Monday, October 29, 2012

a couple treat offerings

i've re-listed this happy halloween to you

carissa ( + i
made this next one together...
each of us taking turns adding the next thing.

(please click on images to see bigger)
both etsy added w/love

Monday, October 22, 2012

in the waiting

i'm looking forward to receiving my shipment of
all i did was listen books 
in about a month!
+ in the waiting, 
i made these bookmarks.
 anyone who orders the "girlfriend pack" gets them...
+ also,
you will receive one if you pre-order a single book
during just this week of oct 22-28

+ in the waiting,
i'm also trying to take notice 
of what is arriving now at my feet.
sending love always,
from my heart to yours.

Friday, October 19, 2012

listening to you

this lovely artist: juliette crane

Juliette is a full-time artist, teacher, storyteller and adventurer. When I'm not teaching workshops, traveling, and painting in gardens around the world, I live with my bluegrass singing husband in Madison, Wisconsin.


this lovely artist : catherine denton

Catherine Denton collects blogs, words and paint. She loves hearing
stories from anyone in near proximity and is especially gifted in the
art of getting lost.

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, October 15, 2012

just being me

just being me

i awake. open my eyes. blood
courses through my veins.
oxygen fills my lungs. my head
thinks thoughts + heart chases
wisdom. my arms wrap around
life + lips say "you matter" + "i
love you". when pain comes, i
heal + when joy comes, i clap my
hands. when the sun goes down i
say "thank you" + melt back into
another evening of dreams.

this is epic enough for me.

(excerpt from the book "all i did was listen"
now available at
for pre-order, along with a print of the image
that accompanies it in the book + other fun goodies,
like a t-shirt + mug :)

sending out love to you being you

Monday, October 8, 2012

an introduction

"all i did was listen" introduction
(please click on the pictures to enlarge)

offering this book to you
with all that i have.

Friday, October 5, 2012

listening to you

listening to you

this lovely artist is lise meijer
Lise works as a self-employed artist and is also a singer and music teacher. She loves stories and layers in life, and in anything she creates or surrounds herself with. After giving birth to her first child at age 35, she found the drive to begin giving birth to some of her deep career dreams, including painting and selling her art. She created a series of postcards and illustrated a book. She also teaches courses about creativity.

When Lise isn´t painting or doing family stuff, you may find her with a guitar in her lap, singing and writing songs. Musicality seems to run through her life and art, and she often paints with music on. Lise graduated in Visual Arts in Copenhagen and has in recent years developed her style to include "mixed media" paintings, using different materials such as buttons, paper, lace, etc.

She lives in Denmark on the island Sj√¶lland, about an hours drive from Copenhagen with her dutch husband and 2 children afe 9 and 6. Shortly the families newly built house will be ready and Lise can´t wait to get a studio and a bathtop, which for her is one of the best places to receive images for creative inspiration.


this lovely artist is: nolwenn petitbois

Nolwenn is a self-taught Mixed Media artist. Dreamer. Lover. Passionate. Gratitude Warrior. Bookaholic. Cook. Art Journaler...

She came to Mixed Media because she could not decide on only one medium to use in her artwork and it makes her feel more free to experience whatever her heart feels called to.Nolwenn's artwork usually represents powerful whimsical women (she called them «Nixies») who have a strong positive message to deliver to the Universe, to you. She believes in the strong power of Positive Affirmations and of Gratitude, that both guide her all along in my creative process. Healing is a huge part of her life path, she is now also a Practical Reiki Master and noticed how it shfted the way it affects her way to do her art.Nolwenn is also an art journaler and is currently a teacher in the art journaling collaborative playground 21 Secrets that opened its doors in spring 2012.

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, October 1, 2012

**THE BOOK** all i did was listen

"all i did was listen"
is available for pre-order
through my etsy shop

+ is scheduled to release
december 1, 2012

it is a 236-page, full-color, illustrated gift book, filled with inspiring hand-written quotes from my beautiful psychotherapy clients, that strung together, tell a story about how healing can happen for all of us. each quote is accompanied by a colorful illustration + written reflection.
the book closes with three pages of questions for personal inspiration/reflection + can also be used for groups like book clubs.

"all i did was listen" has the following endorsements:

"rachel's words and art are an uncommon elixir that travels straight to the heart by way of the soul. her book is simply a spiritual must. i've dreamed about its pages and know you will too. profound, transformational, and elegant."
author, artist, succulant wild woman


"i was so moved by this lovely and honest book by rachel awes. i found myself returning to its pages day after day for a daily dose of meaningful inspiration. rachel's gift for pairing her unique illustrations with touching, often profound, wisdom spoke to my most tender pieces of what it means to live bravely, love deeply, and pay attention to the beauty that exists in our everyday lives. all i did was listen truly inspired me to lean into my life a bit closer, and take a closer listen for all big and small ways it teaches, uplifts, and heals."
kelly rae roberts
artist. author. possibilitarian.

i will share lil' sneak peaks in the coming mondays
+ can't wait to share the whole thing with you!!

...loving each of you with all i have,