such an arch

By Rachel Awes on January 16, 2012

upon contemplation of the st. louis arch

(a commission piece)

… how i adore all that points us to possibility. xox

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  1. Diane says:

    Thank you for starting out my week in a good way!!

  2. A very beautiful reminder! x

  3. lori vliegen says:

    i lived in st. louis many years ago……the arch is truly an awesome thing to behold, and so is your artwork, sweet art girl!! happy week to you!! xox

  4. Mary says:

    Oh how I adore your drawings!!!


  5. A wonderful thought and reminder to really look at what’s around us! Lovely job, Rachel.

  6. aimee says:

    i love how she’s opening herself so freely. absolutely gorgeous piece.

  7. Andrea says:

    This on took my breath away.

  8. Amalia K says:

    Inspirational words as always, Rachel! (^_^)

  9. Trish says:

    Wonderful…what a great

  10. Piarom says:

    your cute pic opened my heart ❤ and I love it!

  11. Tammie says:

    outstretches arch and arms, sunshine and wings…. perfect!

  12. Nancy says:

    You definitely have the gift of encouraging others which you do so well through your art and words….

  13. Isabel says:

    Love the art and the quote:O) Beautiful:O)

  14. ELK says:

    this lifted me and made me smile ..archs are so symbolic! happy day to you!

  15. “mon-archs” me. WOWIE kaPOWIE!!
    that blows me away
    and then up high
    and higher
    and, wait, I’m flying:):):)
    oh thanks to beautiful you.

  16. wanda miller says:

    …and how i adore what you come up with and how you show it! and i love her outfit, especially her skirt! xo

  17. Fly, my beautiful mariposa. Fly! Every time I come here, I feel like spreading my arms wide and taking in all your beauty, just like she is doing here.


  18. Kathianne says:

    Awesome! When you do a commission piece do you come up with the text also?

  19. Clare says:

    I love the idea of expanding your vision to see everything – especially those things that are hidden in our hearts.

  20. Lisa says:

    Thank you for the invite to expand and vision all the way up to the sun.

  21. rachel awes says:

    hi kathianne (+all),
    yes…both my text + art..

  22. You always inspire! Thankyou Rachel!
    Jess xx

  23. Meghan says:

    i have been thinking about + seeing every-where: everything + every-thing is possible.


  24. Julia says:

    Possibility…the air is buzzing with it lately. Such a gorgeous painting, Rachel. Thank you for always reminding me of what matters—for making my insides dance.

    I love you,


  25. Amanda Fall says:

    Ohhh yes…goodness, this takes me back. I remember a Girl Scout trip to the Arch, clanking our way up to the top in a strange and musty elevator car… then peeking through the window at the ground so far, far below. I felt limitless.

    Beautiful, Rachel.

  26. Such an uplifting image with an equally bright and hopeful message. It’s all so beautiful.

  27. Oh my sweetie… As I stood under that arch I felt exactly all that!!! Lovely words from a lovely heart sweet girl… oh how I love you.

  28. Lori says:

    I think your work is getting more and more magical. Really- you are so connected Rachel. I adore you!

  29. Jess Morrow says:

    Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous.

  30. Someone has excellent taste and they are going to be soooooooo happy when they see this wonderful piece. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! How awesome is this. Mr. Pea Pee sends you warm wishes and hugs he he he he he! Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

  31. Paper Squid says:

    Wow, I just came across your blog and I really love this piece. I love your drawings and colors, very free.


  32. Such a wonderful message! Beautiful

  33. Jenny Blair says:

    Such a beautiful sentiment, the arch of light we spread as we cast our arms open and wide. Love it (and you too!) xxx

  34. Julia says:

    Beautiful. Such a great way to express how we should be more opened and kind with the world around us.

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  35. elizabeth says:

    I adore everything about possibility. It is one of my favorite words lately.

    This just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and expansive.

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