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 painting beside thermal pools on an Italian island with an eager group of students, Aperol Spritz in one hand, paintbrush in the other, 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, bestselling author and lover of the written word, smitten traveler 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 global travels and the simple beauty of the focused moment.
Since 2000 Tracy has held 18 successful solo exhibitions and her works are held in collections both in Australia and internationally. Mostly though, she is mama bear to two gorgeous, zest-filled daughters, Santana and Cece, and co-adventurer in life with her amor of 34 years, the talented and brilliant Marco.
Paint Mojo - A Mixed Media Workshop - Creative Layering Techniques for Personal Expression
Tracy mentions Dory Kanter's book, Art Escapes: Daily Exercises & Inspirations For Discovering Greater Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Body Groove with Misty Tripoli
Tracy's 3 tips for Aging Thoughtfully:
1. The first one is to do with the physical and it’s really simple: Drink enough water, get enough sleep and move your body. Tracy loves to dance and walk daily and gets to bed early.
2. Getting out in nature. Getting out in nature for Tracy is so restorative for soul and mind and body.
3. As Tracy has gotten older, she has learned to give herself a lot more grace. She has learned not be so hard on herself. We have repetitive things we deal with – “I have everything together, but there is this one thingI wish I could do better at.” She used to beat herself up a lot and now realizes she is doing pretty down good!
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