Thursday, July 2, 2015

22 days of gratitude and giveaways- day three


So grateful today to be able to move my body
and also to have a man who appreciates and even 
encourages my dorkiness.
"Give me your best Kate Bush Wuthering Heights dance"
He says, 
and so I do....


So where did we leave off yesterday? 
Oh right, I was going to tell you a story......
Off in the distance we could see a ruin
And beyond that, a tall Celtic cross and a lighthouse.....
A stumbled upon scene
We had no idea....


We come to this sign and we learn about Dwynwen, the Welsh patron Saint of lovers who lived here on this land some 1600 years ago as a hermit. 
Reading her story I feel infinitely grateful for the freedom that many more women now have over their own destinies although I know that there is still much room for change......



Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and legend has it that she was one of the prettiest of Brychan Brycheiniog's 24 daughters. Dwynwen fell in love with a prince called Maelon Dafodrill, but unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else.


Dwynwen was so upset that she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.
God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God's service for the rest of her life.


She founded a convent on Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, where a well named after her became a place of pilgrimage after her death in 465AD. Visitors to the well believed that the sacred fish or eels that lived in the well could foretell whether or not their relationship would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs. Remains of Dwynwen's church can still be seen today.
Info source: www.historic-uk.com

We wander amongst the ruins and both of us find a little love heart rock to keep. 
The beaches of Wales has the most of these I've ever seen in our travels.....


We ask a lovely couple if they can take our pic in this place of history, love and pilgrimage and they happily oblige.  

Then we start our long walk back. 
We are following a circular track and it should be as easy as following the yellow walking signs. Somewhere along the way though we take a wrong turn and over the next couple of hours we sample the yellow, red, blue, green and black walking tracks, the red and black horse track, the blue bike track and the little red running man track!!! 
Who knows what that one means but at one point I did imagine it might mean ME running, screaming through the forest, waving my hands and yelling "we're lost, we're lost!!"

Luckily mi amor always keeps a calm head and eventually we emerge at the carpark, tired, thirsty but filled with wonder at the discoveries of our day.

"Where to now?" he says with a smile. 
"To the nearest pub" I reply. Without hesitation.

  Now the moment you've been waiting for....

winner number two in my 22 days of gratitude and giveaways


IS

JANET GHIO!!!

Congratulations Janet!
You are now registered for the next session of 
Paint Mojo the ecourse!! 

and for those who didn't win today
please keep checking in daily
until July 22nd

sharing the things you are grateful for 
and each day I will draw another winner!!

until tomorrow keep shining lovely friends!
You all inspire me so much
lots of love

Tracy xoxoxo






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Kim Mailhot said...

Love these tales, Beautiful One! What a fine adventure your heart, soul and body are on! It's so inspiring!
Today, everyday, I am so grateful for my husband, partner and best friend whose greatest joy comes from seeing me shiny and happy. He accepts me just as I am and loves all the parts that make me who I am. I am so blessed to have this kind, loving, brilliant man in my life!
Thanks for the chance to win, lovely one!

Rita Jo said...

Hello! I would love a spot in this course, sharing on Instagram also!

jean said...

So very grateful for life itself - and the opportunity to paint what makes me tick - from Sudanese children to beautiful flowers to new and wild things!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

That is a lovely story. I think the adventures we have when we travel inform our lives in ways we never imagined.

Today I am grateful that in the midst of a major heatwave, I have access to clean, cool water. I am mindful of people around the world who do not have clean water, of those who have to walk miles to find some and those living in drought stricken areas. I am always very careful with my water consumption. It is a blessing to be able to take a shower & drink ice water to cool down.

peddlerofdreams said...

I'm greatful to you for giving 22 of us the chance to win a spot on your ecourse :-)

annamaria Photinos said...

What beautiful adventures you have: thanks for sharing. Today I am especially thankful to have the time to explore the gifts of my creativity, to create, and share. One way or another I believe I will be gifted the online class which starts on my birthday September 1. Thanks for inspiring gratitude and this generous give away. Blessings

Ain't No Ninny said...

I love to see you living your dreams and sharing that with all of us! Today I am grateful to spend time with my almost-13 grandchildren, swimming and playing and exploring the area around my home. They are still open to all adventures and I see my own childhood again through their eyes. What we once live we live again through the next generation(s)!

Anya said...

Today, I am grateful for the breeze and a cool ground floor room I can sleep in.

robin west said...

Today I'm grateful for my friend Kevin. He makes me laugh. Hope you have a friend like him.
heaphywest@gmail.com
Thanks for the chance,
robin west

Lura said...

i am grateful for my health although not 100% i can still get around pretty darn well. i pray for some many that have it so hard and dealing with so much. an apple a day doesnt keep the doctor away but art DOES heal! xoox

Lola said...

I am grateful for a good laugh. Thankful to have kids that can make you smile when you need it the most.

