Friday, May 7, 2010

an invitation

these words are a combination of two different writings from "open the door" by joyce rupp & "eat, pray, love" by elizabeth gilbert. i have tucked them into my day planner & they occasionally find their way to the top of that little paper pile or inch their way off to the side of the pile & whisper "remember us? remember you? keep going...deeper, further, more true, more you." i share this same encouragement with you now, with colors & petals & love.

34 comments:

hatjunkie said...

Words to live by. Your colours are really just amazing.

Pilgrim of the moon said...

wonderful colors, wonderful words.....

Amariah said...

I love the message, and I have to say that I just adore the way that you draw text!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Wonderful message and again, adorable illustration! Just love your style!

ABCcreativity said...

y~e~s

Kim Mailhot said...

Love the colors & petals & love and the wonderful words of encouragement.
Taking them inside today...
Big Love to you, Beautiful !

Dee said...

This is an invitation I will gladly accept. :)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Beautiful Rachel! I just love the happy feel of your work. Happy Mothers Day!

♥Jenny

matirose said...

i love this.
thank you for your kind comment. your art is working it's magic on me too :)

oneartistjournal said...

I accept this invitation wholeheartedly...XOXOrly

Kolleen said...

yes!!!

go after your blessings......yum!

eat, pray, love....what a great book!!

happy friday beautiful, sunshine filled you!!!

xoxoxo
k

KleinsteMotte said...

Thank you.

S. Etole said...

It does take practice, doesn't it ... and exercise

Bella Sinclair said...

Seems the cosmic forces are talking to you, and you are listening. These are great quotes to remember. Fantastic reds and greens in this drawing, too. Great!

Whosyergurl said...

I am reading eat, pray, love right now! Thanks for your gentle lovely reminder for all of us.
Have a beautiful weekend Rachel!
xo, Cheryl

Kelly Berkey said...

Rachel,
You always put a smile on my face!
MUAH!
Kelly

kendalee said...

This is an invitation I am delighted to accept, especially because it's offered with petals and colour and love. Irresistible. Thank you!

I've so enjoyed catching up on your most recent posts Rachel. I always find heartfood in your space... it's a gift. Thank you for that too! xox

Faiza said...

so appreciate the whispers that you bring into my life...

Jennifer said...

great message Rachel, here's one I heard this morning too, "What if the bluebirds decided their song wasn't good enough?"-julie cameron...makes ya' think, huh? of course the little blue birds are probably REALLY blue with cold this morning! Happy Saturday to you!

aimee said...

not only do i love the drawing, but i also like how action-oriented it is - a good reminder that these things don't always come naturally or unbidden - sometimes it takes a lot of work. but worth it!

claire barone art said...

HI RACHEL THANKS FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS ON MY BLOG YOUR WORK IS VERY UNIQUE SO LOOSE AND FREE LOVELY X

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

Love the colors in this one and of course the message. Just saying the word "blessings" makes me feel good. I'm that way with certain words, rolling them off the tongue and trying out how they sound is something I like to do. The B words are especially nice. Belly, Beautiful, Best, Bohemian, Blessings... :)

Shona Cole said...

oh yes, more words to live by. convicting... a reminder that sometimes I forget.. I need that word relentlessness. yes I need that. thank you.

chrissy said...

i am always at the BOTTOM of your comment tower that gets bigger and bigger and bigger with each beautiful piece you do dear rachel.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE.
i just had to say that because i think i say that about everything you do!
EVERYTHING is my FAVORITE.
Especially You!
you,
dear
girl
are
my
favorite
bfinm.

happy mama.s day to overflowing heart filled YOU!

xox
chrissy

Lorraine said...

beautiful drawings .hope you had a lovely mums day

lindy said...

I love love this one! Eat Pray Love is an all time favorite book read at least 5 times! Lovely invitation. Thank You!

Lauren said...

very nice! I like relentless

Megan Coyle said...

I love the messages in your pieces :) what sweet words and a sweet illustration. another visual piece of inspiration :)

Kathianne said...

I needed to hear this today. Thanks for posting it. It feels like it was just for me. : )

Tina Gilmore said...

What a nice invitation Rachel, your work is so lovely. Many thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. xx

lori vliegen said...

i can see why these words keep making their way to the top of your "remember me" list......and your sweet illustrations always touch my heart, dear girl!! another fabulous piece of artwork by fabulous, sweet pea artist rachel!!! ;))

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Okay now you speaking prophetically! This is awesome. What encouragement that was. All tied up with fabulous colors and line! You are so talented and blessed! You really encouraged my heart. I felt like these words are just for me. Thanks for listening!
Hugs
V

ELK said...

don't you just love it when snips of life make to the top of the pile over and over..this is divine!

S. Etole said...

such a timely reminder ...