story time

By Rachel Awes on January 17, 2011

i was magnificently gifted with this story
from a friend
& included now is my illustration…
the text reads as follows:
a blue bird came to me this morning.
wake up, wake up was his song.
go away, go away, i don’t want to start my day.
but the day is beautiful.
i don’t care…
the blue bird kept nagging & begging,
get up, go out, the sun will warm you.
leave me alone…
the blue bird flew away,
up high into the sky.
it came back with a ray from the sun
& laid it on my face.
i got up & went out.
it was a beautiful day…
(blue bird love to each of YOU today. xox)

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  1. Diane says:

    A perfect little story for me especially at this time of year–Thank You!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. “Get up, go out,
    the sun will warm you”
    …rings like a clear
    beautiful bell to my
    heart this morning.
    Your illustration
    warms me like the sun:)
    Bluebird love to you
    dear rachel,

  3. Antoinette says:

    This is so special. I love it!

  4. Kate says:

    It IS a beautiful day! Wishing I had a persistent bluebird to help me out with songs and sunbeams ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Lovely start to a January Monday morning!


  5. Briana says:

    There is something really special about his piece, Rachel. I am trying to find the words . . . spiritual, God-like, Universe talking . . . not sure, but it is fabulous!

  6. Tessa says:

    Lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. sherilee says:

    Brought a smile to my face, definitely. Thanks for a lovely first thought for a Monday morning.

  8. Tammie says:

    your art for this sweet and inspiring story
    is lovely as can be~

  9. How beatiful to place words from a friend into your art.

  10. Mary says:

    love this piece!
    i got up and went out.
    i sat outside this morning in the cold.
    it was not too cold, i had a warm sweater and a cup of coffee in hand. it was so very good to be outside, with the cold and snow we have had i have stayed inside too long.
    fresh air is so needed is it not??

    Grace and peace to you dear Rachel

  11. S. Etole says:

    this is touchingly beautiful …

  12. This is fabulous. It would make a great children’s book!

  13. Lisa says:

    Love the colors you chose to share this bluebird’s story, Rachel–and the title “story time”

  14. What a beautiful sharing of creativity…I love your art and the sweet colors of blue….Yummy! Many Blessings, Deborah

  15. Yael says:

    Rachel – you did match the drawing so beautifully to the little story! I wish the blue bird will visit us and remind us whenever we need it! “Get up and go out” twit twit twit!
    I am sending you a big dear hug!

  16. lindy says:

    So sweet and lovely! The story and the art.


  17. Cathy Bueti says:

    Beautiful illustration!! And a lovely story!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Janet says:

    What a lovely story and you’ve illustrated it beautifully.

  19. Beautifully written and illustrated!

  20. AiShA says:

    your writing stlye is amazing!!!

  21. Dee says:

    If a blue bird comes to my window…after enjoying your illustrated story…i will not shoo him away…i can use that ray of sunshine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. elizabeth says:

    Blue bird love right back. I love blue birds. Any sight of one makes my entire day sing.

  23. Thanks for my Blue Bird cause even though I have the flu there is still much do. After I get some rest of course he he he he! This is most beautiful. I would love to see you illustrate a book. It would gone off the shelves in one day. You work is filled with such joy and love. It comes out of you. I send you germ free hugs and wishes.

  24. Zlatica says:

    What a lovely story! I love your beautiful paintings – your style is very unique…
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  25. I feel like this while this is a little story it is also a metaphor for all of life at the same time! xoxo

  26. chrissy says:

    all i can say is…
    it is BLUEtiful.
    it is.
    it was quite a gift wasn.t it.
    gifts are falling all around you lately.
    fly over to peoria arizona and share the love sista.
    come on!

  27. ELK says:

    blue birds are wonderful that way . but then I think you already knew this!

  28. I think I always say this but this one is a new favorite! You are so special Rachel, this is just beautiful!

  29. Awwwwwwww! That’s a wonderful story, and you captured it beautifully with the wonderful bird and golden stream of light. I think you are like the blue bird. xoxo

  30. oh, I love this! Sunshine and little birds are the best!


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