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Monday, January 11, 2016

Day nine!! Last chance to win and a few luscious landscapes!

early morning beauty St Pete Beach Florida

Thank you sooooo much for joining me over these past several weeks as I have attempted to encapsulate and share my reflections on an amazing year~ 2015!
Your love and support has been an invaluable gift as we journeyed through so many luscious landscapes across the world.....
 today I thought I'd share just a few with you
to wrap up my giveaway before we draw the winners!

We've also decided to give you all an extra 24 hours to comment and spread the love,
 so the winners (all nine days worth!!) will be drawn Jan 12th 8pm PST

Be sure to leave a comment one each of the nine posts and let me know if you share on FB, Twitter and Instagram for more chances.

Oh and PLEASE make sure that we know how to find you if you win!

As we moved across so many different landscapes I found myself filled with a new appreciation for this beautiful Earth..... from our little studio in Wales we looked out over the sheep dotted verdant fields


 In Indiana I sat on the banks of the mighty Ohio and felt at one with its flow....


From my hotel room in Palm Desert the light changed umpteen times a day. Absolutely breathtaking!


On a hilltop in Spain we felt super grateful that we had stumbled upon the picture perfect village of Santo Domingo de Silos on our arduous five day roadtrip between the South of Spain and Northern Germany.


In the South of France we were lucky enough to be just in time for the massive sunflowers blooming EVERYWHERE!!

 
While in Wales the flowers danced for us in front of ancient ruins...


we walked (and ran, laughing hysterically) through fields where horses came to greet and nuzzle us and frisky bulls chased us


We soaked up sunsets, grateful for each passing day, on one side of the world


and the other....


 and enjoyed the many moods of the ocean from continent to continent...peaceful, contemplative


or ruggedly wild....


 mi amor, water man extraordinaire, racing across it in ways I never will...(and that's ok by me ;p)


While he rode the blue I learned much about the beauty of green....


and how amazingly it is complimented by grey....

  
We tried to always remember to look up as well as ahead....


to absorb the color in our surroundings, both in the landscape and the characters we met :)


and always, always we looked for the light. 
Inspired by the golden hour in Spain


Illuminated vistas and golden haystacks bringing Van Gogh to mind....


Late Summer early evening light in Sweden to take our breath away...


Darkness and light and always a passage through....

  
Silver linings that my grandmother, bless her soul, told me were always there.....




whether looking across fields of barley in Granna, Sweden


 or gardens of cacti in Oaxaca Mexico


not an ounce of it did we take for granted
not an ounce.

Love to you all and best of luck when we draw the winners tomorrow!!!

Todays prize is an autographed copy of my book Paint Mojo with a little surprise inside


Lots of love Tracy xoxox

ps my next Mini Mojo online workshop (aiming for a March release date) will be all about creating Luscious Landscapes. 

Stay tuned to this blog for a special announcement in which I will be making a call out for some follower interaction when coming up with the landscape projects :)

If you haven't yet had fun with one of my affordable Mini Mojo workshops make sure you head on here for all kinds of Animalitos fun or here to explore Pattern, Color and Texture with me!!

119 comments:

Rachel K said...

I love the lighting and atmosphere in these pics. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with all of us out here. What an inspiration you are.

Chris O'Brien said...

Hi Tracy, You have completed an amazing feat through posting these nine days of giveaway. Each one is a work of art. Thank you for your generous sharing. Happy New Year to you!

Fer Pacu said...

Your pictures are so inspiring!

KTMicek said...

You are accomplished as a photographer as well as a painter. I am enjoying your Mini Mojo class now. Would love to win this one because I loaned your book to someone and I forget who! I hope they are enjoying it as much as I did.

DonnaD said...

Your photos are incredible. Such beautiful color everywhere. What a fantastic journey.

Ronda Conley said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win so many amazing gifts. You are amazing. Peace, Ronda

Becky said...

You are so generous with your talent and time.

KarenS said...

I've enjoyed seeing the beautiful places you visited!

michelle said...

Wow your photography skills are as amazing as your painting skills ! loved keeping up with these posts i feel very inspired and happy reading and seeing your posts and pics Thank you !

Fly away home said...

Beauty! Thanks for sharing. Reed
I can be found on Instagram @laughingnewt

kelly wallace-wilson said...

