“What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility” ~Tracy Verdugo

Monday, January 16, 2012

butterflies in my tummy....OR...breathing through the overwhelm!


Hi all...its been a little bit quiet from my side hasn't it?
Lots happening and continuing to happen in this girls life...
a very strange start to the year and not as anticipated
with me being laid out on my back for three days over New years
with horrible lower back spasms...
just started getting that under control with a few visits to my lovely physio when WHAMMO!!!
an attack of yucky IBS right in the middle of a long anticipated visit
from the gorgeous Louise Gale!!
we managed to have a lovely time anyways even though I probably shouldn't have been eating that raspberry chocolate chip muffin under the circumstances!


In the midst of all this painting, painting, painting ...finally finished two commissions that my poor friend Angela had been waiting for for 6 months...this one is her on her new vespa! She really is the cutest!


Also been painting for two exhibitions, one which opened last weekend and has been very successful with 5 paintings sold so far and great responses!


AND my first international exhibition in Thailand next week!!
EEEEEKKKK!!! I'm not ready!!

I've been feeling quite uneasy (obviously my body is responding to this!)
as we still haven't received our itinerary (no flight numbers nada)
and we leave on Tuesday..yep thats one week away!
( the whole family is being sponsored for flights and accommodation)...

a part of me was thinking, oh well maybe its not going to happen,
maybe its too good to be true and because of this
I've been cruising a little bit,
thinking more about my local exhibition than this BIG one.

Then this morning I receive a press release in my inbox from the Koh Samui Gazette
an article about MY UPCOMING EXHIBITION at the NAMCHA TEAHOUSE!!!
and all of a sudden.... CRAP!!

Its real!!!

I better get moving....soooo...
i think this may be the last post you see from me until I get to Koh Samui...
feeling kind of discombobulated (gotta love that word)
and trying to stay centred, off the alcohol,
eating good foods, stretching and meditating for the next week,
just so I dont fall apart before we go!!
6 paintings to go, then I have to figure out how I'm going to pack them

...ok...bye for now..love you all!!!

Will leave you with a little glimpse into last weekends exhibition,
made by our good friend and drummer Syd Green and
featuring one of our new soon to be released songs "Umbrella"



have a great week!
Lots of love Tracy ♥ xoxox

ps sometimes I wish I was a cat....Bodhi snuggled up in my fabric pile...a part of me wants to climb right in there and hide for a while....


pps forgot to say that tonight I'm doing a SKYPE interview with the amazing Tamara Laporte for LifeBook!!! Click here to view more details


AND today I'm starting BUSINESS SOUL SESSIONS with Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls!!!

Here's hoping this little butterfly can handle all of the excitement...somebody may need to send me some VALIUM...oh um I mean Valerian!! You know TEA! LOL ♥