Sunday, July 5, 2015

22 days of gratitude and giveaways- day four and five

Bonjour mes amis!
Just a small post today as it is the weekend
and I am in France with mi amor after all
for the first time....
plus I actually wrote this whole blog last night and
POOF!! It vanished...just like that!
Oh well, what can we do??
I want you to know that I am writing this post with a French accent in my head
so you must read it that way too d'accord? :)

Grateful for
these little heart rocks collected in Wales. The beaches there have the most I've ever seen!
 

THIS view from the window of our budget hotel the first night here~ the beautiful Chateau de Carcassonne!! 

THIS view from our VERY BUDGET "chalet" our last night in Wales...we actually worried it might fall down the hill from the obvious termite damage AND its the first place we've ever stayed where the shower head was missing! But the views...oh my!!

THIS perfect vista through an ancient window at the ruins of Tintagel Castle in Devon to the wild waters outside Merlin's Cave. Some serious magic there!

INSPIRATION from our travels to work in new ways, smaller by necessity, with different tools. This piece is the from an upcoming tutorial in my regular Cloth Paper Scissors column :)


AND MOSTLY GRATEFUL FOR the technology ( that works most of the time!) to be in contact with these two gorgeous girls whenever we like!

SOOOOOOOOO excited for all of us (including Santanas lovely amor Jacob) to be together for my birthday in San Sebastian Spain for a couple of weeks :)))))))

TWO LUCKY WINNERS TODAY ARE.........
SHINJINI
and ROBIN WEST!!!

 Congratulations to you both!!
You are now enrolled in the next session of Paint Mojo the ecourse. Class starts Sept 1st and you can read all about it here!

I am loving your beautiful gratitude comments so much!!

I know they are causing ripples of joy in my own life and I imagine they are for others reading too!
Keep on posting! 17 more lucky winners to come!
I'll be taking the rest of the day off to enjoy the beach and warm weather here in Barcares
but will post another double winner post tomorrow ( Monday around 7pm local time South of France)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy 4th July to all of my friends in the US!!

a bientot
lots of love Tracy xoxox




179 comments:

Jenny said...

Merci Tracy for another beautiful post... today I am grateful for my dear little petits enfants... they fill my heart with so much love <3

Jenny X

bwheather said...

Cool photos. Today I am also grateful for the technology that makes it possible to keep so easily in contact with my daughter on the other side of the country - for that is Australia. ;-)

adeola said...

Tracy, so grateful to know you and get inspired by you and your art....i always grateful for being and well ...for the great things yet to come!

romsmi said...

Today I'm grateful for the visit from our good friends. We laughed and shared great stories together over a good cup of coffee..

Gabrielle Anya Rafello said...

I am grateful for the lovely photos you are posting too and the way we can share stuff so freely, especially all the wonderful inspirational tools.x

Shinjinj said...

OMG! Thank you thank you thank you thank you! *dancing with excitement!*
I love the picture of water through Merlin's Cave - it sure looks magical! And that bird - swoon! Gorgeous!!
Can hardly wait for September!! :-)
xx shinjini

Karen French said...

Bonjour Tracy! I am in France aussi :) I'm english and live here. (North of where u are) I'm grateful for your inspiration and being able to be connected from La France. You inspire me to look at my surroundings with fresh eyes and when you're an English girl in France it can be challenging so I am so grateful for that! Thank you! Karen xx
Ps. That Merlin's cave spot is magnificent. enjoy France and the heat!! :)

Karenfrenchuk@gmail.com yes my name really is Karen French! Haha

Dale Botha said...
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Dale Botha said...

I moved from South Africa to Queensland, Australia in November 2014 and I am so truly grateful that I can now live a life that feels free and calm, without the fear of violent criminal behavior all around me as was the case in South Africa. Thank you so much Tracy, for the opportunity to win a place in your amazing e-course.xx
My e-mail address is: callidmb@gmail.com

Lynn said...

I'm grateful for the rain, and the sun, and the brain surgeon who made it possible for me to keep seeing them!
carolyn.nicholls@me.com

Wendy Winston said...

I am grateful today for today because each day is not promised to anyone. I hope I used it well.

Joy said...

I am grateful for my beautiful grandchildren and their love

Jane Roper said...

I am grateful that there are artists willing to share their talents and ideas with us. ❤️

Linda R said...

I'm grateful my little dog doesn't mind or care about the fireworks - so many dogs are scared to death. She's oblivious LOL

Cathy Potosky said...

I am grateful for being able to share your travels with you and see some of the most amazing places that I've only dreamed about. And I'm grateful for my kids, classy, sassy and ALOT smart assy...but they are my world

Robyn Wood said...

