feels so good

By Rachel Awes on March 7, 2011

yesyesyes to all your aliveness!
& i want to share with you that
out of increasing self-care & re-distributing where i place
my creative time, i will be changing my posts to once a week.
your encouraging/kind/gorgeous words you share here
with me & others will simply hold double the joy-wow for me.
oh how i thank you each so.

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  1. Diane says:

    I’ll look forward to my weekly Rachel time and I so agree with you–it’s time to get off of this computer!

  2. wowwww happy monday!!!!!


  3. Sensing the season’s turning
    and flowing with the winds
    as they shift
    is an art in itself
    …well done
    fearless flowy you!
    Beautiful things blossom
    when soil gets to replenish
    and rest:)
    And YOU, you yourself,
    are precious art
    ….well worth tending!
    Glad and inspired
    and loving you
    and all of your aliveness,

  4. Marilyn Rock says:

    Look forward to your weekly posts. Love your Blog and your art and words are a wonderful marriage.

  5. ELK says:

    i see you there at the top of each day with so much to embrace .. have a color filled sunshine day!!

  6. nacherluver says:

    What a wonderful feeling picture!

  7. Kim Mailhot says:

    Brava ! I will meet you here. Take sweet care of precious you !

  8. Cathy Bueti says:

    Looking forward to your weekly posts! And good for you for putting yourself first! Love this piece btw! πŸ™‚

  9. Love this one! It DOES feel good to be alive πŸ™‚

    I’m proud of you for knowing what’s best for you and I look forward to my weekly trip over here.

    Happy Monday, sweet Rachel!

  10. LauraX says:

    Beautiful as always Rachel. I too seem to be scaling back on posts, self care will add to compassionate presence in the world.

    Enjoy your time of renewal and creative flow. We will all be blessed by your decision, I’m sure of it.

  11. Eden says:

    She conquered that mountain and has challenged herself, her way! Yep, it’s good to be alive!

  12. Brooke says:

    I just love this drawing. Thank you for this extra bit of sunshine! I’m fine with however you show up, as long as you do;)

  13. Julia says:

    No words…just big, big love in my heart for beautiful, beautiful you.

    I love you so, my friend. And this drawing–still trying to catch my breath.


  14. Listening is often enough and a once a week post will be fabulous…joyful paintings! So happy I found you at Magaly’s “Tiny Little Spill!”

  15. Faiza says:

    DITTO! breathing in and out with you today!

  16. wanda miller says:

    i’m dropping off a bit as well…can’t be on the computer so much! and the question is turned to you, HOW CAN WE THANK YOU, for such positive happy, upbeat INSPIRATION. i shall buzz in here weekly for a HAPPY SHOT in the arm…or make that in my heart and soul, when it comes to YOU! xoxo

  17. wanda miller says:

    …and another thing…:))…i think the verification word insert is so humorous sometimes…today on your post it was PATHING…hhhmmm…there’s a good title for all of us to run with…for your amusing and brave soul searching!!! xoxo

  18. Suz says:

    Take good care of yourself, Rachel. I love my print soooo much!


  19. Nancy says:

    Good job for listening to that inner voice that says “makes some changes” I need to submit as well…..

    I just want you to know that I am encouraged and inspired every time I visit your blog so I will be checking in to see what you’re cup to……

    Hugs and blessings

  20. gypsysticks says:

    such a beautiful drawing and sentiment.
    that’s how I feel each time I’m here.
    blessings to you in all you do.
    I’ll treasure my weekly “all i did was listen” even more.

  21. Hallelujah! Yes, it’s great to be alive! What a great picture of triumph and celebration. Love the patterns in the mountain. And good for you for taking care of you!

    Thank you, sweet Rachel, for the bunny love. You always know how to make me feel happy! xoxo

  22. Rachel – I agree, take care of yourself first, so we can continue to feel the joy in your beautiful creations! To thank you, I have passed on One Lovely Blog Award to you. Please visit this link at my blog to pick it up! http://thespiritthatmovesme.blogspot.com/p/news.html

  23. Yael says:

    Oh dear, oh dear!
    You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO right!!!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  24. Becky says:

    Sounds like a good plan, enjoy!

  25. Oh yes it does feel good to be alive! Good for you, I look forward to seeing your weekly posts Rachel, they uplift my soul every time!

  26. Gorgeous print, so vibrant, I love that it so simply celebrates being alive!! It is wonderful! I am impressed that you are practicing self care and boundaries by deciding to only post once a week, that is something that I have been thinking about lately…just really focusing on where I am putting my energy and what is most important. Cheering you on!!

  27. Tammie says:

    yea, you are taking care of yourself! wishing you wonderful time doing what you wish or need to do.

    such a lively wonderful piece of art!

  28. Heather says:

    what a fun blog, i am looking forward to following you and your creative work! xo

  29. Love your blog.. each time I visit.
    I love your artworks.. ! πŸ™‚

  30. lori vliegen says:

    we truly understand that redistribution of life’s priorities……and i know that i’ll be totally looking forward to that special “rachel day” of the week!!! xoxo

  31. Megan Coyle says:

    sounds like a fabulous plan. and I’m looking forward to your weekly posts πŸ™‚ this one is pretty marvelous – it does feel good to be alive πŸ™‚

  32. elizabeth says:

    it looks like a celebration of aliveness. love the flower-covered hillside.

  33. Looking forward to seeing my friend what this regrouping will do in your art AND YOUR LIFE.


  34. Good choice…and I’ve been trying to spend less time on the computer too. It really takes discipline! Kudos to you!

  35. I agree good choice! I feel at time we blog so much that we are not living our lives. I love blogging, but it’s a lot of work. I want to be an encouragement and inspiration to others, but if you are not taking time to come away and do what you need to do for self then you give out of your lack and there is no inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing this nugget of truth.
    Big, big, big hugs to you,

  36. Lori says:

    Yay! You go girl. I love love love self care. And I love love love you.


  37. Your blog ever so lovely so colorful so full of light and inspiring, loveeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  38. koralee says:

    Oh I soooo love love this sweet sweet post of yours…. ..more time for yourself is such a blessing…you are one smart cookie! hugs. xoxoxoxxox

  39. Love that sunshine, we need some here in Oregon. I’ll look forward to weekly sunshine here Rachel!
    Sending love to youβ™₯

  40. Kerri says:

    yes, so true! πŸ™‚

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