bursting joy + love, rachel:
i LOVE the name Art is You because all i do is purposed to lite-bright bridge me to YOU! i exist for our beautiful encounter. i love how art brings out our colors. the real + the true. we all have these dandelion bunches. the yellows say be yourself. you are accepted + treasured for the rise + fall of your chest, the dreams in your heart + the distinct you who you miraculously offer the world every gloriously messy day.
i am grateful to live + breathe as a
out of a private practive in saint paul, minnesota. i am passionate about traveling beside people + being on the look-out for your gold + encouraging sight of your beauty + fully living it out. as i grow more deeply into being myself, i find my language becoming more bare + less academic/dressed up. i like words + art that bridge my heart to yours. that say hello. you matter. thank you. possibility.
who wrote + illustrated the book “all i did was listen”, inspired by all the times i gasped at the beautiful things i heard my clients say. i didn’t want to keep these lovely words to myself + sensed the gaspy moments were not only individual stories but all of our stories. i gathered them up, wrote prose-like reflections for each one + followed the wisdom of my younger son to begin creating art + got busy drawing pictures to befriend them all.
+ wrote + illustrated the book “diving in”, inspired by my experience of swimming + recognizing the singular beauty that exists in feeling more fully alive. the pages are an invitation for you to come alongside.
+ i am now in the throws of writing + illustrating my third book. if these pages jive with you, you will like my third one even more. my mom says so!
where making art feels like recess to me. wind in my face. swing sets. a wide open field + running it all with my friends.
i play shop + offer books, art prints, t-shirts, mugs, + cards. my books have been endorsed by SARK, kelly rae roberts, raphael cushnir, + brian andreas/storypeople.
you can find me in all these online playgrounds + i can’t wait to meet you in person this september!
all with LOVE! rachel
rachel awes, psychologist, author, + art playgroundist, from st. paul, minnesota
Rachel is joining us in Minneapolis as a special guest speaker