I do not know how to begin to even update what has been going on but to sum it up with one word….THANKFUL.  Things have been so busy and in such wonderful ways.  My house is full of family and I have done some amazing things to start 2014.  I have a camera full of pictures of my whirlwind adventures including; time with friends to ring in 2014, a trip to Vegas for relaxation, time with the kids and parents, whale watching, CHA in Anaheim, two sicknesses and painting on the beach!  That is just the first 20 days of this year!  No wonder I have been sick twice that left me needing some rest.  I have plans to make the most of this week with my parents before they leave and then unload the camera from those many adventures.  This I know for sure….I am happy on the insides as I prep for a great 2014.

New things are on the horizon;  my brand new website, more painting from my Studio, bigger Mixed Media Mondays!, more classes, Art from my HEART and so much more.  I felt the need to just sit down and write to bring the blog current but looking forward to taking those feelings and words to canvas in my Studio.

This I know for sure…..those things that have started out my year have filled me up and put a smile on my face.


You are where you are for a reason and the Vision Board I made for 2014 right on the beach (that I will share in detail soon) focuses on what I already know for sure.  May I look at it to remind me that path I am on is MY path and all for a reason.  Looking forward to Mixed Media Monday tonight where my dad will be in Studio too painting LIVE!

 ♥ Trace ♥

“Sometimes we have an experience that we don’t understand, but if we look deeply, or wait long enough, a reason for that experience will usually reveal itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have manifested in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences.”