Less than 6 months ago my vision of "What is Possible" was changed forever.
I had created my vision board 2 years ago around living a life of purpose and passion while traveling the world and helping others to find joy in their own creative spirit.
It still felt very far away. I had created a great presence in my local area, selling my art and teaching kids and adults for the past 12 years and like a happy little fish in a small bowl I was a little bit scared of what lay outside my comfort zone.
I wanted to shine my light and I had to start breaking barriers one by one.....I remember an analogy I heard years ago by the larger than life Tony Robbins...it really stuck with me....in my mind it created a picture of all of us walking around inside bubbles, some small, some very large. Each time we saw a new possibility, achieved a new thing our bubbles expanded slightly and from the perspective of our bigger bubbles it became easier to see even more possibilities....
and to BELIEVE in our own potential for greatness ♥
This April my Possibility Parameters took a giant leap when I met the gorgeously, inspiring Flora Bowley when she came and stayed with our family to teach an amazing workshop here in Jervis Bay. Here was a woman embodying the life on my vision board, an actual real life example of What is Possible....how powerful is that??
In a way I feel like Flora jumped inside my bubble with me and helped me push the sides out to a new place of belief I had not even envisaged.
Within a few weeks of meeting Flora I was accepted to teach at the extravaganza Art Is retreat in Sydney next March with these amazing artists
Less than 6 months since being accepted to teach at Art Is I have manifested the following into my life and that big ol' bubble is waving, floppily around, trailing behind me in the wind
AND I HOPE........
allowing all of you to peek inside and see the possibilities of your own magnificent life.
Here's some tips from me on how to make your own vision board to bring your desires, dreams and intentions into clear focused reality :)
*My first international teaching tour Sept2012-Jan 2013
Sept 19-24 2012 Petaluma California Art Is retreat
Sept 30-31st 2012 Orange County, California Tracy Verdugo Wholehearted workshop . For more info contact the wonderful Christy Nimeh in this amazing group or here at her blog :)
Oct 3-9 2012 Stamford Connecticut Art Is Retreat
Oct 12-16 (TBC) Excelsior Springs, Missouri Sweet Freedom Retreat!
Oct 19-21 (TBC) Tracy Verdugo Wholehearted Workshop Texas.
Contact Selah Gay ♥
♥♥ Oct 23-30 Fly to Taos New Mexico to meet my sweetie and celebrate our 25th anniversary! ♥♥
Nov2-5(TBC) Tracy Verdugo Wholehearted Workshop Florida
November possible workshops in Claremont Botanic Gardens LA, Atlanta, Georgia and Seattle....still working out the details on these. Sign up for email update..I'm hoping to finalize my itinerary by end of January.
Somewhere in early December I will be teaching a four or five day workshop at Hacienda Mosiaco in Puerto Vallarta Mexico!!!!!
January Todos Santos, Baja California...anyone want to fly down and paint with me in this beautiful village?
Late Jan (TBC)Honolulu Hawaii Tracy Verdugo Wholehearted Workshop at the beautiful studio of Susan Conrad Risse
Last week I was invited to fly to Koh Samui, Thailand to be the judge of a huge mural competition and hold my first International exhibition at the beautiful Namcha Samui tearoom..next Jan...I haven't even started painting for it yet but there's all kinds of room in this bubble right now and the ideas are flowing!
and on top of all this I will be teaching in my first online class with 15 amazing artists in Tamara Laportes LifeBook throughout 2012...you can learn more by clicking through on the link below...I'm kind of exhausted even typing all of this and in many ways it doesn't quite feel real yet but I sense 2012 is going to be the year that I begin to truly live my dreams. Click here to view more details on the amazing Life Book online course
Am I scared?
Will I breathe through the fear when it comes up and work my hardest to live my true purpose?
You better believe it!!!
I am truly grateful for the support of my family, friends, workmates and online creative community. I would NOT be traveling so fast and in such a true and wonderful direction without you all here to support me....I send you all LOVE and GRATITUDE from my ♥ to yours Tracy xoxox
Here's a little taste of whats in store next March in Sydney. I will be teaching this evening class as well as 3 full day workshops...hope you can join me!
Viva Mexico: Monoprinting
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Viva Mexico Monoprinting
Friday March 16 - Evening Class
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Aye Carumba!! Come Join me for a “muy fantastico” evening workshop where we will take a creative journey into the enchanted and whimsical world of Mexican art. Having been married to a wonderful Mexican for 25 years I consider this beautiful country my second home and have spent many happy weeks and months exploring this amazing culture……together we will explore the vibrancy and quirkiness of some of Mexico’s leading artists and from this we will find inspiration to create our own playful and vivid artworks! Starting with the humble meat tray we will sketch our ideas into the foam core and print these images onto our prepared backgrounds…then we will hand paint our works and add details using a variety of tools…you will take home your artwork and your foam print which can be used multiple times to create more pieces…..you will LOVE this fun and simple technique…suitable for all levels! See the whole schedule for Art Is Sydney here :)