What an amazingly fun way to see the world thru your eyes/lens. I would love to win your book Paint Mojo with a little surprise inside!!! Please pick me!!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

So beautiful! You've captured the beauty of your adventures in so many exquisite ways. Thank you for sharing it all with us.
Much love, and here's to the next adventures that life holds for you! Cheers!

BlueEyesAngl said...

Love you shared your adventure with all of us.Just recovering from surgery for breast cancer has been so nice to come and see what you have been doing its like your a good friend sharing your world travels.Thank you for the wonderful distraction with me !

Jan Ketza said...

Make life creative~♡~
JK

Cindy Benko said...

Your photos are breathtaking! Thank you for taking us along on your journey. xo

Beverley Johnston said...

What a visual feast for the artistic soul, Every shot reminds us to be ever so grateful for the beauty that surrounds us every single day and to never take it for grated. From the blues of the oceans to the size and yellows of the sunflowers and crumbling buildings surrounded by wildflowers, priceless.You spoke through your heart and it shows. I feel like I've travelled with you. These Are So amazingly inspirational thank you so much for sharing a touch of your journey of Joy with us.

Cristy @ Art•ing Shed•quarters said...

Tracy, not only do you create beautiful, inspiring stories with paint, your gifted as well with words and camera lenses. I feel as if I have been journeying the globe, too. It's been close enough for this introvert!
Thank you for sharing, your art, and your blessed life. Truly inspiring :) <3

Anonymous said...

How absolutely amazing! I have enjoyed watching your journey! :) - Deitra Hart

Brandy said...

What an amazing journey! Thanks for the beautiful recap over the past few days. It's very inspiring.

Gayle Gartin said...

Fabulous photos, Tracy. Thank you, for sharing what is special about each moment. Sharing in FB

Laurette Arriëns said...

Hi Tracy, how lucky you are to have seen all that beauty AND be able to share it with your great love! So much better than having it only in your own head and heart. Lovely to follow you on your journey!

Laurette Arriëns said...

Hi Tracy, how lucky you are to have seen all that beauty AND be able to share it with your great love! So much better than having it only in your own head and heart. Lovely to follow you on your journey!

Leslie Pino Durant said...

Spectacular! Journeys are enjoyed most with people we love! What an adventure!
Ain't Life GRAND!
Peace,
~Leslie

bettywisse said...

I am thankful for the chance to win s copy of your book or any of the prizes you are offering.

Kelcie Bryant-Duguid said...

Fabulous photos! If you ever change career you could easily try your hand as a travel photographer. Your images are so inspiring.
Thank you for sharing the highlights of your year x

rakefet link-scop said...

Looks like a great way to teach,moving from place to place.i wish I knew about your trip before so I could join one of your workshops��

Josey said...

Amazing journey! Extraordinary beauty. Thank you for taking the time to share.

elalex said...

once again marvelous pictures and memories... what an amazing year! I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you in Selm (Germany) and paint along with you :D

Aneta Srodon said...

Thank you Tracy for share your reflections, beautiful photos of amazing journey. I am grateful for meeting you during your creative journey.

Tera Balog said...

All those vistas, all those views...wow, wow, wow. It's like living in a fairy tale. I love seeing it all!

Adriana said...

Tracy, All that everyone said and more! I'm in awe of what you have accomplished! You are a bright shining beacon of joy and light! Thank you for taking me along on this journey through these pages! Blessings Be! xox

Adriana Carusi-DiLiberto

Jorin said...

I love the ocean photos, the turquoise is my favorite color.
Jorin

Kim Kähäri said...

Your blog is beautiful and brings life energy into the dark season we have at he moment up here in the north. I am sucking in everything of your lovely photos everyday before I go on with my day. Thank you for bringing in the colors and warmth!

Myrto said...

This has been an amazing year for you! Perhaps you should make a scrapbook- journal to document it!

Elizabeth Mullen said...

Your photographs are so amazing! I'm sure I would die a happy woman if I could go to all the places that you have been. Thanks so much for sharing,Tracy.
Elizabeth Mullen
Artwoman@emullenart.com

Elizabeth Mullen said...

