Thursday, September 23, 2010

once cracked open

"we all have something amazing to give. even a blade of grass. don't you love how it smells once mown?" (i was out on a walk & passed by someone mowing their lawn & it got me thinking...).
love to all your fragrance!

35 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

"it smells thirsty"
my kiddo once said
after we mowed
...and it was
so we gave it a drink.
Such an honest smell:)
~rich, raw, earthy
and growy
like the beautiful
fragrance that comes
from you, rachel.
LOVE this
..will be grinning
at grass today!
-Jen

Cathy Bueti said...

This is great Rachel! I love the green! The colors are great and i love how you incorporated blades of grass throughout the piece! :)

nacherluver said...

yup! love that smell.

Eden said...

Rachel, this is adorable! I love her greens and her little skirt!! I have always loved the sound of the lawn mowers on those lazy saturday mornings :D

Yael said...

MMMMMMM - that certainly smells good - and it gets even better once it is hay!!!
Such a sweet drawing!!

Faiza said...

happy autumn rachel! i love that we are embracing grass and green and giving especially today!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love all the green and brown.

Julia said...

I've always loved the way freshly mowed grass smells, so, well....fresh--like you & your artwork. You really are a deep breath of freshness.

Thank you for so freely giving your amazing-ness. It's an honor to know you.

Sending love to you on this autumn day.

Kolleen said...

yes!

one of my MOST favorite smells....
fresh cut grass!! it takes me right back to my childhood INSTANTLY!!!

i wish i could bottle it up!!

love your sweet creation!
xoxo
k

S. Etole said...

this makes me grin ...

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I LOVE my lawn right after mowing, but within 2 days...eh :)
Such a cute piece you've done here Rachel!

ELK said...

i do so love the aromas of a walk..a blade of grass is such a strong metaphor for the giving we can do....blessings friend

aimee said...

this would be a wonderful entry in your book about accepting the feeling of vulnerability, of feeling exposed. it's beautiful.

imateacup said...

this one caused a peas craving for my almost 2 yr old.
me, i love this one. it's cleansing.

Kathianne said...

Your comments on my blog make me smile. EVERY SINGLE ONE. How do you do that? How do you transmit such happiness and encouragement across the miles with every comment? I don't know. But I'm hooked!

Tammie said...

so sweet, fragrance and art~

Dee said...

I have allergies so I try not to smell the grass but I sure love the look and feel of a freshly cut lawn. Thank you for the nice compliments about my waiting room art. :) Dee

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Beautiful post, Rachel! I love smelling the freshly cut lawn!

claire barone art said...

yes i agree i could lay down on a freshly cut lawn and smell it for hours ..... i also love the smell of scotch tape xxxx have a nice creative day x

Diane said...

I always love where your creativity takes you--who knew that a blade of grass could bring such fun art.

Leaves and Feathers said...

YES, that is one of my faaaavorite smells! So evocative and transporting right back to childhood for me! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on my blog and for reaching out to me on Etsy...that convo made my day! Your spirit is so vibrant and encouraging, I can feel your vitality over here right through the internet!! xo

Dionne said...

This is precious! So cute! I love it. And I can imagine the smell of grass right now.

Milena said...

Hi lovely Rachel, your newest piece of wisdom is wonderful :) I've finally read your feature in Artful Blogging; it really inspired me xxx

Suz said...

Rachel,
Just lovely. Hope things haven't gotten too cold since we have been gone!
Suz

KleinsteMotte said...

If only we could actually generate a smell over the net. I adore your work..

Carissa said...

Little Miss Green Thing looks edible and delicious! Her belly looks like sweet peas! Maybe I'm just hungry ;)
All of your
everything is
delicious to me.
It feeds and nourishes
my most tender and most strong parts.
What a lucky little blade of flesh I am ;)

(!!!!)
Fresh Cut Love,
Carissa

Izzy said...

i'm always amazed where you find inspiration... i hope you always see things we tend to miss. thanks!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Anyone ever tell you how BRILLIANT you are???? Huh???? You are amazing and fantastic and inspiring for sure. This is just pure fabulousness!!!! Hug V

scrapcat said...

i found you through artful blogging. this is what i need right now. I love this! And your art touches me. Thank you!

feralcompass said...

I wish I could buy all your prints, I really do love them that much.

And the smell of fresh mown grass - so good!

koralee said...

Now this is adorable....yes...fresh mowed grass...the best! xoxoxo

Have a great new week my talent friend.

Kate said...

Wow, I love this. On a personal note I was recently 'cracked open' via car accident quite literally... you give images and words to the hope and inspiration for the new direction my life has taken. Just thought you might like to know just how far your beautiful art and words can reach :)

Lori said...

She's a beautiful blade of grass woman- I love her. I read Kate's comment above- it is so true Rachel- you are reaching out and giving inspiration and love to others through your art and just by being YOU. I am blessed that you are my friend.

suzanne l. vinson said...

pure love.

Bella Sinclair said...

I love the smell of grass. It reminds me of my husband. Do you remember when the GAP sold cologne? One of the fragrances was called Grass, and it smelled...well...like fresh cut grass. He loved that scent and bought a few bottles. I still have one and take a whiff every now and then.