Monday, July 13, 2015

22 days of gratitude and giveaways! Days 10-12






Its Kyla here today, Tracy’s assistant,  having a turn at gratitude goddess, as Tracy is deeply immersed in her Paint Mojo retreat in Durfort, France.




As Tracy finds an abundance of inspiration and beauty on her travels through the streets of France with her students. I have been grateful for simple abundance, in my own backyard, literally... 




Isn't it sometimes true, that you only realise how grateful you are for the life you lead, when you go away and come back. Let me explain.....

As a young lady that lives in a small coastal town, I sometimes seek new inspiration and a splash of a new culture/s. So I often take a trip to my nearest city, Sydney (Australia). 
It always opens my romantic eyes and mind, in just the way they need to be opened and gives me time on the train commute to reflect on a hundred new idea's and inspirations, but what brightens me up most after the flash of city lights, is that I am heading home, back to my quiet life surrounded by nature.

I am grateful for the chance to experience the city's frills; the Modern Contemporary art gallery, seeing the quirky characters of all different backgrounds, dress sense, attitude and disposition. Eating something new, being a tourist and seeing with fresh eyes!




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But I am most grateful when i drive home from the train station over the little bridge, over the lake and take a right into my street; to my soul friend (my husband Adam) and to my grounding place; my lake shack home  ❤️❤️❤️

Not just the bliss of walking in the front door and taking off your shoes 
(maybe your bra too!?)

But you can be just the 'you' you feel most comfortable to be, when you feel at home. 


Our veggie garden is one part that makes home feel so abundant for me.....








Whether home to you; is when you are with a certain person, in your gypsy van on the open road , in your house or maybe home to you is a faraway place in your dreams...

Find a moment to be grateful for the feeling of belonging that 'home' brings you, i promise once you do... it will provide you with more magic and abundance than you could have even imagined! 






                                              Thanks for sharing in my gratitude x
                                                                   Kyla
                                                       (Kylastoneart.com ) 


Now to the other special part...... The giveaway of Three places in Paint Mojo, the e-course 


A big smiley congratulations goes to: 

Laura Grant 

Shirley (Colorado)

Lura Brown




I cant wait to hear what is making your heart soar in content & gratitude.......

Kyla x


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Annelie Wadin said...

I am grateful for every day i open my eyes in this beautiful world.
anneliewadin@telia.com

MarieV said...

I'm grateful today for the unconditional love of our two puppies Rosie and Harry xx

Fay Hartwell said...

Hi Kyla and Tracy, I am so grateful that I let art into my life again, and no matter the doubts, its here to stay, I feel blessed! Thanks both of you for being part of that. Fayx

Diane Wayne said...

I am grateful today and everyday for my two beautiful grand daughters who's love is so pure, they make my heart melt xo

Jodie and Buddy said...

i love this post about home :) home is my favourite place i have autism and get quite anxious when i go out, even if i am enjoying myself whhen im out im always looking forward to the comfort and safety of my home afterwards :) my mom and my puppy makes our home a home :) also our local woods even though its not physically our home, if we have been out of town i love driving back through the forest and looking forward to our next walk amongst "our" favourite trees! I like how the trees dont move or change, apart from their lovely leaves each season, they are always there waiting for us to come home to them! :) x

Anonymous said...

Today I am grateful for music.
After a hectic (but fun-filled) family weekend I am clearing up the whole house whilst listening to some loud reggae music.
(Reggae is music from my youth - quite a time ago!)
Julia
amazing.julia@tesco.net

AlaskaRuth said...

Some days are easier to find gratitude, having this to focus on it helps me look and feel that appreciation and gratitude for something to bring positive thoughts back in. So - today, I feel gratitude for your blog!

Michelle said...

Today I'm grateful for my home. I love where I live and the views of green and birds.

Mimzy said...

I am grateful I was able to attend an art class with my friend SF that Dina Wakley taught yesterday in KY.

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Jackie OGrady said...

I am so grateful for so many things but today am most grateful for my 5 kind and loving sisters.

Artist In Bloom said...

I loved this post! I moved s lot as i was married to someone in the military so home was where they sent us. it can bbva anywhere as long as to are with the people you love. I hope to win a spot, been in love with Tracy's style for years, she cane to Dallas and I was away for work. :/

Maria said...

I am grateful for beauty in nature. Painting. Expression. Social Media. Divine Guidance. I am grateful for family, friends, love and joy in my life x

Joy said...

Today i am grateful i have not had to go out in our freezing conditions ,and i was able to spend day painting

Kristen said...

I am so grateful for nice visits with two of my adult children yesterday. And this weekend will be a visit from the 3rd child! I am truly blessed.

Cheryl Chapman said...

I am grateful beyond measure for my two beautiful children. They are my world.

