Tuesday, March 30, 2010

chicago snapshot sampler

the art institute was lovely! i was especially inspired by this matisse painting & some of the colorful furniture below.

i discovered the leafy sea dragon & was enchanted (to be found near the sea horses at the shedd aquarium). i am totally in love!

& now it's time to unpack my bags & get back into the groove of life back at home again. i can't wait to look again at what you all have been up to! lots of love & inspiration to each of you. i'll be back here soon. xo

Saturday, March 27, 2010

roll in ecstasy

(etsy added with love)
i'll be on a brief vacation, with more limited/unpredictable internet access... & will return with an april 1 giveaway. :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

messy smudgy sparkly joy

i was at a retreat with a focus on joy. we were given a pile of quotes & one jumped out at me about joy being an attitude & a decision to side with life. materials were scattered about to make accordian books & it was fun to play with new sparkly gel pens. they did get a little smudgy & messy but maybe that is part of siding with life too! so fun... just get a long piece of paper & bend it to & fro & glue on a front & back & play.

Friday, March 19, 2010

the whole thing

my friend chrissy left a comment about people loving me & i instantly thought how much i love people back & also about how people love her & how love swishes around like that & how that's what the WHOLE thing is really all about. (etsy added, always with love.)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ripe & ready

greeting cards are now available at http://www.rachelawes.etsy.com/. thank you for encouraging me to offer these. they have been delightful to put together! xo

Saturday, March 13, 2010

listen to the symphony

(etsy added, with love.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

new life

i was at a baby shower recently & wowed by new life within...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

listening to directions

i was taking a walk & fretting about something & saw this stop sign reflection & i realized it was time to shift mind gears. it was really helpful! any particular signs or directions on your block lately? wishing you the loveliest of ones.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

etsy shop open!

thank you for the many prompts to open an etsy shop & now it is finally ready. it can be found at http://www.rachelawes.etsy.com/. please email me at rachelawes@gmail.com if you would like prints that are on my blog but are not posted on etsy. i am open to additional feedback as well... like if you are interested in me adding cards to etsy and with what pictures. check back frequently...i'll be re-posting current ones & posting new ones. i want to respond to what happily fills your eyes & hearts. i will try my besty etsy. xo

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

into a week of heart business

can you SEE this as a dream retreat, gallery, cafe', etc? my brilliant hubby's firm has it up for sale! http://www.citydeskstudio.com/ ... here's to all our dreams & space for them! xo.

Monday, March 1, 2010

waiting to burst

our 13 year old said this as he walked in the door from school a few days ago...can you sense it too?