Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

New art is coming…

By Rachel Awes on March 12, 2018

Next week I’ll be releasing a new art print, to welcome in our season of spring! I’ll see you here March 19! With all my love! xox Rachel

Listening to you

By Rachel Awes on March 2, 2018

This inspiring artist is Danielle Doby:

Danielle Doby identifies herself as a author. artist. activist. and can be wonderfully found here:


if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to rachelawes@gmail.com

Pillows in shop! (Extra February post!)

By Rachel Awes on February 19, 2018

New 14 X 14 decorative pillows are in shop! 

A bunny named Tulip, in 5 colorways:

(See all colors here: http://rachelawes.etsy.com)

& Affirmation pillows!

All with great comfort and love, xox Rachel

Pillow perusing here: PILLOWS


It’s a small world after all, plus some baking, bathrooming, spring, & cats!

By Rachel Awes on February 5, 2018

I love the reminder of what a small world we have, after all, with how deeply connected we each are. Someone bought a few art prints from me to give away to her friends, and got them in time before flying out to California to gift her first one, whose word of 2018 is to “Shine.” She sent me this photo the next day, saying, “You aren’t going to believe this!” along with this photo of “Molly,” who is a dear heart I met through another friend a couple years ago. Not only do I adore the reminder of our miraculous interconnected relationships, but also how soulful messages persist to find us, repeating their encouragement, “Shine, shine, shine.”

& speaking of shining…in the depths of this cold Minnesota winter, here are a few other things I’ve been up to, to warm up my heart, like baking this delicious Orange Cake!:

Orange cake 🍰
Add 1 t lemon extract and 1-3 oz packet lemon instant pudding and 3/4 cup orange juice and 4 eggs and 1/2 cup oil to yellow cake mix. YUM!!! (& simple powder sugar & vanilla & milk for icing)

& together, our family designed & had our old bathroom remodeled!

& in the land of Gudrun Sjoden, spring has sprung! you can find all kinds of delicious colorful garments and read interviews from some of the clothing ambassadors here: http://gudrunsjoden.com

And then I count my blessings for sweet moments, like this one, where I was over the meow-moon to be twinsies with my sweet veterinarian friend, Suzy, in our Gudrun Sjoden cat tunics‼️ She has the most tender heart and I am humbled to call her friend & bask in such a love bubble 💕 I think such moments speak to the little girl within, and I send much love to your inner child too!

Happy Valentines Day to all, with the spirit of embracing your every beat, your tears of joy & sorrow, all that you hold in the open & in secret, & with so much love always, xox Rachel

♥♥♥New spring artwork releasing in upcoming March 19 blog post♥♥♥

Listening to You

By Rachel Awes on February 2, 2018

This dear artist, Daniela Gargiulo, is a sister Gudrun Sjoden ambassador in the U.K!:

The pic above is Daniela wearing some glory from Gudrun’s new spring collection, and if that isn’t enough to be delighted by, she also makes her own dresses AND ukulele cases!:

Ivy Arch is the creative project of British artist-maker Daniela Gargiulo. A lifetime crafter, maker and fabric hoarder, the birth of her daughter gave her the opportunity to leave a career in publishing and launch her own craft label. Her handmade quilted ukulele cases and appliqué bags took the international ukulele playing community by storm and she made and sold over 100 of these in a 3 year period. In 2013 Daniela pledged to give up buying clothes for a year and embarked on sewing her own handmade wardrobe – and she hasn’t stopped sewing since!

One of Gudrun Sjödén’s colourful ambassadors, Daniela continues to make and create from her seaside home in Lancing, West Sussex, UK. She also works on local arts and heritage projects, and with her ukulele partner Harriet Booth runs L.U.V. Club – Lancing Village’s ukulele jam.




If you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to rachelawes@gmail.com

My dreams are coming with me & blog update

By Rachel Awes on January 8, 2018

Dear friends, Out of a sense of surrender to all that calls, and after more than 10 years of weekly blog posts, I am going to begin posting just once a month. Behind the blog scenes, I’ll be continuing to cook up a new art print once each season/quarter, engaging in Gudrun Sjoden ambassador adventures, writing my middle grade fiction book (it’s been a couple months since I’ve written, given holidays, unexpected care of my mom following her fall, some lovely and commotion-filled house construction, and other life stuff–which I know you can all relate to!) and additional spontaneous gallivanting–all of which I’ll share here in monthly love morsels! (I post more frequently on Facebook these days at: https://www.facebook.com/rachel.awes) ♥

Into 2018 we go together, with deliberate loving care for our dear lives ♥♥♥

Listening To You

By Rachel Awes on January 5, 2018

This darling artist is Bella Sinclair!

Butterfly Angel

Go Fish



Spring Ruckus

Dilettante Extraordinaire: She’s an advertiser-turned psychologist-turned stay-at-home mom, caught between yearnings for intellectual stimulation and creative explosion!

You can find Bella’s beautiful blog HERE ♥

If you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to rachelawes@gmail.com

Happy New Year

By Rachel Awes on January 1, 2018

Happy New Year, beloveds. XOX Rachel


By Rachel Awes on December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & a deep hearted YES to all your light, tenderness, & might! With much love to each & all this holiday season! XOX Rachel

Join the dance

By Rachel Awes on December 18, 2017

Dear friends, This little sketch was inspired from the animated film, “The Prince of Egypt” & you can see this particular inspiration here: Through Heaven’s Eyes

Shared in the spirit of illuminating your deep & wide value, in full color & dance! With all my heart! XOX Rachel