Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

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…

“Love”

“Magic”

“She”

“Rosie”

“Edith was partial to polka dots”

“Dream”

 “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

Listening to you

By Rachel Awes on July 12, 2018

This is me holding “Pond Life,” a painting I’ve wanted for a couple years, and knew it would fit in beautifully to our remodeled bathroom! I finally ordered it from the dazzling artist, Suzie Cumming! And I’m sooo glad I did!

 “I am an English artist living and working in the South of England. I could probably write a book about my creative journey from a young child up until now but for now let’s just say that being creative is a huge part of m 

After completing a Foundation Course in Art & Design I took a degree in Textile Design and Surface Pattern and in 2002 won a postgraduate award from the Arts & Humanities Research Board to study for an MA in Textile Design. Since graduating I have gone on to design freelance for the interior sector specialising in designing rugs and furnishings as well as undertaking commissions for art work and exhibiting extensively around the country.”

You can find her online shop here: Etsy Shop

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

A yummy summer recipe!

By Rachel Awes on July 11, 2018

I just had to share my yummy breakfast! Strawberry butter on a gluten-free chocolate cinnamon bagel!

And add chocolate chips and cinnamon to the batter (not the seeds) for this sweet variety! Then, in a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup room temp butter (kerrygold my favorite,) with finely chopped strawberries and 2 T. sweetener (honey my favorite) OR just go with the finely chopped strawberries! YUM!

All with love! XOX

A “Rachel doll!”

By Rachel Awes on July 8, 2018

I consider one of the greatest gifts we can give is to really see one another, and I am dearly & delightfully grateful to have received this through a surprise “Rachel doll” gift from my magnificent friend Kelly Lish! Swoon! Our loving reflection is powerful beyond measure, and I’m thankful for all my friends, near and far.

Kelly has her art listed online here: SHOP. I’m not sure if she will be offering dolls too?  

I’ll be back to share about an upcoming event soon in Minneapolis, MN! With all my love always XOX

Free additional drawings just for you in this book through end of Monday!

By Rachel Awes on June 30, 2018

Dears! Gift yourself or a beloved! I am drawing in the book “all i did was listen” ONLY through end of day Monday for FREE! Order this book at http://rachelawes.etsy.com and receive a couple original additional drawings in your book! (Orders may take 2-3 weeks for delivery) MUCH love, with all my heart ? These are made for you 

♥♥♥

Listening to you

By Rachel Awes on June 29, 2018

This glorious artist is Kim Simonsson:

I am in awe of his ceramic figures, currently featured through July 15 at The American Swedish Institute in MPLS, MN. I highly recommend stepping into this fantastical world before the exhibition closes if you can! You can also find his works online here: http://www.kimsimonsson.com/

Another exhibition coming to the American Swedish Institute (and I can hardly wait and I’ll be at the July 26 opening!) is: https://www.asimn.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/gudrun-sjoden-colourful-universe 

Our beauty, around and within, astounds me.

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