Brandy said...

I am grateful for a slow Sunday that allowed me time to relax and recharge.

Tera Balog said...

Grateful for growing through life, taking it one step at a time and being able to live on this beautiful planet.

sweetcheeks said...

Every day is a day of gratitude for me. I'm finally getting to learn how to draw and paint. I've waited for a lifetime to start and I want to learn every thing I can. Thanks for the help.

Kim Mailhot said...

Beautiful post, guest gratitude goddess!
I am grateful for the community of artists that have become my tribe on this journey. Some I see in person and some are far away or only on line, and yet I know them by heart. A great gift!

Missy Allen said...

I am grateful today to walk out the door, my children

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful post Kyla, and like you, I love to go on adventures, but am oh so glad to return to my wonderful husband and my beautiful home in the country, way from the madding crowd.

Rachelle Eason said...

Love reading your post Kyla! Home is a challenging topic for us right now and it is uplifting to see other perspectives. Today I am grateful for stumbling upon the action of "single-tasking." At a time when my great ability to multitask has turned into meaning putting out fires for everyone else, I am working on focusing. A book about single tasking just jumped in front of me at the book store. So I guess I am also grateful for messages from the universe!

Siggadisart said...

Love reading your blog posts. Today Im greatful for having the creativity factor in me. Without it I dont know how my life would be like as I spend most of my sparetime creatingin :-) Im in love with colors but always dress in black, very strange :-)

JackieP Neal said...

Kyla,
Thanks for filling in for Tracy.
And what a score from your garden! Isn't it the best to have such fresh and wonderful food grown by you?!
I too am grateful to have a garden full of fresh goodness to feed my body and nourish my soul!
hugs to you!

Karen Clewell said...

I am terrifically content in the fact that my partner and I totally cleaned out our home of every single unnecessary item and donated it to our favorite charity. We are living with less, while someone else has what they need, and for that I am truly grateful. Simplicity and living with less is important to one's contentment. I am so grateful that we have transitioned to experiences rather than "stuff"!

Gabriele said...

I am so grateful for my family who offer companionship and fun to my life.

Ronda Conley said...

I am so grateful for my wonderful, kind, loving best friend, husband. I am the luckiest girl in the world. I am also grateful for this opportunity. Peace, Ronda

Kim Kahari said...

I am grateful that my body still works with me now that I have started to excercise it after several years of illness. It has turned fat but it still works. Thank you Body, I will treat you nicer hereafter 🙏
Kim

Robin M said...

I'm extremely grateful today for the long awaited rain we've received to hydrate our crops that feed many!

Annelie Janse van Rensburg said...

Today I am just grateful I am alive and healthy..:)

Annelie Janse van Rensburg said...

Today I am just grateful I am alive and healthy..:)

Annelie Janse van Rensburg said...

Today I am just grateful I am alive and healthy..:)

Mary Hurlburt said...

Today I'm feeling especially grateful for my family and the knowledge that we are always there for each other when we need it most.

Jean said...

Grateful for the thunderstorm rolling through. We need the rain and I am enjoying the sound of it!

jennifer duncan said...

I am grateful for the gift of seeing beauty everywhere and for others who do the same. Every single person is beautiful and has am amazing story to tell. We just have to watch, wait, listen and be in the moment.

katrina koltes said...

Today I'm thankful for new begginings and life giving us a second chance. The end of last year and beggining of this one I fell badly into depression, was recovered in the hospital from a collapse and was in a bad marriage crisis. I slowly but surely pulled out of it by painting, trying to channel my feelings all bottled up inside out onto the canvas, and keeping an art journal. I realize that Doing this is really a therapy and heals more than we realize, but I am already doing a lot better and we are giving it a second try in our marriage. I have been hoping and praying to win a spot in your corse as you seem to know just how to help people release their inner feelings and imagination though art and that's a beautiful and wonderful thing. Thank you again for giving me this chance, even if I don't win a spot in happy for others who have the chance to make their life better by it. :)

Ali Gitt said...

A great weekend and a great adventure ahead:)

Cathy Bird said...

Grateful for my morning walk and a good friend to share it with

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...
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Susie said...

We live in a small town and on these warmer summer nights, someone in the neighborhood has a wood fire. I love the smell!
So I'm grateful for the scent of woodsmoke at sundown. And grateful that my nose works!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

There is no better word than home.

Gratitude today for the kindness of friends when I need it the most. They have been so sweet to me as my husband recovers from a major heat attack & surgery. Grateful too for the comfort & love of a good and faithful dog. My needs are simple: I just want everyone I love to be happy & healthy.

(Had to delete the other comment b/c of typos.)

Lisa Barker said...

