So as I'm sure you've gathered, I've been going through a bit of a rough spell. I pride myself on being an optimistic person, but lately this hasn't been so easy. Slowly, however, I'm *beginning* to see that elusive light at the end of the tunnel. Included in that light is the work of Rachel Awes. Just look.
Isn't it lovely?
I asked Rachel what inspires her drawings and she shared the following:
one of my greatest passions is to support and celebrate people living fully into who they are and shining it out. this is one way i can contribute a small offering to help heal our world, because people long to be seen and loved. through both my work as a psychologist and in my personal life, i simply see people happiest when they are authentic.
i've always loved to notice pretty things. maybe it began with agates and marbles. now it's also in people and the pretty sentences that tumble out of them like gold. that is what ultimately inspires me. then i want to draw it. savor it. love them some more as i do so. and then share it with the beautiful people, who is Everybody, and remind them of their incredible insides. at least that is my brightest and deep achiest hope.
Thank you Rachel for the goodness [and authenticity] you put out into the world.