I was back Monday for Mixed Media Monday and boy did it feel great.  Just like in baseball when you hit the ball in that sweet spot you just know.  Tonight was one of those nights for me.  Taking that much needed time off to regroup and refresh only heightend my creative spirit.  I am thankful to all who said they missed Monday's and all who joined us.  Lots of fun!   

Here is the double spread in my 9 X 12 journal that I painted:


MATERIALS LIST:  Dimensional Effects, Gesso, Mixed Media Stencil (Timeless Treasure) and Paints (DecoArt – Yellow Green, Plum, Cool White, Deep Midnight Blue, Peony Pink, Desert Turquoise, Lamp Ebony, Bright Yellow, Jack-O'-Lattern Orange), Sharpie Pen, Uniball Signo White, Stabilo All (Black)


If you missed it LIVE it is recorded for your viewing pleasure and available on my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TraceB5.  



I was very thrilled to put my Dina Wakely class into action. Here are the details close-up:    


August truly was a month for Letting it Go and enjoying the process of my art.  I was so happy when we were concluding the show and I opened up my Studio shades to this beautiful painting:


For those of you who asked about the Mixed Media Media apron I was wearing and mugs here is a link:  http://www.cafepress.com/tracyweinzapfelstudios  I promise to get some paint on my apron in the weeks to come!

I welcome everyone to join the Facebook Group HERE and share your projects!   Remember our August Creative Dare!  Final week to work on that! 


 "Pause for a moment.  Breathe in slowly and deeply.  Exhale.  Feel the miracle of your breath.  And say, “Thank you.”  Be as grateful as possible, for small things, not just for big things – for the simple act of breathing, the time together, the conversations, etc. Every moment counts.  Every second matters.  Whatever is given is a gift.  Right now life isn’t perfect, but it sure is good.  Acknowledging this is is the foundation for all the happiness and abundance you seek."