Monday, December 5, 2011

a harmonica evolution





my dear friend, karen, was pondering how she may want to play in the next part of her life. one thing became clear. learning the harmonica was calling. this is a photo of her hands + new treasure. i just found it all beautiful. sending out lovely notes to each of you. xox

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(+ speaking of girlfriends, please take a peek at my monthly column at girlfriendology. this one is about holiday gift ideas http://girlfriendology.com/blog/4685/holiday-gift-ideas-for-special-friend-girlfriend-guru-rachel-awes/)

30 comments:

Diane said...

Love it!

Yael said...

Those hands with the harmonica - such a wonderful picture... I can hear music...

Cathy Bueti said...

So sweet Rachel!! Love! :)

aimee said...

you find inspiration in everything! this is so beautiful!

Heather said...

so wonderful! wishing her luck with the harmonica!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love that ! How beautiful a calling to have !

Have a wonderful week, Beautiful Rachel.
xoxox

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love how we each have
our own unique
bells to ring!
Smooches for the
gorgeous reminder:)
bluesy love,
Jennifer

kate said...

I love to hear about your inspirations :)
rock on Karen !

xoKate

Trish said...

Beautiful. My mum plays the harmonica, it is a lovely little instrument.
Sweet, lovely notes to you.x

Sandra van Doorn said...

Bonjour Rachel!! How many posts have i missed! how are you? i am enjoying catching up on your beautiful work...
xo sandra

Jane said...

lovely Rachel. I hope Karen enjoys the new phase. best wishes to you. Jane x

happytrees said...

I love the Harmonica! Awesome illustration!

Tammie Lee said...

you are so right, such a lovely photo and wonderful choice in life.

so sweet that you honored her choice and her with beautiful art!

Bella Sinclair said...

Love the colors and the morphing of words. Now whenever I see a harmonica, I shall hear her morning call too. What a great gift! And speaking of gifts, I loved your girlfriend gift ideas! There's so much loving thought in each one. xoxo

kae pea said...

Your post... A two part harmony! A very lovely one, at that.
xokp

Amalia K said...

I've always wanted to play the cello...and the tuba...and the flute. Alas, I settled for pots and pans instead. Hehe, probably because I never had the brain to read musical notes! Good for your friend, I hope she's making lovely music everyday... (^_^)

Your evolution art rocks as always! oxx

Purpletreebird said...

Your painting of the harmonica is so pretty! I can see now why that is!
Jess xx

Eydie said...

I can already hear the beautiful music.
I love your inspiring painting.

elizabeth said...

Love it!

My dad had a harmonica and we used to play it when we were little. It was lots of fun.

p.s. My mug arrived! I do love it. Except I decided to give it as a gift to a friend instead of keeping it for myself. I think she will love it too. And I wrote the saying down in my notebook so I will always remember it.

wanda miller said...

just love the story...i play the harmonica in secret, but now it's not a secret :)) xo

Relyn said...

Oh, I do love a good harmonica! Your post made me think of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsi9ljzclc8&list=PLAD7DCA07F91423B0&index=163&feature=plpp_video

Have you ever heard it?

Kolleen said...

love that karen is following that calling ....
and love the inspiration drawn from it.

you rock!
oxox
k

BlackPumpkin said...

Wonderful one!!!

Julia said...

Oh! I love it. I've always and forever been drawn to the sound of the harmonica...it just gets inside me like no other sound.

I send you love to day, dear Rachel.

<3 Julia

The Islander said...

How lovely is that. Harmonicas speak to me too...My father, Friday night and hymns on his harmonica all go together.

Love to see people follow what their heart tells them to do.

Becky Shander said...

How amazing that a harmonica uses breath to birth music, playing songs from one's soul.

Inner Toddler said...

popping in from blog hiding to say that this one is INSPIRED. you are wonderful.

Bethany said...

I absolutely adore this piece of your art! I found you through Liv's list of favorites blogs, and I can definitely see why you are one of her favorites.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Having dreams, wanting to explore,
is beautiful.

Would love you to say hi to me and my ceramic animals!

HUGS Lorraine

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