Colour Me Positive – Week 20

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Today’s quote is all about WONDER. I chose this weeks quote as it reminds me of our feature artist this week, Tracy Verdugo. Make sure you read all about Tracy and her gorgeous art below.

The most meaningful journeys are the ones that spark within us a deep sense of awe, gratitude and wonder!

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Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:

Use bubbles somewhere on your page.

If you need a reminder how the challenge works go have another look at the Intro page.

This weeks inspiration:

I love this quote and love to look at life with eyes of wonder.  I used a lot of layering on this page as well as a little stamping to break things up.

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Our Feature Artist – Tracy Verdugo

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Tell us a little bit about yourself …

If  Tracy Verdugo was given the opportunity to coin a term for a new art movement based around what she teaches  she  might call it “Curiosity and Wonderism”or  maybe “Loosen-upism” or “Endless possibilitism”.

When she is not hanging out with her family in their artsy adobe home in a small village on the shores of Jervis Bay, Australia, or throwing paint around in her little purple studio in their backyard, you may find her wrangling with two large suitcases attempting to board the BART in San Francisco en route to teach at an art retreat or sitting in a circle on St Pete Beach Florida listening intently as women share their stories of creative longing.

Tracy is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, singer/songwriter and lover of the written word, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full.  She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over this amazing planet and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them.

Her works are vibrant and filled with joy, inspired both by family travels in Mexico and the beauty of everyday life. Since 2000 Tracy has held 14 successful solo exhibitions and her works are held in collections both in Australia and overseas.
Mostly though she is mama bear to two gorgeous, zest-filled daughters, Santana and Sienna, and co-adventurer  in life with her amor of 30 years, the talented and brilliant Marco.

The World in her Hands - a work inspired by Tracey's favourite quote.

The World in her Hands – a work inspired by Tracey’s favourite quote.

What is your favourite quote?

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” ~ Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland”

What inspires you?

Tracy is inspired by morning sea breezes and butterflies flitting by, salty air and the smell of coffee, colours and cultures and everything in between, humanity, compassion, simplicity, love.

Where can we find you?

Website : http://tracyverdugo.com
Blog: http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com
Instagram: TRACYVERDUGO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracyVerdugoArt
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tracy_verdugo/

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Week 20 Prize Draw:

For this week’s challenge prize we are giving away a lovely collection of books donated by www.compendium.com.au. They are the sweetest books and full of inspiration.

We will draw a random name on Friday 27th May from those who have uploaded into the Week 20 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

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Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 18 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Carrie Lynn Cordero. Congratulations Carrie! Here is the page that Carrie created about art healing.

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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