Monday, July 18, 2011

painting our living room wall

i painted on our living room wall last weekend...beginning with the paint color "toothpaste"
& i loved finding the "wonder brush"











i felt drawn to draw on a bigger scale for a while & it felt so good to show-up.



xox

57 comments:

Diane said...

Perfect!!

Yael said...

Hi Rachel - I have a lot of empty walls! You come????? :-)

Yael said...

Oh, btw, love the words on your pants!!!! :-)

apinkdreamer said...

wow! wonderful!!!! i'm el from face book!!!

Tracy Verdugo said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I found you through Cathy (Tinnie girl too) AND (big smiles!) I must confess I have a few of your beautiful words and pics posted on my inspiration wall in my studio to remind me of all that is lovely....your gorgeous spirit shines through your work and I've added you to my blogs I ♥ list on my blog xo

nacherluver said...

Oh what fun! Bravo, you!

kristen said...

wonder-full ! And I have brush envy.

ELK said...

to see the close up of you creating the bird with a brush .. happy ! i so enjoyed the idea and series of photos this morning ...keep us posted!

Meredith said...

The perfect spot for a little somethun/somethun! Nice touch, great job!! Likey! Are't the paint color names a hoot! That's half the fun!

painted fish studio said...

love it!

Nancy said...

I love it, Rachel.........looks like a dove coming right into her hand.......I love the BIG.....

Hugs and blessings

Mary said...

oh Rachel, this is fabulous!!!

andrea said...

Love love love love love love LOVE!

Briana said...

So glad you listened to your call . . . the large scale is awesome!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love it ! Putting a bit of you on the walls of your house is such a brilliant idea !

Jennifer Richardson said...

such a wonderful place
to be a wall!!!
I love your bright brave
idea and that you followed
your heart all the way to
the edge of your fireplace
and splashed it out loud!
I imagine those seeds will
scatter and incite a riot of
beauty:)
Love, love, love,
Jen

wanda miller said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! now you've done it SUPER WOMAN...you and she! how great is this? LOVE!!! you'll brighten everyones lives even more than you do now!!! LOVE XOXO

Kelly Lish said...

I just LOVE it! xo

Kolleen said...

beautiful radiance,

i love this so much and i love that you showed up for the wall and it's calling out to you!!!

its perfect!!!

oxoxoxooxo
k

Lisa said...

Beautiful image--love the lights above it. Something about little white lights...they make everything more magical.

Where did you get the Wonder Brush? That is one serious looking brush, and I think I could have some fun with one of those. If you wouldn't mind sharing where you found it, please do.

And your mug is beautiful, too.

Your images continue to light up my life. Thank you, Rachel.

Happy Summer to you.

leonie said...

absolutely gorgeous. what a joyful and amazing way to decorate your home.

now i wish you lived closer, so you could come and paint one of our walls!

claire barone art said...

wow that is so pretty you look like your having soo much fun hugs xx

Brooke said...

So glad you showed up! So very cool! Thanks for sharing! I love the color toothpaste:)

Julia said...

OH! Such freedom! I love it, Rachel!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

That brush is only a wonder brush because you are holding it! Gorgeous piece you made right there!

Tammie said...

how wonderful that you painted on the wall
so lovely and soothing
the color 'toothpaste' feels good on my eyes

Heather said...

What a fun project! I love that you did a painting in your living room. It looks great :) and you didnt even need to find a frame!~!

Suz said...

And show up, you did! I love it, Rachel!
Hugs,
Suz

Lisa G. - Happy Mama said...

She is beautiful. This makes my heart happy.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

You are a wonder! I love your magical wall♥♥♥
Hugs to you,
Jenny

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOh please tell me that you are going to do this again Rachel cause I LOVE ITTTTTTTT!!!!! Oh my goodness I just think this is totally the bees knees and If you do prints,.... Well there goes my money he he he he he! This is the best!
Big hugs to you,
V

lori vliegen said...

the perfect little touch for the perfect little corner! who knew that toothpaste could look so fabulous?! xoxo

feedingthebirds said...

So lovely!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This is awesome! You are brave, I am afraid to mess up the wall (my perfectionism kicks in - lol!) Good for you, it looks beautiful!

lee said...

wow you need to come to my house

Miriam said...

I love this! I've just recently discovered you and your art--I'm still crushing!!!! You can't paint large scale at my house ANYtime! Thanks for sharing your art, vision, and life with the rest of us!

Miriam said...

Oops got carried away and should have proof read. You CAN paint at my house anytime!!!

Phillisa said...

Love this and the little sparkling lights that look like stars!

Milena said...

Oh wow! Rachel, wish you lived closer so I could commission a wall painting:)

elizabeth said...

There is a paint color called toothpaste?! Love that.

How neat to see your work in an even larger size!

Inner Toddler said...

yes! paint big Rach! show up and paint mama! xoxo

Jessie said...

Rachel, it's lovely to se your work on a big scale! It works so well and looks great. I've been redecorating my living rooms walls too, not quite so original looking as yours though I'm afraid. Thanks for your comment on my blog and I'm sorry I took that particular post off. I was feeling quite vulnerable about it so I hope you understand. :) Jess xx

deb said...

I love how your work translates to this larger scale, and I love the colour, in fact my bathroom is that colour, maybe you should drop by and paint a lovely inspirational image in there too, all the walls are blank right now as I haven't put up the new paintings I bought to go in there. just a thought!lol! Great work. I just love how uplifted I feel after stopping by here.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Isn't is a great thing to be able to paint for our living rooms like this!

I had to laugh at the name of the paint colour....did you make that up? or is it actually called that? lol Do your teeth feel minty fresh when you look at your wall now? heheee....sorry, I couldn't resist!

I always love your illustrations!
thanks for popping by to see me!

croisant and coffee works for me!

ciao bella


Creative Carmelina

Amalia K said...

Oooh, I wanna do that!!! I love that color "toothpaste", you did a wonderful job giving life to the empty wall... (^_^)

LauraX said...

good for you rachel...love it!

aimee said...

oh gasp. it's perfect!

Nicole | Blue Bicicletta said...

that's super amazingly awesome! That wonder brush does look like a wonder---it looks like it might work like a big pen? I might have to try that!

Alex said...

that is so cool! Love your blog and your style

This Moment said...

I know this was posted about a week ago, but I just found your blog (from your little birdie today) and I love love love this painting in your house! So sweet and beautiful. What a great idea!

kelly barton said...

first. l love painting these little pieces of love.
i have one in my studio and i am trying to figure
out how not to cover it up when we re paint the studio
soon.

two. what is this wonder brush. do tell.

so fun.

rachel awes said...

hi kelly (& all!),
i found the wonder brush at a local st. paul paint store (abbottpaint.com)..

xox

Jill said...

i love that you are painting fearlessly on your walls! And what is this "wonder brush" you speak of?
:-)

garden clippings said...

this is so wonderful and delightful!!!

Carissa said...

ahhh! i love it & your cuteness!

2 weeks ago i was painting my living room & did a little mural i eventually covered up w/ the roller. i think my hallway needs a little diddly-doodly-dee & now you've inspired mee! weeeee!

xoxoxoxoxoXO!
C

Jennifer said...

Oh I love this!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my GOOOOOOOOOOOOODNESSSSSSSS!!! This looks so fabulous!!! I adore the simplicity and freeness of it.

It's so fun being here and catching up with your summer. You are so invigorating!