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in my world lately.....♥

 Good morning beautiful friends, family and fellow creatives!


The weather continues to be gorgeous here in our little paradise and even though Winter is on its way we are still in Summer clothes :)


 Beautiful elephants continue to appear in my paintings!

You can read about the inspiration behind these paintings here

 AND I experienced a complete paradigm shift when 4 of them sold in one weekend.....


Who would have thunk it!!

 I especially loved this little poppet who flew off to live in the U.S ♥

and THEN out of this demo painting, started at a workshop....

Tracy Verdugo. 2013. The Elephant and the Butterfly:A Change Whose Time has Come. acrylic/mixed media on canvas. 76x76cm (30x30"). $1600

appeared this powerful beauty...

now this one may be hard to part with and prints will definitely be coming soon!

 I've been LOVING Misty Mawn's Face to Face online workshop. 
She is such an awesome, soulful teacher!

and the opportunity to explore faces again is one I have been relishing!

 Speaking of faces you'd have to agree with me that this one is pretty darn cute! 

Our beautiful, quirky, one of a kind Sienna turned sweet 16 last week....


so amongst a plethora of k pop inspired fashion I gifted her this little unicorn painting.....

and while we're on the topic of birthdays my dear dad celebrated his BIG 70 and we spent a lovely afternoon together.

I LOVE that our girls always have time for poppys jokes and old school photos ♥

 THEN!..........lucky me! 
My baby sister Emily came to visit

 with her whole sweet family!
including this precious boy who I got to snuggle with for the first time

and this beautiful girl who I hadn't hugged in far too long!!

 I had a blast making videos for my classes in Connie Hozvickas 21 Secrets online workshops!!
 The classroom doors have only just opened  so it's not too late to come on over and join us!

only $59 for 21 amazing teachers!!, a fabulous community and a wonderful compilation of classes!

 My kids Tuesday art classes caught the elephant bug too!

 so many beautiful drawings!

 I love Tuesdays!

and my talented young students!♥

 oh and I don't think I mentioned we have some new pets in the house. Two little fish. The kitties just adore them!

 Bella likes to watch them swim

 around and around they go....

and Gingy thinks they are just the cutest!

I'll protect them, he says to me, with those big green eyes...

Thats about it for now....wishing you all a week filled with laughter and wonder!♥

Don't forget to check my workshop page

We had a blast last month at Paint Mojo Huskisson and Paint Mojo Newcastle and I have just opened registration for Paint Mojo Sydney and Paint Mojo Florida PLUS Sacred Marks Huskisson in November PLUS a 2nd Paint Mojo Melbourne which is already half full in just a couple of days!! 

Will leave you with one of my favourite to-do lists ♥

 lots of love

Tracy xox


Janet Ghio said…
I love your beautiful elephants. Your backgrounds are just perfect for them to emerge from. They look like those beautiful painted elephants from India.
Jo Murray said…
Your ellys are gorgeous. Congrats on the sales...well deserved.
Donna Heart said…
Although I don't comment too often my dear, I always love to see your heart on the canvas. I have to say, you last ele is a knockout! Absolutely stunning - i can see why it would be hard to part with xx
Janet Keen said…
I've signed up for the twenty one secrets course and have seen your first video,very inspiring and well presented congrats on selling your elephants regards janet from new Zealand