rain on my skin & a giveaway to yours

By Rachel Awes on May 22, 2010

this piece was inspired by natasha bedingfield’s song “unwritten” & i did it for my birthday. the truest glowy gifts are really all your hearts beating nearby all the time & i take THAT in & thank you.
i thought it would be fun to offer a gift today. here’s how you can enter to win:

*one entry: go to http://www.rachelawes.etsy.com/ & take note of your favorite print & come back here with a comment of what it is. if you win, you win your fav print.
*additional entries: if you buy something from my etsy shop this week, leave three extra comments here.
*another entry: if you become a follower of my blog or become a facebook fan of all i did was listen (all on the right hand side of my blog) this week, those are each comments/entries.
*another entry: post about the giveaway on your blog.

entries will be gathered until 1 pm thursday may 27. i’ll write all your names on paper, with love, & have one of my sons pick the winner out of a hat. be sure to let me know how to reach you. thank you for playing with me! xo

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  1. lillalotta says:

    Ooo I am in, I am in.
    I am having a terribly difficult time picking a favourite print from your shop though *ponders* I think I will pick Most lovely valentinest. Gorgeous colours
    *crossing my fingers*

  2. Faiza says:

    happiest happiest birthday to you rachel! wishing you a symphony of hearts beating all around you today and always. love you!

  3. Faiza says:

    oh i forgot to say that my favorite piece is “to the brim” πŸ™‚

  4. Izzy says:

    Happpppyyy Birrrrtthhhhdddaayyy! All are my favorite but I’m adoring the one above “Rain on my skin”. I love rain, seems to wash away all the bad stuff. I thought I was a fan here (I have your blog on my google reader) but wasn’t and so I am now. Been a fan on FB for a while… And, what else? Oh, blogging you on my blog, will do pretty lady!! So, PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!! =) Much love.

  5. my fave is the world waits!

  6. Jeannine says:

    My fave is love makes the world go round! Happy Birthday!

  7. oh how lovely!!!! i would leap rainbows if i won this!! πŸ™‚ sending joy your way this weekend!

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! & such a GREAT giveaway.
    I love the “I invite the Prairie in”
    ALL your work is beautiful!
    I am a follower of your blog and fan of your facebook!

  9. aimee says:

    i love how the umbrella looks like a citrus slice – your drawings are so juicy! hope you are having a delicious, sunshiny birthday! xo

  10. I just love “It’s this simple”. The words are perfect.

    Happy Birthday. So pleased to have discovered your blog.

  11. Express says:

    Happy Birthday Rachel!! I love “simply me, enough”, but it was really hard to make a choice! I am already a fan on FB and a follower and I will write about you on my blog today!

  12. Hi Rachel,

    I’m already a follower and just became a facebook fan! If I have to choose, which was very difficult…my favs are, waiting to burst and invite the prairie. I will try to post this on my blog today or tomorrow. I’m off to a parade this morning to watch my son and then a baseball game. Happy day to you Rachel. πŸ™‚

  13. Jan says:

    My favorite is “it’s this simple”. Exactly what I have tried to teach my kids! Just learned about your art, and have become a follower plus a FaceBook fan! Since I’m a musician, I also love “hit your high note”.

  14. I love “I make rainbows when I leap”! Your work is beautiful! I am following and Facebook “like”-ing RIGHT NOW! πŸ™‚

  15. Dee says:

    …HaPpY BiRtHdAy…What a wonderful give away. I went to your shop and the print -More Room- is among my favorites and will have a place of honor in my art spot If I am blessed to win.:)

  16. Sophia says:

    I totally LOVE this piece of artwork. Of course, I am a fan of umbrellas in general and LOVE LOVE the smell of rain. πŸ™‚ You brightend my day today, as I am feeling a bit gloomy. Thank you!

  17. Lhia says:

    I adore What we love matters
    its something that I am trying to
    remember in my daily life
    no matter how “small” or “insignificant”
    you think it might be to someone else
    if YOU love it, its important

  18. S. Etole says:

    “She leaned in Close” is a favorite here … may all your birthdays be filled with color …

  19. Kathianne says:

    I am having a hard time just mentioning one! But, I think I’ll go with “More Room.” That one is really speaking to me at the moment.

  20. Stopping by from Izzy’s. I’m follower #161.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. Love your work!!!! I’m a fan of “What you love matters…”
    I hope I win!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. Kolleen says:

    beautiful goddess sunshiney Rachel….
    happy happy happiest of birthdays to you
    from Chrissy and Kolleen!!!

    we are sending you blankets of love
    and hugs
    and smooches
    and star fishes
    and sand dollars
    and ocean breezes of yumminess!!!

    my favorite piece is the one on this post….
    i am all about the rain
    Chrissy’s is Tending to My Heart’s Terrain!

    we hope you are tending to yours
    on this very special day!!


  23. SheilaC says:

    hmmmmm… I already own my favorite print πŸ™‚

    But I also love this one:

    it’s this simple….’

