Each year I love to collaborate with other creative projects and artists, spreading the ripple effects of art and inspiration as far as we can. Check this page regularly for my latest collabs with some of my favorite friends and artists!
paint your heart and soul
“PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL” is an informative, inspiring and interactive* online painting art course, geared towards creative individuals of all levels: from absolutely novice to experienced artists.
Our hope is that at the end of the year you will be comfortable to create different subjects in a variety of mediums, find your artistic voice if you are new to art, or advance and enrich your style if you are an experienced artist.
“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 30 incredible artists, crafters and healers who are all gearing up to share their art, crafting and personal growth techniques with YOU! With a holistic approach to creativity, self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! This year you will also be able to try out other art crafts like art doll making & basket weaving and we will also provide you with nurturing and nourishing personal development activities to support any personal development you’re undertaking. Your final book with your artwork in it will function as wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!
Podcasts & Interviews
creative genius podcast
Breaking the rules: How to Overcome your Fear of Creativity
"In this episode talk about the power of learning how to break the rules to help us overcome fear & anxiety, to gain confidence in our creativity, and Tracy offers us some really practical ideas, insights and suggestions for harnessing and unleashing our creativity that I think you're going to find really useful AND she also tells us some beautiful stories (she has a true poet’s heart). This is the kind of episode that fills you up with the feeling that you can in fact do it, and makes you want to get out your tools and materials and get going right away."
creative ways podcast
How to be Intuitive, Passionate and the Importance of Self-Care Throughout Your Art Career with Tracy Verdugo
"My guest this week is Australian artist Tracy Verdugo. We chat about the fact that Tracy didn’t think of herself as an artist until late 30’s, in fact her first art class wasn’t until this decade! Which I love, as this must inspire so many people who are frankly in their own way!"
the artful soul
"Consider this a masterclass in expression, one that will inspire, challenge, and ask you to dig deep exploring why you create. Together we sat down and dug deep on a range of topics, from colour to curiosity, healing to grief, storytelling to changing the world. We recorded these conversations and have brought them together for you in this exclusive, free online event."
wellful living podcast
"In this casual conversation I chat with Tracy Verdugo- an inspirational artist who has had success globally with her vibrant, joy filled works as well as her creative workshops. We chat about the metaphoric relationship between art making and life and how the dualities of life, for example, beauty and mess, holding on and letting go, chaos and order, planning and intuition are well practiced during the process of making art. Tracy shared her multi layered approach to her artwork and we drew the parallel to life layers."
age thoughtfully podcast
"Best-selling author and life coach Marissa Kennerson explores aging from 40 up with leading experts on mobility, brain health, sleep, hormones, nutrition, creativity and much more."
craft a life you love podcast
"Do you hold yourself to a high standard that isn’t always attainable? A lot of creatives find themselves doing this and it can set us up to be really hard on ourselves when we don’t meet those expectations. In this episode, I was joined by painter and author Tracy Verdugo. We talked about setting realistic expectations for ourselves and our creative projects. She shares so much wisdom in this episode about seeing the world through the eyes of a child, how to get more involved in the creative community during the pandemic and advice on taking the leap into the creative venture you’ve been dreaming about!"
the left brain artist
#173 Tracy Verdugo: World Traveler Helping Others to Paint their Stories
"Artist Tracy Verdugo lives on the southeast coast of Australia. Normally she spends the summer traveling the world to teach her classes. In fact, I tried to get her on the podcast last year, but she was traveling so much I couldn’t pin her down! I’m glad to be talking with her today. Tracy is a teaching artist with a unique, brightly colored painting style."
the jeanne oliver podcast
"On this episode I am talking with Australian artist Tracy Verdugo.
Tracy lives a colorful and creative life along the coast. She is a best selling author, a prolific painter and a leader of live workshops. The heart of this interview is about the power of beginning, finding you creative voice, Tracy’s battle with cancer and the impact that sharing your gifts has on yourself and others."
the laura horn podcast
Having Faith in Your Creative Journey
"My guest today is Australian artist, teacher and best-selling author, Tracy Verdugo. In this episode, Tracy shares her story and talks about having faith in your creative journey even when the path isn't clear. We also chat about art supplies, balancing intuition with structure and the challenge of finding your style."
the creative superheroes podcast
"The Creative Superheroes podcast is a place to gather inspiration and learn from a wide range of Creative Superheroes. These are brilliant authors, artists, coaches and teachers who can help us cultivate more courage, more aliveness and more joy. Your host, Andrea Scher, is passionate about the sweet spot where creativity and personal growth intersect."