Beautiful Post Tracy! I am so thankful today for my sweet doggies who also make my home a home. Always eager to get back to them after time away. They bring a beautiful dimension to my life with their sweet unconditional love and playfulness.

annamaria Photinos said...

So grateful to live out in the country surrounded by nature; for all the myriad bees and beneficial insects and birds that flock to our organic gardens....the place is alive and humming. Love the comical magical interactions with the bold peeps. Happy Birthday month Tracy!

Kierstan Betancourt said...

I'm so grateful for inspiring artists who generously share their stories and processes openly. Now off for a creativity filled day!

yellomino said...

Today I am grateful for my cup of coffee after a long, stormy night!

StephB said...

Today's gratitude is for balance. I am blessed to be able to work in a creative environment where my children are recognized as my first priority. I am grateful for that fine balance of work and family to be in harmony.

lindylu said...

My heart is soaring in gratitude that there is so Manywonderful and caring people that I have found Through Tracy that speak i from the heart and share their MoSt Internal thoughts and secrets and friendship and blessings....

Martice Smith II said...

Kyla! It's wonderful to know more about you. Thanks for sharing your grounding place. Yes! Your garden is overflowing and very beautiful. I'm grateful for finding my balance between work and play and also for friends who check on me and help to keep me accountable to reach my goals. Thank you! :)
msmith2illustration(at)gmail(dot)com

Sidney Turner said...

I am grateful for transportation, today my rig gets new rear brakes.
This allows me to plan some trips with fabulous friends.
sidbead@gmail.com (Sidney)

crj said...

I am grateful for this beautiful day we are enjoying here in Michigan!
The sun is out and the birds are filling the air with their sweet songs . . .

Shanti said...

I am really grateful for this life with all ist gifts, challenges and possibilities to grow!

Shirley said...

Today I'm grateful for my artist abilities, it's wonderful to see things around me in an artistic way. I see bright colors, and lots of detail that my non artist friends can't see.

Anonymous said...

With gratitude for the work, the rain and the path!
Love Jacqueline

Birgit Kerr said...

Beautiful post!Thank you!
Today I'm so grateful for having my kids back home, safe and sound! :)

Isabelle said...

So wonderful to read you Kyla!
Today, I am so grateful for my outside yoga practice, when I connected to the expansiveness of the sky and the comfort of earth...
Thank you so much!

Karen said...

Wonderful post Kyla!! Enjoyed!! I am grate for my puppy "Keegan", who cuddles beside me on the couch and in my bed and follows me everywhere I go ...he's
my little sweetpea and brings me MUCH joy and love!

Prerna Poojara said...

Loved your lovely post. And so happy to see those lovely photos. I am so grateful for the internet and computers and technology that is making connecting with like minded people so quick and real and happy. Happy creating.

Liz Thoresen said...

Your post about abundance and gratitude struck a cord with me. My husband is recently retired and has put so much love and energy into his garden. He is growing the most wonderful vegetables and is providing us with food... what could be better? I am so grateful for my husband and his devotion to our health and well-being.

Annelies Rooderkerk said...

I am so grateful for my sister. She has a beautiful soul, is a beauty to look at and the most amazing mother. I am grateful that she's able to go on a journey to Japan tomorrow with her family. I hope it will help her heal her troubles. I am already grateful for the moment when she returns and I can give hur a big hug again. She's amazing and so loved!

Moira said...

I am grateful that my sisters Hospital tests came back and while she still has to have quite a big operation the outlook is better than we feared. Love that woman.

Susan Goodell said...

Today I am grateful for the beautiful fresh herbs I planted on my front porch. Whenever I go out to water them and prune a few shoots, I smell the aroma of the fresh herbs and the scent lingers on my fingers, so while I'm working on the computer I can still smell the beautiful aroma.

Meme said...

The photo of the radishes is amazing! What a burst of color!
Today I am grateful for sight, I don't think we really think about it. But if we did not have sight we could not enjoy those beautiful pictures you shared with us today. The art Tracy shares! Trees and the sky with great big fluffy clouds, flowers and even the moon. Yep today I am grateful for sight!

Cecilia Stevenson said...

Lovely post, Kyla! Thanks! I am grateful today that I signed up for Paint Mojo for May 2015 in Melbourne, FL. Can't wait to be there painting with Tracy and all my fellow Mojoans!

Adriana Moreira said...

Tracy we meet in Austin when you were teaching us the Paint Mojo. You made such a great impression on me that I never stopped paiting. I'm really greatfull to you and would love to see you again. xoxo (I'm the lady from Brazil)

Roberta Schmidt said...

Loved this post! I, too, am so very grateful for the comforts of home...peace and tranquility inside these four walls, when the world outside can get so chaotic and loud. I love to fill it with the noise of silliness and laughter, the aromas of freshly baked food, and the soulful sounds of music. And colorful art!