Today I am grateful for a beautiful day, spent in the company of a friend creating art with the children of strangers.

Siya Zobi said...

Today I am grateful fot the little kitten that ran into my working place almost a year ago. She went from a skinny ilttle sack of bones to a beautiful purring cat, lying here next to me as I type this. She. Has brrought me a lot of joy, love and laughter and I hope she will continue to do so for a long time

Angelika Westermann said...

Just now I am really grateful that we have clean cool water coming right out of our faucet - if I imagine having to haul it from somewhere and not being sure that I am carrying death right into my household!

Kim Mason said...

I am grateful for the technology that allows me to follow your amazing holiday! I almost feel as if I am there.

Lena said...

Today I'm grateful for nice day...mknjiznicarka@gmail.com

Natalie said...

What a nice post!!!
Today I am grateful for having a little time for painting in my tiny garden shed :)

Have a lovely time in France!

Francoise Bonhoure said...

Hi Tracy,
I live some 15kms from Carcassonne.
I can recommend kite surfing for 'mi amor' in La Franqui, a seaside resort south of Narbonne, about 90 kms away from Carcassonne.
See itinary below, in English if you please...:
http://en.mappy.com/itineraire/Carcassonne%2011000%20(France)/La%20Franqui%2C%2011370%20Leucate%20(France)?opt.vehicle=midcar&opt.cost=time&opt.notoll=0&opt.infotraffic=0&opt.gascost=1.355&opt.gas=petrol&opt.compensation=0&routeidx=0&start.x=2.355906&start.y=43.212594&end.x=3.038948&end.y=42.930836
I cannot recommend a place to stay but there are plenty around there.
Only snag, I should think it's quite busy at this time of year, but the wind is great
Love to you both

Kristen said...

I am grateful for the the 4th of July celebrations in my small sweet town in Vermont. And for today, I'm very thankful for my church. The photo of Merlin's Cave is magical indeed!

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for where I am right now - the good, the bad, the ugly, the journey, the lessons, the vision, my life...Lisa x
(lcrail@bigpond.com)

Ildy Karsay said...

I'm greatful to have you here in internet and thanks for your pictures you share.
love
Ildy
karsayildy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Gratitude, thanks and praise for warmth and sun.........xx
Jacqueline

Luca said...

I'm grateful that I have friends to spend the summer with.
have a fantastic vacation
Luca
lumenskara@gmail.com

peggymcd said...

Tired but grateful for family being with us for a couple of weeks. To see the teenagers laugh and enjoy each other is amazing.

Gege said...

I'm grateful that my family is together after the stormy last year. Thanks for the lessons we had to learn together. Love is most important.
Gege
gegszon0530@gmail.com

Marcie said...

This morning I was grateful to wake up to a sunny blue sky and watching it turn to grey and releasing the cleansing rain.

JackieP Neal said...

What beautiful views from your "budget" rooms!! How wonderful to see such beauty!
I am grateful for having a large family that is always there when we need one another!!
Thank you Tracy!! xoxo

ps..congrats lucky winners!!

Attila Nagy said...

Grateful to live!
Be brave and open your heart.
Ata
attacktical@gmail.com

tracey williams said...

Hi Tracy
I am really enjoying seeing your adventures and am very grateful you are sharing them x

Panna said...

Today I'm grateful that my friend invited to their house, and I'm happy that his surgery went well.
I was worried about him, good friend of mine.
have a nice day
Panna
pantyur@gmail.com

Piroska Nagy said...

I have never had a pencil in my hand and one day, like a click, I started drawing and painting and I am so grateful for this change. It is healing and it is pure love. It helps me change, it helps me cry. I am grateful for that too.

diana said...

good morning Tracy!! (i too will attempt a french accent today!) today i am grateful for ... oh it is so hard to pick one thing.. i am grateful for sunshine, gardens, coffee and the ability to see it all, taste it all and listen to the sounds of the birds singing. a beautiful way to start my day. oh and my cats and running friends.... oh and the internet which allows me to enjoy your views too!!! merci xoxo

Kim Smith said...

Good morning, Tracy! Love that picture of the gorgeous blue ocean peaking between the rocks. :) Today I'm grateful for choices. There is always a choice in how we live or lives and in how we can view things. I'm so thankful for that. :),
Happyflutters@gmail.com

Sally Snay said...

Good morning Tracy,
As I am up at dawn walking my 6 dogs (yes I know, crazy dog lady) I am grateful that I am still able to do this task. My gratitude also includes the cool breeze and smell of rain still lingering on the grass. My dogs are all so special and unique and give me the unconditional love and a purpose. Love them!
Enjoy your travels and be safe,
Sally

Linda Crawford said...

