Here’s an insight into an artist’s brain and how magic can happen from playtime!

As an artist, I do spend a lot of time alone. Thinking, relaxing, meditating… no way! Try one simple word… OBSESSING. There you go… it’s out there…. I obsess.

I can be a proverbial pain in the you-know-where a LOT of the time whilst I’m working on a new idea (Mum, if you are reading this I can already hear you saying “Correction.. ALL of the time!” lol)

Soooo… after years of joy and sometimes pain and suffering for most peeps around me, I have realised the benefits of “creative play”.


Did you know that really good stuff can actually come outta creative play?

So here’s the story…  mostly in pics…

About a year ago, I challenged myself to draw a dog using only one continuous line – ONE LINE…. So I put my pen on the paper and did NOT lift it until the pic was done. It was kinda like scribbling…..

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… And I popped it on social media and it was like, really popular, so I kept on playing… and check these out… Watch closely, being a typical quirky artist with a sometimes low concentration span, I do try to spark things up so I swap my drawing hand, oh, and sometimes draw with both hands at the same time…  

… and another one…

SOOOOO fast forward to the beginning of this year. I wanted to create a new style using paint that glistens and “flows”.

And look! See the black lines? The reason I could do this was because of my practice playtime! Kaching! Now, these paintings are becoming so popular I can’t keep up!

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Stretching The Colour
Acrylic and Resin on Canvas
60cm x 50cm
Now available as Hand Finished Limited Edition Print
tk in flow 140cm x 80cm 3890
In Flow
Acrylic and Resin on Canvas
140cm x 80cm
tk peace and tranquility 120x90 3990 603x800 1
Peace and Tranquility
Acrylic and Resin on Canvas
120cm x 90cm
Private Commission
Pelicans Duo
Acrylic and Hessian on Canvas
120cm x 150cm

AND …..
So the moral of this story is…


I do hope this inspires you to always ensure you give yourself some time out to be extraordinary! I totally believe that we spent more time doing CREATIVE PLAY the world would become a happier more peaceful place!

…. So what are you waiting for?? GO OUT AND PLAY!!!

Big hugs and until next time, keep shining!


tracey xx e1534394639509



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