Lisa said...

I'm grateful to being alive today

peggymcd said...

Thankful that I am able to workout and enjoy a less stressful life now that I am retired

Karen Rapport said...

Kyla, so clearly you said it....home is where the heart is. I now understand this. The relaxing feeling, my view
of the 'lake' , and the butterfly garden. When my Mom died a year ago, she said;
"Look for butterflies", therefore I know she visits everyday. Gratitude and love surround
Me each day.
Thanks for this exercise of GRATITUDE
Karen Rapport

pdskiis2 said...

I am grateful for another beautiful day in San Diego! 🌴

Abby C. said...

Being a military family that moves a lot, I was very grateful for our experiences and adventures, but also grateful when we are all (as in husband not deployed or away and kids home from college)together as a family in our home (wherever that may be. :) Abby (abbycoffell@gmail.com)

Myrto said...

Today I am grateful for the sea smell and the breeze, the taste of fresh fish, my daughter's hugs and for a long happy bicycle ride!

Paulette Sheffield said...

I enjoy your blog so much as it continues to open my eyes to all the beauty out there in the world that I have not seen. My husband and I are planning a cruise to Alaska next year for our 25th wedding anniversary. I'm grateful we will be able to share the adventure with one of my biological brothers and his wife - I was put up for adoption after birth but have since been reunited with my bio mother and her 4 sons. I'm grateful she chose to put me up for adoption and that we've all come full circle and know each other - her decision gave me a life I never would have had otherwise. Grateful for love, connections and life!

Jo Murray said...

"HOME" definitely something to be grateful for.....my haven, my safe place, my sanctuary.

Kitty said...

I'm grateful for summer break. 😊

Lisa Norvell said...

I am grateful for my wonderful co-workers that help make my Monday at work a little more fun.

Karen said...

Today I am grateful for warm sunny days, the smell of fresh mowed grass and the sound of millions of tree frogs at sunset.

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

Blue sky, gentle chilly wind and the sun shining! So grateful that I can wake up to this from the comfort of my home! So blessed!
callidmb@gmail.com

Cynthea said...

I am grateful for learning about art journaling, my entry to art.
cynnthea@gmail.com

Trace Willans said...

I am grateful that today is my Birthday and as I recently taught a workshop I was able to buy myself lots of presents. Such fun and so blessed.

Stephanie Fry said...

I am so grateful for that voice inside me that guides me back to my true self and feelings, it is my soul’s anchor. I have learned to be a better listener to it as I’ve gotten older and it has served me well. I try to create balance and harmony in everything I do, but if something is off or doesn’t feel right, I am thankful that I can go inward and get into a calm and peaceful place and listen to what my spirit is telling me. I am able to trust it completely and move forward in a way that keeps in line with my beliefs and my truths. Truly grateful....

Karen Balon Art said...

Today I'm grateful that I found a dress and some shoes for my niece's upcoming wedding that didn't cost me an arm and a leg! Yay! :-)

Vickie Scarlett-Fisher said...

Today I am grateful for my cousin who has bought happiness and love into my heart and many others. He was born with down-syndrome and he was a gift to all of us. He never met a stranger, everyone was his friend. He shook everyone's hand and put a smile on their face. He was full of love. He was love!!!

Cristiana said...

Today I'm grateful because i found a wonderful mango in my grocery store. Hope to recall my vacation at Dominican Republic

cr8it said...

I feel off the gratitude wagon for a couple of days... but now back on it! I am grateful for my cousins; they were my first friends and we still get together after all these years!

tracey williams said...

I am greatful today to be by the seaside and breathe in the salty air

Dawn Gettig said...

I am grateful to be creating art and to be healthy!

Janet Heritage said...

I am grateful for my brown-eyed dog, for my sweet green garden, and for the rain today.

KarenS said...

I am grateful for my sister who is taking to the beach with her, twice this year!

Virginia J Bailey said...

I am grateful for my family and our home. It is welcoming to me and my family after a busy day.

Lyneen J said...

Love your picture of the open market vegies!!!! I am grateful for the farmers markets where I live that allows me to buy almost from the ground and organic!

pammie~k said...

Today I am grateful for the little things (especially little hugs )

jenniferlaurelfarmer said...

Today I am grateful for my new love of traveling. I never knew how much there was to look at in the world, or how different every single little thing could be, until I met my Husband and started traveling with him. I truly believe that seeing many different sites only allows you to grow infinitely as an artist :)

jenniferlaurelfarmer said...

And I shared on Facebook also :)

Victoria Burgess said...

Today I am grateful that I was able to get my foster kitten to eat something and I hope to be grateful for her eating (without my help) tomorrow!
Victoria Burgess

Toriburgess@rocketmail.com

Lena said...