Irene said...

Love to read about your travels. I am always grateful for my vision. To see all that Almighty God has given us, from the beautiful surroundings at home or around the world. Beauty is everywhere!

Carol said...

I am grateful to be able to continue my art

Siggadisart said...

Im grateful for my family :)

peggymcd said...

I am grateful for the time I am spending with my grandchildren peggymcd@columbus.rr.com

Jodie and Buddy said...

I love Wales and all of the beautiful legends and stories that originate there, our favourite is the legend of Beddgelert about Gelert the hero dog, the Welsh village is named Beddgelert (grave of Gelert) we are animal lovers :) glad you are enjoying your trip here to the UK :)

Susan said...

I am loving all of your pictures. I have just moved to England and I am adding these places to my list of "Must Sees" Thank you for your posts!

Martice Smith II said...

Thank you for sharing this fun and wonderful story with us! I'm grateful for every single day that I've been blessed to live. I always thank God for creating new sunrises + sunsets for me to be in awe of. Most of all, I'm grateful to have a relationship with God!

Dale Rye said...

I am just so incredibly grateful I have never worn make-up! All those hours I have saved from not putting make-up on have added weeks, months to my life of discovery - thanks Dad for telling me I didn't need it! I guess I have save a small fortune too... You look fabulous Tracy!

Christine said...

Grateful for: good conversations, for being able to help a friend sort through her thoughts and anxieties about creating a new job, being on a call with a group of women who are causing amazing things on the planet, collaging, art, my amazing boyfriend, love, bees, flowers, trees, a deck with view of the mountains and water of the inlet, my trusty steed Carlos the Car, clutter, de-cluttering, colour - oh vibrant colour!, the www, friends, good food.
Thanks Tracy!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I a grateful for Life - for giving me the chance to experience all that i have had, and will be experience in time to come.

Pia Rom said...

What a sweet fullfilling story and an exciting excurion! Seems you had great times and you are a dreamteam so to speak, haha...and btw. me and hubby are always the last ones, that come back to the car on the parking area with hot feet and thursty throats, haha! I am so thankful for having found artjournaling to express my creativity, I mean I have had no glue what is possible with some colors and media :) ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

Carmen Whitehead said...

I would love to visit the British Isles one day and I feel like I'm there traveling with you! I'm grateful for you sharing your adventure with us, thank you!

Caramia said...

I am grateful that I committed the time and energy to a new 30 day creative journaling challenge! The birds are singing, so much happier now that the weather has cooled down. There is a kiss of a breeze today. Ahhhhh, the joys of summer.

The Chatty One. said...

love the pics thanks for sharing - I would love to be in this course, sharing

Linda Crawford said...

I am grateful to have reached a point in life to have the time, space & resources to allow my creativity to flow and grow. And for this wonderful opportunity you are offering. linda@beechandreed.com

Mimzy said...

I am grateful for Hardware stores that carry extension cords in so many lengths! My bubble rock for my birds are happy again! Their rock is now working again!

cr8it said...

I am extremely grateful for my health...over the last few years I have had some rather serious health issues but by the grace of God I found a physician that know what to look for and how to treat me...I am thankful for Dr. B and her knowledge!

Susan said...

Yay for Janet! I am grateful for dreaming...even on my toughest days I can get lost in my dreams and feel hopeful.

Jane Roper said...

Thank you Janet. I am grateful that I have a wonderful family.

romsmi said...

I am grateful for the joy of being.

Jean said...

I'm grateful for the beautiful weather we've been getting in Seattle!

Jo Murray said...

A beautiful story of true love, so aptly illustrated by you and your amor. I am grateful that, after a shaky first attempt at marriage, my second husband and I are still the soul mates we started as...38 years later. Unexpected, and precious to me.

Ildy Karsay said...

Happy to have friend and family to inspire me.
big love ♥♥♥
Ildy
karsayildy@gmail.com

Gege said...

Hi, Happy bday!
Grateful for my family and freedom.
hug
Gege
gegszon0530@gmail.com

Panna said...

Grateful for sunshine and wind and summer.
Love
Pannna
pantyur@gmail.com

PE Vazquez said...

I would love a spot in the course and would be so happy to learn from you! Patricia V

Luca said...

Grateful to have my mum and dad
love
Luca
lumenskara@gmail.com

Attila Nagy said...

Grateful for my coffee and my spare time
warm wishes
Ata
attacktical@gmail.com

Attila Nagy said...

Grateful for my coffee and my spare time
warm wishes
Ata
attacktical@gmail.com

Ildy Karsay said...

shared in my blog
artbyildy.blogspot.hu
love
Ildy

Glory Mooberry said...

I am grateful for being loved and for God's goodness in my life.
Glory Mooberry
artsyfan@yahoo.com

Anna Micciulla said...

