Monday, January 17, 2011

story time

i was magnificently gifted with this story
from a friend
& included now is my illustration...
the text reads as follows:
a blue bird came to me this morning.
wake up, wake up was his song.
go away, go away, i don't want to start my day.
but the day is beautiful.
i don't care...
the blue bird kept nagging & begging,
get up, go out, the sun will warm you.
leave me alone...
the blue bird flew away,
up high into the sky.
it came back with a ray from the sun
& laid it on my face.
i got up & went out.
it was a beautiful day...
~
(blue bird love to each of YOU today. xox)

32 comments:

Diane said...

A perfect little story for me especially at this time of year--Thank You!! :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

"Get up, go out,
the sun will warm you"
...rings like a clear
beautiful bell to my
heart this morning.
Your illustration
warms me like the sun:)
Bluebird love to you
dear rachel,
Jennifer

Antoinette said...

This is so special. I love it!

Kate said...

It IS a beautiful day! Wishing I had a persistent bluebird to help me out with songs and sunbeams ;)

Lovely start to a January Monday morning!

xo

Briana said...

There is something really special about his piece, Rachel. I am trying to find the words . . . spiritual, God-like, Universe talking . . . not sure, but it is fabulous!

Tessa said...

Lovely! :)

sherilee said...

Brought a smile to my face, definitely. Thanks for a lovely first thought for a Monday morning.

Tammie said...

your art for this sweet and inspiring story
is lovely as can be~

KleinsteMotte said...

How beatiful to place words from a friend into your art.

Mary said...

love this piece!
i got up and went out.
i sat outside this morning in the cold.
it was not too cold, i had a warm sweater and a cup of coffee in hand. it was so very good to be outside, with the cold and snow we have had i have stayed inside too long.
fresh air is so needed is it not??

Grace and peace to you dear Rachel

S. Etole said...

this is touchingly beautiful ...

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This is fabulous. It would make a great children's book!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

This is so sweet!!

LauraX said...

Lisa said...

Love the colors you chose to share this bluebird's story, Rachel--and the title "story time"

deborahspalette said...

What a beautiful sharing of creativity...I love your art and the sweet colors of blue....Yummy! Many Blessings, Deborah

Yael said...

Rachel - you did match the drawing so beautifully to the little story! I wish the blue bird will visit us and remind us whenever we need it! "Get up and go out" twit twit twit!
I am sending you a big dear hug!

lindy said...

So sweet and lovely! The story and the art.

Blessings

Cathy Bueti said...

Beautiful illustration!! And a lovely story!! :)

Janet said...

What a lovely story and you've illustrated it beautifully.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Beautifully written and illustrated!

AiShA said...

your writing stlye is amazing!!!

Dee said...

If a blue bird comes to my window...after enjoying your illustrated story...i will not shoo him away...i can use that ray of sunshine. :)

elizabeth said...

Blue bird love right back. I love blue birds. Any sight of one makes my entire day sing.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks for my Blue Bird cause even though I have the flu there is still much do. After I get some rest of course he he he he! This is most beautiful. I would love to see you illustrate a book. It would gone off the shelves in one day. You work is filled with such joy and love. It comes out of you. I send you germ free hugs and wishes.
V

Zlatica said...

What a lovely story! I love your beautiful paintings - your style is very unique...
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Leaves and Feathers said...

I feel like this while this is a little story it is also a metaphor for all of life at the same time! xoxo

chrissy said...

all i can say is...
it is BLUEtiful.
it is.
it was quite a gift wasn.t it.
gifts are falling all around you lately.
fly over to peoria arizona and share the love sista.
come on!
xo
c

ELK said...

blue birds are wonderful that way . but then I think you already knew this!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

I think I always say this but this one is a new favorite! You are so special Rachel, this is just beautiful!
♥jenny

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwwwwww! That's a wonderful story, and you captured it beautifully with the wonderful bird and golden stream of light. I think you are like the blue bird. xoxo

bluebicicletta said...

oh, I love this! Sunshine and little birds are the best!

--nicole