Thursday, December 2, 2010

free ingree dients


some messiness is needed

in order to be free on the other side




i plan to stitch this
into my clothing & life.
love to all these threads in you.
xox

35 comments:

Diane said...

Well I think this is a most excellent plan!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love, love love it ! And how you embraced the messiness with such open arms...
Big Love, Beautiful Rachel!

Eden said...

Rachel, that drawing is the way I want to live! Embracing life and all it's messiness!! This is SUPERB!!

Mary said...

yep, a dose of messiness, a smidgen of pain oftentimes and maybe a little of giving up the bad, or even the good for the better. But oh the freedom on the other side....

Grace and peace

nacherluver said...

Oh this is good. Really, really good!
Love it!

Lisa said...

And to me it all looks beautiful. :)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Wowzers! Way cool Rachel!

wanda miller said...

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

Julia said...

Your beautiful, my friend.

Cathy Bueti said...

Rachel this is amazing!! Love it! :)

Lisa said...

Free to be
you
and
me!

Tammie Lee said...

I love the way you think
and share
and create

thank you ~

Giggles said...

Brilliant!! I love peace, but being free...is the first step towards that! Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Love
and tired smiles
and quiet thanks
for this thing
of immense beauty
pouring over me
like a balm.
-Jennifer

Megan Coyle said...

Beautiful words

and this feels like winter :)

Lisa said...

Love the red reminding and binding thread of Free, such purposeful stiching

Carissa said...

Ahh! I am squealing... i LOVE this... these messy threads, and the way they all come together in the end....the way it always seems.

yes yes yes

i needed to see this!!!!! for reasons you understand! :)

xoxo,
messy minerva

Yael said...

I am thinking about this
we are being in such a big mess here just now
which was not needed
wishing to be free of it

chrissy said...

dear deer
i once gave a talk on how there is a stark difference between what the bottom of our stitchings of life look like when compared to the top.
like a tapestry.
the part that everyone sees and admires is beautifully woven and clear and precise...
but if one was to peek underneath. at all the hard work and the crossed stitches and the broken threads and the starts and stops and the knots and the tangles...you would NEVER believe that all of that mess could produce something so exquisite on the other side.
isn.t life a beautiful tangled mess of colorful threads that we get to weave into place?
i love you dear.
LOVE your piece here too.
and
your stitching...now i have to find something entirely different to SWAP with you because you have the needle and thread thing down girlfriend....
DOWN!!!
smooch
c

wanda miller said...

XOXOX thank you r...i thought i felt someone hitchin' a ride!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

inspired and inspiring, rachel, as always!

Express said...

I love it! I was going to submit something, but couldn't come up with anything momentous! I am glad someone else was able to express for the rest of us!
I added new pictures of my photo book on my blog if you want to take a look!

Bella Sinclair said...

Brilliant! Isn't that great, a little reminder of freedom to follow you wherever you go. I love the way your mind works. You see a chaotic mess on the back and it makes you think of something wise. If it were me, it would just tell me that no matter how tidy I may appear on the outside, I'm still a mess in private. HA!

Have a wonderful weekend. Love and hugs!

Ces said...
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Ces said...

Rachel, dear! We all need reminders but this stitching looks like it took a lot of effort to create that mess. Hahaha! Oh what am I? I am a mess and I want to be free, but I am not free. That's just the way it is. I don't think humans are really free. We have so many needs. Life demands our attention and to say that we are free is rather fooling ourselves, isn't it? That's just my opinion, of course and you may refute it, most certainly. We try to be free, we want to be free, but FREEDOM requires OBLIGATIONS. Our individual selves are a part of a greater, bigger thing, of family, of workplace, of community, of country, of humanity. We have to ensure that our freedom does not violate the freedom of another and therefore that is not true freedom. Death makes us free. Living makes us want to live freely, but almost always something has to be done and a need wants to be satisfied.

Ces said...

Sorry about making a mess of your comment section. I am not free from typo mistakes. Darn!

aimee said...

i have such a soft spot for hand stitched letters! love this!

Briana said...

I love it! Yes, freedom is GOOD.

Robin Norgren said...

dang girlfriend-you hit the mark EVERY SINGLE TIME...xoxo

elizabeth said...

Brilliant!

I will embrace the messiness with you.

By the way, in the "messy" stitching, I see a very cute puppy. I'm wondering if anyone else sees it, or if I just happen to have dogs on the brain. ;)

suzanne cabrera said...

Beeeaaaauuuutiful!

ELK said...

the stitches on the back are just as pretty as the front .. love the "threads " that connect us friend!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Beautiful! I love this post! What a wonderful reminder to see the right side before judging ourselves. A reminder to be patient with ourselves through the trials of life because they often build beautiful character!

Suvarna said...

love!

gypsysticks said...

oh how true ...
and what a beautiful reminder
that it's the hidden stitches
that hold us together
and make us who we are.
as always,
thank you for your beautiful, poignant wisdom.
blessings and happiness to you. :)