Tuesday, June 1, 2010

linger a little longer

i was feeling tired out & for one full day i was moved to linger a little longer. instead of getting right out of the car when i turned off the ignition, i first sat there a few minutes. i ate my food slower. i stopped to smell flowers. i found that i saw things that i wouldn't have otherwise... pretty people walking by, a cardinal, & so on. & i felt more grateful, content, & rested. ahhh.
(etsy added, with love)

38 comments:

Diane said...

I love the art that lives inside of your mind--you have a wonderful unique way of expressing it!!

leonie.wise said...

that is very wise advice

glad you are feeling rested now
x

Tamsin Ainslie said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!
And what a lovely post this! I should do that more often ...
x

ELK said...

i will do that today ..such a wise way to rest in the word "linger"..blessings ELK

ABCcreativity said...

i am going to linger a little longer right here....

Kim Mailhot said...

I think, I mean, I know I need to do this today. Thanks for the deep breath of fresh air, Lovely Rachel.
Happy Tuesday.

sherilee said...

What a great reminder. I could use a little longer linger... Thanks, Rachel!

wanda miller said...

oh, how perfect is this...so well said and lead by your artwork portrayal...you so rock with being real and deep and yet light...!
thank you for the note on my blog!!! i always love your retorts!! xo

Kathianne said...

I so love your blog.

Lisa said...

Mmmm...going to linger in this thought a bit longer. Absolutely lovely.

lori vliegen said...

lingering is a very good thing.....i'm going to (try to) do a lot of that this week! thank you, always, always for your sweet colorful inspiration, dear rachel!!! xox, :))

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

YES! What a gift to yourself - a few extra moments to feel the day. I often tell people that one simple step towards appreciating the beauty around them on a deeper level is to spend one full minute with a flower. No distractions, just you and the flower. You discover so much you never saw before and hear whispers of wisdom that were drowned out before. You just illustrated it - wow!

Kolleen said...

wonderful words of insight from beautiful you!

thank you dear Rachel...thank you!

sending you a great big squeeze....do you feel it?!?!?

xoxoox
k

Lisa said...

I've been lingering longer too these days, Rachel! :) This image reminds me of the woman you saw, tending to her garden.

Manon Doyle said...

Thank you for that!! I will try and linger tomorrow!! : )

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

This makes me think of that song, Dream a little dream of me, it goes...stars fading but I linger on dear. Beautiful colors and words Rachel.
♥Jenny

Megan Coyle said...

What lovely words :) this is something I think we all forget to do from time to time. Life can move by so quickly, it sure is good to linger a little longer with certain moments :) Another inspiring image and phrase. Lovely.

Izzy said...

thanks for the reminder... i want rachel art to paper all my walls, so much love!!

big hug, izzy

elizabeth said...

I will do that tomorrow.

I got my cards! So very excited to send them to someone(s). Just beautiful. (I think the print is here too but it got left at the office so I need to get it tomorrow.)

C a r i s s a said...

Tonight I walked out of the gas station and smelled the most glorious flowery mixture of jasmine and orange blossoms. I lingered in it, standing there inhaling the air until it disappeared. And now here I linger in your beautiful artwork and words!

Joyfully,
Carissa

Faiza said...

i find the more i linger, the more i just breeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeathe in the beauty around me. here's to the linger...

lillalotta said...

This is the best advice ever. I think I will listen. And linger much more. Thanks for sharing.

KleinsteMotte said...

A great reminder. Buddy loves to linger. He knows what's best. He was born knowing.

wanda miller said...

you have just gotta tell me what you meant by liking the "green yellow white thing in middle right??? i just can't figure out what, curiosity is killin' me.
and thank for such a GREAT comment once again!! xoxo

wanda miller said...

oh wait, rachel, i think i see now...you meant the hunk o' fabric probably...you'd think i wasn't visual or something, duhhhh. xoxo

Whosyergurl said...

thoughtful living.

have you read "eat, pray, love?"

xo, Cheryl

Mindy Lacefield said...

hey rachel -

i found you through wanda miller's blog via danielle fraser's blog.....blog hopping is fun and you never know who you'll find. your work is absolutely charming!! glad i found you!
best
mindy

Dee said...

The one nice thing about growing older is that lingering is at the top of your daily comings and goings.

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you, I think I will. What a lovely embrace she has. I can feel it from here. :)

{little.happy.things} said...

I am glad you found me so now I found your beautiful blog. I love your style and the way you use colors, your works makes me feel happy!
Stay cool and I will come back for more!

Kelly Lish said...

So happy to have found your beautiful blog...your work is wonderful!

Joanna Jenkins said...

That sounds like a great idea. Linger a little longer :-)
Cheers,
jj

chrissy said...

by the time i finally comment...
it.s all been said.
ahhhh!
that.s what i.ll say.
(it was an exhale of stress and a relaxing of my tight shoulders as the breath came out of my mouth...)
as usual
love.
c

aimee said...

is it just me, or does everyone else want to take a big bowl of your drawings and nibble on their juicy goodness for dessert??

Mary said...

such simple things can transform!
glad to have found you!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I absolutely love how my breathing slows down and my heart settles into peaceful rhythms when I pop by to visit your blog. Thanks for the share.
-Jennifer

Creative Carmelina said...

OH THAT IS SO NICE! i try to do that all the time...i look at the intricate patterns of frost on windowsills and flower petals and really listen to the rain falling....all as if it were for the first time.

this really is a great post!
ciao bella!
creative carmelina

Eden said...

What a cool site you have! I adore your drawings and little ladies and the inspiration you write about! I will be stopping by often. Have a Great Day :D