she always loved love letters…

By Rachel Awes on October 7, 2010

“she would tuck them all into shoeboxes & into her dresser drawer & into secret jean jacket pockets & she knew that there would always be room for papers such as these.”

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  1. Onneke says:

    Beautiful! I have a bundle of love letters in air mail envelopes in a little drawer. They are from a long lost love, but opening that drawer still makes my heart jump with joy. Wishing you a beautiful day x

  2. nacherluver says:

    how very sweet.


    I just love Love!

  3. Cathy Bueti says:

    Awwww….so very sweet! 🙂

  4. Ohhh, I love this one Rachel! Another favorite!
    Much Love,

  5. Eden says:

    She’s so pretty!! I love that sentimental side she has! I just love the way you draw with your ribbons and colors and flowers!! Just delightful!!

  6. S. Etole says:

    mine are still stored with a lavender ribbon …

  7. aimee says:

    oh! PURE BEAUTY! i always have room in my pocket for your posts – each one is like a love letter to the world!

  8. Suz says:

    Oh, sigh! I love it!


  9. Carissa says:

    Sweetness abound! She is bendy and expansive w/ room for endless looooveeee. Clever girl she is! Love the illustration, the words paint a nice image in my heart. Stretching my arms a little bit wider thinking of all the love letters I have stashed in places around my house! <3 Thinking of YOU and your lovey-dovey goodness.

  10. gypsysticks says:

    your posts are a love letter…
    I cherish every one and the beautiful spirit you create them with.
    have a LOVEly day =)

  11. Faiza says:


    is than an etsy add yet? would make a perfect card for some of my penpals!

  12. lori vliegen says:

    we love your love letters too……just like a little piece of choco-heaven in every post!!! xox, :))

  13. rachel awes says:

    faiza, yes! you can order cards on etsy & specify wanting this in the set.

    all, thank you for all the love you are leaving here! it is all soooo goooood!!

  14. Loving the love poured out
    Always do.
    Feels like I find a pool of it
    and can sit and dip my barefoot heart
    in the waters
    and soak it in
    till I’m full up again:)
    Thanks, friend.

  15. Julia says:

    Love letters…what could be better?

    Shortly after we met, my husband made a beautiful box out of wood specifically for our love letters. That box sits next to my bed, it’s such a sweet thing to have them all in one place. This post brings a whole rush of feelings to the surface. (As all of your posts seem to do).

    Thank you.

  16. Milena says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I am such a letter addict, even in this modern world of emails there is nothing quite like feeling that paper in your hands, reading handwritten lines that someone has taken the time to write beautifully just for me 🙂

  17. yogiknitgirl says:

    Sweetly said…I just found your blog and it is beautiful! So glad that I found you!

  18. Lori says:

    Look at her little feet! I love that she is wrapped around the love letters. I actually had a box of love letters from high school. I think it is in the basement….

  19. You just know how to put into words and art exactly what flows from the heart strings of so many others like me. These love notes and special notes etc… sound exactly like what I still do at age 54 with my special notes I receive. I just cannot throw them away.

    What an inspiration you are!

    Lee Ann

  20. Words swirling, weaving a story like a dream…I just love your posts. They always lead my mind to distant places. xo

  21. Dee says:

    This art piece has a sentimental feel to it. I have love letters from my husband that he wrote to me 43 years ago. I cherish them, and can hold them close to me, unlike an e-mail.

  22. wanda miller says:

    i’m going to sneak inside that mind of yours!! xoxoxo

  23. Oh she is me and I am she he he he he he! This was so wonderful. I wonder why people don’t write anymore?? There is nothing like getting a handwritten letter in the mail. Not email, but the good old postman bringing a fabulous envelope with wonderful handwriting on the front of the envelope. I guess you can tell that I move your post he he he he!!

  24. Yael says:

    My son came home late last night, didn’t see him, left him something tasty in the kitchen – found a note on the counter this morning with a little heart drawn on: thank you mom, love you!
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh, I live on those little love notes and the universe is the space for them!!!!

  25. elizabeth says:

    lovely. i have a box full of letters and cards (with short letters inside). it is fun to know they’re there, even if i don’t go back often to read them.

  26. this is so incredibly beautiful! thank you!!!

  27. the wanderer says:

    lovely to see Her wrapped around this thought. have we forgotten about LOve letters? we need to write and keep more of them, more often.

  28. I love this one too! This one sounds like it is describing me! LOL.

  29. I too love this one! So sweet and poetic.

    I haven’t checked in for awhile cause I was on a Southwest adventure…

    I love visiting your blog…so inspiring to me!

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