Sunday, May 22, 2011

such blooms

here's a flower i scribbled out as an adult




& here's some i did from childhood. i share such blooms with you as i celebrate another year of my life.

i am so thankful for what's in all our gardens & how IN IT ALL, we rise, rise, rise. xox

47 comments:

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Happy birthday, fellow Gemini!
A treat to witness your blooms blossoming as you do...

Yael said...

So it's your birthday, eh?

Happy Happy Happy Birthday dear Rachel!
May the sweet wishes and loving thoughts you always bestow on others rain down on you doubled and tripled!

Hugs and love, Yael.

Onneke said...

Wishing you a great birthday dearest Rachel!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! I'm so glad that you've kept your childhood qualities! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy Birthday to you, Rachel ! Your spirit and presense is a gift to this world and so worthy of some beautiful celebration. I am blessed to be in the world at the same time as you. May your day, year, life be full of beautiful blooming !
oxoxox

sherilee said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, Rachel. I hope your day is filled with a lot of love, laughter and celebration--I can't imagine it any other way for you. Thank you for your gift of inspiration, it's a beauty, always!

xoxo

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Rachel.
I am celebrating your magnificent garden.

Alia said...

Happy birthday, beautiful Rachel. I celebrate you on this special day.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for showing your flowers then and now....I love how they're both so full of color.

wanda miller said...

AHHH, happy happy birthday rachel. YOU always show those true colors of yours. as for that child, she remains, thank goodness! thank you for sharing this, it is seeoo cute, you were on your way with art at a young age! xo

garden clippings said...

I have a card from my sister that says, "make a garden out of life". It looks like you have done that. Happy Birthday!!

S. Etole said...

beauty has been in you all these years ... thank you for sharing it with us

Happy Birthday!

Eydie said...

Happy Birthday Rachel,

Today,
we celebrate you
and all the beauty
you shine into this world.

I love your big
bold
flowers.
So special to have and to share.
xoxo

Tammie said...

ah, lovely birthday to you~
I wish you a year full of days that feel wonderful to you~
thank you for being the beautiful flower that you are to us.

playcrane said...

Happy birthday! I enjoy your the gift of your art and your blog. I love that you call yourself an art playgroundist.

Kolleen said...

you rise and you shine and you radiate and you are ever present and i am beyond blessed to call you friend...sister.

oxoxoxox
k

Phillisa said...

I c u used a lot of color in your art as a child too - awesome! And....Omg, you're a Gemini too! No wonder I heart u so much! Happy Birthday!

Clare said...

childhood art - how precious that you still have your art from childhood. hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

Mary said...

Beautiful blooms were growing in your childhood heart...and they continue to grow, bloom, multiply and re-seed in the hearts of others.

Happy, Happy Birthday Rachel, may God continue to grow beautiful blooms in your heart. Have fun celebrating!!

xxoo

Bonita Rose said...

thks for writing this. I honestly think I had one of the worst weekends of my life. I need to rise up.. I do.. right now I am still trying to heal. Love to you.

gypsysticks said...

Happy Birthday and a year FULL of blooming blessings to you!
:)

nevin said...

Happy birthday, beautiful Rachel!!! xxxx

Julia said...

Oh! Happy Birthday, precious Rachel. You are such a treasure. I love that you still have art from your childhood-what a gift.

I hope this next year blooms and blossoms into a beautiful garden of abundance.

♥ Julia

painted fish studio said...

how wonderful to have a drawing from your childhood! xo

patrice said...

Love you flowers.... I can see them blooming from your heart.
So happy to be a part of your garden.
Big hug.

Bella Sinclair said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!! Happy birthday! Happy happy happy birthday!!!! I love your flowers, yesterday, today, and tomorrow! xoxoxox

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh..♫♪..Happy..♫..Birthday to Y♥U dear girl who lights up my life and the world with her beautiful heart and art that blooms from it.
You truly make the world a much more beautiful place.

♥Lee Ann

elizabeth said...

How fun to have a drawing from your childhood still!

The happiest of birthdays to you, Rachel! May it be full of love and laughter and colorful blossoms.

I love seeing the world through your eyes and your art.

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh sweetness!!!!
Pure sweetness:)
-Jennifer

Jenny Blair said...

Another year of celebration and blooming...yayy! hope you had a WONDER-filled day. Biggest of hugs to you xx

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel. SHINE ON!

LauraX said...

wishing you a belated happy birthday and joyful blessings ALL the days of your life Rachel!!!

~Kristina said...

Happy Birthday Doll! May you continue to paint the world with flowers and art.

bluebicicletta said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Many wonder-filled sky-fulls of living to you this year!

--Nicole

lilly blue said...

Beautiful Rachel indeed!

I popped in to thank you for your generous comment on my blog and find that it is your birthday, your images are wonderful, and I did in fact find myself here the other day and life took me away before I was able to respond. So, serendipity as midnight draws ever closer and I feel very glad to almost meet you. Wishing you a birthday full of colour and the space to listen ever more deeply.

I wonder if you found your way to BIG Kids Magazine? Your small/grown flowers make me little bit wonder if you might love what we are doing over there. Please pop in and say hi xxx bigkidsmagazine.com

karla said...

happy birthday .. i suppose a i'm a little late .. but hopefully you are celebrating the rest of the year anyway. love this little post .. so sweet and says so much.

tangled sky studio said...

you've managed to keep the wonder of color and beauty in your work while adding the truth and wisdom that comes from rising up over and over. thanks for the inspiring words you share here and for the lovely images. together they are a powerhouse of inspiration...and happy birthday to you.

indira lakhsmita said...

happy
belated
birthday
dearest
Rachel
you
are
so
sweet
:))

indira lakhsmita said...

xo

indira lakhsmita said...

xo

aimee said...

and you continue to bloom in your beautiful colors! love you rachel!

Jenny Blair said...

Oh yayyyy! I'm so glad the little wings arrived..so quickly too! Happy twirly soaring beautiful friend :)xx

Maki said...

Love your drawing both now and then! Happy birthday Rachel. xm

Faiza said...

Belated birthday greetings to you Rachel! Wishing you many more blooms in pen, in heart and in life always!

Carissa said...

"how in it all we rise, rise, RISE..."

gasp! you are the sun, sea, and land.

oh how i ADORE little RACHEL! i kiss kiss kiss & twirl love swoosh her!

you u u u
dee eee eee
light me so.

@>----,--- (a flower for you)

LooooooooooovE
<3

ELK said...

hope it was very special .. like you .. sorry i missed it!!

Christine said...

love this post ~ happy belated ♥