I'm grateful today for a beautiful day :) mknjiznicarka@gmail.com

bwheather said...

Such lovely pics. I am grateful I have found a place to move to and it is so new no one else has ever lived there.

Cara from CA said...

Today I am grateful that I can remember my Dad fondly in what would have been his 73rd birthday. Dad was always sketching something and I never felt I had his talent. Recently I have surrendered to the process - given myself permission to create art! I am grateful that I make space for this type of growth! Thank you and enjoy your trip! cara

Ros said...

today I am grateful to my Sister who I am spending the day with

Carmen Whitehead said...

Today I'm grateful for air conditioning when it's 107 here in Phoenix! :)

Karen French said...

Today I'm grateful I've made my home in France - the beauty, nature, the warmth, the peace 😊 thank you for your post about home - really beautiful.
Karenfrenchuk@gmail.com

Natalie said...

Today I am very grateful for my healthy and satisfied family!!!

Greetings from Germany <3
Natalie

Galia Alena said...

Today I'm grateful for winter sun, friends, and chocolate, always chocolate. Gxx

Frieda Oxenham said...

I am grateful for all the beauty there is in the world even when I'm feeling sad.

connie w said...

i am grateful for for 2 happy, successful and wonderful boys!

connie w said...

i am grateful for for 2 happy, successful and wonderful boys!

Unknown said...

I'm grateful that I have sick leave and could rest while not feeling well

Judith Tetley said...

Grateful to-day for a warm and comfortable home during Australia's big freeze on the Eastern side.
Kind Regards
Judith

Kim Smith said...

I'm so grateful for my kids and my beautiful granddaughter (she's walking now! :). They are the lights of my life. :)
happyflutters@gmail.com

Kathy Glynn said...

I am grateful for loving relationships, peace, moments of silence and creativity. Wishing everyone a magical day! xoxox

Robyn Wood said...

Kyla thank you for sharing your thoughts, it is wonderful to hear from you. Today I had my 6 month check up with my neurologist for my multiple sclerosis and got another clean bill of health. I have so much to be grateful for tonight!

Stephanie M said...

I'm grateful for a simple dinner with a friend. The beautiful nature of supportive bonds that you form with friends makes life richer.

JackieP Neal said...

Congratulations to the winners!!

Rochelle Dial said...

I am grateful for my fabulous family, my wonderful friends & my 3 beautiful boys who are always supportive of me.

Shanti said...

I am grateful for all my wonderful friends who love, help and support me. Thank you for being a part of my life!

Debbie said...

I'm grateful my eyes are feeling better from the drops I started using. I look more carefully at everything around me the last few days knowing it might all disappear if something goes wrong with treatment or surgery. It makes each visual sight a blessing.

Wendy Winston said...

I am grateful to travel through your eyes.

Linda R said...

I am so thankful that the awful storm went around me last night! fingers and toes crossed, want to win this course!

Nancy Kennedy said...

I am greatful that I've been healthy all my life. But now the time has come for me to deal with -chemo-; and I am greatful to have my husband, who is standing up for me.

Lydia Eloff said...

Lovely thoughts, Kyla! Today I am thankful for my health and basic security - that all of my needs are met, when so many others have health and/or financial issues, making their lives so difficult. I am also very thankful that I have a spot in Tracy's upcoming Melbourne, Florida workshop!

Bev Gee said...

Oh Kyla, I love to come home too. For me it coming over the Severn Crossing (we live in Wales, UK) and knowing I am only a short distance from being able to kick off my shoes and greet our five dogs and four cats. And our two kids. And my love-hubby. Of course :-)

katrina koltes said...

I love your garden Kyla! I have a little garden too where I grow veggies, I love watching things grow, it's one of the beauties of life. Today I am also grateful for my collegue who lent me a listening ear jst when I needed it most. I've been going through some very difficult times and all my friends live around the globe so its not easy when you feel down and just need some encouragement and well, just someone who listens while you share your heart, without judgment, just wanting to be there to listen. It's an act of selflessness I appreciated so much and hope to be able to be an ancourgement to someone in their time of need as well. A little jest of kindness for one person can mean the world to others

Marcie said...

Kyla your garden is fabulous!

Today I am grateful for perspective and noticing things that I wouldn't normally see. We were standing outside a cathedral and my son said "take a picture with me standing right here for perspective." He was a tiny little figure in the bottom of the picture next to this giant tower of the cathedral. Last time we visited this particular one I didn't notice the gargoyles, I was to Intrigued by the many different patterns. This time I saw them though and ignored the patterns. A shift in perspective I suppose.

Angelwolfstorm said...

Today I am grateful for all of my furbabies, they love me no matter what!

Margaret McDonald said...

I am grateful for warm summer days with fresh fruit and veg. Not from my garden but from local family farms.

lynnknoone said...

