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Bringing Spring

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Spring is alive and well and on her way. I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve missed her dearly. xx

New art: Raising My Vibration

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

All with love XOX, Rachel

The world waits

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The world indeed waits… sending love to people still without power and warmth in Texas and to vulnerable people everywhere who need our goodness. xox, Rachel

Synchronicity

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

The phone rings and I was just thinking of that person. I was just painting with oranges and yellows and an orange and yellow gift arrives. In the midst of daydreaming about spring, a bus drives by with a bold green billboard announcing “SPRING!” Synchronicity feels important. Maybe it’s because things are clicking together and […]

Transforming fullness

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

I found an old sketch of mine and considered how many waves of expression have come through. My drawings now look similar to how they used to but are also changed. My presence and words are also similar but changed. Into the transforming fullness of me, my deep spirit invites. Into full expanse ahead and […]

It is never too late

Monday, December 7th, 2020

It is never too late to hold my inner child in my lap, look into her eyes, and tell her she belongs. There is so much we have all learned about belonging since childhood. This is hard-won wisdom and the learning is ongoing. What does your current adult-self know about belonging that the child didn’t […]

Affirmation Tomtes

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

TODAY, November 12, is The American Swedish Institute’s Jul Shop Opening! (2600 Park Ave. MPLS. MN) My Affirmation Tomte art prints sit on those joyous jul-shelves, awaiting new homes! https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/jul-shop-opening-asi-member-appreciation-weekend These tomtes are also creating mischief at one of my very favorite shops, https://joy-and-company.com/ in Grand Marais, MN. They also have great art supplies and […]

My haiku for you

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Birds are landing here. Endless blossoming branches. My heart is a tree. Please join me and share your own haiku in a comment below! The first sentence holds 5 syllables, second sentence holds 7 syllables, and third sentence 5 again. What I have found is rare truth and beauty emerge when using spare words. What […]

True Belonging

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

I will no longer pay a price to belong. True belonging is free.  Have you ever found yourself in a group of people and fakely laughing at a joke that hurts people, or engaging in false intimacy with people through gossiping? Or perhaps saying or doing things out of simply wanting to belong? We all […]

Happy 90th birthday, Mom!

Monday, October 12th, 2020

This glorious month of October is the same month my mom has turned 90! A few years back, I got us each matching cardigans and took some photos with them (I’ve included one of these previous photos below) and thought this was a good time for a new round (all beautiful Gudrun Sjoden cardi’s of […]