the art of us/part two of two & a listening offering

By Rachel Awes on November 18, 2010

here is the rest, continued from my november 11 post.
also, i want to extend a listening offering,
inspired by the suggestion of lisa from
if you would like to either send me an email (
or leave a comment here about what YOU love,
i will choose something that moves me to draw
& post it here anonymously toward the end of november
(i’ll let that person know through email)
& as for the rest, i will simply send you light & love from my heart,
(as always). yes. xo

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  1. Diane says:

    I just love being able to do what I do and I NEVER take it for granted!! (and that’s not just art either!!)

  2. Lisa says:

    These are beautiful Rachel and a wonderful idea.

  3. I love the second! Thanks for sharing so much love.

  4. Eden says:

    These are so beautiful, Rachel!!

  5. nacherluver says:

    Love them! Especially the first one. My kids and I play that game.
    The first thought that came to mind (which I’m not sure why – it doesn’t happen all that often – maybe that’s why it’s so special) is when I’m in bed and all my kids start filing in one by one until all four of them are hanging out in bed with me talking, goofing, wrestling, sharing. Story telling with four kiddos snuggled in the bed feels like a cozy nest full of love.

  6. ELK says:

    it is very special for me when I visit always touch my heart and the blue cloud was just what I saw yesterday as i beamed at the sky

  7. elizabeth says:

    Oh, that last one. I think that would be a good print to have in my home. That’s what I want my home to feel like, for me and others. I’m tearing up as i read it again and again.

  8. how beautiful is this?
    i love the freedom of possibility.

  9. rdn says:

    I love all your beautiful, colorful work. Shame on those publishers for not accepting it! I also love that, even though I’m divorced (not something I chose), I don’t have anyone spending my time

  10. wanda miller says:

    …i was going along minding my own business…when…oh the PARTS and the ARTS…i heard them calling and came…i UNDERSTOOD after digging deep, then stretched and opened my arms as wide as i could and hugged that full of life rachel and kissed her nose!!!! xoxo

  11. So utterly beautiful just like you, Rachel. You always make me smile!

  12. aimee says:

    i love them all but the last one steals my heart! 🙂

  13. I love them all
    ….like the slivers of sparkling
    embers leaping from a cozy fire
    burning warm and well.
    Oh the things that whoosh
    out from the light burning
    bright inside of you!
    It’s a wonder and a beauty
    to be near.
    Makes me want to draw in closer
    and toast my heart mellow and soft
    over the friendly flames.

  14. Carissa says:

    ahhh, deep sigh of fresh superior lake air, and soul dancing, and kissing, and snuggling with mismatched socks. places where i can just BE. this is heaven. all of these colorful illustrated loves are HEAVENLY!

    YOU are heavenly, divine, winged and an illuminated being.

    yes! to the last number 🙂

    heart heart heart
    pitter patter

  15. gypsysticks says:

    so beautiful…
    you and your work are cherished!

    as far as what I LOVE…
    I’ll have to send an email, because I will need to give that a little more thought than I have time for at the moment.
    blessings to you…

  16. Janet says:

    I love that I can still maintain a positive attitude through cancer treatment, through a spinal abscess and be rewarded by falling in love with a man I first met when I was 14 (I am 53 now).

    Your artwork is so inspiring! My favorite is the third one!

  17. Be still my heart! Ohhh. “The last number.” I think if Renee Zellweger had said that in Jerry McGuire, that is what we would all be saying.

    These are all incredibly touching and beautiful!

  18. These are really special Rachel, made with love from a very kind heart.
    I love paint on my hands and the pure joy that comes from making art. 🙂

  19. Yael says:

    I don’t believe in heaven and I don’t like Dr. Pepper – with all the rest I go along gladly, happily, lovingly!
    And the last number would be my life!

  20. chrissy says:

    i know WHO that top one is for sure!!!!
    this was a fun riddle for me to try to figure out which ingredient was plucked from the stew.
    hand over heart deer one.

  21. you are so very cool-what an amazing way to share your gift sweet woman…

  22. wanda miller says:

    you’re the TOPS, rachel!!! are you making a big long poster or painting or both out of these?!!! xoxo

  23. wanda miller says:

    P.S. i lovvvvvve the simplicity of such profoundness in that very first one, “joyful woman”!

  24. Kolleen says:

    ****swoooooooooooon**** over the moon and back again….
    all the way to the last number!


  25. I always love your art and words. Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. Lisa says:

    Okay–I have a “nomination” for what words you should put into Art. The words are your own–You left them on Chrissy’s 5 Kernels of Corn post:
    open space
    instructs us
    seeing much.” Rachel Awes

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rachel. You’re AWESome! ; )

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