Saturday, December 31, 2011

The New Year!

Dear Friends... Here we are, once again, standing on the threshold.

Although each day affords us a fresh start, January 1st is accepted
by most as a time to reflect on moments past and imagine possibilities
for the future.

As we begin anew, I am anxious for 2012 and the unfolding of some
really wonderful happenings, exciting opportunities, and the renewed
commitment to creating nature inspired art.

In 2012, I will once again be working closely with the very talented staff
of Windham Fabrics/Baum Textiles designing new patterns, along
with promoting my endearing second collection, Garden Tales. (Find
these new fabrics in your local quilting stores mid-January
and in my on-line store in late-February)

I am also excited to be working with TF Publishing again on a 2013
Nature Inspired Birds Calendar line, as a follow-up to the very popular
2012 Birds Calendars.

On the horizon are new retail projects with several other companies,
those details I hope to share with you later this year.

However due to the previously mentioned licensing commitments, I
have only accepted three invitations to teach next year. But never fear,
I have some really GREAT workshops scheduled in the coming months.
So, be sure to check out class details under Workshops (located on the
right sidebar)
and consider joining me in Washington, California,
and Italy.

And starting January 2nd, I will be embarking on a year-long blog
series: Journaling The Garden (In Vintage Mixed Media Style)

Each week, I will share a mix of art journaling tips, techniques,
prompts, tutorials, and finished pages, as I record my experiences
communing with nature. I am quite captivated by this endeavor
as it is something I have been longing to do for several years now.
So, I hope you will plan to follow along onthis adventure, perhaps
even participate by starting your own nature journal.

Finally, my deepest heartfelt thanks for your continued support...
May your 2012 be filled with many "Brave, Bold, Beautiful Moments!"


Sheilasembroidery said...

This sounds ilk´a good project Good luck in your New Year. I am also taking a class starting tonight 12 midnight online so hope my journaling will improve.

Janet Ghio said...

What a wonderful photo!! Look forward to following your blog in 2012 and your new journal!

Jane LaFazio said...

Happy New Year dear Tracie! I'm personally thrilled about your Journaling The Garden blog plans!!!

Stephanie Gentry said...

Great photo - so inspiring for the start of this new year! I am excited about your Journaling The Garden blog! Happy New Year!

*jean* said...

how wonderful! i look forward to your weekly garden posts!! your work has inspired me to find 'my own' birds over the last year...thank you!

Vanessa Johanning said...

Nature is the best inspiration!! I would love to do a garden journal! I haven't done one in years!! you are such a GREAT artist!!

Totally looking forward to it!!


Jeannie said...

I love this photo! Leaping into leap year and hoping to soar. Wishing you a new year full of artistic success, joy, laughter, and fun. Soar!

Janee said...

What a fantastic and beautiful photograph! :)