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


16 comments:

Caz Craven said...

Beautiful story ❤️, your Dad will be very proud of you...Thank you for trusting me to be a part of your journey too. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to work with you xX❤️Xx

Margaret said...

A tear in my eye reading this, Tracy, and thinking of clouds and silver linings. Looking forward to reading about your upcoming adventures with wee ones old and new 💕 xx

Yorkie girl said...

Aww Tracy you have poured your heart and soul into this post, I am lucky to have met you several times and your enthusiasm for what you do is plain to see, you give so much to everyone and I hope it is reciprocated back to you ten fold because you deserve it sweetheart.
I love your designs they just make me smile 😃
You give yourself a big pat on the back and your right your DAD is watching over you giving you the courage and determination and belief in yourself.
You have a wonderful evening and I look forward to the next time you visit Doncaster. Big hugs 🤗 🤗🤗

Carol said...

I can imagine your Dear Dad smiling with pure glee and feeling so proud of your accomplishments - just as your lovely Mum does xx

Never doubt yourself - you are so talented and have the added gift of bringing your characters who you have created out love to life!!

I cannot wait to see the next chapter of your creative life xx

Emma b said...

You're awesome xxxx

Lou Sims said...

Never doubt yourself as your natural talent pours through. Awesome post x

Tracy said...

The pleasure is all mine I promise you and count you as a blessing! Love and huuuuge hugs xxxxx

Tracy said...

Sending huuuge hugs and love to you Margaret and thank you so much for your lovely words ... lots to share xxxxx

Tracy said...

I'm the lucky one,you all accept me for who I am..crazy and all and give support.. always appreciated and never taken for granted.Thank you for your lovely words. Love and huge hugs xxxxx

Tracy said...

Thats me dad for sure Carol and mum.Thank you for your lovely words and thank you for being part of it.
Love and huuuge hugs xxxx

Tracy said...

Helloooooo Emma ..I think you are too!!! Thank yooou for being part of it all. Love and huuuge hugs xxxxxxx

Allycat x said...

Your Dad will be as proud as the Chieftain is! I’m the lucky one to have met you this year and still feel like I’ve known you forever! Xxx

Neet said...

You deserve to do well because you are such a lovely lady. This post just shows us all what you are like because you shine through it - in every word. You are such a caring and loving person who has helped me through a dark time in my life. I just wish I had known you a long time ago.
I fell in love with your Wonky Tonk girls and then along came Morty and his friends, I can’t wait to be introduced to your new friends. They all bring a bit of you with them and you make my heart sing. Your Dad will keep inspiring you from his seat in Heaven and we will all enjoy your new friends over and over again.
Hugs and Thank You, Anita xx

Tracy said...

Lou thank you from the heart..love and huge hugs xxxx

Tracy said...

Bless you it was pure joy meeting you and likewise felt the click right away.. sendng love and huge hugs xxxx

Tracy said...

Anita thank you from the heart for your lovely words..means a lot!My pleasure to get to know you ♡ keeping dad close and he never lets me down always there when I need him the most. Sending love and huuuuge hugs xxxxxxxxxx