welcome to "all i did was listen"’s new home + a week of daily giveaways!

By Rachel Awes on October 14, 2013

welcome to rachelawes.com!
i created a piece a little while back
(you can see it here:ย big space) that said
i want to give myself * big space * since learning
that goldfish grow in proportion to the tanks they are given.

so here’s to all our space + growth + being!
i hope this place can serve as that for all of us
+ i am so happy you are here!

let’s move on to the playful business of daily giveaways this week!
to celebrate this newness, i am beginning with offering an
“all i did was listen” book
to enter the giveaway, become a new subscriber to this blog
(see the envelope shape in the header above to click, or writing on the
right-hand side of this blog to do so),
+ then leave a comment at the bottom of this post, including a way to reach you.
i will count your entry twice if you also let me know that
you’ve shared about the giveaway on your blog/facebook/twitter!
there will be new giveaways daily through saturday, so be sure to check back often!
i’ll pick names randomly sunday + announce winners next monday.
all with love! xox

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  1. Annie says:

    Your new website is just beautiful, Rachel Sunshine! Gorgeous-i-o-so!

  2. Meg M says:

    Your site is lovely!

  3. Michelle Casserley says:

    Oh Rachel, I love your joy and love that you share!
    Colour and grace just shines out of everything you do x

  4. Michelle Casserley says:

    Oops! Email michelle.cass@live.com.au

  5. PaulaJ says:

    Gorgeous new site! It feels expansive.

  6. I love the new playground!! Congratulations!

  7. Angela M. says:

    Beautiful!!! Shared your new page all over fb. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. erica says:

    just subscribed to your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s lovely.


  9. Karen says:

    Rachel – You are my inspiration today! You bring such beautiful color to the world – love you!

  10. Christina says:

    Hi Rachel! How awesomely beautiful you are! Thank you for being a blessing in this world! You are an amazing positive impact! Hugs! Christina

  11. Christina says:

    And of course yes I shared your loveliness on facebook! โœŒ

  12. Mela says:

    I discovered your lovely contribution to the world only recently via Kelly Rae’s blog. I am so grateful I did!
    I would absolutely LOVE to receive a copy of your book. I am currently enrolled in Flora’s Bloom True painting class, and this has left eft me a bit tight on funds atm…though your book has been on my list of must haves!

    Grateful for your work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sanne says:

      A mi me recuerda a la peli de minority report, no es por nada pero no se ven escenas de combate y ya con eso para mi lo dice todo porque interactuar con el entorno me lo creo, ahora como se pasara a modo combate o diraarpsรƒยญas no se como bien dicen donde este un mando y un sofรƒยก que se quite lo demรƒยกs

    • http://www./ says:

      Same here but I make sure I answer all everyday… and I might be outsourcing this soon, however it’s kinda hard to get out of my way LOL I love responding to the comments Melissa Goin

    • http://www./ says:

      he’d appoint when he won. Kerry is great, oh wait, you mean it isn’t Bob Kerry?Putting a grunt in charge seems a good thing. chuck is busy I presume? Seriously, a grunt is a good thing.Hagel is a critic of the corn-and-soybean-ghetto farm policies too.Less prepared than Harriett Meirs. Although a legitimate appointee.

  13. Melody says:

    I just love your art! It makes me happy! I love your new website as well. <3

  14. Lisa says:

    Hi Rachel–Your new space is beautiful and full of color, like you : ) All the best to you as you continue to create and grow in this welcoming environment!

  15. Melody says:

    Oops! I forgot to leave a way to reach me: imagine1harmony@yahoo.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. nina says:

    Just found you on Facebook. Love your site and would love to receive a copy of your book!

    Looking forward to reading more posts ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. Shannon says:

    Thank you Rachel!

  18. Lisa Towery says:

    My website is still a WIP…but you can find me on Facebook at Soul Light Cards! I am a metastatic cancer thirver sending free art cards to others battling cancer! Found your site through Carissa and I love your positive message<3 soullightcards@yahoo.com

  19. julia says:

    I hope you can feel my excitement, dear Rachel! I’m stretching out in this big, beautiful space right now.

    High 5s and love, love, love.

    Julia (juliafeh@yahoo.com)

    P.S: I happily shared the goodness over at my Painted Path FB page. xo

  20. I subscribed to the new site and shared on facebook.
    I adore your fun whimsical art!

  21. Grandma Shelley says:

    The new site is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  22. christy says:

    love love your new space!
    full of colour and sparkle and LOVE!
    you go girl!!!
    of course I will send it along on FB to spread the word.
    thanks for this generous chance to bring your amazing book into my home!

  23. Fredi Alt says:

    Oh, I do so love your blog! and your writings and pictures just fill my heart. I have shared you on FB and have gotta have your new book. Thanks for sharing your gifts.

  24. Melissa Young says:

    Love the gorgeous new site, it is absolutely perfect! I can’t wait to see the magic that you create here!

  25. Renee says:

    I would love to win !

    Your site is gorgeous and I have helped spread the word on Twitter and will do
    so on Facebook as well.

    Also, if you would like to contact me about something I was thinking about, please
    do so.

    And on my blog, http://www.worthcatching.blogspot.com — I have you linked, should I change
    the URL or both the URL and image?

    Hugs and love!

  26. Ellyn says:

    I love your new site!

  27. Katie says:

    This is beautiful! I can’t wait to explore more!