I am grateful to be happy and healthy, to spend my days with my husband and critters, and be able to lead a wonderful life.

Mimzy said...

Thank you for the reminder to be happy at home! I truly am happy at home, and rather be there than anywhere. But I seldom remember that until someone or a trip out of town brings its all back into focus!

peggy rainville said...

so grateful for new days with the sun shining and lovelies all around me

Moira said...

I am really grateful that today the pain from my Arthritis and Lupus is under control and I can create some Art.

Gayle B said...

I am grateful for the wonder of nature and the ability to grow flowers and vegetables in my own back yard. I only have a little plot so far, but I'm immensely enjoying tending to it each day.

rebecca k said...

Grateful for a day of clean-up, finishing, picture taking, ready to move on.

Patti B said...

I am grateful for a good night sleep . It makes a huge difference in my outlook for the day. I slept like a rock last night :)

Pat Wolfson said...

Grateful for my little "studio" where I go to unwind, recharge and create art that is just for me and my family and friends.

Jodie and Buddy said...

Today i am grateful for mini marshmallows :D i was feeling poorly the last couple of days so my mom went to the shops and bought me some to put in my hot chocolate as a surprise! It made me so happy! Sometimes its the little things that really make us smile :) :)

Jodie and Buddy said...

Today i am grateful for mini marshmallows :D i was feeling poorly the last couple of days so my mom went to the shops and bought me some to put in my hot chocolate as a surprise! It made me so happy! Sometimes its the little things that really make us smile :) :)

Cathy Mckean said...

Today I'm grateful for the cooler weather and my allergies settling down a little!

Lesley Manning said...

I'm grateful for the students I teach that always bring enthusiasm and posivity.

Josey said...

Today I am grateful for the love of my Heavenly Father and the awe-inspiring sunset he created in the sky last night in shades of lavender and peach, a prelude to a restful nights sleep. Abundantly blessed!

Selenaintx said...

You've got me thinking about how grateful I am for my home. I love the feeling I have after traveling and returning to my space. I am thankful for my bed, my bathroom, and my sceened in porch :).

Robin Rae said...

I am so grateful for having such wonderful grown children that have learned to live such a strong healthy life!

Liz Thoresen said...

I am grateful for my wonderfully supportive and caring friends.

terri h said...

I am grateful to have the time to create, sew, paint and draw. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jacqueline said...

Gratitude for the grandchildren.......teaching the grannies how to be.....Love Jacquelinex

nadia said...

I am grateful for the wedding video I found at papa's house. watching it last night filled me with reminders of the love all around me and also of the people who have passed since our wedding. it was heartwarming to see them in the video and reminisce about them.

Jess said...

I'm grateful for being able to make peace with my mum after a lifetime of hurt. Truly grateful for this.
Jess xx

Ellie said...

I am very grateful for the unconditional love of my fur babies and my Beloved. For the roof over my head and the people I share it with. For our growing vegetable garden that will give us good things to eat.

Ain't No Ninny said...

Today I am grateful for new beginnings and the willingness to risk opening my heart to love from all sources. This season speaks to my heart!

Adrian said...

This day and everyday are especially wonderful for me because I have a husband who is loving, kind and perfect for me. I am so blessed, it is beyond words...

lovingrd said...

I'm grateful to see a name I recognize from online art groups (though we've never met) as one of the recent Paint Mojo winners! Congrats to Lura Brown! :) I'm also grateful for more chances to win, of course. ;) And, grateful to hear from Kyla today! :) And grateful for my own small town. :) With a grateful heart, Julia (lovingrd@yahoo.com)

Alicia Piscitello said...

I'm grateful for summer and music. Tonight, I head to an outdoor concert with family and friends! Good company, good food, and good music, a perfect combination.

Meme said...

Today I am grateful for another chance........

Melissa Partridge said...

I am grateful to be spending the day with my Mom, Sister, Nieces & Nephew tomorrow!! It doesn't happen as often as we wish!!
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peggymcd said...

I am grateful that I have lived long enough to retire and spend time with my grandchildren. Peggymcd@columbus.rr.com

Cathy Bird said...

Grateful for the gentle rain that we need so badly

Lynette (NZ) said...

Grateful for winter - a good excuse to stitch inside in the warm and have roast vegies for dinner. Yum

Carmel Morgan aka Bad Girl Mystic said...

Thank you Tracy for this wonderful giveaway!
I am grateful for you and all the wonderful creative women that I have had an opportunity to connect with all over the globe through social media. You all inspire me with your unique creations and brave spirit to share your souls work with us all. I am inspired everyday! Thank you!

Maggie T said...

I'm grateful for being able to live in a gorgeous coastal town that brings my soul peace. My soul needs the ocean nearby and the gorgeous green hills behind. Blessed.

