Monday, July 12, 2021

Rachel Awes blog hop!!

This girl. Rachel Awes! I met Rachel in Sedona, AZ at an art gathering. I don't think I've ever met someone with such compassion, magic, and Rachel! There is a beautiful ease in being in her presence. An energy that feels light. I felt seen and appreciated. What a gift !
I hope that you enjoy meeting Rachel and she has left you a downloadable gift below. Check out her stunning new website and book.

Rachel Awes

                                psychologist, speaker, author + art playgroundist

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1. Please tell us about you. What are you up to lately?

I work as a psychologist, author, art playgroundist, and speaker out of St. Paul,

Minnesota. My deepest passion is listening to the beauty within people and reflecting it

back through affirming words and vibrant colors. I’m illustrating and writing my fourth

book and also just completed a new website that I poured my heart into! I’m quite

excited about them both!

2. What are a handful of your favorite art supplies?

I’m a magic marker magnet! I adore their bright colors and way they feel in my hands.

The ones that smell like fruits and candies are especially delightful! My very favorites

are Copic markers. I also recently created “Soul Collage Cards” and LOVED making them

with just scissors, glue sticks, index cards and magazines! (You can find loads of YouTube

videos with instruction and inspiration about them!)

3. If you were to pass on some encouragement about people being who they are in

the expression of their everyday and in their creativity, what would you like them

to know? 

If you are also hoping to express yourself in some creative way, my encouragement is

this. Write out pages of your ordinary thoughts. Spill you on to the page. Then read your

life. Notice what moves you. Don’t judge. Invite compassion. Pull out crayolas. Let

cornflower tell your story or all one hundred and twenty colors. In words. In pictures.

Send love to your whole story. Play with it all.

4. Quote from one of Rachel’s books, all i did was listen:

“I am learning from the wild kingdom. From the starfish in the depths to the mountain

goat in the heights and all life in between. Who abide in their strength. Who breathe

into all they are and who are art on earth. Maybe our only business is to be beautiful.” 

*Books are available alongside NEW ART at //////

1. Free downloadable 9 X 12 inch art.
2. A free exercise called "The Gift" to receive a gift from their inner child. (click the link and print out. This is a fun prompt for your journal!)

Free download from Rachel! 
(for personal use only please)

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