I too am grateful for technology and the ability to be inspired by your beautiful art work, challenging myself in your mini mojo e-course and touring the world through the blogs you share with us all :)

Isabelle said...

I am so grateful today for the gift of sight and smell... I love summer and all it's wonder! Thank you so much Tracy!

Linda Crawford said...

I too am grateful for technology and the ability to be inspired by your beautiful art work, challenging myself in your mini mojo e-course and touring the world through the blogs you share with us all :)

Straight to the Heart said...

Good morning,

I am grateful for spending time with my grandson, beautiful summer weather, being open to learning new things each day. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing your adventures! Sara sleary1954@gmail.com

Linda Crawford said...

I too am grateful for technology and the ability to be inspired by your beautiful art work, challenging myself in your mini mojo e-course and touring the world through the blogs you share with us all :)

Heike said...

Today I am grateful for the shutters on my windows because it is sooo hot in Germany :-)

Frieda Oxenham said...

What a beautiful trip you're enjoying and we are grateful that you're sharing it with us.

FarStarr said...

It looks like you're having an amazing time! I am grateful for the family reunion yesterday. It was so wonderful to see people that I haven't seen in years and hear stories about my Dad when he was a kid.

Galia Alena said...

Today I am grateful for the winter sun, bright yellow wattle, bold cockatoos and wood fires.
Gxx

Catherine said...

I'm so enjoying hearing about your travels! Today I am grateful for my sister being able to come and visit and sharing some lovely food with her in the garden x

Rachelle said...

Bonjour, Tracy! So happy to see your journey unfold in front of our eyes. It is with great desire that one day I will be traveling those roads! I am grateful that our ceiling didn't fall down on us over night...literally! The combination of horrible storms and termite eaten wood has caused cracks and holes to sprout up in the last few days. Hopefully, our super landlord will get it all fixed up for us soon. For now, I am grateful we have a roof over our heads!

Missy Allen said...

I am greateful for God

Sue McFadden said...

I am grateful to have a chance to win a class. It be me, Sue at smcfddn@yahoo.com!

Brandy said...

I am grateful for a long weekend I was able to spend with my hubby. We might have been working hard, but we were together.

Jodie and Buddy said...

I am grateful that my mom is home today, she only went to Wales this weekend for two days but i missed her loads :) cant wait to spend some time with her later and show her my new paintings

Kelly Lynn said...

Today I am grateful for the trees and the birds. I stepped out my back door and discovered a robin building a nest! It was so awesome to watch the bird fly back and forth with materials and construct the nest!!! Just awesome!

Susan Goodell said...
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Susan Goodell said...

I am grateful for my friend, who introduced me to her groundhog that comes out of the woods each day and she feeds him a peanut butter sandwich. She would tell me about him and I always thought she was making it up until I saw it for myself. He is the cutest thing I've ever seen and he sure does love those peanut butter sandwiches!! The wonders of nature!

Karen Clewell said...

Today I am grateful for a beautifully wonderful day yesterday with the birth of our 2nd granddaughter. Welcome to the light Everly Scout Land! Can't wait to meet you in person! I am also grateful for the inspiration of your art Tracy! I love the minis and the different medium! Going to try it!

wanda miller said...

This is so wonderful, hearing everyone elses JOY in this world of ours. So grateful on Independence day, yesterday for FAMILY LOVE and shingdigs together. We forever end up in a GIANT circle on the lawn, listening, laughter and love just sings to me ole' heart. Thank you everyone for sharing your GRATITUDE and Tracy for doing this! xo

wanda miller said...

omgoodness, I forgot to say WHAT A BREATHTAKING post of photos here Tracy, thank you for sharing your heart(s). throw this one out for a chance at your class, I forgot to say this ;)

allyson thomson said...

Happy Sunday Tracy!! Your blog and pictures of your trip are so amazing. I am living vicariously through you and your travels =) It's wonderful!!! I am thankful for so many things, here are just a couple: my wonderful husband Bill, my precious time with my elderly dog Feather who is like my child, ART, color, texture, freedom, my parents, my sister and her children, BOOKS, museums, history, bubble baths, kittens and the beauty of empathy and acceptance.

Fiona Hill said...

Beautiful Pics..especially of your girls :) I LOVE Spain. It's darn freezing down here, I'm grateful for the warm fireplace in our home and for being able to paint while listening to Mr Bath and Lil Miss create music together. Blessed :)

The Chatty One. said...

I am grateful for another beautiful day, the sun is shinning the birds are singing and I have the chance t work in the garden! Robin Thompson

Annelie Janse van Rensburg said...

