Monday, 28 October 2019

The joy of creating with beautiful souls ...

What a joy it was just over a fortnight ago to teach in Doncaster at WhichCraft, thank you, Paula for asking me along. 
It may have been pouring outside but inside was filled with laughter and joy .. paintin, stampin, stitchin, stories shared with hugs galore.
Forever grateful.
xoxoxox
p.s
more pictures tooooo follow

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

So excited to be one of the online tutors on this course ...

Savvy Supply school is taking place over at 
it`s going to be AmAzInG!

What`s it all about I hear YOU ask ...
Would you like to be more inventive with your crafting? Would you like to buy fewer supplies and save money? Savvy supply school is all about thinking outside the box with your crafting materials and using frugal, found and free resources in your creations!
Savvy supply school is a guided learning programme, beginning on Friday 3rd January 2020 and runs for 12 weeks. The course includes 26 amazing supply-savvy mixed media lessons along with membership to an exclusive student only Facebook group where you can meet your tutors, ask any questions about the lessons, and share your amazing art with like minded people.
 
Feeling very blessed to be teaching alongside these amazing artists!
 Here`s a wee sneak peek at my project ... I can honestly say that it was pure joy to use things from around the home to create something new to use and treasure ... I would loooove to tell you more but my lips are sealed...for now!
 
If you purchase it before 30th November you will get the Early Bird saving of 20% off
 
 with my unique code: TESSS20 
 
which means you will get it for £44 instead of the regular price of  £55  for all 26 lessons ... it`s an amazing offer!
 
To take advantage of the early bird offer just copy and paste the code and click the link Here to sign up.
 
You`ll find all the information you need along with answers to any questions you may have.

What you will will learn and be inspired to produce from everyday objects will blow you away. We have all put a lot of love into our projects and we can`t wait to share them all with you.

Hope to see you in class.
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxox




Saturday, 28 September 2019

Still a pinch me moment and an update ...

Still a pinch me moment 3mths on.
That`s me just after coming of air at Hochanda after a sell out show, HEART full, emotional thinking of my Dad, holding it together telling him we did it!
Wishing he was still here to have seen this although I know he was right by my side in the studio giving me the courage to get it done!
(I`d asked him in the morning to please be with me and to bring all the family that`s beside him, lol)
Alex came right to me after for such a hug ... no words enough...a special moment and knew those I loved had watched along too, cheering me onwards.
When we left the studio in our wee wonky Citreon 2CV we had the roof back, pootling along looking upwards and what did I see ... a mouse in the clouds with wings pointing downwards with his loveheart nose, grinning and wee Betsy snuggled in his side, no kidding and in that moment I knew Dad was letting me know he was with me|! Tears, snot, laughter commenced as I said look Alex, look...I will hold that moment close and treasure forever.

Sooooo what`s been happening since, hmmm?

Glorious workshops, meeting the most beautiful souls along the way, friendships made, commisions, work, the time has flown past so quickly and I am getting.......
Exciteeeeed
to tell you I`m working on new designs and not only will I have more wee one`s to share with you all
(they just keep dropping out my pencil with so much love and joy, messages in the clouds from Dad)
BUT
you will see your first 
"Just a Girl and Her Imagination"
...Girlie`s...
with the help of my dad ever present in my thoughts and heart, they dropped out my pencil last year one after the other.
They have been ever so patient, quietly helping me, soul whispers getting louder saying it`s time ... time to let them loose...to share love and light to uplift and inspire.
Wont ever forget the feeling sat at mums kitchen table bringing them out of my imagination onto paper, thinking and missing my Dad beyond words, sun streaming through the window...the strangest thing happened ... no mistakes, one piece of paper each, no rubbing out...each just dropped out one at a time...so serene, pretty and with the gentlest of smiles.
I call them Love and Light.
When I hear YOU ask? Finishing up commisions in the next few weeks then they will have my full attention ... ooohhhh which ones tooooo pick ......
Will keep you all updated I promise!

If your still here THANK YOU for reading my ramblings.

