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

Friday, February 28, 2014

The KISS project~Keep it simple sunshine! Day one ♥

Last weekend I taught my Paint Mojo workshop here in our little village by the sea. 



In an oversight I planned the workshop on the same weekend as a massive annual world class triathlon.

On this weekend each year thousands of super fit looking people flood the area, roads are blocked and it takes forever to get from Point A to Point B.

My hugest apologies to my students who battled the detours and fervent traffic volunteers to get to class, some of you taking an hour to drive what would normally take 15 minutes or less!

We certainly needed those deep breaths we took in circle time and then, of course laughter is always the great diffuser of stress and we had plenty of that over the weekend!

On the way to class on Sunday my friend Neelam, who stayed with us for the weekend, told me of a fictitious word her father would use to describe such a convoluted journey...."You're taking the ingara vingara route" he would say...

Now  I have a certain penchant for speaking in accents so this expression (in my best Indian accent) became my new favourite phrase this week......

as I rolled these fun words across my tongue I got to thinking about all the ways I take the ingara vingara route in my life and how much this leads to a sense of overwhelm, complicating things in a way that is really not necessary...

Like this blog, and how every time I go to write a new post I feel the need to encompass this whole Universe and the one next door too, to write of profound things accompanied by a myriad of pics...so much so that it all becomes too much and I end up avoiding the task for weeks at a time!

So here's the deal.....

For the month of March and maybe beyond
I am launching the KISS project
Keep it Simple Sunshine...

thats right...
no more ingara vingara
just keep it simple

Feel free to join me with your own daily post of something short and sweet


Taking  visiting NZ/Swedish friends to find their first kangaroos. 
Max thinks this is the perfect sized playmate,
 while Meya tells one, matter of factly, "we ate one of you last night" 
Yep..tried BBQ kangaroo for the first time and it was pretty good...


playing with fun apps and taking lots of pics around our casa.....also playing with the idea that my first online course will be called "mi casa su casa" and everyone will be invited to come into our home and be inspired to create beautiful things with me :)


seeing out the last of the Summer days with lots of sweet shared memories...


and there's Simon cooking up the kangaroo steaks on the back deck...sorry Skippy!!

Hasta manana...kisses for all ♥

ps Almost forgot! Registration is now open for 

http://www.adventuresinitaly.net/f15verdugo.html

Would love to meet up in Orvieto next year

OR how about the South of France in July 2015??
Medieval villages, fleamarkets, superb wine and food, sunflower fields and castles...anyone?
Registration open soon or email me to go on the "ooo la la, I'm wildly interested" list...
info@tracyverdugo.com






7 comments:

Donna said...

KISSxxx

Donna said...

KISSxxx

Dia said...

My friend Inga and I also took the ingara vingara route, going to a colour of woman painting workshop the 15th!! It was a delïghtful encounter with our creative muses, we're' still working on our pieces.
Love your KISS invitation

Creatively yours Fi said...

Oh I LOVE that! Keep it simple sunshine :) Perfect xX

Anna Bartlett said...

Yep. I'm in. Thanks for the gentle push. KISS to you too!

Jenny Grant said...

Love your post and your project! We are now home and it feels great to have family and old friend all around us! Thank you for our fantastic stay in your Casa Tracy! We had a fabulous time in Jervis bay! Love Jenny

Viv Rad said...

Totally loved reading your blog and catching up with all the goodness. Stay well, be happy and continue being an inspiration to me and so many. XOXOXo