Twenty years ago I traveled for two weeks the length and breadth of Great Britain. There is so much to discover and learn there. For me the Highland was the most soul satisfying place. When I stood on those beautiful, wild and desolate hills, feeling the wind all around me I felt a complete absorption of my soul into something old and primordial. I've never had that feeling anywhere else. It felt as if I was in my true space. I've often told friends that when my days in this life are near their end I want to return there and take my last breaths. Great Britain is truly one of those magical places on earth. Keep discovering and falling in love with that gorgeous land!

Shara Green said...

I love to read your posts they are truely amazing and inspiring :)

wanda miller said...

YAYYYY JANET G. and I ADORE your story, tracy...more please...annnnd you are good at reminding all of us for the tiniest of blessings!
today i'll say..i am grateful that my husband, Richard makes me laugh every day, oft times HEARTILY. We are retired now and get so silly (I've always been) together thru the day...GRATEFUL HEART...AND grateful for a chance at your class xoxo

Patti said...

Love reading your post and seeing your photos. I would love to win a spot in the E-course. I do a lot of fun art with my 9 year old granddaughter and we could incorporate your teachings and inspiration into our fun art. Your elephants are absolutely amazing.

Lorie McCown said...

I'm grateful for art, God and wine (not necessarily in that order!) xo Blessings.

DeeAnn said...

I'm grateful that I found your blog and got to wander through the ancient sites with you! Beautiful.

Amare said...

Grateful for rain!

Wendy Down said...

Great tale! I'm grateful today for the man who unblocked my pipes (my apartment pipes that is! Lol) Yay, now I can shower in this heat... hurrah!

Beth F said...

Grateful for my eye medical condition which has given me the push needed to follow my path and the support from friends and family to follow my dreams! Coyotemoonpc@gmail.com

Dale Botha said...

I love to hear about special beautiful places on the other side of the world from me! I keep a journal of these as part of my bucket list so that if I am travelling in the area I do not forget the little gems!
I am so grateful to be able to travel to beautiful places in the world.xx

Anna Davies Art said...

I'm grateful that I have a loving family and although I don't see them every day or even every month, I am grateful that we all love each other and get along.

Clare Wassermann said...

Today I am grateful for my two lovely teens for energising our house. Also for the opportunity I have to create a beautiful garden full of flowers, fruit and vegetables. For the chance to pursue three jobs I love all alongside each other. And the opportunities to paint whenever I can!!!!

Schatzie said...

Thank you for sharing your blessed journey with us. I'm grateful that I'm able to experience your journey, friendships and art via FB and your Blog. ❤️

Kitty Miller said...

I am dreaming of winning a course with you. I love you keep being you and coloring the world with your beauty and style. You make so many smile and dance.

GoddessMychele said...

I'm so grateful for my wonderful husband. He supports me in everything I do. He's my biggest cheerleader and #1 fan! He works hard so that I can stay home to raise our children while pursuing my creative goals. His love is my net when I'm leaping into the great unknown of life. I appreciate him and the life we are creating together with all my heart. I'm one lucky woman <3 goddessmychele at gmail dot com

Nancy TeWinkel said...

Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. My heart is filled with gratitude.

Kelly said...

Wow - what I am grateful for? So many things.... I'm grateful for LIFE and how I've been lucky enough to fill it with love and laughter and children. I work daily to find balance and often struggle, but in the end, I try to remember the BIG picture and love what I have immediately around me. Children, a loving husband, a nice home in which to live, and friends and loved ones to share my life with.

Toni Stacey Simpson said...

grateful for my wonderful husband who lives in constant pain with his MS but does more to take care of our family than most healthy people I know!

Maggie T said...

What a sad and poignant story. I've enjoyed following your journey and love the story. More! :)
I'm grateful for so many things. Today it will be coffee - had a bad night with Master 6 (grandson) and Nan aint got the up'n'go this morning. Coffee will be my friend. :p

Belle said...

I am grateful for the beauty of colour all around us. A birds wing, the green grass or a simple rock, can all transport you to a place of grace without taking a single step.

Trace Willans said...

My goodness, I want what your having. My Mother was a Lloyd and my Grandmother a Jones so Wales is somewhere I have long wanted to spend some time. Today I am grateful for a roof over my head. it is most important. Trace

Lisa Barker said...

Hi sweet Tracy, it has been so fun followong your adventures this year. I hate to enter again since I won a spot in your beautiful Animalitoes course, which I absolutely love and am grateful to you for. I also took the Ecourse last September, but would love the opportunity to do it again, such a wealth of information and such wonderful lessons. I am very grateful for you and that you were put on this planet, you are such an inspiration and are truly a gifted teacher. It is such a priviledged to get to know you thru your lessons and travels, you are a gift to many. We need more light in this world and you are certainly that!

I will be sharing on Instagram and facebook

Happy and safe travels!

Abby C. said...

