation!

  10. S. Etole says:

    this makes me grin …

  11. I LOVE my lawn right after mowing, but within 2 days…eh πŸ™‚
    Such a cute piece you’ve done here Rachel!

  12. ELK says:

    i do so love the aromas of a walk..a blade of grass is such a strong metaphor for the giving we can do….blessings friend

  13. aimee says:

    this would be a wonderful entry in your book about accepting the feeling of vulnerability, of feeling exposed. it’s beautiful.

  14. imateacup says:

    this one caused a peas craving for my almost 2 yr old.
    me, i love this one. it’s cleansing.

  15. Kathianne says:

    Your comments on my blog make me smile. EVERY SINGLE ONE. How do you do that? How do you transmit such happiness and encouragement across the miles with every comment? I don’t know. But I’m hooked!

  16. Tammie says:

    so sweet, fragrance and art~

  17. Dee says:

    I have allergies so I try not to smell the grass but I sure love the look and feel of a freshly cut lawn. Thank you for the nice compliments about my waiting room art. πŸ™‚ Dee

  18. Beautiful post, Rachel! I love smelling the freshly cut lawn!

  19. yes i agree i could lay down on a freshly cut lawn and smell it for hours ….. i also love the smell of scotch tape xxxx have a nice creative day x

  20. Diane says:

    I always love where your creativity takes you–who knew that a blade of grass could bring such fun art.

  21. YES, that is one of my faaaavorite smells! So evocative and transporting right back to childhood for me! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on my blog and for reaching out to me on Etsy…that convo made my day! Your spirit is so vibrant and encouraging, I can feel your vitality over here right through the internet!! xo

  22. Dionne says:

    This is precious! So cute! I love it. And I can imagine the smell of grass right now.

  23. Milena says:

    Hi lovely Rachel, your newest piece of wisdom is wonderful πŸ™‚ I’ve finally read your feature in Artful Blogging; it really inspired me xxx

  24. Suz says:

    Just lovely. Hope things haven’t gotten too cold since we have been gone!

  25. If only we could actually generate a smell over the net. I adore your work..

  26. Carissa says:

    Little Miss Green Thing looks edible and delicious! Her belly looks like sweet peas! Maybe I’m just hungry πŸ˜‰
    All of your
    everything is
    delicious to me.
    It feeds and nourishes
    my most tender and most strong parts.
    What a lucky little blade of flesh I am πŸ˜‰

    Fresh Cut Love,

  27. Izzy says:

    i’m always amazed where you find inspiration… i hope you always see things we tend to miss. thanks!!

  28. Anyone ever tell you how BRILLIANT you are???? Huh???? You are amazing and fantastic and inspiring for sure. This is just pure fabulousness!!!! Hug V

  29. scrapcat says:

    i found you through artful blogging. this is what i need right now. I love this! And your art touches me. Thank you!

  30. feralcompass says:

    I wish I could buy all your prints, I really do love them that much.

    And the smell of fresh mown grass – so good!

  31. koralee says:

    Now this is adorable….yes…fresh mowed grass…the best! xoxoxo

    Have a great new week my talent friend.

  32. Kate says:

    Wow, I love this. On a personal note I was recently ‘cracked open’ via car accident quite literally… you give images and words to the hope and inspiration for the new direction my life has taken. Just thought you might like to know just how far your beautiful art and words can reach πŸ™‚

  33. Lori says:

    She’s a beautiful blade of grass woman- I love her. I read Kate’s comment above- it is so true Rachel- you are reaching out and giving inspiration and love to others through your art and just by being YOU. I am blessed that you are my friend.

  34. I love the smell of grass. It reminds me of my husband. Do you remember when the GAP sold cologne? One of the fragrances was called Grass, and it smelled…well…like fresh cut grass. He loved that scent and bought a few bottles. I still have one and take a whiff every now and then.

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