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A DOZEN OF LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

A DOZEN OF LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

For Michael’s Creative Tuesdays, I was to paint something that makes me happy.

First, I listed a dozen of life’s simple pleasures that makes me happy:

  • reading my trusty manual,
  • riding my bicycle,
  • falling asleep on the back of my hubby’s motorcycle,
  • cross-country skiing (I used to downhill and water ski),
  • playing the piano,
  • writing,
  • swimming,
  • chirping birds,
  • seeing friends,
  • drawing,
  • painting, and
  • fishing.

Second, I wrote about one of my happiest childhood memories.

“Tracy,” Dad said, tossing the tackle box into the boat. “Let’s go fishing.”

“Yahoo!” I kicked off my sandals, yanked on rubber boots, jumped into the car, and slammed the door.

With the boat trailer in tow, Dad steered the car toward the bait shop.

“Dad, how many minnows are we getting?”

“A bucket full, of course.”

I stared out the window and smirked. For the next few hours, we’ll cast our lines, devour Mom’s yummy egg sandwiches, listen for a Loons eerie echo, and reel in feisty Pike for dinner. Oh yah, just me and Dad.

Third, I ran out of time to paint a new piece, so here’s a fishing frog I painted that was published in a calendar for Zebra Publishing.

Dad, let's go fishing!

“Let’s Go Fishing” is also available as a greeting card for Father’s Day, and I’ll be offering a printable Father’s Day card (coming soon).

LET'S GO FISHING FAA

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Note: I just found out that this week’s “happy” prompt deadline has been extended a week.

In any case, thanks Christine, for the wonderful prompt.

Blessings of Happiness,

Tracy

P.S. What is one of your life’s simple pleasures that makes you happy?

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A BOUQUET OF PRAISE – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

A BOUQUET OF PRAISE – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

Two weeks ago, I shared that my self-confidence plummeted, but today I’m thrilled to report that after I kept “Looking Up”, I received encouragement by way of a large greeting card order and an order for a pillow.

Gods timing is always perfect. 🙂

The challenge for today’s Creative Tuesdays was to incorporate the flower (shown below) into a bouquet.

Keep Looking Up!  Colored with Copic Markers

So… my whimsical flower blossomed into “A Bouquet of Praise”—my way of praising God for all He does, has done, and will continue to do in my life.

A Bouquet of Praise Copyright Tracy Campbell

A Bouquet of Praise colored with Copic Markers

“With all my heart
    I praise the Lord,
    and with all that I am
    I praise his holy name!”

Psalm 103:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

And, even though, my life is not perfect, I will continue to praise Him, and I’ll remember to “Keep Looking Up”.

Now it’s time I pop on over to Michael’s Creative Tuesdays blog to cast my gaze on all the other awesome art. I hope you’ll join me. 🙂

Blessings and Hugs,

Tracy

P.S. Don’t forget to download your FREE coloring page. Just click on the image below.

P.P.S. Did you know that coloring is therapeutic?

FREE COLORING PAGE

Happy Birthday, Nathaneal! My grandson is six-years-old today. 🙂

How to Travel All Around the World – Creative Tuesdays

How to Travel All Around the World – Creative Tuesdays

To travel all around the world would be an exciting adventure.

And I’m already on an exciting adventure! I get to travel all around the world, (right here in cyberspace) sharing my writing and whimsical works of art.

Although … when I focus on the destination I stumble … a lot. That’s when I know I haven’t followed the words mapped out for me in my trusty guidebook. Words like the ones I’ve included in my whimsical piece of art for Creative Tuesdays.

AROUND THE WORLD

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Now that I’m back on course, I plan on enjoying the journey. And I’ll …

 “Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you I have a sure thing.”

Isaiah 26:3 (MSG)

Do you focus on the destination or the journey?

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Blessings and hugs,

Tracy

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How to Spot Twelve Invaluable Doula Traits

How to Spot Twelve Invaluable Doula Traits
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Please welcome back Stephanie Nickel. She’s going to let moms-to-be in on twelve invaluable traits a labor doula should possess. You’ll want to know this before you hire a doula. If you’re not sure what a labor doula is, click through to read this post.

Stephanie is not only a gifted writer and editor, but she also helps deliver precious gifts—she’s a certified labor doula through CAPPA Canada. (CAPPA stands for Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.) Continue reading “How to Spot Twelve Invaluable Doula Traits” »

Have You Heard of The Dragon’s Loyalty Award?

Have You Heard of The Dragon’s Loyalty Award?

Two weeks ago, up pops an email from Valentina, queen of the erratic blog, who awarded me “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award”. By the way, Valentina can’t decide if she likes her blog name. I do! Anyhoo, to think that in my last post I forget to mention how much I like blog awards. Although, a dragon is not my favorite beast, but the maiden is lovely.

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