I will leave you with another wee video showcasing the lovely ladies who very kindly created such gorgeous samples for the show.
Forever grateful! 
 Wishing you all a magical weekend.
xoxoxox

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Hellooo, sharing the love for The McTavish Clan stamps...

Hellooo, wishing you all a happy Sunday.
Hope your all having a magical weekend, enjoying and creating memories!

Just stopping by to share Part One of a video collection to showcase the beautiful artwork created by
 Debbie Martin
Carolyn Craven
Emma Blake
Helen Hopkins
Kim Pocock
Natalie Seddons
 with my own brand of stamps
by
for the launch on Hochanda TV back in July, the show was a success and they all sold out...still have to pinch myself it feels like a dream even now 2 months on.
Today it`s the turn of the McTavish Clan

 The wee ones are sitting, popcorn at the ready to oooh and ahhhh over being brought to life through someone elses eyes and imagination!

We hope you enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by.
Big hugs
Tracy 
xxx

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Just a girl and her Imagination ...

Hellooooooooooooo, 
So sorry I`ve not been around the land of blog ...seems like forever and a day!
This is a longish post but hope you can stay till the end.
So much in my life has changed, losing my much loved Dad last June {no words enough to express this loss in my life} at the time I never thought I would lift a pencil or paint again ... My Dad wasn`t for having that and signs from him started to come through thick and fast...Dad believed in me along with Mum,Alex and the rest of my family and always wanted me to go for it, live my dreams knowing if I believed in myself I would fly..it was ME that doubted, could I ..would I..can I? Soooo many doubts, what ifs .. I had allowed it to take charge of me for so many years, little glimmers coming out every now and then ... after losing my Dad ..NO MORE ...when next I see my Dad I am going to make sure I could go "look Dad, look what I have done" to make him proud and know I hadn`t wasted this life ... it has woke me up,shook me up...to remember and be thankful for every moment.

Yesterday is the PAST
Tomorrrow the FUTURE
but
Today is a GIFT 

This is taken from a newspaper clipping Dad carried in his wallet ...still remember Dad telling me about it when he came across it but never knew he had clipped it out. 
On the days it`s hard, I remind myself of this little clipping...to lift me up and carry forward.

I have done things this last year that have both filled me with pure joy and scared me witless with nerves{I`m sat here smiling softly with a little giggle at that}

Starting my very own range of stamps inspired by and dedicated to my Dad -

by
Tracy Easson Illustrations

all designed and created by me with the help of my lovely husband Alex { in times of need, much hair pulling, what am I doing, who do I think I am moments he was beside me to help me back up with my Dad popping through with little signs that mean the world} not forgetting the wee soul whispers that come through loud and clear as each little one popped out my pencil .. filling the air with joy and tall tales!
Lisa is another beautiful soul who has helped me each step of the way from the beginning and I was so lucky to meet her in July where the stamps are manufactured.

The start of my stamp collections launched on Hochanda on Thursday the 18th July ... it was a ....
AM I DREAMING .... PINCH ME MOMENT!!


I honestly still can`t believe I did it ... to fight the nerves, the self doubt, the who do I think I am moments to finally doing something my Dad always, always said I should do .. imagine the emotion for a second ... overwhelming and filled with such joy from the heart and soul to know that he is cheering me forever onwards, giving me the courage and the belief to take every opportunity that is coming my way ... it leaves me breatheless!
You can check out the show that went out live that day at the link below, it`s still available for the next 11 days...hopefully it will lift you and mayhap make you giggle along the way.
 The show was a sell out, so quickly I was shocked ...in a good way I may add..hearts dancing ...the wee ones can be found in my wee shoppie here...
I have so many people to thank who have helped me along the way ... the beautiful souls who created artwork for me with my wee ones to make a debut on television and will be back with a video to give them a shout out and to swoooon over what they all did ...to Lou Withers ..forever grateful!

I have soooo much I want to share with you all...from the workshops this year, beautiful souls I`ve met along the way to introducing the wee ones on here, videos, tutorials, mad crazy happy ramblings and sneak peeks on what I`m working on.

I hope you can join me.
If you held on to the end ...thank you from the heart!
Love and hugs
Tracy and the wee ones 
Catch you later
xoxoxo