from my terrain to yours, with love.

By Rachel Awes on May 17, 2010

i’m adoring these warm & blooming days now in minnesota! i was on a walk & saw a woman bent over & tending her garden & was both moved by the loving arch of her body as well as her beautiful blooms. (etsy added with love)

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  1. Diane says:

    Absolutely lovely way of showing the signs of Spring!

  2. Kim Mailhot says:

    Tending one’s garden is important stuff, Beautiful Rachel. That we celebrate the beauty in that makes it all the sweeter.
    Have a wonderful week !

  3. LOVE this!

    And I was born in MN πŸ™‚

  4. Faiza says:

    can hear the birds chirping in these gorgeous colours!

  5. S. Etole says:

    what a creative way to express it …

  6. hatjunkie says:

    How beautiful! I probably always write that as a comment on your blog, but it’s really the first thing that comes to mind every time I see your work.

  7. Kelly Berkey says:

    That’s adorable. Yes, it is beautiful in MN right now. Hubby’s been tending his garden all weekend and having so much fun. I’m glad he loves it so. I enjoy sitting out there, but not doing all the work! I’ll have photos up on my blog soon!

  8. chrissy says:

    ok stop this.
    stop this insanity!
    EVERY single time you post a new piece,
    i say…
    i can.t keep up with all the juicy goodness you share.
    i am LOVING this dear rachel.
    the dots are spotty and wonderful and full of good cheer!
    and your poetic wording? gushing!
    i would LOVE to take a little field trip into that pretty red head of yours and sit amongst all the amazing thoughts that must be floating so freely up in there!
    let me know when tickets go on sale!


  9. oh my i love the dots.
    and i can really feel it…
    spring has come here up north in winnipeg too and it’s delicious!

  10. Mechelle says:

    Rachel thanks for your kind compliment! I like your warm and inviting spring illustration. Enjoy your great weather!

  11. aimee says:

    oh yum yum yum! her garden looks like a bowl full of gumballs! love the colors and the inspiration behind this one!

  12. Dee says:

    It looks like she and the garden are one.Perhaps that is why she has such beautiful blooms. πŸ™‚

  13. dearest rachel, as i tend to my own garden, this lovely serendipity consumes me with joy! i’m moved by all that you create, all that is YOU! i’m catching up on posts and read your recent interview… in fact, i need to go read it again, because it speaks to me so much πŸ™‚

    i really can’t thank you enough for being a believer in me and sending me your powerful vibes of encouragement. its just what i needed to thrust me along. you have so many special gifts, beyond words. THANK YOU for being a friend, an inspirer, and a bright and shining light! how lucky i am to know you.

    Gratefully, Carissa πŸ™‚

  14. ELK says:

    close to the blooms ..close to love!

  15. lori vliegen says:

    i just love it how you take everyday events (like a woman tending to her garden) and turn them into magical little pieces of artwork!! your use of color is always amazing…..and i am LOVING how you colored in that sunshine!!!! fabulous!!! xox, ;))

  16. naomi orana says:

    This is such a beautiful, fun, happy blog ! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work πŸ™‚

  17. Kolleen says:

    this made me smile so big….the colors, the words, the happiness, the goodness sprinkled all about!!!

    you inspire.

    big loves and hugs,

  18. Whosyergurl says:

    I LOVE that you admired her body and her arch! Isn’t the human body a beautiful thing? LOVE your art!
    xo, Cheryl

  19. elizabeth says:

    This piece is so smiley and happy. It would make a perfect card.

  20. Izzy says:

    love, love, love it!!!

  21. oh so, so lovely. rachel, we should “gift” each other a piece of art sometime. let me know when one evokes such a gift. peace.

  22. I love dots. Have I ever told you this? And you have turned dots into a divine piece of wonderment, a fresh and fancy garden I can almost smell and the most charming sunshine ever. Feels like my heart’s been tended to, too. You’re amazing!

  23. Micki says:


    You just won my blog giveaway sweetie!!
    If you email me your postal address (my email is in my blog profile) I will get it sent out to you asap!!

    Thanks for entering πŸ™‚

    Micki x

  24. julie king says:

    another beautiful piece of art that speaks to my heart!! you go girl!

  25. Pat says:

    Wonderful art! Love the colors, so happy on such a dreary day here in MD!

  26. wanda miller says:

    rachel, thank you for such up beat positive, delightful comments!!! your work has got to be like: “WHO YOU ARE”…fun is just one word that comes to mind in perusing here…so glad to have found you…you rock with your very own art vibes and i am groovin’ with you too!!! xo wanda

  27. wanda miller says:

    i got so carried away with glee and you i forgot to mention, this post…how endearing your words about the gardener’s body…so special the way you worded it…along with your delightful art…you’re the bomb!

  28. Lisa says:

    Beautiful, as always. Your concise description of the moment inspiring your art–“loving arch of her body”–the words and art are visual poetry. I think you should add that to your profile description: Visual poet.

  29. Carmelina says:

    fabulous, fun and fresh colours!

    and don’t you just love being ‘moved’ and then translating that movement into artwork!
    I do!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  30. lady desidia says:

    I really love your work!

  31. Emily says:

    Rachel-I wanted to give you a belated huge THANK-YOU for featuring Paris on your blog! I’m so glad you love him. Maine is so busy in the spring with all the gardening to get in.I have been busy. Your art work is beautiful! Emily

  32. Hi Rachel. I love your art and the messages you send. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am now a happy follower. πŸ™‚

  33. jgr says:

    Hi Rachel,
    This is beautiful! You have a wonderful style!

  34. Jennifer says:

    Rachel, you do realize that your ART is a bloom in the garden of your life, right?? Keep showing us your flowers, for they brighten my day!

  35. Julissa says:

    What a bright, colorful and happy peice! Love where you got your inspiration from πŸ™‚

  36. KathrynAntyr says:

    Your artwork is bright, cheery, vibrant all signs of the woman who created it. Thank you for sending out a lot of love in this world. You are a star!

  37. Life can be so much more when we take the time to truly look (and appreciate) our surroundings…just like you did when you noticed the woman in her garden.

  38. Wonderland says:

    Dear Rachel!
    This work is so nice and warm, I love it!

  39. gretchenmist says:

    such a bright + gorgeous image. i’d like a little spring {we are at the start of winter here}.
    thanks so much for all your lovely comments πŸ™‚

  40. Amelia says:

    thanks for visiting – I have many things stitched on my heart! :0

    Loving the warmth and sun arriving in London Uk right now too . . . .


  41. Rachel, this is wonderful! The big balls of color remind me of a great gumball machine. It makes me smile and fills me with such joy!

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