the whole thing

By Rachel Awes on March 19, 2010

my friend chrissy left a comment about people loving me & i instantly thought how much i love people back & also about how people love her & how love swishes around like that & how that’s what the WHOLE thing is really all about. (etsy added, always with love.)

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  1. swishing some more love around…

  2. Kolleen says:

    love love love….

    love this new sweet creation
    love you
    love chrissy
    love watching how everyone feels the love jump off the screen when they are reading your blog and looking at your wonderfully fabulous creations

    such yummy stuff!

    happy friday friend!

  3. chrissy says:

    honestly rachel!
    be still my beating heart!
    this is beautiful. the love swishes and swashes all around the friendship you and i have created…
    all because you shared a photo of your happiest green floral rain boots with me. a stranger.
    and now the flowers have leaped off the screen and blossomed into THIS!
    this glorious circle.
    this WHOLE thing.
    “THE WHOLE THING” is AWEsomely wonderful.
    as are you.
    and that, dear one, is why people love you and you love them back and it just keeps on going round and round and round like that forever!
    im off to etsy today to buy my new favorite rachel AWEs print.
    you have made my heart soar today!
    thank you
    thank you rachel!


  4. Kim Mailhot says:

    Love is the answer to every question – my Life Mantra forever !!!
    Love the loving-go-round, Rachel !
    Happy Friday !

  5. S. Etole says:

    a loving circle that keeps expanding …

  6. ELK says:

    this is so true . sweet weekend to you

  7. Lisa says:

    Oooh – how perfect! Oh my, so many Etsy purchases I want to make. LOVE LOVE LOVE! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (Much LOVE to you!)

  8. lori vliegen says:

    i love, love, love your love print!!! (and chrissy’s right…..we all love YOU, too!!!) happy weekend to you, sweet rachel!! :)))

  9. Faiza says:

    what a beautiful image. the heart of the world surely skipped a beat!

    i hope you feel as loved as you have loved.

  10. Megan Coyle says:

    this is fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the design and the meaning behind it.

  11. Judy King says:

    Oh Rachel, I love your work, and your thoughts and your head and your art. I love what you do, and because of all that, I’ve chosen you as one of my favorite 7 bloggers to pass a Kreativ Blogger Award on to as it was passed to me.

    You can read all about it on my current blog post at

    Please don’t stop doing what you do. I so enjoy reading your work.

  12. so true, the more the merrier!

  13. rachel awes says:

    *andrea* *kolleen* *chrissy* *kim* *s.etole* *elk* *lisa* *lori* *faiza* *megan* *judy* *kelly*
    my love is swishing to each of you. it really is. my heart has swooned with each of your comments. your words mean more than i can really convey here in the comment box.
    i thank you dearly. xox

  14. artslice says:

    This is so sweet… I love their boots!
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog and for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be back soon… your work is joyful.

  15. Jenny says:

    Love this post. I came to visit but I totally had to become your 100th follower! I love when that happens!

  16. I love the 2 flower girls holding hands and to me, dancing a friendship dance…spreading love and joy! We are all connected and your art shines that message! So sweet!

  17. I came to visit because you left a comment over on my blog…how utterly bright and cheerful! Your work reminds me of SARK…I’ve always found her to be very empowering too! I love what you are doing!

  18. Jennifer says:

    WOW. Beautiful and lovely is how I would describe your artwork! And, that it was inspired by a kind remark from a friend makes it even more warm and squishy and wonderful! Happy Monday!

  19. Anairam says:

    What a lovely blog! (And thanks for visiting mine. Hmmm, I might name my doll, but only when I make a family for her – I have about 20 more bottles and detergent caps waiting to be used!) PS Your artwork is really lovely – cheerful, bright and happy …

  20. i am happy to have found your blog. your artwork is absolutely beautiful and really speaks to my heart. thank you for being so inspiring. xoxo, juliette

  21. tortagialla says:

    What a lovely illustration…great colors as well. I do hope it’s a lovefest all around…because that’s what makes the world a great place to be in!

  22. LINDSAY says:

    Your lettering is so cute!

  23. the wanderer says:

    there is such child-like honesty/purity in your work. i remember myself when i see it. thank you

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