an invitation

By Rachel Awes on May 7, 2010

these words are a combination of two different writings from “open the door” by joyce rupp & “eat, pray, love” by elizabeth gilbert. i have tucked them into my day planner & they occasionally find their way to the top of that little paper pile or inch their way off to the side of the pile & whisper “remember us? remember you? keep going…deeper, further, more true, more you.” i share this same encouragement with you now, with colors & petals & love.

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  1. hatjunkie says:

    Words to live by. Your colours are really just amazing.

  2. wonderful colors, wonderful words…..

  3. Amariah says:

    I love the message, and I have to say that I just adore the way that you draw text!

  4. Wonderful message and again, adorable illustration! Just love your style!

  5. Kim Mailhot says:

    Love the colors & petals & love and the wonderful words of encouragement.
    Taking them inside today…
    Big Love to you, Beautiful !

  6. Dee says:

    This is an invitation I will gladly accept. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Beautiful Rachel! I just love the happy feel of your work. Happy Mothers Day!

    โ™ฅJenny

  8. matirose says:

    i love this.
    thank you for your kind comment. your art is working it’s magic on me too ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I accept this invitation wholeheartedly…XOXOrly

  10. Kolleen says:

    yes!!!

    go after your blessings……yum!

    eat, pray, love….what a great book!!

    happy friday beautiful, sunshine filled you!!!

    xoxoxo
    k

  11. S. Etole says:

    It does take practice, doesn’t it … and exercise

  12. Seems the cosmic forces are talking to you, and you are listening. These are great quotes to remember. Fantastic reds and greens in this drawing, too. Great!

  13. Whosyergurl says:

    I am reading eat, pray, love right now! Thanks for your gentle lovely reminder for all of us.
    Have a beautiful weekend Rachel!
    xo, Cheryl

  14. Kelly Berkey says:

    Rachel,
    You always put a smile on my face!
    MUAH!
    Kelly

  15. kendalee says:

    This is an invitation I am delighted to accept, especially because it’s offered with petals and colour and love. Irresistible. Thank you!

    I’ve so enjoyed catching up on your most recent posts Rachel. I always find heartfood in your space… it’s a gift. Thank you for that too! xox

  16. Faiza says:

    so appreciate the whispers that you bring into my life…

  17. Jennifer says:

    great message Rachel, here’s one I heard this morning too, “What if the bluebirds decided their song wasn’t good enough?”-julie cameron…makes ya’ think, huh? of course the little blue birds are probably REALLY blue with cold this morning! Happy Saturday to you!

  18. aimee says:

    not only do i love the drawing, but i also like how action-oriented it is – a good reminder that these things don’t always come naturally or unbidden – sometimes it takes a lot of work. but worth it!

  19. HI RACHEL THANKS FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS ON MY BLOG YOUR WORK IS VERY UNIQUE SO LOOSE AND FREE LOVELY X

  20. Love the colors in this one and of course the message. Just saying the word “blessings” makes me feel good. I’m that way with certain words, rolling them off the tongue and trying out how they sound is something I like to do. The B words are especially nice. Belly, Beautiful, Best, Bohemian, Blessings… ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Shona Cole says:

    oh yes, more words to live by. convicting… a reminder that sometimes I forget.. I need that word relentlessness. yes I need that. thank you.

  22. chrissy says:

    i am always at the BOTTOM of your comment tower that gets bigger and bigger and bigger with each beautiful piece you do dear rachel.
    THIS IS MY FAVORITE.
    i just had to say that because i think i say that about everything you do!
    EVERYTHING is my FAVORITE.
    Especially You!
    you,
    dear
    girl
    are
    my
    favorite
    bfinm.

    happy mama.s day to overflowing heart filled YOU!

    xox
    chrissy

  23. Lorraine says:

    beautiful drawings .hope you had a lovely mums day

  24. lindy says:

    I love love this one! Eat Pray Love is an all time favorite book read at least 5 times! Lovely invitation. Thank You!

  25. Lauren says:

    very nice! I like relentless

  26. Megan Coyle says:

    I love the messages in your pieces ๐Ÿ™‚ what sweet words and a sweet illustration. another visual piece of inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Kathianne says:

    I needed to hear this today. Thanks for posting it. It feels like it was just for me. : )

  28. Tina Gilmore says:

    What a nice invitation Rachel, your work is so lovely. Many thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. xx

  29. lori vliegen says:

    i can see why these words keep making their way to the top of your “remember me” list……and your sweet illustrations always touch my heart, dear girl!! another fabulous piece of artwork by fabulous, sweet pea artist rachel!!! ;))

  30. Okay now you speaking prophetically! This is awesome. What encouragement that was. All tied up with fabulous colors and line! You are so talented and blessed! You really encouraged my heart. I felt like these words are just for me. Thanks for listening!
    Hugs
    V

  31. ELK says:

    don’t you just love it when snips of life make to the top of the pile over and over..this is divine!

  32. S. Etole says:

    such a timely reminder …

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