Loving your posts! :) I feel like I am traveling with you. ;) YAY for Janet congrats! Today I am grateful for the beautiful place I call home in Kentucky. After 23 years of moving around due to being a military family, we settled when my husband retired. I didn't think I would feel home anywhere than Alaska which is where I am from, but funny how life just opens up opportunities and next thing you know you love where you are at. :) abbycoffell@gmail.com

Gabriele said...

I am so grateful for my desire. I desire to make art.

Alicia P. said...

As an elementary art teacher today I'm grateful for summer! I spent the day recharging. I went for a walk in the sunshine and chose a new book to read at the library. What a day!

Nancy Wolf said...

I would love to be considered for a spot in this course. It sounds fantastic and I've heard so much about you as a teacher from my friends. Thanks for entering my name.

Nancy

Becky said...

Love sharing all your adventures:)

Elizabeth said...

So cool that I would leave a comment today and you have stated that you are grateful for movement!! I am going through a very rough patch with impeded movement with lots of chronic pain. I am so grateful for movement as well.!! I am determined to MOVE through this period and to overcome the pain and with the help of my husband family and friends and your inspiration, I WILL!! Love seeing all of your adventures on beautiful photos on Instagram!! You are such a generous soul!! Artists just tend to be that way I think !!
Thanks for sharing so very much with all of us!!
Safe Travels!!

jennifer duncan said...

I love this story Tracy. What a wonderf adventure. Reminds me just how grateful I am for my hubby.

KarenS said...

I am grateful for my wonderful husband who supports all of my experimenting with art, even when I can tell sometimes he doesn't understand what I'm doing๐Ÿ˜€.

Laura said...

My son
He is the jelly to my peanut butter
I am beyond blessed

g_nacious said...

I'll join the chorus of people grateful for their hubby's! My love is the most giving, kind, funny person I know. So grateful!

Maria said...

I'm so grateful for your art and that of other artists that brighten up the world! Without it life would be flat indeed. I'm grateful that you're willing to travel all over and share the art and make people happy. That is what you do. You spread star dust of happiness wherever you go. You share so graciously and I'm blown away by the paintings the students produce. I would dearly love to take part of your ecourse. �� Thank you.

jenniferlaurelfarmer said...

Today I am grateful for another evening Thunderstorm (even though my dog hates them), being able to watch an artist at work today as my Husband got more work done on his tattoo, and for the transformation I feel I am making into becoming a fearless artist :) :) :)

Shared on Facebook & Pinterest for extra luck!!! XO

Fiona Hill said...

Yay for Janet!! Thanks for recounting the story about the Saint Tracy. It's bit sad that she couldn't marry her fella though. I'm so grateful my gorgeous Mr Bath. I hope one day we tie the knot :) It took me 40 years to meet him but worth the wait :) I can wait a bit longer. x

Linda R said...

Today I'm grateful for the opportunity to win this class which I WANT SO BADLY!!!!! fingers crossed
designsbylindar@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I <3 seeing your work! It brings me JOY! Watching the process you go through would be amazing! I would love to learn more! Today I am thankful for rain...a down pouring...Oh and for my dachshund Daughtry!
Heidi Wicker

Michael said...

I am grateful that we live in a time in which there is such a thing as e-courses!

Lydia Eloff said...

I am grateful that I have discovered, albeit fairly late in life, the joy that comes from creating art. It is my saving grace. I am also grateful to be able to learn new things at my age. I will sign up for the course whether I win a space or not, but having a chance to win a space is delightful! Thank you, Tracy xxxooo

Kimberly said...

I am grateful for hot baths, lavender, hotel rooms, pizza being delivered and the man thinking to bring us plates when he saw the delivery address was a hotel, my sweet, sweet daughter, sitcoms and finally, finally, finally having clarity after 4 years of continual heartbreak. Winning this class would be the icing on my cake. Blessings to you.....

Karen Cannon said...

I am grateful for one more day with my 15 year old puppy, Chaney. He's not doing too well but we made it through the day.

Meme said...

I am grateful for my day with my grand daughter who is from MN! She is visiting us here in CO. For a few weeks!

GoddessinTraining said...

I'm grateful for you, your sweet spirit, and your inspiration.

GoddessinTraining said...

I'm grateful for you, your sweet spirit, and your inspiration.

GoddessinTraining said...

I'm grateful for you, your sweet spirit, and your inspiration.

luan said...

I am grateful for each day! Enjoy yours!

Lesley Manning said...

I'm grateful for the groups of kiddos that I teach art to each summer. I'm also thankful for baby #3 which is currently growing in my belly. February '16 I'll have a newborn, almost 2 yr old and almost 4 year old so now is my time to get LOTS of painting in lol

Meagan Ramaekers said...

Wow! Those places look enchanted! I really want to go there!

