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Hellooooooo nature!!

On Saturday mi amor walks by me as I sit at my usual spot in front of the computer,  working on a hundred things at once,  and says........
"No work tomorrow ok? Lets go for a picnic somewhere.
I cant believe you've never been to Steamers Beach...."

a slight sense of anxiety passes over me....I have become accustomed to filling my days with work,  grateful that I have the luxury of doing the things I love and calling it work,  frenetic about all the possibilities and all I want to put out into the world.....  I have forgotten what it is to actually take a whole day off and then.... a sense of relief washes over me.....
Yes, I say. That would be wonderful!

8 kms later....
a day of breathing in the beauty,
 the simplest of picnics on the most gorgeous of beaches....
 and I am feeling totally replenished.

I want every Sunday to be a new adventure!
Hold me to it ok?



Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  ~Kahlil Gibran
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Well this is very cool!! ♥

Just spent the morning creating an Instaprint gallery so that you guys can now order selected prints on canvas, cards, phone covers or as framed works. All delivered directly to you! How cool is that! ♥

Will add more images through the week and if you have any favourites that you want me to add let me know!

off to the studio now for some more of this
 a little bit of this...
 and a smidgen of this!

Love to all! May you find time this weekend to frolic in a meadow, wear flowers in your hair and munch a little (or a lot of) chocolate ♥ Tracy xoxo

Its a celebration!! Two paintings to giveaway....Woohoo!! ♥

I have a lot to celebrate in my life and am so grateful that many of my creative dreams are now coming true but I have to be honest, the path to so much celebration has meant a lot of hard work over many years and my fair share of ups and downs, mistakes, failures and life lessons along the way.
Sometimes when I'm not travelling to teach,  when its just me sitting here at the computer for hours on end, tackling yet another techy learning curve, or alone in my studio losing myself in paint and listening to inspiring podcasts, I feel just a teeny bit lonely and I want to reach out to community and have you share the joy with me. 
I want you to know that my celebrations have a lot to do with all of you and how you walk this creative path alongside of me, with grace and gusto, strong strides or faltering steps, uncertainty and courage; some of you I've met and others I have yet to (and cant wait to :)),  but it still makes my heart smile so big when I get little messages like this …

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First Light

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual
Ev'rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

There's a bright golden haze on the meadow, There's a bright golden haze on the meadow, The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, An' it looks like its climbin' clear up to the sky.
Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day, I've got a wonderful feeling, Everything's going my way.
All the sounds of the earth are like music, All the sounds of the earth are like music, The breeze is so busy it don't miss a tree, And an ol' Weepin' Willer is laughin' at me.
Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful d…

Happiness is....

I've been watching so many "no make Up" pics online to promote cancer awareness and it made me think a lot about perceptions of beauty and the first time I put on make up and how it made me feel so much more beautiful at 16.....truly as if I was suddenly a supermodel and not just an average Aussie girl. I am both philosophical and outraged by the fact that it has taken me nearly fifty years to be ok with my "natural" face... All my stuff...as mi amor has always loved me "au naturel" I only hope that our girls have been with me on this journey of self discovery and self worth.....Got a pretty good feeling they're on top of it❤️️

Sorry to leave you hanging but spontaneous is just more my style!

Tracy Verdugo. 2014 Dancing on the Edge of Sublime. Acrylic on canvas. 30x30". $1750.
Well Helloooooooooo!!!
So sorry to leave you hanging! 
It seems short and sweet just isn't my style so lets get back to posts that are intermittent, sporadic, inconsistent,spontaneous, wordy, sparse, elaborate or just generally wherever the mood takes me! Now that sounds more like me! :)  Tracy Verdugo. 2014. Kitty in the house. acrylic/mixed media on ply. 30x30" $325.
Less time on the computer has meant more time in my studio and for that I am truly grateful!!
 Tracy Verdugo. 2014, Where the Current Takes me. acrylic/mixed media on canvas. 30x40" $2200


Tracy Verdugo. 2014. Going with the Flow. acrylic/mixed media on canvas. 30x30". Sold.



 I even finally started work on a very LARGE commission for my sweet Aunt Robbie in Florida! It was so daunting to begin but I am loving working on it now that I have started!


The main reason I have been able to spend so much more time in my stud…