Beautiful photos! I am grateful I have ALL these chances to try and win a space in your workshop! Wish you could come to South Africa!:)

bettywisse said...

Today I am grateful for being able to take my girls on vacation.

Diva Kreszl said...

So much to be happy for in this glorious life, my sons, daughter-Ina-laws, adorable grandson and his baby brother due any day. My firstborn will welcome his first baby in January 2016, my youngest graduated university with honors and starts his new job soon. Are there difficulties? Of course there are but remaining focused on my blessings is the way to get through any tough times. I would be remiss if I didn't add how incredibly grateful I am that I had the opportunity to meet you and take your class in 2014, thank you for sharing your incredibly gorgeous travels!!!

Shanti said...

I am grateful for all the technical achievements which make it possible to connect with wonderful creative women throughout the whole world.

Gabriele said...

I am so grateful for summer weather. Allow it is quite hot here the morning is cool and full of promise. Don't you love mornings?

Kim Mailhot said...

So glad you are enjoying the beautiful sights of France! Hope your next stop is a little more comfortable!
I am grateful for slow Sunday mornings, with no have-tos, time in our conversation room over morning beverages and the furry kids hanging out all around us. Sweet!
Thanks for the chance to win, beautiful one! Amusez-vous bien aujourd'hui!!!💖💖

RML said...

What beautiful pictures! I am grateful for my family and their unconditional love! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win a seat in your class!

Ronda Conley said...

I am grateful for my husband, my best friend! The kindest person I have ever known. I am also grateful for this opportunity! Peace Ronda

Liz said...

Hello Tracy!
I am grateful for opening my eyes in the morning and seeing the beautiful lighting pouring through our window. It makes me aware of our good fortune to wake up knowing there are many possibilites for my day. I have so much to look forward to.

Lydia Eloff said...

Today I am grateful that the Confederate Battle Flag will soon be removed from our SC State House grounds. Love wins!

Ali Taylor said...

Hello Tracey, Love hearing about your travels and watching you fulfill your dreams! Very inspirational :) I am grateful for the sound of the waves crashing outside my window, the gorgeous environment in which we live and the beautiful community that supports and surrounds us. Also, inspirational women that lead by example, as my favorite mantra is "Be the change you wish to see" That's how you inspire so many : ) Keep on living life to the fullest and enjoying :) X

Shelley Yoshiwara said...

Absolutely love seeing all your photos from your trip! What a great adventure !!!!

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for the evening yesterday when my family had an impromptu barbecue, where we cooked together, ate together and laughed together - more often than not at meal times we eat in different rooms, the youngsters in front of the television not talking, us older ones at the table in another room, and we're not really 'together'.
Julia
amazing.juliaattesco.net

Cathy Bird said...

Grateful for a lazy Sunday

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Today I am grateful for the warmth of the sun, the big blue sky and the songs the birds are singing this morning! This is my 3rd entry. Laura.sennott@yahoo.com

Princess Pickles said...

Grateful for a holiday and overtime.

annamaria Photinos said...

Love reading your always inspiring posts and this exercise in gratitude. Today I am grateful for living out in the country on our "Windy Ridge Ranch". Love the open vistas, views for miles in all directions and the deeply peaceful quiet of nature. Wish everyone a great Sunday. Blessings to all.

Ms. Sams does the Blog.... said...

Your travels are amazing! I truly enjoy following your posts!!

Anonymous said...

I am truly grateful for my gorgeous mum. She is the best! The daily gratitude list under my mum would keep me going for a year..at least...and by then I'd most definitely have more! ��❤
I'm also obviously grateful for the opportunity to possibly be chosen to partake in your amazing online course. Thank you. ��
Ps I love your heart rocks, I'm going to start looking out for my very own��������
Kylie (kyfox13@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I am truly grateful for my gorgeous mum. She is the best! The daily gratitude list under my mum would keep me going for a year..at least...and by then I'd most definitely have more! ��❤
I'm also obviously grateful for the opportunity to possibly be chosen to partake in your amazing online course. Thank you. ��
Ps I love your heart rocks, I'm going to start looking out for my very own��������
Kylie (kyfox13@gmail.com)

Joyce said...

SOOO grateful to be sitting outdoors on this beautiful day and, by chance, watching a bird nibble at my flower plantings...I thought they were being eaten by insects...happy that they are, indeed, bird food!!!

KarenS said...

Grateful for my two wonderful sons and their beautiful wives.

cr8it said...

Today I am grateful for my old cat! He LOVES me when I feel unloveable! We have been friends for 17 years. PS he always "helps" by setting on my keyboard!
Polly Barker polly558@gmail.com

Josey said...