Bev said...

I'm loving sharing Tracey's trip it takes me into the big world and I'm grateful to live in Australia ,great post Kyla thanks for sharing your thoughts and travels...

Cecilia Stevenson said...

I am so grateful that I found a great vet and that my little dog is feeling better.

Becky said...

Grateful for summer days:)

cr8it said...

I am grateful for this very hot day and my air-conditioning! That is working very hard!

jenniferlaurelfarmer said...

Today, I am so grateful for new friends!!! I joined a postcard project, and was paired up with someone who lives in Great Britain, and we mail each other postcards based on writing prompts we receive each week for 3 weeks. It is helping me create in new ways that I never have before, and introducing me to someone new and wonderful!! :)

pdskiis2 said...

Today I'm grateful to be able to watch my grandson play his Allstar game and win!

stacy harrison said...

what a lovely post Kyla..........I just arrived home from 1 week away and sitting down at my computer your post was the first thing I read! Beautiful. Feeling grateful for my home (to have one), my loved ones, my pets, my bed :-), and so many things to list! (even if it is a tad cold) feeling grateful and blessed x

Cindy Butler said...

Oh how I am so grateful for this beautiful blog; for the soulFULL comments and sharing, amazing images, and so on & so on! I'm grateful how technology can connect kindred spirits from around the globe and tonight I'm especially grateful for the deep sense of peace I feel after reading Kyla's reflections and listening to Deepak Chopra's first session on his newest 21-Day meditation course...The topic?.....Gratitude of course! I'm completely overflowing with gratitude...Many thanks Tracy and Kyla ((((x))))

Anna said...

I really enjoyed your post about home it really resonates with me.
Today I am grateful that although I have been agonising about how to say something difficult to a new friend and carefully considered how best to do it, she recieved my words with a cheery "okay". It is such a relief.

Nicole Justine said...

i'm definitely grateful for my home! :) especially after a long time away. there's no place like it!

Ronda Conley said...

I love my home and grateful for all the memories we have made here as a family! I am also grateful for this opportunity. Thanks, Peace, Ronda

The Chatty One. R. Thompson said...

I am grateful for the second chance that someone has given me, and hoping I learn to live one day at a time......

Amy Lillich said...

Today I am grateful for good friends! Got to spend a rare and relaxing day with one of my closest friends (with no kids....lol). It was so refreshing!

Amy Lillich said...

Today I am grateful for good friends! Got to spend a rare and relaxing day with one of my closest friends (with no kids....lol). It was so refreshing!

Amy Lillich said...

Today I am grateful for good friends! Got to spend a rare and relaxing day with one of my closest friends (with no kids....lol). It was so refreshing!

Lyneen J said...

Congrats to the winners today!!

Love your post about home... having lived many places I agree home isn't a place, it is a feeling.

Now what I am grateful, even though my mother has gone, I am so grateful for the awesome relationship we had and the memories I have of her and our lives together!

Cara from CA said...

I am grateful that I have a gift in the way I communicate with people. I can talk to anyone! This allows me to connect with strangers as well as form a deeper connection with friends!!

freya said...

I LOVE your art--- I so love the freeedom and passion in all that you create - I so want to paint out of me the frustration of having lost part of me. I am seven months post concussion truama - and life has changed. need to mourn the aspects of me that have been lost. I have stepped back from my ceramic making and am clearing out lots in my life -- BUT I still so love colour.I have a passion for it - and freinds think of me as the rainbow lady! and so I would love a chance ofr a free place on you E course to find myself again - to find my inner rainmbow again... ... to be renewed through the joy of colour.

katrina koltes said...

I'm grateful today for my beautiful veggie garden, it's so fun to care for it and watch things grow and ofcourse eat the delicious veggies! We are growing tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, lettuce, eggplant, zucchini and herbs. Love the beautiful colors too

Ros said...

I am grateful today because i woke up without the terrible pain in my left arm that has been driving me crazy for weeks

Shanti said...

I am grateful for being more and more aware of the healing power that exists within my soul and to trust it deeply.

romsmi said...

Today I'm grateful that one of my paintings was used to promote Animalitos. Great feeling!!

Moira said...

Today I am happy as mu copy of the Paint Mojo book arrived, it is lush, I'm going to work slowly through it and practice the exercises. Today I shall be making an inspiration board for my studio and thinking about symbols!

Cathy Bird said...

Grateful for good health this morning

Linda R said...

I'm grateful to be living in the U.S. as I truly believe it is a special blessing to be born here. I would love to see the beauty in other places such as Netherlands and Australia ;-) I'm so hoping to win a spot in Tracy's class - I just feel it's right for me.

Lynn O'Brien said...

