speak the truth

By Rachel Awes on August 22, 2010

i’ve seen these words on a number of posts across blogland & hooray to the heart of their origin! i wanted to play some part in spreading such brave encouragement. (etsy added with love)

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  1. You inspire me !!!
    I needed these words exactly in this moment.

  2. Eden says:

    Rachel, you have such AWESOME drawings!! Love this statements as well, I remember a time my voice shook quite a bit πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. aimee says:

    bravo! yes! and no one else has ever said this with as much color as you!

  4. elizabeth says:

    Inspiring. Maybe it will be easier to do so when I remember it said with so much color and light.


  5. ….and you’ve done it so well. I’ve never heard it before, it’s brilliant. I just love your work, I’ve seen it in AB….you are and your illustrations are spirited and wondrous.

  6. Milena says:

    Yay, this is my mantra, I am learning to do exactly this πŸ™‚ Another art piece of sheer loveliness πŸ™‚

  7. Haley says:

    A powerful message x

  8. Jessie says:

    What a pretty design! My voice shook recently when I spoke the truth so I’m so happy to hear these words here. It makes me confidant that I said the right thing. Thankyou for the inspiration. πŸ™‚ xx

  9. Onneke says:

    Beautiful words and beautiful image. You are inspiring x

  10. The Islander says:

    What an inspiration…and what a good way to speak the truth, through art. Thanks!

  11. sherilee says:

    Amen. How true that is.

  12. Yes! I’ve seen it floating around too – so glad you reached up and grabbed it to turn it into your own marvelous masterpiece. Love it.

  13. wanda miller says:

    omg, you bring out such wonders in others, miss rachel! that is so well said “liv@choosing beauty”. i’ll just add, i can remember times in giving speeches when i couldn’t stop the quiver, it was maddening. you just said and painted it “RIGHT IN A NUTSHELL”. HERE is one of many nicknames i am calling you, “right on rachel”.. there will be more you know. xo

  14. Lori says:

    I love it sweet Rachel! My husband is on line buying my plane ticket RIGHT NOW!

  15. Your drawing captured the
    vulnerability of those words
    so amazingly.
    Love this, braveheart:)

  16. Kolleen says:

    inspire….that is what YOU do!


  17. Sweetness, so lovely!x!

  18. love the post. no truer words said
    Oonagh @ CeltoiCroi

  19. Kelly Berkey says:

    I’m just learning this in my 40’s. so lovely feeling to speak the truth. truth is, your art is amazing and so.are.you!

  20. Faiza says:

    this one gave me butterflies. love it!
    happiest week to you rachel!

  21. A beautiful image with incredible meaning, it’s wonderful!

  22. lori vliegen says:

    you always have the best way of saying things……and in the most colorful, sweet way!!! xox, :))

  23. chrissy says:

    i, for one, have not heard this most
    and certainly will never see it anywhere
    and full of love.


  24. Rachel says:

    this is a lovely sentiment! thanks for passing it along!

  25. Izzy says:

    just adorable, much much love for this piece.

  26. Megan Coyle says:

    What a sweet, sweet thought πŸ™‚

  27. Rebecca says:

    Love your site, your art and your heart. So glad you found me/I found you. Sending love your way…

  28. ELK says:

    i have not heard this quote ..what a truth though..your drawing as always has such a special feeling of happiness to it..

  29. Tammie says:

    great inspiration indeed and I know this so well. My spirit will not let me hold the truth in and no matter how frightening it is, I speak my truth. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Jenni Horne says:

    what a wonderful saying….

  31. Suvarna says:

    words to live by, love your drawing as always

  32. SUCH good advice. I’ve gotta remember this one.

  33. JooJoo says:

    I love this advice and your sweet and cheerful illustration! πŸ™‚ Big hugs! xoxo

  34. I did just that today. What a lovely reminder though.

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