Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

7 day challenge!

By Rachel Awes on February 14, 2019

Add a spring to the step of your winter with this 7 day challenge! Me and my delightful friend and sister Gudrun Sjoden clothing ambassador, Kelly Rae Roberts, plan to wear and share spring clothing on social media for 7 days in a row, and hope you will join us and do the same! This will run from February 18-24 and if you are so inclined, let’s include the hashtags #7daychallenge and #springinwinter and #gudrunsjoden (in places like  Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) so we can find and brighten one another!

See you soon! xox! Rachel

I am full of both

By Rachel Awes on January 3, 2019

A few words

By Rachel Awes on December 13, 2018

A few thoughts from this corner of the world of late, with love…

A few words covering everything:

and griefs (they show up in all kinds of forms!):

and joys (our son Abe after a weekend of dance performances last weekend…the tall blonde w/glasses and our son Sam with our niece Michaela, extending many ordinary moments of kind listening…we were in a big group in a restaurant…I realize this pic has all kinds of alcohol in the background! Ha!) and continued fun with dressing up in Gudrun Sjoden clothing!:

& tonight’s FUN, co-teaching about celebrating and appreciating yourself and others with my dear friend SARK and you can see more here: http://planetsark.org/sww-open/

and last and most dearly, wishing each of you a life-giving and healthy holiday season, overflowing to forever and ever with contentment, joy, and peace. With LOVE, rachel

new art for winter: she protects her peace

By Rachel Awes on November 5, 2018

Made and shared with love for your deep indwelling of peace 

(Art prints available here: http://rachelawes.etsy.com)

Muir/Mirror Woods angel

By Rachel Awes on October 8, 2018

Happy fall from me & the Muir/Mirror woods angel (“Mirror” in reference to reflecting our bigness!) 

new joy pack for fall!: obey thy joy

By Rachel Awes on September 10, 2018

 Joy pack! A gift for yourself and for loved ones! Receive dressed up elephant wisdom to obey your joy in the form of an Obey Thy Joy: art print, notebook/sketchbook, and sheet of 24 stickers, available here with love, always: http://rachelawes.etsy.com

p.s! Joy is also happening on Instagram and I’d love to see you there too!: https://www.instagram.com/rachelawes/

Paintings & Jewelry

By Rachel Awes on August 14, 2018

Lots of painting and jewelry making going on over here lately…





“Edith was partial to polka dots”


 “Dessert First”

& more new art, coming in September…

with all my love, rachel ♥♥♥

August days (& new art coming in September!)

By Rachel Awes on August 7, 2018

Our son, Abe, has been in Italy for 6 months and will come home middle of August. Here he is in a recent photo shoot there by Moreno Pregno Photography. He is a dancer and I love how this captures his authentic way of being and moving in the world…wonderfully creatureesque. He will be returning to the U of MN this fall to finish his degree, and our younger son, Sam, an engineering student, will be moving back out to begin his second year at the U of MN. Alongside the comings and goings this month, I’m now gearing up energies and words to speak to a group about “kindness,” and soon retreat with my family for a few days by a lake before all these revolving doors get busy again! I count my blessings for the gorgeousness of our lives, and having hearts to feel such love.

And new art will be coming in September! Stay tuned for JOY!

All with love xox, Rachel

A Colourful Universe with Gudrun Sjoden and the American Swedish Institute!

By Rachel Awes on July 30, 2018

Gudrun Sjoden, the glorious Swedish clothing company I’m an ambassador for, now has a 3 month exhibition at the American Swedish Institute in MPLS and if you are able, I encourage you to RACE to it! And the museum shop has a pop up shop during this time too! Thursday evening was her preview party and was SO MUCH FUN! I was one of 40 models in her First Look Fashion Show, previewing 2018 fall, winter, and holiday collections, and wore her kimono from holiday (coming out before Christmas.) Here are a few photos from this place and time!

& here I am, returned to the exhibit on Saturday (just can’t get enough!)… jumping in front of Gudrun’s original watercolors in her fall “rose” felted wool coat and high summer’s dress!

Bliss, bliss, bliss!

Annie & me (Gudrun’s C.O.O. and my D.E.A.R.H.E.A.R.T!)

& Gudrun & I at the close of a very happy evening.

Wow Wow Wow. So much authentic color, dear people, art-making, living… brightly and unapologetically.

Shared with LOVE to ALL you are! xox, rachel

You are invited!

By Rachel Awes on July 16, 2018

First Look: Gudrun Sjödén – A Colourful Universe

thursday, July 26, 2018 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm

American Swedish Institute, MPLS, MN

YOU ARE INVITED! Gudrun Sjoden herself will be there, along with her team, flying in from Sweden. There will be a fashion show, that I’ll be part of, featuring the forest theme of her upcoming fall line, accompanied by the live music of the Anonymous Choir. Come see her new exhibited artwork! Friends, I truly swoon at her watercolors that magically turn into clothing! Her fairytale story is REAL!

You can find event and ticket information at this link: https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/first-look-gudrun-sjoden-colourful-universe

Hope to see you there! With all my love! XOX