Today I am grateful for my fiance. He supports me in every way possible and he is the kindest soul ever ♡ He is always there for me and I am always his first priority, as he is mine :) Love WINS!

Devi said...

Lovely story and a lovely thought! To be able to share one's gift is sobeautiful and fulfilling. I have always wanted to paint, but have never had the confidence to pick up a brush! So I enjoy the works of others. :)) Hope the rest of your travels are as enjoyable.

Miriam said...

I am so grateful that today I am alive and well :)

Thank you Tracy for such a great giveaway, I have your book so doing your course would be wonderful.

xx

Ingrid EV said...

I am grateful for being alive and for having the desire to create and let Source move through me in every creative act I intend to do. I am grateful for having the opportunity to share my gifts with the world. So grateful for my family, we support each other in everything we do. I am also grateful to share my life with my cats, who give us love and affection throughout the year. Blessings.

Shinjini said...

What a beautiful story that is! Thank you for sharing. And thank you for your generosity. xx I'm greatful for a brand new day, filled with potential and possibilities! (email: shinjinim @ gmail.com

Tonya Turvold said...

I am grateful for making it through the fire.It's been 3 years since i left my 'safety net' and jumped into the fire. i was married 18 years and 'he' was all i knew. we have 3 children and he asked for a divorced. Guess what? I jumped and I survived! It's ironic because just today a bracelet arrived that I had ordered. The bracelet says 'she believed she could so she did' and I sure did! I made it through the fire. I left and it was one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my 41 years here on earth. I am grateful I made it through the 'fire' and I am more brave and stronger than I ever thought I was. I stand here today with my head held high because so many people thought I was going to fail! Thank you for the chance Tracy! Here's to celebrating life! - Tonya

P.S. I was on my phone and it took me to your first post. I am now on my laptop and saw that I was on the wrong day, so you get my post again :) Also, my phone wouldn't log into my account...so it was anonymous.

Joy said...

I am so grateful to have a loveing partner that encourages me to paint

Barbara Laskey said...

So grateful for the wonderful man I married 29 years ago. He is so encouraging of me pursuing my art! We are so enjoying our time together!

Barbara Laskey said...

The time delay is amazing. In the evening in the states, I see your email and post a comment but then I discovered you already posted a winner and the next post. Just something to keep in mind!

bettywisse said...

I am grateful for artists like you who share their talents.

Maura said...

Grateful I remembered how to leave a comment!

Kelley said...

Counting my blessings today in so many ways... I'm healthy and happy and surrounded by creatures (2-legged and 4-legged) who love and appreciate me; it's raining right now - a time of year when rain is almost unheard of in my part of the world - and it makes me feel rich and oh so blessed; and I've spent the day celebrating my birthday, including a walk in the woods, a bike ride, lunch with my mom, movie & dinner w/ my Hubby, & sweet kitty cuddles to finish it all off. I live a sacred life and I am truly grateful.

susan said...

I am grateful that my cancer has not come back and that I will see my daughter get married on July11th. I'm so grateful because all of the women in my Mothering Through Cancer group have died. I never would have known about painting. Many thanks. ๐Ÿ’

Gayle B said...

I'm grateful for good days with blue skies, yummy healthy food from my garden, and watching the birds at the feeders.

Angelwolfstorm said...

Today I am grateful for being able to take my girls to go get ice cream :)

Diane Malmstrom said...

Love this lovers' story! I'm actually grateful for facebook, for bringing many of us together, who never would have ever crossed paths. xo :-)

librarylass800@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Grateful for the kindness of my fellow humnans.
Carla gardenwhimsy@comcast.net

Natalie said...

Today I am grateful for the hot and sunny weather in Germany! We love to have fun in the pool :)

Myrto said...

Great story and great place you have visited!

Kierstan Betancourt said...

I am grateful for for my little air conditioner units...they may not be able to totally overcome the absurd heat we're having here in the Pacific Northwest but they do offer some relief! I would so love to win a spot in your class. I'm hoping the heat breaks by September because my acrylic paints dry way too quickly in this heat!!!

Sue West said...

Beautiful Wales. ๐Ÿ’•. I am grateful for the rain shower that we had. After the heat of Wednesday when it hit 40c in my garden which is just not normal for the UK! To stand in the cooling dampness and smell that wonderful scent of rain on hot stone and grass.

dani choate said...

Today I am grateful for my three little girls, school holidays and the lack of routine, comfy pjs, hugs and giggles. Hope you are having a wonderful day Tracy!

[pyglet@gmail.com]

Kat Rayner said...

Today my beautiful family are far away from me enjoying school holiday fun in the snow - I am grateful that my daughters are safe with their daddy and having a wonderful time!
(kat@katchy.com.au)

Yasemin Adam said...

Today I'm grateful for the real me standing up (aged 51 and 3/4!)

Ildy Karsay said...