    LOVE your art, thanks for the give away


  24. SheilaC says:



  25. the wanderer says:

    okay… “taking in full skies” delivered so much joy and is my fav (but it’s way too hard to pick one).
    –the wanderer (michelle)

  26. Melissa says:

    Happy birthday to you, Rachel!!!! “High Note” is such a favorite of mine. Love you and love your art!

  27. So hard to choose. I already have Taking in Full Skies and New Life, which I adore. So I think I’ll say Flower Showers is my new fave. May this year deliver happiness like you’ve never known before! Love you!

  28. Kelly Berkey says:

    “It’s this Simple”! I want to win!! Love everything you do, but that one feels like me!
    I’ll jump over and follow you on fb soon!

  29. Damaris says:

    new life
    that’s my fave!

  30. naomi orana says:

    Wishing you a wonderful Birthday! Thank you for your beautiful, poetic greeting πŸ™‚
    All of your work is wonderful, I adore your latest creation “Rain on my skin”.

  31. lori vliegen says:

    happiness to you every day…..but especially for your birthday, sweetness!!! and it’s SO YOU to be offering us a gift of your artwork (i love “it’s that simple” because it really is!!!)…..but i know that you offer the gift of your HEART every time you leave one of your sweet comments at my blog, or post one of your precious pieces of creative happiness here at your blog!!! thank you, dear one!!! xox, :))

  32. Trish says:

    Pretty Peace is my favorite!!
    thanks for the great giveaway;)
    (love all your work)

  33. Annette Q says:

    Hi Rachel!
    Great giveaway! And so generous to do so on your birthday…Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day.
    I LOVE the “i make rainbows when i leap. rainbow” it makes me smile. big time.
    Ps. I’m already a follower too πŸ˜‰

  34. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday Sunshine! Hope your day was great! My favorite print of yours is the one that is featured each day! I cannot chose one. πŸ™ Peace, Jenny

  35. leonie.wise says:

    happy birthday gorgeous. ‘knowing’ you lights up my life!

    i love all your prints. all. of. them.
    you don’t need to enter me in the draw, i’m sure someone else will love having your art in their home as much as i already do xxx

  36. Milena says:

    I hope you had a really magical day Rachel, filled with sunshine and laughter πŸ™‚ What an exciting giveaway! I love each new print you create, tis soooo hard to pick a favourite but I will go with your newest, rain on my skin. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creativity, as you already know, your art brightens my day xxx

  37. Jill says:

    thanks for the heartfelt comment on our blog! I had great fun browsing around your etsy shop, and blog. I’m so intrigued by your work!
    I love “It’s this simple” but then I saw “More Room” and I love that one too! Great messages – which you can tell from our work, we appreciate words that speak truth! keep up the great work!

  38. Jill says:

    new blog follower!

  39. Jill says:

    new face book follower! we’ve got a page too: http://facebook.com/thingswithwings

  40. elizabeth says:

    Happy happy birthday! “Constellations are also on the ground” must be new? I don’t remember seeing it the last time I looked. I love that – my new favorite. (In fact, if it were available in cards, I would buy a set or two. It would be such a great card to send to friends.)

  41. rachel awes says:

    elizabeth (& blessed all!), i just added a new card set to my etsy shop. you can pick three of any images from my prints/art & i’ll send out two of each (set of six cards). hope that’s a helpful & happy addition. xo

  42. megg says:

    Oh my goodness, this is my first time here and I love your work! When your site opened and I saw your blog header I grinned & knew I was going to like it here! My favorite is ‘above the storm clouds.’ I am going to go back now and have another good look. It is very nice to meet you!

  43. Lori says:

    Oh. my. god. I LOVE her boots! Hard to choose but my favorite print is more room. All of your work just exudes positivity and happiness.

  44. nevin says:

    Happy Birthday :))
    “All I did was listen” I just love this name.
    I might paint this :)) Love from Melbourne.

  45. This is so fun! And your drawings are so great!
    I just became a follower, and also my favorite print (hard to pick) is ‘to the brim’!
    also, thanks for stopping by my blog, ‘these 2 words’!


  46. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday, Rachel! I love the lyrics of this song.

    I can’t pick a favorite print! They all speak to me on some level–> the image on some, the words on some, both images and words on others. So, if I’m the lucky winner, I ask you to choose!

    Thanks for the giveaway–Have a great weekend!

  47. JooJoo says:

    I’m too late for your giveaway πŸ™‚ You have very lovely style! This illustration is adorable! xo

  48. Oh, phooey, I was unplugged for awhile and missed your giveaway. You know I think your art is so lovely and my fav is the one I bought from you.

    Happy “belated” birthday to you!!

  49. Aww, drats. Missed it!

    I love the song, and I love your painting! Beautiful fluid lines, and her raindrop dress is fantastic!

    Hope you had the BESTEST birthday!

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