Hi everyone, today I am showcasing my friend, fellow artist and psychologist Rachel Awes. I have followed Rachel for many years and she always continues to inspire and motivate me and anyone she comes in contact with. She has a warm and friendly demeanor, that draws you in and makes you feel good. I had Rachel answer a few questions and share a bit about her life and where we can find her.
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. Can you tell us about what inspires and drives you?
I am deeply moved by people's hearts, by their insights and by what they love. I am deeply moved by beauty in the physical world, whether it's the sighting of a deer or a brilliant painting or someone's really cool outfit. Then I am really driven to put all this into words and illustrations and reflect the beauty back into the world, with the hope of encouraging and uplifting spirits.
3. What helps to fill you back up? Favorite ways to replenish?
Listening to Tibetan singing bowls, walks, naps, quiet, nourishing foods, time with friends, meditate, be grateful, feel my feelings, cancel plans, make plans, be present.
4. Can you share links of how we can find you and ooh and ahh some more?
Here are a few pics of Rachel and some of here creative pieces.