such blooms

By Rachel Awes on May 22, 2011

here’s a flower i scribbled out as an adult
& here’s some i did from childhood. i share such blooms with you as i celebrate another year of my life.

i am so thankful for what’s in all our gardens & how IN IT ALL, we rise, rise, rise. xox

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  1. Happy birthday, fellow Gemini!
    A treat to witness your blooms blossoming as you do…

  2. Yael says:

    So it’s your birthday, eh?

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday dear Rachel!
    May the sweet wishes and loving thoughts you always bestow on others rain down on you doubled and tripled!

    Hugs and love, Yael.

  3. Onneke says:

    Wishing you a great birthday dearest Rachel!

  4. Diane says:

    Happy Birthday Rachel! I’m so glad that you’ve kept your childhood qualities! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  5. Kim Mailhot says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Rachel ! Your spirit and presense is a gift to this world and so worthy of some beautiful celebration. I am blessed to be in the world at the same time as you. May your day, year, life be full of beautiful blooming !
    oxoxox

  6. sherilee says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Rachel. I hope your day is filled with a lot of love, laughter and celebration–I can’t imagine it any other way for you. Thank you for your gift of inspiration, it’s a beauty, always!

    xoxo

  7. Andrea says:

    Happy Birthday Rachel.
    I am celebrating your magnificent garden.

  8. Alia says:

    Happy birthday, beautiful Rachel. I celebrate you on this special day.

  9. Janet says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for showing your flowers then and now….I love how they’re both so full of color.

  10. wanda miller says:

    AHHH, happy happy birthday rachel. YOU always show those true colors of yours. as for that child, she remains, thank goodness! thank you for sharing this, it is seeoo cute, you were on your way with art at a young age! xo

  11. I have a card from my sister that says, “make a garden out of life”. It looks like you have done that. Happy Birthday!!

  12. S. Etole says:

    beauty has been in you all these years … thank you for sharing it with us

    Happy Birthday!

  13. Eydie says:

    Happy Birthday Rachel,

    Today,
    we celebrate you
    and all the beauty
    you shine into this world.

    I love your big
    bold
    flowers.
    So special to have and to share.
    xoxo

  14. Tammie says:

    ah, lovely birthday to you~
    I wish you a year full of days that feel wonderful to you~
    thank you for being the beautiful flower that you are to us.

  15. playcrane says:

    Happy birthday! I enjoy your the gift of your art and your blog. I love that you call yourself an art playgroundist.

  16. Kolleen says:

    you rise and you shine and you radiate and you are ever present and i am beyond blessed to call you friend…sister.

    oxoxoxox
    k

  17. Phillisa says:

    I c u used a lot of color in your art as a child too – awesome! And….Omg, you’re a Gemini too! No wonder I heart u so much! Happy Birthday!

  18. Clare says:

    childhood art – how precious that you still have your art from childhood. hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

  19. Mary says:

    Beautiful blooms were growing in your childhood heart…and they continue to grow, bloom, multiply and re-seed in the hearts of others.

    Happy, Happy Birthday Rachel, may God continue to grow beautiful blooms in your heart. Have fun celebrating!!

    xxoo

  20. Bonita Rose says:

    thks for writing this. I honestly think I had one of the worst weekends of my life. I need to rise up.. I do.. right now I am still trying to heal. Love to you.

  21. gypsysticks says:

    Happy Birthday and a year FULL of blooming blessings to you!
    🙂

  22. nevin says:

    Happy birthday, beautiful Rachel!!! xxxx

  23. Julia says:

    Oh! Happy Birthday, precious Rachel. You are such a treasure. I love that you still have art from your childhood-what a gift.

    I hope this next year blooms and blossoms into a beautiful garden of abundance.

    ♥ Julia

  24. how wonderful to have a drawing from your childhood! xo

  25. patrice says:

    Love you flowers…. I can see them blooming from your heart.
    So happy to be a part of your garden.
    Big hug.

  26. OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!! Happy birthday! Happy happy happy birthday!!!! I love your flowers, yesterday, today, and tomorrow! xoxoxox

  27. Oh..♫♪..Happy..♫..Birthday to Y♥U dear girl who lights up my life and the world with her beautiful heart and art that blooms from it.
    You truly make the world a much more beautiful place.

    ♥Lee Ann

  28. elizabeth says:

    How fun to have a drawing from your childhood still!

    The happiest of birthdays to you, Rachel! May it be full of love and laughter and colorful blossoms.

    I love seeing the world through your eyes and your art.

  29. oh sweetness!!!!
    Pure sweetness:)
    -Jennifer

  30. Jenny Blair says:

    Another year of celebration and blooming…yayy! hope you had a WONDER-filled day. Biggest of hugs to you xx

  31. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday, Rachel. SHINE ON!

  32. LauraX says:

    wishing you a belated happy birthday and joyful blessings ALL the days of your life Rachel!!!

  33. ~Kristina says:

    Happy Birthday Doll! May you continue to paint the world with flowers and art.

  34. Happy Birthday Rachel! Many wonder-filled sky-fulls of living to you this year!

    –Nicole

  35. lilly blue says:

    Beautiful Rachel indeed!

    I popped in to thank you for your generous comment on my blog and find that it is your birthday, your images are wonderful, and I did in fact find myself here the other day and life took me away before I was able to respond. So, serendipity as midnight draws ever closer and I feel very glad to almost meet you. Wishing you a birthday full of colour and the space to listen ever more deeply.

    I wonder if you found your way to BIG Kids Magazine? Your small/grown flowers make me little bit wonder if you might love what we are doing over there. Please pop in and say hi xxx bigkidsmagazine.com

  36. karla says:

    happy birthday .. i suppose a i’m a little late .. but hopefully you are celebrating the rest of the year anyway. love this little post .. so sweet and says so much.

  37. you’ve managed to keep the wonder of color and beauty in your work while adding the truth and wisdom that comes from rising up over and over. thanks for the inspiring words you share here and for the lovely images. together they are a powerhouse of inspiration…and happy birthday to you.

  38. happy
    belated
    birthday
    dearest
    Rachel
    you
    are
    so
    sweet
    :))

  39. aimee says:

    and you continue to bloom in your beautiful colors! love you rachel!

  40. Jenny Blair says:

    Oh yayyyy! I’m so glad the little wings arrived..so quickly too! Happy twirly soaring beautiful friend :)xx

  41. Maki says:

    Love your drawing both now and then! Happy birthday Rachel. xm

  42. Faiza says:

    Belated birthday greetings to you Rachel! Wishing you many more blooms in pen, in heart and in life always!

  43. Carissa says:

    “how in it all we rise, rise, RISE…”

    gasp! you are the sun, sea, and land.

    oh how i ADORE little RACHEL! i kiss kiss kiss & twirl love swoosh her!

    you u u u
    dee eee eee
    light me so.

    @>—-,— (a flower for you)

    LooooooooooovE
    <3

  44. ELK says:

    hope it was very special .. like you .. sorry i missed it!!

  45. Christine says:

    love this post ~ happy belated ♥

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