Spring Playlist // Playtime 10

Good evening sisters! On this sunny, sleepy Sunday I had a little wander around the local market and enjoyed a delicious roast lunch, what have you been up to?

To finish off a lovely day, I’ve put together a playlist of some of the songs I’ve been enjoying recently – with a vague Spring/nature/turning-a-new-leaf theme – for episode 10 of my Playtime series!

Find the tunes in a YouTube playlist below, and full details of all songs and artists under that. Enjoy!

  1. ‘Vitamin C’ – Can
  2. ‘Fool’ – Perfume Genius
  3. ‘Silvering’ – Lone Lady
  4. ‘Die Young’ – Sylvan Esso
  5. ‘Green Light’ – Lorde
  6. ‘It Changes’ – Amber Arcades
  7. ‘Alaska’ – Maggie Rogers
  8. ‘Roscoe’ – Midlake
  9. ‘Garden’ – C Duncan
  10. ‘The Valley’ – Laura Marling


What songs are on your current playlist? Do you love any of the songs on my playlist? Let me know your jam in the comments below or over on social media.

This week I will be sharing a new YouTube video on Wednesday, my April Happy Highlights on Friday and a little life update/goals review on Sunday. Hope to see you soon and have a brilliant joy-filled week!

Peace and love,

Rachel x


Mother’s Day Playlist // Sunray Sister Playtime 9

Happy Sunday sisters! 

I have had the most beautiful weekend: reconnecting with nature, soaking up the sunshine and getting creative; sharing stories, enjoying food and spending time with my lovely parents! I feel renewed and energised, with a new enthusiasm for my creative projects. Spring is here! What have you been up to?

Today I would like to share a new playlist with you. Seeing as it’s Mother’s Day, I have picked some awesome songs which mention mothers/mamas/strong women! Turn up the volume and have a boogie!!!

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What tunes would be on your Mother’s Day playlist? Let me know in the comments or on social media.

See you again this Wednesday for my next YouTube video, which will feature some of my outdoors adventures from the weekend. In the meantime remember to catch up on all my other videos and enjoy the sunshine while it’s here!


Peace and love,

Rachel x

‘No Words’ Instrumental Playlist // Playtime 8

Welcome back sisters! For today’s blog post I have put together a playlist of some of my favourite instrumental songs especially for you! From beautiful piano classics and film music, to jazz and trip-hop. Find my typewriter-written list of songs and artists below, and a YouTube playlist of all 10 songs. Perfect for a chilled Sunday evening. Enjoy!



What music would be on your wordless playlist? Send me some lovely recommendations!

Coming up next will be my third YouTube video this Wednesday. Have you watched my first two videos yet?! Find the latest video below, or head straight to my channel where you can click subscribe to be notified about my latest videos, and to support this new branch of my creative journey! I need you all and every little bit of encouragement means a lot to me!!!


Peace and love,

Rachel x

Day 3: Music Playlist Celebrating Love // Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love

Welcome to day three of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love!

Music is a big love of mine, and I’ve already been sharing this with you in my playlist feature, Playtime. So today in episode 7 of Playtime, let’s take a moment for some damn fine tunes all about love. Find the songs in a YouTube playlist below, accompanied by my sketchbook page with details of all artists and song titles, plus some collage fun!



What songs about love, do you love?! Let me know, and also send me any other musical recommendations; I’m always on the lookout for beautiful new music.

Come back tomorrow for day 5 of my 14 day celebration of love, where I’ve got a bit of a confession for you.


Peace and love to all,

Rachel x

Fresh Start Playlist // Playtime 6 // featuring Elbow and Badly Drawn Boy

Welcome to episode six of Playtime! If you are new here, click that link to see the previous five posts, all with YouTube playlists and illustrations by me.

For a change I gave this edition of Playtime a theme, and a kind of story line! It is inspired by the new year, time, fresh starts, dreams and hope.

The first few songs represent New Year’s eve, one night. Then the following morning/day is shown by the next few songs. The songs after that are about looking ahead and wanting tomorrow to come, possibly too soon. And finally the last few songs are about having hope for the future, or just songs which represent good feelings for me.

Below is my illustration/sketchbook page with the song titles and artists, and underneath that is the YouTube playlist. Hit play and enjoy the beautiful music!


[Copy this link if the video doesn’t appear above – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJK2KVFsi0&list=PLstnzXE4MVTSzySQH3Ii2gL6SzDIX3lqo%5D


What songs would narrate your feelings about the new year? Do you have any awesome music recommendations? Let me know in the comments or via social media! See you on Sunday for my weekly update on all things Sunray Sister. Have a great weekend!