After having issues with my vision for the first part of this year, today I am grateful for clear vision which allows me to see the abundant beauty all around. This is something I will never ever take for granted... The gift of sight! So amazing!!!

april dawn said...

I am grateful for my new, and first, grand son. My DIL went through 2 yrs of fertilation treatments and finally got pregnant then she was hospitalized for 3 months due to pre term labor. Baby was born at 35 weeks and spent a month in NICU. He is almost 2 months old and is thriving with no medical conditions to be worried about. And he is beautiful and loved and is going to be very very spoiled.

yellomino said...

Today I am grateful for 3-day holiday weekends and gorgeous weather happening at the same time!

Carmen Whitehead said...

How exciting to follow your adventures throughout the world, thanks for sharing with us!

Gayle B said...

I am grateful that our next-door neighbors didn't set off fireworks until midnight like they usually do. So, in essence, grateful for the ability to get a good night's sleep on July 4th!

deborahdesigns said...

I am grateful for this beautiful day and to be alive to be albe to share it with the people I love.

Becky said...

I'm so grateful for another day in this imperfect world.

Life Coach Angela said...

So so many things right now, but let's start with : :
Dads who turn up with breakfast, Friends who cook for me (no one EVER does that! Such a treat!!), animals who make me laugh and give great hugs, paper, canvas, paints and pens!, and gorgeous sunshine to create in, and you and your blog dear Tracy for the sunshine, the travels, the colour, the love and the inspiration that it brings me.

Keep enjoying your travels, Love Angela <3 <3 <3

angela_lifecoach@hotmail.com

Candice Thomas said...

Today I am grateful for my health and the lovely weather we are having.

Sita said...

As I lay in my boyfriend Andy's huge, king size bed last night (with very little space by the way because his six foot son, our new kitten, and my dog were all piled in with Andy and I, watching a Will Smith movie) I thought to myself "how did I get here, in such a cozy mess of friends?" I have spent so much of my life learning the nuances of loneliness and isolation. In that moment I was flooded with gratitude for this new life, not always perfect, not always what I expected, but filled with so much love and good company.

Do I leave my email address? It's sitasaxe@ gmail.com

JanBianchi said...

I am thankful for the turmoil that circumstances bring much like the compass in the movement it always brings me back to the center in knowing the little things matter most! Loving and living go hand in hand.

Sueknoll said...

Hi Tracy! I'm thankful to be retired and being able to do creative pleasures that I didn't have time to do when I was a teacher of middles schoolers!! Love your approach to life!! So reassuring and full of love. Have fun in France!

Sueknoll@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Grateful for technology and sharing in the beautiful things my friends post: unexpected flowers by the river, a mother's joy at something her son said, an eighties themed wedding, a call to action.

Also grateful for the breeze today, working in the potted garden last night and the amazing sunsets we're having. For this call to action created by Tracy - to post daily gratitude, wonderful!

On my way to see friends for brunch who I haven't seen in a while. So many things to be grateful for my heart is full - grateful for that too, lol.

Beth Figiel said...

Grateful for being back as a family & for the day of sand & swimming. Seeing our friends & family & dancing & celebrating. Thankful for a family that stayed to the end of the fire works even in the crowds even with the impending storm. Because some of us needed to see that even in the storm that we can celebrate the colorful moments. Giving thanks. THANKS! Beth, cbfigiel@gmail.com Also shared on FB & twitter.

Tami said...

Hello Tracy, thank you for sharing your journey with us! I was reading your Paint Mojo book (for about the fourth time) last night and I was on the page where you said you would spend your 50th birthday in Europe - well there you are! I am grateful for being insoired by you to follow my dreams at the age of 45. I have spent the weekend at the lake with the beautiful woods as a backdrop and have been art journalling about my future hopes and dreams. I am so grateful to be physically able to move my body and mentally able to learn something new every day. I was visiting with my father-in-law, who has Alzheimer's disease, and seeing him, with his memory slowly leaving him, has inspired me even more to use my abilities as best I can in this life. Thank you for this opportunity to win this amazing course. Lve, Tami xoxo

Annelie Wadin said...

I am grateful for all nice people on Earth
I hope i will be grateful over all beautiful art i am going to do after your e- course
anneliewadin@telia.com

Shirley said...

Today, I'm grateful for artists like you, who generously offer the gift of your art and the opportunity to take your class. Thank you!

Noelle Mena said...

I am loving watching your journey through the last days in your 40's!! What a gift that you make it a party for all of us by giving of yourself through your courses. Tremendous gift that you are giving spots away!! I am so thankful for where I am. It might not be where I expected, but I'm taking in every moment.