I'm grateful for you who have big heart and share your talent.
hug from Budapest
Ildy
karsayildy@gmail.com

Panna said...

I'm grateful to have my mother with me
love Panna
pantyur@gmail.com

Attila Nagy said...

Have my coffee and lots of freedom
Ata
attacktical@gmail.com

Missy Allen said...

i am Grateful for my kids

Anonymous said...

Today I am grateful for a day on my own to do my writing before the busyness of the weekend takes over.

Julia

amazing.julia@tesco.net

LoveLaughCollage said...

Hi Tracy I'd love to win a spot
I'm grateful for the safe environment I live in with my loving family and kids. Enjoy your travels!

katrina koltes said...

I'm grateful for this chance to win a spot in your awesome class I've been dying to do but can't afford. I'm grateful for this beautiful life and they I wake up every morning with something beautiful and new to discover :) there is so much magic in this world if only we let ourselves see it.

Lucy said...

Grateful for summer vacation
have fun
Lucy
lumenskara@gmail.com

GEGE said...

I'm grateful to have theachers like You!
thanks for your tale!

Gege
gegszon0530@gmail.com

ingrid clare said...

I am grateful for having had a life threatening medical condition, that allowed me to realise how precious life is and what really matters to me, how grateful I am for a deep connection with nature and animals and how grateful I am, in that all the things I could have been in life, I am grateful to be an artist!

bwheather said...

Cool. Today I'm grateful that there are still people who want to help others, especially when they're in need. Something good happened along that line for me today. ;-)

julie james said...

I'm grateful every day for my big, happy, wonderful family.

JackieP Neal said...

Tracy,
I love reading your stories! I still giggle about the cows and the stuck shoe! heeheee
Today I am grateful for the morning sounds I am able to hear,the birds singing their waking songs, cows in the their pastures(don't be scared-they are fenced in)and our chickens out back laying their eggs and cackling joyfully about it!
hugs to you xoxo

Robyn Wood said...

I'm loving watching your adventures, you are blessed to be visiting such a magical place. Thanks for giving us the chance to win a spot in your course. Today I'm grateful for time to myself to unwind and recharge after a busy week.

Kristen said...

Thank you for the lovely story! I am grateful for my husband of 35 years and the three children I had with him.

Cecilia said...

I am grateful for my husband, who is a year younger today!, my son and all my furry children.

Shanti said...

I am grateful for being on a journey home to myself, into my heart. And I am grateful for all the beautiful people who are sharing this way.

Karen Clewell said...

Today, I ma grateful for surgeons who can fix necks, and pain that radiates down one's arms. Grateful that I will paint again, am moving to Santa Fe, NM to pursue my life long dream... to be an artist with an income! ;) I am grateful for a partner who is such a great caregiver. Tracy, please choose me for the upcoming workshop. It will be the perfect time to jumpstart my Mojo!!!

Katy said...

Like you I'm in my last year of 49, and having made it so far is enough to be grateful for! Joking aside, I am grateful for the love of my wonderful boys (3 human and 3 canine), for still having my mum around, for having wonderful memories of my father, grandparents and other loved ones I've lost, for having the resilience to get up after every fall (there have been a fair few), for still believing in love after so many heartbreaks, for the beautiful English countryside and this wonderful country that I call home now, for the rich culture and heritage that I have inherited from my country of birth (Persia), for the sun shining outside my window (not always the case in the UK), for having been able to travel and to meet wonderful people. for good food and wine, for having had the courage to start painting at this stage of my life and for the satisfaction that it has brought and for the door it's opened unto a new world and people (like yourself) who I didn't know until recently. I am grateful for having so much to be grateful for! Katashaha@yahoo.com

Wendy Winston said...

Hi Tracey I am grateful for the internet art community that we all can be part of and encourage each other. So many of us do art and have people who either criticise or push us down but I think the artists on the internet are so supportive and it makes it possible to create beauty.

Annelie Wadin said...

i am so grateful for i can walk and use my body properly..thats is huge.. love your art.

Lena said...

I am grateful to start weekend.
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Melinda said...

I am grateful for my family and art supplies!

Kim Smith said...

Today I am grateful for my creative passion. :) And today I really hope I win!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for some time off work and a home to relax in. I am grateful for the beauty all around me. Thank you for stories of your life, love and journey!

PE Vazquez said...

I am grateful that I have a chance to take part in your course and learn how to paint from my heart and intuition.

Holly Vanasse said...

This morning I am grateful for my cup of coffee and some free time to relax and reflect!

Joyce said...

Grateful to be part of this creative community!!!

allyson thomson said...