Your photographs are so amazing! I'm sure I would die a happy woman if I could go to all the places that you have been. Thanks so much for sharing,Tracy.
Elizabeth Mullen
Artwoman@emullenart.com

M Adaya LeMae said...

Spectacular photos and awesome life lessons! I already have your Painting Mojo book but still wanted to comment how much I enjoy your artwork and am inspired by the loveliness you bring to life! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures of 2015, allowing us to live vicariously through your traveling! :) I have been sharing you on Facebook and instagram as @healingartslongview

Angela Wilkie said...

Tracy I can't help feeling there is a book in here . 'An Artist's Travelogue' . . . . 'noticing how yellows complement grays' etc. Thank you for the journey. It was a great ride & a lesson in following your heart x

Amie said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of your book!! And thank you Tracy for sharing all your beautiful photos!!!

Effie said...

Well... I've been around the world reading your post... All from my armchair... Fabulous!

Angie Bumgarner said...

So many beautiful pictures :)

Shantelle V said...

Wow... Your living my dream!! I am so looking forward to meeting you in person at the Sept Bali retreat this year! Your words of wisdom and spectacular photos are inspiring to say the least! I don't like to wish time away...but...bring on September!! :)

Jacqualine Hart said...

Such gorgeous places in the world. The Sweden one was breathtaking!

Billie Kennedy said...

Thank u 4 the extra day as I 4got to post on day 8. I was 2 excited about finally getting cable in my room! U 2 shared the great vistas I only see on Nat'l Geographic, spectacular sunsets & sunrises, ancient ruins overgrown by weeds n wildflowers where unknown exoctic peoples once lived, rugged mountains, grassy fields...the list is both glorious & marvelous. Welcome my weary but happy vagabonds. Hugs of love, bj

koreakiwi said...

Wow! these photos are stunning! What an amazing journey ^^

jacqueline said...

What an amazing adventure......:-) x

Angelwolfstorm said...

Love the landscapes! I can't pick just one favorite but the ocean ones take my breath away! So inspired!

Robbie said...

Do use wish u could do it all again? So many beautiful photos and friends. Thanks for sharing all of this

Judi Rose said...

I have loved your photos! Thank you for sharing so many amazing magical moments from your personal life! As well as your beautiful artwork. I wish I could paint as inspirationally (is this a word?) I am signed up for your mini mojo online but haven't had a chance to make a start but dying to get going now I'm home! Love light and big hugs to you and your lovely family 💜💛❤️💚💙Judi Rose xx (@judi.rose) I don't use my google account much - hopefully this will post

Wendy Winston said...

I feel I have been around the world in nine days. But really It was months as I followed you all the way. Thanks for sharing your trip it truly is a wonderful world.

Lee Anne Russell said...

What gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing them with us
Lee Anne

Margaret said...

Tracy, you have inspired so many with your beautiful world photos and your amazing art. I, for one, am so happy I got to meet you along that adventure on Long Island. You captured the world through an artist's eye and have spread the rainbow of possibility for all of us to cherish. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!

Loz said...

Your journey has been so inspiring to me seeing all the beauty You captured on your travels ...thank you for it all...

Marybeth Eilerson said...

Gorgeous photos!!! You have fueled my wanderlust!

Michelle Reuss-Remy said...

You are quite the photographer! I'm sure all these photos will provide tons of inspiration for many projects to come!

Diva Kreszl said...

Your beautiful photos captured the essence of your world wide trip! Thank you for the reminder that beauty and magic surround us always, we must be open to finding it and looking around us with new eyes!!!

Prerna Poojara said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with beautiful photos. So much to look forward to.

Mikell said...

Love seeing the pictures of your travel. So many beautiful images! Shared on FB.

Karen Clewell said...

Tracy, thank you for sharing this beautiful journey with us. Feels like I was slightly there. the dazzling photos are something to behold. So much art comes from being able to get out of the normal routine and open your heart to the world. As always, I would love a spot in your class, any of them, and appreciate these gifts you give.

I am sharing about you on FaceBook, Instagram, and twitter.
Be blessed with creative energy and a wonderful 2016!

Karen

Jessica Lotito said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I would love to have your book. I am a new fan and so inspired by the beautiful work I see on your pages. X

Lisa Norvell said...

What a journey you have been on, thanks for sharing it with us! Through your living life to the fullest, you inspire others to do the same. Thanks!