Adriana said...

Thanks for another wonderful share, Tracy! If I have to share what I am grateful for it has to be the hard times. It's in those times that my stamina and spiritual resilience is being strengthen. Enjoy your journey! Hugs to you, Tracy! :) <3

Adriana Carusi-DiLiberto

adee@satx.rr.com

Mary Price said...

Oh you will love France. Carcassonne is beautiful we were there last summer. The gratitude today has to be for the Tesco salted caramel ice lolly. Tracey - if you get the chance once your workshop us over it is worth the travelling to Collioure on the coast. When we met at your wonderful Brighton workshop I think I mentioned this to you - it is the town that inspired Matisse and Derain to start the Fauvist movement - tres importance pour les colourist toute le monde n'est pas?

mellierosie said...

Grateful for my sweet son, and grateful for family who requested to take him in for a couple of weeks so that I (being a single mom) could have the first "me-time" in two years! Grateful to be seeing him again soon!

Meagan Ramaekers said...

Today I am grateful for the local artists in my area... Today there was a Art Festival near my hometown and it was wonderful! Got to see so much lovely art & people and I got really inspired!

Tracy I just love your blog, it gives us all a little "mini vacation" with you! Thank you for taking us all with you :)

Birgit Kerr said...

Oh lovely France! It's been a long time since I've been there! Enjoy!

Today, I am grateful for my little girl coming home! She's been spending the last 10 days with the grandparents, several hours away and I have missed her!

Ain't No Ninny said...

Today I'm grateful, on the eve of my 64th birthday, that I have family and love and art and beauty all around me. I have more peace and serenity than I've ever had. And I hope I still have time on Earth to travel like you and Marco. . . but for now I can live vicariously through your posts. Thank you for this opportunity!

Ali Gitt said...

Grateful for our independence and those that have made that an option.

Elna said...

Hi Tracy :) Today I'm grateful for having my family around me and for having a nice warm house to live in this winter. I also want to thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures with us :) xx

Skin2glow said...

Today I am grateful for air conditioning! It is a necessity living in the desert. Yesterday we had an Independence Day celebration and dinner at a neighbors. The electricity went off in our area just before it started and didn't go back on for several hours. We all survived the 110 degrees F and we're grateful to be together, break bread and share a lovely time with each other.

Barbara Laskey said...

So grateful for the wonderful views we can find when peaking through things! I loved your pictures.

Jo Murray said...

Wonderful journey you are both on! Thanks for the vicarious tour. Thank heavens we can visit these beautiful places, and find plenty of them as untouched (except for the pool) as centuries ago.

Karen said...

Loving the pics and stories! Today I am grateful I am feeling better...I think the crud that came back with me from my trip has left the building, finally!! Gonna go do some arty things...in my arty studio. :P

Meme said...

Last night as I was watching my g-daughter look in amazement at the fireworks, I was thinking how grateful I am to have these special time with her! Her eyes just sparkled with each new color. I also remember the time with my parents doing this same thing! I hope she remembers this as fondly as I do!

Elna said...

Hi Tracy :) Today I'm grateful for having my family around me and for having a nice warm house to live in this winter. I also want to thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures with us :) xx

Elna said...

Hi Tracy :) Today I'm grateful for having my family around me and for having a nice warm house to live in this winter. I also want to thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures with us :) xx

Pia Rom said...

Grateful for a hot summerday with my so long loved hubby having picknick in a park with so much laaaarge and very old trees that spend us the so needed shadow and cooling, because our home has 92 degrees the last days...way tooo hot, haha....♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

Karen Balon Art said...

Love the heart rocks! I collect them as well.
Today I'm grateful for some quiet time with my sweetheart.

Michael said...

I am grateful for what a wonderful summer we have been having and the time I have been getting to spend with my son.

Sharon Irving said...

I'm grateful for the sunny Sunday I can spend in the garden with my cats :)

Bev said...

I'm great ful that I can read your posts as I'm on a list for cataract surgery ,our eyes are so precious...love seeing Merlins Cave that sounds magical...

SusanRenee said...

Today I am grateful for lovely friends that hosted a fun (and delicious) 4th of July party yesterday. Small group of 12 but so much laughter! And also grateful that no rain spoiled the day.

Cynthea said...

tweeted post :)
cynnthea@gmail.com

Cynthea said...

thanks for this amazing giveaway of gratitude :)
cynnthea@gmail.com

Cynthea said...

Pinned the giveaway for another entry :)
cynnthea@gmail.com

Trace Willans said...