I have LOVED watching all your adventures. I had hoped beyond hope to be able to join you in Ireland but SOMEDAY! Until then I can live vicariously through you and your amour!! Thank you for blogging your travels, it's such a job to see =)

Today and every day since Monday, I am thankful that my husband finally found a job after 4 years of being unemployed in this awful economy. Hooray!!! Things are looking up!

allyson thomson said...

lol, I don't know where the word "job" came from when thanking you for blogging your travels. haha, it was supposed to be "pleasure". =D

Eve said...

I am grateful for getting a new chance everyday to try and lead a better and more fulfilling life.

Karen @ WhimsiKa said...

Today I am grateful that I managed to grab coffe before work. Mmmmmmmm coffee!

Marrianna said...

Love this story and love the photos you shared. Thank you so much for letting me see another part of the world that I wouldn't have known existed before your blog post. I am grateful for the beautiful birds singing outside my window and for my sweet doggies still sleeping this morning. I am grateful that I am a free woman living in the USA. I am grateful to be alive.

lovingrd said...

grateful for storytelling via the internet. :) what a sweet story you've just shared. It's been a blessing to connect with and make friends all over the globe, across time, borders, cultures, generations, etc! :) (email is lovingrd@yahoo.com)

Cathy Bird said...

Grateful for my walk in the sunshine this morning

Ali Gitt said...

Grateful to be able to sleep in. :)

Sally Malec said...

Thank you for sharing the legend. I am greatful for the internet, without it I would not be able to follow you on your trip and take your class. :)

FarStarr said...

Awesome story! Thanks! Mandy

Terry Walker said...

I am grateful I am alive, healthy, strong and happy. I am grateful I have a job that gives me summers off so I can drink my lemon ginger tea and read the latest Charlaine Harris in bed. I am so grateful I can surf every day for as long as I want and then come home and paint, paint and paint some more. I am very grateful for my good, happy life.

Modern Gypsy said...

I'm grateful for....this glorious life!
modern.gypsy@yahoo.in

peggymcd said...

Most of my children and grandchildren will be here in a few hours, I feel very grateful

Isabelle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful adventure with us! I would LOVE to win a spot to your amazing class!!!

Lisa Norvell said...

I am grateful for the beautiful flowers in my garden which bring much joy and color into my life! Thanks to you for this opportunity!

Shirley said...

Today I'm grateful for our large backyard, to be able to plant flowers and vegetables, and to sit on my swing and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

jenniferlaurelfarmer said...

Today I am thankful for air conditioning in this sweltering Florida heat, for my book IT that I'm enjoying, and for my newfound love of watercolors :)
And of course, for the opportunity to win a spot in this dream of a workshop!!! XO

Marcie said...

Today I am grateful to have a roof over our heads. We moved to the UK three weeks ago. We found a place to live but cannot move in until August 1st. We struggled finding somewhere to live for three weeks. With the holiday season starting. Then one day the phone rang and we now have a new short term home completely furnished. None of our things have arrived yet except what we brought on the plane. We move tomorrow. Feeling incredibly thankful.

Connie Warner said...

Loved reading your story! I am grateful for my husband & family today-- Life wouldn't be the same if they weren't in it!

Kim kahari said...

I am grateful for heavenly day together with my sister, sharing sun beams by the ocean ๐Ÿ™

cr8it said...


Today I am thankful for my family! My husband, sister, nieces and nephews! they mean the world to me!

Aylin MERT said...

I am grateful for graduating from the university this year after 6 long years.

Bev said...

Grateful for health and family and having Art in my life , I have been enjoying your travels on your trip of a lifetime with your lovely husband ,fingers crossed would love to win a place in your class...
Hugz Bev

Ronda Conley said...

I am grateful for my health! And the opportunity to win a spot in this class.. Thanks, Peace, Ronda

Beth Figiel said...

Great fun that we had an uneventful car trip from NC to GA. Happy to be back home even for just a few days. Ecstatically over joyed to see my kids having fun together! This is such a simple example that I will hopefully never take for granted again!!! I give thanks. Thanks! Beth cbfigiel@gmail.com

Karen Balon Art said...

I'm grateful that I get to start most mornings off riding my bicycle with a great group of friends and enjoying coffee or a cold beverage with them after our ride. It's a fabulous way to start the day!

Marcy said...

I'm grateful I finally worked the courage to start therapy.

Lyneen J said...

Congratulations to the winner! I am so enjoying your travels. Some of the sights I have been and you have brought back many great memories! I am very grateful you are sharing your journey!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

ginigin said...

I am grateful that the power stayed on long enough for me to finish all my paperwork today. Not a very glamorous thing, but it means i can enjoy my week off without the pressure of that on me. :-)

Karen said...

Today I am grateful for my studio mates that are always there to lend a helping hand.

Rachelle said...

Bonjour, Tracy! I am grateful today for a wonderful family outing. It has been a while since the last family day and today proved that not only can my teens act like aliens, they can also be pretty fun to chill with.:)

Rose Duncan said...

