look at what’s down this aisle!

By Rachel Awes on April 15, 2010


i was grocery shopping at target, when suddenly i was stunned by the sight of a little girl’s hands. her mom painted them & signed her arm with a heart, comma, mom. oh how our very lives are a canvas for art & love.

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  1. Izzy says:

    OH, I want her to paint my hands… How beautiful!

  2. hatjunkie says:

    That is really pretty. Looks like textile design.

  3. Lisa says:

    How absolutely fascinating!! Ah, the quote by Thoreau “The world is but a canvas for the imagination….”…and so are our bodies, minds, and every minute of our juicy lives.

    Hmm, maybe I’ll go do some painting!! πŸ™‚

    (Ooops – forgot to tell you last night…I’m LIVE!! πŸ™‚ I’ll email you w/more details!)

  4. AG Ambroult says:

    Those hands are beautiful! We have done hanna art before, but it never comes out t like that! Maybe with experience? After seeing that, I think we need to try again!
    (nice to “meet” you!)

  5. Dee says:

    Hello, So happy to find your colorful, fun and artsy blog. I hope you do not mind if I become a new follower. I just know I will enjoy visiting this happy place. Dee

  6. ELK says:

    that is really a fun thing to see…it looks as if YOU did it!!

  7. How lovely! Our very bodies are the canvas for love and life.

  8. That is so beautiful! And fun! Makes me smile! I once had a henna peace sign tattoo put on my hand but I smudged it before it had time to dry and so it was a very short lived work of art. πŸ™‚

  9. so beautiful! and i love that you stopped to take photos and appreciate it all πŸ™‚

  10. Whosyergurl says:

    now, I could get that kind of tattoo!

    Hoosier hugs,
    Cheryl

  11. wonderful blog!!!! Congratulations.

  12. what a delightful encounter! heart, comma, in love πŸ™‚

  13. Leililaloo says:

    Hi rachel, thank you very much for the heartwarming meassage you wrote on my blog today.
    It’s great to have you follow my blog form now on:)))

  14. Krissy says:

    wow! that’s so awesome. at first I thought it was henna- and the title, was tricking me into thinking it was tradition henna for a wedding, BUT it’s so much cooler!! what a sweet mom.

  15. Faiza says:

    love getting lost in mendhi…one of the things i love most about weddings in my culture…
    (heart is skipping, skipping, skipping!)

  16. That mom rocks and so do you for acknowledging her and her daughter right there in the grocery store!

  17. chrissy says:

    oh to have a child that would sit still long enough…
    painting fingernails ONE color is about our limit in our crazy household.
    i, too, love that you took the time to stop and be inquisitive…how pleased must that little girl have been to know she was the center of your attention and that it was because she was BEAUTIFUL.
    do you ever STOP making people feel like they are floating?
    do you?
    float float float…that.s all folks are doing around rachel awes!
    (lucky us!)
    happy body canvas painting treasure hunts to you!
    xoxo
    c

  18. Megan Coyle says:

    What fun – I love it when I run into surprises at the store. And I love how you say our lives are a canvas for art and love – well said πŸ™‚

  19. lori vliegen says:

    how cool…..and so observant of you to notice her gorgeously painted hands! wow….can you imagine what kind of other fabulous things her mom has done?! happy weekend, sweet gal (and thank you for the sweet love you always leave for me at my blog……hug, hug, hug!). xox, :))))

  20. I love this! I believe they do this regularly in other countries.

  21. Oh WOW! Walking artwork. This is really beautiful, intricate work. How FUN.

  22. Melita says:

    i just love this! i have some henna but don’t know anyone local who could decorate me πŸ˜‰ hugs!!

  23. this is so beautiful, what a great mom!

  24. jennydraws says:

    That is one coooool mom. I love it. And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

  25. Judy Wise says:

    Beautiful! I want to have a party and paint each other. xo

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