Jody said...

Have enjoyed your travels, photo's, artwork and admire your joy of "living" life to the fullest, thank you for sharing your "journey in life, with art and much LOVE"

Jan Davis said...

Thank you so much for sharing your life with us! I look forward to winning today! I want a copy of your book! (Just stating my intentions here-tee hee!)

Paulette Sheffield said...

Such incredible pictures once again. I love the last shot with the rainbow of course. Also, the cross you are holding in one of the pictures is so awesome!! Love it! Thank you for sharing all your travels with us.

Jackie P Neal said...

Breathtaking photos Tracy!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your adventures with us!! xoxo

Dee said...

Lovely. Thank you for sharing.

kim dwyer said...

Love you Tracy!!!! You are amazing!

robin m said...

Amazing experienced make AMAZING PEOPLE!

Rossana Russo said...

Wow...watching your trip is a beautiful experience also for me sitting in a chair from the other side of the world !

lumenskara@gmail.com said...

Hi Tracy,

Thank you for your giveaway! I have your book and I love it.
Hope you will share more of your life after the giveaway too. I love to read and see the beautiful pictures so please write your blog more often
thank you love Lucy

Velvet Pearson said...

Everywhere you've been is so beautiful. The ocean is lovely, but I the spring Welsh flowers really catch my eye!

lovingrd said...

Makes me want to follow in your footsteps. :) And if I'm lucky enough to win something, my email is lovingrd@yahoo.com. xo, Julia

Suzee said...

Tracy, thank you for sharing your journey of the past year with us. It is truly inspiring....artistically and spiritually.

emma elliott said...

Yet another fab post, landscapes awesome and wow what contrasts in colour and mood of each one, love the one with you and the sunflowers. Book prize is gorgeous too.

Sara Leary said...

Beautiful photos!

Jean said...

Just love each of these views. THis morning ours was one of a winter wonderland. I ran out and took a few pics. Thank you for sharing your travels. You have been to some amazing places!

Jane said...

Tracey, your photographs have really captured the beauty of our home, planet earth. It is precious.
Thank you for sharing your awesome journey.

Leslie Bruce said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning. Loved following you on your journey. xo

Becky Fowler said...

An attitude of gratitude is what you have Tracy and one I try to have each day too. Thanks for the photos and stories :-)

Lynn S-R (lstanton-riggs@laverne.edu) said...

So happy to literally "see" your happiness and gratitude through your photos. Lovely in every way!

Tara Foye said...

I just can't get over the light in each photo. The Indiana one really touched me and then as I kept scrolling, I'd keep thinking "Wow!". When I got to Sweden, it took my breath away. Thank you!!

Freule van Oijen said...

So much to tell... so many pictures... I still love your Ireland trip so much Ic want to go there.. love to you both.. Anne Marie

Jo Murray said...

What glorious landscapes ! It has been SUCH a year for you...all the better shared with your beloved.

If your book is half as inspiring it just HAS to come my way. What a kick-start to 2016.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Some of your photos bring back memories of places I have been and some of them give me desires to explore places i have dreamed of. Your eye and photography are so delicious. I love the Indiana photo because my daughter lived in that area for 4 year and it was a beautiful place to visit. The Spain photos call to me because a tour of Spain is on my bucket list.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure

Glenda Hoagland
ghoagland@msn.com

Be Well Be Happy....a well intentioned life said...

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
-John Muir .. Says everything

Mama T said...

Love your rich and colorful life, thanks for sharing your wonderful photos with us, such a collage of rich inspiration for those of us stuck at home...I'm loving your mini-classes!

Anonymous said...

Love sering all the photos ... 😊 Not that I really need the book, I already have three ... But since I forgot to bring mine to Paint Mojo Stockholm to have it signed, I would love an autographed copy 😊❤️


Heidi (helennan@hotmail.com)

Sojna said...

I love all the photos you shared of your world wide tour. I appreciate all the inspiration you have sent to us all. Love from Indiana.
Sojna

Anonymous said...

How blessed you are and how much inspiration your heart and soul must have gathered in those 9 months of travelling. Thank you ( and Marco ) for sharing your photographs and insights . I'm truly humbled by your capturing the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Love, Pixie x

CreativSpirit said...

Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous photos Tracy. I have really enjoyed them and have put some on my bucket list to visit, especially Spain and the little village of Santo Domingo de Silos.

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing your photos with us. :)
rlamATumnDOTedu

margret said...

I really like the picture with the woman that has a voice. I sure wish I could do that. One day. Thanks for sharing.

jennifer duncan said...

I have loved following your adventure. I shared your beautiful page and contest on Instagram (quirkyandfunky). A copy of your book would be an amazing prize. I may be reached at jenn@duncan.cx

Michelle Hammons said...

What an explosion of color!! I love your photos and captions. Your words give me a peak into your incredibly fasinating creative mind. Now, how can I harness it and learn from it? Food for thought.

Michelle Hammons said...

Yes, I shared this link on Facebook and Instagram

Ciara said...

What an amazing global adventure Tracy and what a rock by your side in your mi amor making it all possible. I have already won by just having your inspiring Mojo in my life. Gratitude always <3 Ciara

Christine said...

Oops, lol, I think I just posted into someone else's response. If so, my apologies!
What I said was something like, "As always, your work is FAB. A book would be amazing. Thank you so much."
;)

Christine said...

Just shared your contest on FB too!
:)

cjaxon said...

So in love with your entire trip. What an amazing experience!

Cathy Mur said...

You are a wonderful photographer. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

I have loved following you are your creative travel teaching journey! Thanks so much for getting me started on my own painting passion! Hope to cross paths again soon, maybe in Vancouver?
Hugs!

Kathleen Quinn said...

Thank you Tracy for changing my life with Paint Mojo. I'm finally creating again after 25 years!!!

Sojna said...

Lovely travel photos. I just looked at them again enjoying them even more. Lots of wonderful memories there for you and your family.

I do post you on my Facebook page.

Corinna Maggy said...

Gourgeous shots, and incredibly inspiring. As an artist myself I would love to one day travel and teach as well. Sharing on my business and personal page.

Corinna Maggy said...

Gourgeous shots, and incredibly inspiring. As an artist myself I would love to one day travel and teach as well. Sharing on my business and personal page.

Cecilia Stevenson said...

Thank you, Tracy, for taking us with you on this wonderful and colorful adventure!

natski said...

What a journey, and how amazing that you lived and loved everymoment of it. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Sandy said...

You have managed to capture so many wonderful and heartwarming moments. You have a photographer's eye and have brought us some of the joy you feel while on your great adventure. Thanks for sharing and your generous give aways.

just4crafters said...

I've really enjoyed all of the photos and your posts. Thanks for taking me on your adventure! ~Sophia Vida

Amy M said...

thank you for sharing your journey, photo's, art, thoughts - for sharing you. I have so enjoyed the journey and am grateful for artists like you that share their gifts and encourage others. If by chance I win my email address is tbearhgs1@comcast.net

Bea said...

I've enjoyed all of the pictures, all nine days...b

Beverly Sparks said...

Tracy, I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of your posts and all the wonderful pictures and stories around the world. What an incredible trip and how lucky were we to get a glimpse into your world? Very excited for the next Mini Mojo class. Much love to you and yours. Bev Sparks

P.S. I'not a Robot...that always makes me laugh when I check the box. lol

Mary Hurlburt said...

Lovely landscapes! Thank you for your generosity. I have shared your post on facebook.

DDCreates said...

Such an amazing adventure!!
Deb

Carol Regan said...

I've so enjoyed your posts during your travels and the sharing of your talents with so many along the way. Busy girl, you are!

Stephanie Danbom said...

You never seize to Amaze me Tracy. With your perspective in your photography and the brushstroke of your paintbrush. And the turquoise ocean makes my heart skip a beat, while the more intimate close up scenes cause me to breath more slowly. Thank you! Stephanie

Stephaniedanbom@yahoo.com

Mrs. Styles said...

Thank you for taking me along...

Tera Balog said...

Oh how I love that you took nothing for granted this past year. Such presence. My current mantra is "to get where you are going you must first be present where you are". Love your beautiful captured moments.

Cindy Ceroky said...

As someone has already said, I have been around the world through your eyes and blog, and I thank u for sharing it. You and your work are so inspiring. Here's to a fantastic new year 2016!