Peace and love,

Rachel x

Playtime #5: Christmas special featuring Joni Mitchell and The Darkness!

Jolly greetings sisters! As a special treat for this edition of Playtime, I have picked out some alternative Christmas songs and put them into a festive playlist just for you. I even made a slightly bizarre vintage collage, (did you see my previous post with some slightly better collages!?)

Hit play on the YouTube link below and feel all warm and fuzzy in this chilly, wet weather.


What songs are on your Christmas playlist? (Don’t get me wrong though, I love a bit of Wizzard and Mariah Carey too! And I don’t believe in ‘guilty pleasures’.)

I only have a few posts left for you before I take a well-earned Christmas break! You also have until midday tomorrow (Saturday) to grab my super cool Christmas cards in my Etsy shop: you will find a pack of three printed designs from original watercolour paintings, and smaller hand printed cards with handmade brooches! Get them while you can.


This weekend I will be adding the finishing touches to my Christmas gifts while blasting out some festive tunes. Remember not to get caught up in the consumerist stresses and unhealthy habits of the season though sisters; this is a time of year to be grateful, switch off and feel loved. You are wonderful! See you on Sunday for a post about new year goals.


Peace and love,

Rachel x

Playtime #4: featuring Massive Attack and Laura Marling

Episode four of playtime is here: a mixtape from me to you, complete with handwritten list and abstract painting! This time my choices are mainly current tunes with some older songs sprinkled in, all of which are quickly becoming new favourites; basically all the songs stuck in my head right now. The list begins with Laura Marling’s beautiful new song, ‘Soothing’, which is now on repeat, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Enjoy, and as always send me your cool recommendations!




The month is coming to an end, so this Friday I will share my November happy highlightsHave a brilliant week sisters, and don’t forget to join me on social media, especially Instagram. Let’s be friends! 


Peace and love,

Rachel x

Playtime #3: featuring St. Vincent and Grimes

Welcome to episode three of my regular music playlist series! This time my song selections are female fronted, electronic, pop-y beauties, which are great for a little living-room boogie. So get out of your Friday sofa slump and get up and groove, because you’ve got those moves! (Also some of these music videos are a little on the bizarre side, but we like that).

As always, I have created a collage-pen-watercolour illustration of the songs and artists in the list, with a YouTube playlist below. Enjoy!

Illustration for Playtime #3 by me! Made with my three favourite materials/techniques: pen, watercolour and collage.


What songs are you listening to? What are your all-time favourites? Let me know in the comments or on social media!

Next up on the blog will be my regular Sunday check-in with my latest news. Speaking of which, did you see my exciting announcement on Facebook yesterday? Sunray Sister has got its first ever market stall on the 10th of December at The Southbank Club in Bristol!!! I am beyond excited; it is a huge positive step in the direction I want to be heading, so it means a lot to me!

Have a lovely weekend sisters. I have a feeling this will be a good one, because I’m going to get lots done!


Peace and love,

Rachel x

Playtime #2: featuring Björk and Pink Floyd

Welcome to episode 2 of my music playlist feature here on the Sunray Sister blog! This week has been a bit strange, so I’ve chosen some old emotional favourites, which will get you feeling all soft and blubbery…! As with last time, I have created a handwritten and illustrated list, and provided a YouTube link to the playlist, so that you can simply hit play and relax…



Let me know what you would include on your emotional playlist, I would love to find out, either in the comments below, or via social media.

Coming up next on the blog will be a little Sunray Sister shop update/news post this Sunday, following on from ‘What’s next for Sunray Sister’. You can get a headstart if you follow me on Instagram, and check out my ‘stories’ for all the hot behind the scenes pictures! What have you got planned for the weekend?


Peace and love

Rachel x

Playtime #1: featuring Billie Marten and Julia Jacklin

Let me introduce a new regular feature for the Sunray Sister blog: a collection of songs which I am blasting out whilst I get creative. Because creative time = play time!

Below is my illustrated playlist of new songs which I highly recommend for your listening pleasure, featuring my own drawings and handwriting. To listen to the playlist just hit play on the YouTube link at the end of the post. Enjoy!


Send me your music recommendations, and they might just feature in my next playlist. Coming up on the blog will be a special look into some of my sketchbooks this Tuesday, see you then and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Peace and love

Rachel x