One of the things I have learned by creating LIVE online is that it is ok that you stretch yourself and create outside your comfort zone.  This time online has developed into this fly by the seat of my pants type of platform it has freed me from my need to always be prepared.  Now I approach each hour creatively as an opportunity to just let it go……..(as we always say). 

Last week someone suggested I paint a palm tree in my art journal.  We are all getting a sense of cabin fever and are anxious for summer to set in so why not!


Here is the recording if you missed it LIVE HERE:

I encouraged (ok, dared or maybe threatened) you all to create out of your comfort zones and you did just that!

Tanya Stillwell's Creation "Palm tree Dreamin.. used watercolors and paints. Inspired by Tracy W.":


Jean Marmo:

Ocean Treasures

Paula's "I was already feeling the flip flops and started painting them before Tracy challenged us to paint a palm tree so I just added them into the back ground. I think they work.

palm trees


Lori Batornis "Tracy Weinzapafel inspired Palm Tree – watercolor crayons, glimmer mist, gesso, acrylic paint, charcoal pencil, mod podge, glitter, distress inks, india ink, chipboard letters, felt covered brads and baby shells." :

Palm Tree

Sandee Setfliff "my take on tracy's journal page, I made a wall hanging, details on my blog 🙂…":

Not all trees can be Walmart trees...


Palm Tree 2012

and Leslie "cardstock, charcoal pencil, printing technique (black background-white font), used a fork to create texture in gesso."



and Andy Watson's:

palm tree 

I have to say that the Flickr group set up has really taken off and I love it!  I want to share everyone's pages but am realizing I may need to random select those to share as there are so many!  Click HERE to see the pages shared as I want to continue to share all I can!  It has been so amazing!


I am happy to say that this free spirit has carried over into everything I do in life. It has let me know that things do not always need to be perfect but just are as they are and that is a-okay. I love that freedom and it has made me so much happier. 


"Never be afraid to fall apart beause it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along" ~unknown