listening to you

By Rachel Awes on December 21, 2012

this lovely artist is marie heb:
“I’ve always been an artist from the days I would quietly sit behind my childhood home, and sketch photos from borrowed library books.  However,it wasn’t  until 7 years ago I became more serious about pursuing it when I serendipitously met a woman whom I connected with. She took me under her wing for a year with private studies in Fine Art.  Unfortunately, my mentor passed away, and I continued on my journey by taking many workshops, mainly in mixed media. It took me approx. 2 years to find  my style, and discovered that I don’t slot  myself in a particular  category. I would say I’m  a creative soul. I love to create on how I feel in the moment.Some of my subjects are stylized, fantasy, whimsies with positive messages, angels,florals,and assemblage.
It’s a beautiful  continual journey of learning and discovering.
Here’s a taste of what I create. These are recent art!”
More of my artwork can be found @ my blog , Facebook or etsy.
this lovely artist is lisa erickson:

Listen to the flowers
Listening to their body language, their unfolding in the morning and closing in the evening, open pedaled to the sun and unrecognizable lines for bee paths to the center. Listening with all senses as I believe they have secrets to tell.
 (Part of a series of images about taking in flowers with all senses.)

Lisa has been interested in art since she was young. She graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in the late 80’s art has led her in many directions including backdrops, printmaking, illustration, teaching, painting and drawing and recently she has started up a new body of digital work that includes cards and prints.’ Hear the Flowers’ is one of these new works. It is a series of five pieces depicting the five senses and is inspired from working at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in the Sensory Garden with recovering substance abuse and teenage pregnancy teens. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota and is married with two children and works also as a dental hygienst.

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

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  1. artlover says:

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  2. Tammie Lee says:

    thank you for sharing these wonderful artists!

    lovely solstice to you and yours~

  3. artlover says:

    Thanks so much Rachel for featuring my art. Wishing you all the best during this festive season. I mentioned you on my FB 😉

    Mariette xox

  4. listen to the flowers….oh how
    i LOVE that:)
    thank you for sharing, dear rachel:)
    rich buttery peace to you,

  5. Wishing you the season’s brighter times.

  6. Awwwwwh! This post touched my heart! How awesome and sweet! Mentors are the best. I miss my mentors as well. The artwork is amazing!! Beautiful work indeed. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet nectar! Hugs for Christmas!
    P.S. Glad you liked the dolls!

  7. Bev says:

    great info on 2 wonderful artists thanks for sharing Rachel, your book is on my wishlist and love your blog have it on my google reader…

    hugz bev

  8. Relyn Lawson says:

    I just wanted to pop by and wish you the happiest new year. May your 2013 be full of blessings, laughter, and happy surprises. Thank you for being a blog friend and a joyful part of my life.

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