I am grateful for the internet which allows me to chat with my sister and Father who now live in Portugal, I am in Australia, and also grateful for the trip we are planning to visit them in 2016

Angelwolfstorm said...

I am grateful that I got to spend a nice, quiet, 3 day weekend with my family.

Meg Freesia said...

These photos are swoonworthy! Such beautiful things in the world. That natural window at Merlin's Cave is made of awesome. Mmmm. Um, so let me see... I'm grateful that my husband is having 5 days off later this week. He was in a work accident recently and this will be our first opportunity to really take stock and let him rest. We'll have our 16 year old grandson staying with us so I'm not quite sure exactly how restful things will be. But I can't wait! xo

JackieP Neal said...

Tracy, your daughters are beautiful!!
Thank you so much for the chance to win a spot in your class- I am truly grateful for this!! xo

Renee said...

im grateful for my intuition. It has recently led me to contact someone from my past and I feel there is going to be a great outcome from this...xxx

Shara Green said...

Inspired, I am inspired by your art thank you

Shantelle V said...

My kids are on school holidays and I'm so grateful that I have the flexibility in my job to take this time off with them! :)

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Today I am grateful for the firefighters & first responders who are putting their lives on the line while our beautiful province burns. One tree feller lost their life today. I am thinking of his family. There is a fire that I can see from my home & the air is terribly smoky, but we are okay.

Myrto said...

Oh yeah! Gratitude post. My daughter just finished primary education with distinction! I am so happy!

Myrto said...

Oh yeah! Gratitude post. My daughter just finished primary education with distinction! I am so happy!

Robyn Stewart said...

I am enjoying sharing your wonder in travel Tracy :) . Today I am grateful that we have the ability to travel and experience first hand other cultures in their worlds. I enriches us all and is perhaps a step towards greater understanding and tolarance.

Meagan Ramaekers said...

Today I am grateful for education. Especially grateful that I had the amazing chance to learn how to read.. Unfortunatly that still isnt something every human has the privilege of learning.

At the moment I am reading your book, Paint Mojo, and i absolutely adore it!

I also shared in my personal Facebook @Meagan Joey Luna
And on my art page @Meagan Luna Art
And on my Instagram @Miriimisu

*fingers crossed*

pdskiis2 said...

I am grateful I was able to see my grandson's allstar game and they won!!

Nicole Justine said...

so grateful for my beautiful, amazing, lovely, kind and funny kids!
nicole
kinueko @ gmail . com

tutorial girl said...

I am grateful for my two girls so I could play and learn the life from them.

Belle said...

I am grateful that nobody noticed my fly was undone when I was shopping today. I am also grateful that if they did notice I am able to laugh it off. Life is too short to be perfect! Being able to laugh at myself is one thing I thank the gods for. I am sure they get a kick out of me too.

Bev Gee said...

I am grateful for the lovely walk I had this morning with Chloe and MableAble, our two black labs. The dew soaked through my shoes, the birds were squabbling in the trees and the sun was shining.

Heike said...

I am grateful for what appeared on my journal pages this morning. It's a message directly from my heart that I haven't been aware of before.

Claire O'Connor said...

I today I am grateful for beautiful sunny winters days, crisp and clear - lush .

Kathy said...

Today I am grateful for my garden which is needing and getting a lot of hard physical work these past days, allowing me to re-focus my brain after a very difficult several months that has closed down a lot of creative energy.

Debbie B said...

Loving all of your photos from your adventures. Today I'm grateful for the opportunities I've been given, and having met you is at the top of the list!!!

Carol said...

I am grateful mother nature and her wonderful display of colours that inspire us everyday :)

Adrian said...

I am so grateful that I lived long enough to be a part of this information age of technology which makes it possible to be a part of the larger art making community, a community that is world wide is now brightly lighting up my office, my home, my eyes and my heart. Thank you, Tracy, for being one of the lights of this world.

Piroska Nagy said...

I am grateful for the many beautiful connections I made this year that help to expand my soul.

Iris Fritschi-Cussens said...

Do I need to pick one thing to be grateful for? As soon as I start thinking about gratitude I just get loads of thoughts flooding my head (lucky me hehe). So amongst other things I am grateful for:
-online (art) courses - I have learned so much these past years!
-online communities - I've made amazing connections, some of whom I've met in real life as well and they are friends for life
-my beautiful children who teach me about being yourself no matter what other people think and being in the moment
-art journaling - it is my home, my saviour, my connection to my self

Shanti said...

Today I am so grateful that it is a little bit cooler here in Germany!

katrina koltes said...

I'm grateful I live in a beautiful country with things to inspire all around! Italian heat in the summer now is craaaaazy but hey, it's worth it when there are so many beautiful things to see!

pdskiis2 said...