  28. Lindsay says:

    Subscribed! Your new website looks wonderful. Oh and I guess I haven’t mentioned that before – I totally LOVE your hair.
    I’ll share the giveaway at Twitter too! (DryasDreamArt)


  29. Rachel-love your new site…congratulations and I’m thrilled to share you with my friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. sarita says:

    Lovely new home, congrats to you…:)

  31. Janet says:

    I subscribed! Love the new space. Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚


  32. Joyce J. says:

    I just subscribed because Ange La recommended you, and I love her writing.

    Please pick me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Christiana says:

    Rachel Awes-om place here!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy travellings to your art and wisdom!
    I’d love to be one of the winners, as I’m in deep love with your art!

    ~ Shared on my FB profile and page, too!
    You can reach me through email ~

  34. Aubien says:

    Congratulations Rachel! So excited for you! Many wishes for your success! And yes, I shared your exciting news on Facebook too!

  35. Darcie says:

    I adore your book, Rachel! I want to give copies as gifts! Congratulations on every good thing that’s coming your way.

  36. Briana says:

    Woohoo, Rachel! Your new website is fantastic! Good for you!
    Sending love and big congratulations to you!

  37. Lynda Harley says:

    Yeah Rachel….looks like you are expanding in the right direction…..love your artwork!

  38. Barbara says:

    Congrats on your new wonderful website!!! Looks fabulous!!!

    • Betsey says:

      Bruce Springsteen may have influenced David Broo8s&#k217; thinking in some ways but not near enough, to my way of thinking. For example, I would love to see a David Brooks column praising the life of Pete Seeger, like a true disciple of Springsteen, but am not holding my breath.

  39. Welcome to your new home sweet home!!!!
    I love your roomy new digs…..so much sweet space
    and light and elbow room!
    Cheering and smiling and standing up and doing the wave
    bravo, braveheart,

  40. Fiona says:

    Your new website is GORGEOUS!! Congratulations Rachel :)…I LOVE your goldfish and bowl metaphor. I’ll carry that in my heart for today…I need to do the same. I of course would dearly LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE a copy of your book. One day :)) xX Fi

  41. Susan Leanza says:

    Love Love Love your new webpage… it is racheliciously awesome.

  42. Christine says:

    I just love you’re art the colour the design it all just so wonderfull good luck in you new home and hope all goes well
    Thank you for giveaway

  43. Colleayn says:

    This is a great new site. It is so happy. I would love to win your book.
    qigongangel at yahoo.com

  44. Sue Prescott says:

    This is a cool sight. I’m glad I found you. Winning sounds even better!

  45. Terri says:

    Oh this is such a lovely space! Thanks so much for everything you do in the world. What a gift you are!

  46. Terri says:

    Just shared on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Debbi says:

    Your website is fun and beautiful and colorful… just like you!

  48. Lanie says:

    Love, love, love your new “big space”! I subscribed. lanie at laniejandco dot com

  49. Leonie Coleman says:

    Love, love, love your new website Rachel! Such a vibrant and happy space to play in xoxo

    PS. I shared you over at Facebook too x

  50. Megha says:

    Hey Rachel!! Congrats on this new lovely and beautiful space.. yes, the gold fish needs bigger place.. Sending love and luck for the new ..

    I have subscribed to your mailing list …

    hristiana (up in the comments loves you).. your art has been a major inspiration for her. Please include her name doubly in your give aways.. one on behalf of me.. I would love her to win one giveaway atleast.

    Regards and care,
    Megha xo

  51. Beth says:

    Congrats! The new digs looks AWESOME. I subscribed via Bloglovin. You can reach me at eamorey (at) gmail.

  52. Stacey says:

    I just subscribed – I’m new to your blog and now your website. Thanks for the chance to win your book. drcorgi@aol.com

  53. Rita Montgomery says:

    Congrats Rachel. I love your new site and thank you for the chance to win your book.

  54. Julie says:

    Rachel, I love your cards and book. I’ve purchased a dozen of your books, and at least 30 of your cards. I think I will only be sending out Rachel cards this next year. My mom and I discuss who we should give your books to because we wish we could give them to everyone who is special to us. Our goal is to eventually be able to afford to give one of your books to everyone we love. The hard part is that we both know people who are just wonderful and in need of the spiritual strength that your book emotes, so we take from our books and give to these people. Actually, the solution may be for there to be one of your books in the drawers of every hotel and motel. I’m not suggesting that it should replace the Bible. I’m merely saying that the truth & spirituality within its pages can do as much good as the Bible does. Please continue in your quest. Your efforts and gifts will reach far and wide.

  55. Lynn says:

    You give such happiness out in your work….I could look at it all day!
    Thank you for sharing and caring.
    Lynn Gillies

    I can be emailed at ldgillies@yahoo.com
    and I subscribed ๐Ÿ™‚

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  57. Maria says:

    Congratulations on your new site! It’s just beautiful.

  58. heather williams says:

    Rachel ~ I love the title of your book…it sounds wonderful & empowering!
    Thank you for sharing, & for the wonderful opportunity!!
    Many Blessings ~Hโ™ฅ~

  59. Trisha says:

    I NEED this! Gave mine away to a friend. ๐Ÿ˜€

  60. Lynda says:

    Would love to have a copy of this book…thank you for the chance to win!!!

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