Monday, May 17, 2010

from my terrain to yours, with love.

i'm adoring these warm & blooming days now in minnesota! i was on a walk & saw a woman bent over & tending her garden & was both moved by the loving arch of her body as well as her beautiful blooms. (etsy added with love)

42 comments:

Diane said...

Absolutely lovely way of showing the signs of Spring!

Kim Mailhot said...

Tending one's garden is important stuff, Beautiful Rachel. That we celebrate the beauty in that makes it all the sweeter.
Have a wonderful week !

sara's art house said...

LOVE this!

And I was born in MN :)

Faiza said...

can hear the birds chirping in these gorgeous colours!

S. Etole said...

what a creative way to express it ...

hatjunkie said...

How beautiful! I probably always write that as a comment on your blog, but it's really the first thing that comes to mind every time I see your work.

Kelly Berkey said...

Rachel,
That's adorable. Yes, it is beautiful in MN right now. Hubby's been tending his garden all weekend and having so much fun. I'm glad he loves it so. I enjoy sitting out there, but not doing all the work! I'll have photos up on my blog soon!
Hugs,
Kelly

Wonderland said...

...beautiful!

chrissy said...

ok stop this.
stop this insanity!
EVERY single time you post a new piece,
i say...
"OH! OH! THIS IS MY FAVORITE!"
until
the
next
one!
i can.t keep up with all the juicy goodness you share.
i am LOVING this dear rachel.
the dots are spotty and wonderful and full of good cheer!
and your poetic wording? gushing!
i would LOVE to take a little field trip into that pretty red head of yours and sit amongst all the amazing thoughts that must be floating so freely up in there!
let me know when tickets go on sale!

xo
c

ABCcreativity said...

oh my i love the dots.
and i can really feel it...
spring has come here up north in winnipeg too and it's delicious!

Mechelle said...

Rachel thanks for your kind compliment! I like your warm and inviting spring illustration. Enjoy your great weather!

aimee said...

oh yum yum yum! her garden looks like a bowl full of gumballs! love the colors and the inspiration behind this one!

Dee said...

It looks like she and the garden are one.Perhaps that is why she has such beautiful blooms. :)

C a r i s s a said...

dearest rachel, as i tend to my own garden, this lovely serendipity consumes me with joy! i'm moved by all that you create, all that is YOU! i'm catching up on posts and read your recent interview... in fact, i need to go read it again, because it speaks to me so much :)

i really can't thank you enough for being a believer in me and sending me your powerful vibes of encouragement. its just what i needed to thrust me along. you have so many special gifts, beyond words. THANK YOU for being a friend, an inspirer, and a bright and shining light! how lucky i am to know you.

Gratefully, Carissa :)

ELK said...

close to the blooms ..close to love!

lori vliegen said...

i just love it how you take everyday events (like a woman tending to her garden) and turn them into magical little pieces of artwork!! your use of color is always amazing.....and i am LOVING how you colored in that sunshine!!!! fabulous!!! xox, ;))

naomi orana said...

This is such a beautiful, fun, happy blog ! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work :)

Kolleen said...

this made me smile so big....the colors, the words, the happiness, the goodness sprinkled all about!!!

you inspire.


big loves and hugs,
k

Whosyergurl said...

I LOVE that you admired her body and her arch! Isn't the human body a beautiful thing? LOVE your art!
xo, Cheryl

elizabeth said...

This piece is so smiley and happy. It would make a perfect card.

Izzy said...

love, love, love it!!!

suzanne l. vinson said...

oh so, so lovely. rachel, we should "gift" each other a piece of art sometime. let me know when one evokes such a gift. peace.

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

I love dots. Have I ever told you this? And you have turned dots into a divine piece of wonderment, a fresh and fancy garden I can almost smell and the most charming sunshine ever. Feels like my heart's been tended to, too. You're amazing!

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julie king said...

another beautiful piece of art that speaks to my heart!! you go girl!

Pat said...

Wonderful art! Love the colors, so happy on such a dreary day here in MD!

wanda miller said...

rachel, thank you for such up beat positive, delightful comments!!! your work has got to be like: "WHO YOU ARE"...fun is just one word that comes to mind in perusing here...so glad to have found you...you rock with your very own art vibes and i am groovin' with you too!!! xo wanda

wanda miller said...

i got so carried away with glee and you i forgot to mention, this post...how endearing your words about the gardener's body...so special the way you worded it...along with your delightful art...you're the bomb!

Lisa said...

Rachel,
Beautiful, as always. Your concise description of the moment inspiring your art--"loving arch of her body"--the words and art are visual poetry. I think you should add that to your profile description: Visual poet.
Lisa

Carmelina said...

fabulous, fun and fresh colours!

and don't you just love being 'moved' and then translating that movement into artwork!
I do!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

lady desidia said...

I really love your work!

Emily said...

Rachel-I wanted to give you a belated huge THANK-YOU for featuring Paris on your blog! I'm so glad you love him. Maine is so busy in the spring with all the gardening to get in.I have been busy. Your art work is beautiful! Emily

Dana Barbieri said...

Hi Rachel. I love your art and the messages you send. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am now a happy follower. :)

jgr said...

Hi Rachel,
This is beautiful! You have a wonderful style!

Jennifer said...

Rachel, you do realize that your ART is a bloom in the garden of your life, right?? Keep showing us your flowers, for they brighten my day!

Julissa said...

What a bright, colorful and happy peice! Love where you got your inspiration from :)

KathrynAntyr said...

Your artwork is bright, cheery, vibrant all signs of the woman who created it. Thank you for sending out a lot of love in this world. You are a star!

Becky Shander said...

Life can be so much more when we take the time to truly look (and appreciate) our surroundings...just like you did when you noticed the woman in her garden.

Wonderland said...

Dear Rachel!
This work is so nice and warm, I love it!
Hugs

gretchenmist said...

such a bright + gorgeous image. i'd like a little spring {we are at the start of winter here}.
thanks so much for all your lovely comments :)

Amelia said...

thanks for visiting - I have many things stitched on my heart! :0

Loving the warmth and sun arriving in London Uk right now too . . . .

Amelia.x

Bella Sinclair said...

Rachel, this is wonderful! The big balls of color remind me of a great gumball machine. It makes me smile and fills me with such joy!