I am grateful for being able to go to my favorite Arts Festival today in Laguna Beach! Art heaven❤️

Ildy Karsay said...

Today I'm grateful that there is summer vacation and I was sleeping till 10 o'clock instead of 6 when it is school for my children!

Love summer and art
Ildy
karsayildy@gmail.com

Ildy Karsay said...

shared this giveaway in my blogs
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love
Ildy
karsayildy@gmail.com

Ildy Karsay said...

shared this giveaway in my blogs
artbyildy.blogspot.hu and
csak21nap.blogspot.hu

love
Ildy
karsayildy@gmail.com

Panna Nagy said...

I'm grateful there is no school in hot summers days!
love to swim and play with friends
greetings from Budapest
PANNA
pantyur@gmail.com

Gege said...

Gratuful tohave my family with me!I'm grateful despite of my illness I can live full life!
Love to leve
Gege
gegszon0530@gmail.com

Shirley said...

Today I'm grateful for the rain this morning watering my pants and lawn so we can turn off the sprinkler to save on water. The cooler temperature is delightful after so many hot and dry days.

Shirley said...

I shared the giveaway on my Facebook.

Attila Nagy said...

I'm grateful for my childrens, they wake me up with they laugh. Good to be father of 3 children!
Ata
attacktical@gmail.com

Luca said...

I'M grateful to this moment - I was sitting in the garden listening to birds singibg and eating my eiscream! Life is great!
Thanks for this giveaway - everyday I have to think over my day and be grateful for lot of thing. I think if we do something over 21 days long it will be part of our life. So THANK YOUUUU
Luca
lumenskara@gmail.com

robin said...

I am so grateful for a holiday weekend spent with family!
randrmetz@gmail.com

jennifer duncan said...

Today I'm grateful for nature, hammock time and time to relax!

Annelie Wadin said...

i am grateful for my hands they are alive and can paint and would love to paint mojo e-class soon.
anneliewadin@telia.com

Holly Vanasse said...

Today I am grateful for the internet and my laptop that allow me to have this opportunity!

Isabelle said...

Today, I am grateful for the amazing summer weather we are experiencing and for having a nice Chai Tea at a little café during lunch! Thank you so much Tracy!

Nancy said...

I'm grateful for the sweet bite of dark chocolate I brought back with me from my trip to Whistler, BC! Mmm .. .

Connie said...

today i am grateful for the beautiful weather where i live!

Paulette Sheffield said...

Wow Tracy your photographs are incredible! Your talent has taken you to many beautiful places. I love the heart shaped rocks too. I'm hoping to take your ecourse for Painting Mojo. I learned so much from Animalitos. I've had some heal problems and spending lots of money on medical testing. I haven't had much energy to paint but hopefully by the time the course starts I'll have answers and will be feeling better. Your style of painting has been such an eye opener for me. I really am looking forward to September.

Right this moment I'm grateful for the love and support of my husband and of the "tribe" of women I have met through my art e-courses. It's amazing how women can encourage one another through sharing their art,their lives and their love.

Eve said...

Today im grateful for the support and love i get from my family and to live a free life.

Lyneen J said...

Love the little rocks from Wales.... AWESOME pictures! Great budget view!!!

katrina koltes said...

Today I'm thankful for...PIZZA! I ate the most delicious pizza yesterday evening in great company! It was just dripping with mozzarella, fresh cherry tomatoes and basil, yum! Oh and all accompanied by an ice cold malt beer.. Gotta love living in Italy! :)))

Carol Tasker said...

I am eternally grateful that my 88 year old Mom in Law is recovering in hospital after her Dr found a malignant tumor in her colon. He operated right away and it went incredibly well. No chemo required. Thank goodness. She is one if my best friends and I love her to the moon and back. We see each other 2 - 3 tines a week when I am at home in Cape Town.

Lesley Todd said...

I love that beautiful painting, I'll definitely keep an eye out for the tutorial.

Having something to look forward to is so wonderful when you're having a bad day and today I am sooo grateful that I can look forward to a trip to Anglesey this weekend. It is my favourite place, so magical and wild. I really hope you felt that too when you visited.

Tehani Burnett said...

I am grateful today for feeling joy and peace and the exciting possibility of expanding my practice. Tehanimail@gmail.com

Margaret said...

I am so grateful that I am cancer free for 6 years this month and feel wonderful. My life has changed from the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer because I began to paint and have continued every day since. I find solace and healing powers through art and also living with different eyes to see all the inspirational things around me that were right in front of me all the time but didn't' realize how truly beautiful they actually were.