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

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Friday flashbacks~Out with the old, in with the new ♥


We're starting to feel like old friends, this blog and I. 

Since  this first little hello on July 12th 2010  
I have written 185 posts and racked up 214477 page views..... 
so I figured...... 
it might just be time to revisit some of those oldies but goodies, 
especially for those of you who have joined me on my unfolding journey more recently. 

Each Friday we'll jump into our Tardis and journey back in time 
to revisit some random ramblings, some Heartful Musings from the me of yesteryear. 

Enjoy! ♥

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Hold on tight...we're heading back to........Wed Dec 28th 2011

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
~Lao Tzu~

Hello beautiful friends...i hope you've all had the loveliest time over the past week of holiday festivities..I've been busy, busy, busy painting happily away, indulging in delish food and yummy wine, hanging out with Marco and the girls and getting in a little beach time.

today I felt moved to share a process with you which is especially relevant at this time of the year....

in honour of letting go of those things which no longer speak to us
or even about us and allowing ourselves
to move forward into our most amazing
ever blossoming newest and shiniest selves..

this painting is the last large one left of a series I painted in 2008 inspired by our family's 7 month creative sabbatical which took us from Australia to the U.S , Canada and Mexico...(you can read more about our adventures here)

all of the rest have found their new homes and gone to live with lovely new families....but this one has been sitting lonely on my sun room wall, beckoning me to notice it and show it some love....
and so I did :)



this past year my work has become more fluid,
less defined and structured
more intuitive and filled
with layers and meaning
which sometimes I need to take a while to find

I feel like I'm doing less painting and more allowing
less deliberating and more surrendering
and I ♥ this feeling

This work no longer spoke to me in the way it once did and so I changed it
simple as that
new beginnings
new marks
over old
honouring the journey
but allowing
something fresh
to be born



"i walk in dreams through this wide world" Tracy Verdugo.2011. acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas. 76 x76cm. SOLD

ps if you haven't seen this amazing talk on creativity by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert it is well worth watching :)




 "To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one's mind and the psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use."
~Anaïs Nin~

4 comments:

Cathy H said...

Hi Tracy......thanks for posting from the past..... I have just watched Elisabeth Gilbert's 18 minute video......I feel as though a weight has been lifted from my creative shoulders after listening to her.....I'm looking forward to 2014 creating with a new perspective and not being so critical of myself....thanks again.....Cathy

Jo Murray said...

That video could change one's life! Many thanks for including it in your lovely post.

Lisa Scott said...

I love your taking this painting and giving it new life. It's a beautiful way to honor your growth! ♡

Paper rainbow said...

very excited to find and join your blog!