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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

humanity♥

Sometimes I just like to take photos of the people and scenes I pass
and wonder at the beauty, the pain, the joy and fragility of life.
These things connect us, our sameness and our differences.

I try to remind myself of that often :)

Tracy Verdugo. Vancouver. 2008. People at a bus stop.

Tracy Verdugo. Mexico City. 2008. Woman praying outside the Basilica de Guadalupe.

Tracy Verdugo. Mexico City. 2008. Dogs on the bank at Xochimilco.

Tracy Verdugo. 2008. Vancouver. Busker.

Tracy Verdugo. Mexico City. 2008. Dashboard of car in traffic.

Tracy Verdugo. Mexico City. 2008. Dog in backyard at Xochimilco.

Tracy Verdugo. Koh Samui, Thailand. 2012. Thai artist at work.

Tracy Verdugo. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. 2008. A house I passed while walking to La Punta.

Tracy Verdugo. Juquila, Oaxaca. 2008. Pilgrims on their way to ask a favour of the Virgen.

Tracy Verdugo. Byron Bay. 2011. My niece Kira buys a flower from a litle girl at Byron Bay Markets.

Tracy Verdugo. Koh Samui, Thailand. 2012. Two young girls pose and giggle for me in front of my unfinished mural.

Huskisson. 2011. and last but not least my own two gorgeous girls who delight and inspire me each day.

Happy Mothers day to all of you wonderful mamas out there including my mum # 1 and mum # 2
lots of love Tracy ♥♥♥

Friday, May 4, 2012

creating space....


Hello lovelies!

Hope life is treating you well this weekend.

I have had an up and down week with a visit from my old pal Anxiety.
Finding the courage to admit that I dont have it all together all of the time was hard but early in the week I admitted to my gorgeous FB community that I was feeling the closest to a full blown panic attack as I had in ten years!

and guess what?

Nobody judged me

Nobody dropped out of my workshops because I admitted I was feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable

Nobody called me a looney tune

Nobody told me to just snap out of it

INSTEAD......I got this

Been there, done that... many times! It simply means it's time for YOU! Figure out whatever thorn you have in your side, face it straight on without the hassles from daily life (because you deserve to put yourself first!) and soon you will be where you need to be! You give so much Tracy, try to give to yourself for a little while!

and this

Thinking of you today and sending love. I can relate to so much of what you've posted -- especially the fear of something bad coming along to mess up all the good. Holding you in the light of healing and peace. ♥ ♥ ♥ Let's talk when you are able.


and this

I hope you;re doing better. I also have not had a full blown panic attack in several years but it's always in the back of my mind. Try to cut out your caffeine completely for a couple or at least just have green tea. If you have a favorite guided meditation and when I burn rose oil it immediately relaxes me. Bug hugs comin your way! (love the bug hugs!)

and this

Take care and look after yourself Tracy. Everything can wait, have a rest. You know what to do, be calm, don't judge yourself, be patient.... everything will wait, and we will still be here waiting for you to come back in your good time.

143 beautiful messages of love, empathy and support that meant the world to me and in a strange way helped to ease my fear and bring me back into a place of calm. Maybe its the fact that I don't feel so alone or that I feel validated or.....maybe I don't even need to analyse it. All I know is that I am feeling so much better and in a little while I am heading out to my studio cos I have a date with some paint!


walking this way..



and right in here



mmmmmmmmm


even have some sweet company :))


much love and if you are not already part of our Magically Mixed Art Community on FB. Come on by and join in the fun!

Tracy xox