I am 64 yrs old and grateful for many things, but today I'm grateful to have discovered painting at the ripe age of 50. I'd never taken art in school, as I knew I'd flunk. Couldn't draw, at all. I became an OR nurse, but always had a passion for colour. So I took two different night school art classes in my late 40's and was told in no uncertain terms--'don't quit your day job!' as I had no talent. That nearly finished off any confidence/desire to create art, but I was desperate to learn to paint, yet quite unable to teach myself.I had zero faith in my artistic talent, coupled with a very loud and chatty inner voice of self-doubt which never failed to reinforce my many shortcomings. Then I met Anita--an incredible woman-an artist, who somehow coaxed out my inner artist and encouraged me to come alive with my paintbrush. She refused to give up on me, encouraged me and after one year I was able to fly solo, putting to canvas all the colours I had bottled up inside me. Very exciting stuff for a gal who lived her life in pastels.
Since then, I have been incredibly blessed to have taken classes from some very fun and talented women since-the most recent being Tracy, down in Palm Desert. And talk about blessings...my first day of 'Painting Mojo' class, I got a call from my houseguests (who'd planned to return to Canada the day before, but then extended their visit an extra 2 days) that my husband was having a stroke and being taken to the hospital. Well, good morning to you, too! Poor Tracy-this wild eyed, panic stricken stranger (me), flinging my brushes at my table & running out of class, beating the ambulance to the ER...long story short, our houseguests diagnosed Jim's 'episode' off the internet (!!!), gave him an aspirin, called 911 and probably saved his life. At the very least, saved him from a stroke. He is fine now, (taking meds to reduce his BP and his Cholesterol until he is able to do so himself.)He's better than fine, really--cleaned up his bad habits, lost 20 lbs (the bugger!!) and we are both more than grateful for this turn of events. So, all in all, I have a great deal to be thankful for.

Pia Rom said...

I am thankful today for having my lovely girlfriend by my side an we paint up a storm :) and yes I too love to travel all the countries but the best thing is to come home again and enjoy all the cosiness it gives me! ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

StephB said...

Today's gratitude = coffee. My 13yo is struggling with sleep and has not been able to sleep through the night in 2 weeks. Therefore I have not been able to sleep, gratitude to Salt Spring Island Roasting company for this beautiful cup of coffee!

Heike said...

I'm grateful for all the fantastic books I have. So much to learn. Life is fascinating.

Kim Dellow said...

Today I am grateful for the chance to win a spot on your course! I am really happy when I am learning! Thank you.

peggymcd said...

Today I am grateful for a free day. What shall I'd do? Peggymcd@columbus.rr.com

Marjanne said...

I'm grateful for being able to learn to draw even though I Always thought I couldn't.

Stephanie Fry said...


Hi Tracy!! Today I am grateful for the strength that vulnerability provides us when we are brave enough to be vulnerable. I feel it is important that we share our experiences with other people and offer ourselves in openness and honesty. Speaking our story will heal us and it may even heal somebody else. Telling your story frees you from carrying that pain or secret and can give other people permission to acknowledge their own story and stand in their truth as well. Sharing vulnerability connects us to each other, and for this, I am grateful.

yellomino said...

Today I am grateful for my patient husband as he helps me work through some things that have been bothering me.

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for the beautiful colours in the sky this morning at sunrise - priceless....
Lisa (lcrail@bigpond)

pdskiis2 said...

I am grateful for a chance to hangout near the ocean. My favorite place to be!

Cecilia Stevenson said...

I am so grateful for the rain today, plants they much needed it, fro my little dog still hanging in here, sleeping behind me in the chair.

cr8it said...

On 15 July 2015 I am grateful for friends! I have in the last few years reconnected with a group of friends from college days (1980!) We have married raised our families and reconnect once a year in person for the last 4 years! None of us had been in touch for the intervening 30+ years. What a beautiful blessing these new/old friends are in my life!!

ginigin said...

I am grateful that it hasn't rained, that my driveway repair didn't wash out, and that I live in the woods.

Meme said...

Hi Tracy-I have to tell you I am liking this everyday feeling grateful and saying it out loud! I think I am going to start a journal and write in it every day about what I am grateful for! So today I am grateful for your birthday and your idea, which gave me my idea! Also I am grateful that my youngest daughter is healthy and was able to enjoy her birthday today! I was and am SO GRATEFUL for her, she is so special to us!

Leslie Pino Durant said...

I am grateful that my legs still allow me to stand on them in the morning and walk on them through most of home day. I have multiple sclerosis - but I am fortunate that my legs are still "with me"! Here's to being grateful for legs!

Kim Reed said...

I am grateful for being able to have a job where I can work in the evening so I can watch my two beautiful grandsons in the morning 3 days a week. I enjoy every second of it! Especially teaching the 3 year old to paint!

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