I am grateful for my beautiful dog Oreo who is a very special angel dog. She has been battling cancer but still has so much life in her. I love her big ole fur body sleeping next to me and her beautiful spirit! She inspires me. She loves hanging out in my studio, sleeping at my feet while I play. Grateful for you too Tracy and the light you share with us! You are such an inspiration and it is so fun to travel with you around the world! Happy Birthday,

Belle said...

I am grateful to have been loved. And to be loved now. And to be able to love. Because love liberates. It doesn't just hold, that is ego. Love liberates. And for that I am always grateful.

Meme said...

Today I was grateful to hike to an amazing waterfall! Even though it was a rough hike I made it and am gratefull to be able to see such a beautiful site! I was lucky enough to share it with my 6 year old grand daughter and my husband of 34 yrs! What an amazing day!

Meagan Ramaekers said...

Today I am grateful for my little Frenchie Luna! She gives me love, cuddles and most of all, she makes me smile everyday! She is so cute!

She has a hernia and last year she moved wrong and she couldnt use her back legs. The first vet we went to said it was game over. But that was never aan option so we went for a second opinion to a real animal hospital and they told us to either operate (very big thing) or to keep here there on medication and see how it went.. We choose the second one and after 2 days at the hospital and 6 weeks keeping her in a cage and trying to walk little bits at a time, she now runs like a bullet so fast!

Im so proud of her and shes my little baby, my child lol. Im ever so grateful that I CAN am blessed to have still have her in my life!

katrina koltes said...

Today I woke up with one of my migraines and thought oh no I gotta go to work...but nonetheless I'm thankful I don't always feel like this and I'm thankful for my little 4 year old son who cheers me up even when I'm feeling crapy lol

Lyneen J said...

Shared on FB!!

Tonya Turvold said...

I love this post. It's so beautiful....
Today I am grateful for my children. I have 3 and I was told by doctors, after an accident at age 19, to not have children. I was told my body could not handle it. I did it anyways and will probably be in more pain that I should be in time to come....but they are so very worth it. They are my heart and my soul. ~Tonya

Scrappingdownalane said...

I am always always grateful for the big big wide world of arty friends who share the LOVE so that I can learn & try different styles of magic. Enjoy your amazing whirl wind tour I am traveling the miles with you back here in freeeeeeeeeeezing Oz! :)

Lura said...

i am grateful today july 4th independence day here in the USA for our freedom and all the people that fought with their hearts and lives to keep us free. thank you to all our heroes. have a safe and happy 4th and remember what it is really all about. wishing and hoping. XOX

dd said...

Hi Tracy xo

I am super grateful for online wonder world where we can connect, create and learn in communitea .. community.

love Denise xox

dd said...

Hi Tracy xo

I am super grateful for online wonder world where we can connect, create and learn in communitea .. community.

love Denise xox

Cathy Potosky said...

I am grateful for my family, framily (friends so close they are family) friends and people like you Tracy, that share their talent and help us beginners on our artistic journey

romsmi said...

I'm grateful for the weekend, having time to paint and a nice glass of wine...

Linda R said...

I'm grateful for the farmers markets - such yummy organic choices and everyone is so nice! Love the milder weather so I can enjoy the market too.
designsbylindar@yahoo.com

Ciara said...

Facing the blank canvas so grateful to have found Tracy and this inspiring paint Mojo tribe.
Ciara@ciarawharton.com

Heidi Helena Moen said...

Today I am grateful for walking barefoot in the grass, the morning dew cleaning my feet while I pick wild strawberries for breakfast. The morning sun on my face, while I enjoy my morning coffee outside ... ��❤️

Jenny said...

Oh I loved that story Tracy... today I am grateful for living close to the beach... I truly do smile every time I see it X

Shara Green said...

Loving these pictures Tracey

JackieP Neal said...

In case I missed the third, I am grateful that my friend Janet won your class- she is a wonderful artist and I know how much she will aprreciate and enjoy it!!xo

JackieP Neal said...

In case I missed the third, I am grateful that my friend Janet won your class- she is a wonderful artist and I know how much she will aprreciate and enjoy it!!xo

JackieP Neal said...
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JackieP Neal said...

And here is my gratitude for the 4th-
I am grateful to live in a country that is free!And I am grateful for all those who sacrificed to make it so!

Shanti said...

Today I am grateful for the blackbird singing outside my window - I love their song, it is so heart touching!

Fierce sonia said...

I am grateful for transition. I can tend to resist change but am always happy with inspired living.

Isabelle said...

Today, I am grateful for the sweetness of my breath.. thank you dear Tracy...

vampyrdancer said...

I am grateful for each day that I wake up with the love of family and friends.... Love your blog!!!

Painting in Tuscany said...

Today and every day I'm so grateful For My family.

Carol said...

I am grateful for my loving husband! Todays our anniversary and he gave me an awesome gift card for Michaels art store!!!!

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