Tuesday, May 6, 2014

.~ Mother's Day Give~A~Way ~.


No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. 

~Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Traci Suzanne Marvel
8 x 10 Giclee' Print

Although my mom passed away a few years ago,
She remains my ultimate hero. 
I overheard my brother telling my mom
that when God made her,
he made the perfect person.
I believe that to be true.

In honor of my mom and your mom, I am hosting a Give~ A~ Way a 8 x 10 giclee' print.
It's called Venturer Highway and represents the
 strength, power and beauty
 of a mother's love.

To be eligible to win, simply answer the following questions by posting a comment on this thread.  I will put all names in a hat and draw a lucky winner on
 Sunday May 11th at 9:00 am MT

Here are the questions.  Answer as briefly or in detail as you would like.

Share a fond memory you have about your mom.
What is your mom's super power?

Looking forward to reading all your comments.
Cheers to Mother's Around the Globe!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

.~ Spring 2014 Update.~

It's been awhile now since I have posted on my blog.
I have been transitioning into a new job.
Life has settled a bit.
I am reuniting with my authentic self and I am back creating in my art shack.
Balancing a day job and a life passion is challenging,
but one's true colors shine through right?
At least that is what I learned from Cyndi Lauper.


I Dig You
Original Design by Traci Suzanne Marvel

On the creative side of things, I have three paintings in the works.
I Dig You is one of them.
Just put in an order to have this image made into post cards.
The original painting does not have the words on it and I think I will sell it that way.

I also have a horse painting I am working on.
And a sailboat too.
Will share those here when I get a little further along.

As far as Woolin Rouge Designs company, Sylvia and I are so close to having our Coffee, Tea or Bee? Mug Rugs Series patterns available to sell.
 There are five flowers: Daisies, Poppies, Sunflower, Dogwood and Coneflowers.

Stay tuned to our Woolin Rouge Website for details when the patterns will be ready.
There are some other exciting things happening behind the scenes at Woolin Rouge Designs 
but I can't say just yet. Again please sign up to receive our newsletter and also keep your eye on our blog.

New to my Etsy store are my hand designed lavender sachets.
You can find them here: Traci Suzanne Marvel Etsy
There are lots of other fun paintings, cards, photographs in my etsy store too.
All of which are looking for a good home.

Oh, I almost forgot!
an amazing designer purchased my After the Fall Photograph!
His name is Kerry Joyce.
Take a look at his website.

Life in General
I like my new job very much.
Glacier Peak Holistics mission is to help dogs and horses live
 a happy and healthy life without compromising their longevity.
My daughter has been helping create some videos.
Here is one of them: It talks about Inflapotion, Herbal Aspirin and Mountain Salve.
My dog Cowboy is a featured player.
If your dog (or horse) has any mobility issues than you might want to take a closer look at these products.
You can find them all here Glacier Peak Holistics.

Marilu Henner

In April, I was asked to coach at class at marilu.com
It was the third time I have coached a class and I just LOVE doing so.
Marilu Henner is a huge mentor in my life.
If you feel you are not living your B.E.S.T life,
you might want to take a look into joining the marilu.com community.
By the way, B.E.S.T stands for Balanced, Energy, Stamina, Toxin-Free.
Marilu has a wonderful radio show that airs Monday through Friday 10-1 MT
Visit the marilu.com home page and click on "listen now" and it will take you directly to the website.
If you can't catch the live show, no worries as it is recorded so you can listen at your convenience.
What is really great is you can call in and talk to Marilu in person!

~ My Family ~
My husband is doing well.
He just had a check up and received a clean bill of health.
I am so thankful that he found his way into my life.
What a lucky girl I am.
August 2nd marks our 17th Wedding Anniversary.

Skylar Lareen
Here is her website: Sky Boggs  
I need to get an updated photo of Sky and her beau John.

David Christopher
with his little one Ayanna
I need to get a photo with his beautiful girlfriend Lindsey.
She is an amazing mom and very talented artist.
I will update this soon with a family photo.
David is a graphic artist and works here:
Great Northern Printing
My children continue to amaze me with their kinds hearts, talent and wisdom.
I LOVE them so.
My best friend Cowboy is holding his own.
He is 14 now and I treasure every day I have left with him.

My brothers and sisters in California are all doing what they do best.
acting, singing, writing, teaching oh and making babies.
A new niece is due very soon!

Here is a video of my niece Kelley.  She is a guest on Complexion Kitchen With Jaqueline
My mom would be so proud of her.  I know I am.

~ My Friends ~
I am forever filled with gratitude for the friends I have.
You all know who you are and I appreciate your unconditional love.

I do have a prayer request for one of my friends whose husband passed away
just this morning.  He had been in Hospice care and today May 4th, was the day God called him home.
His name was Mark and her name is Mary Lou.
Mary Lou is an amazing artist, writer and teacher.
Most of all she is an extraordinary person.
You can read more about her here:

Here is her Go Fund Me page if you care to help her in this challenging time:
That about brings everyone up to speed with what is going on in my life.
Hope all is well with all of you.
Love to hear from you.

Cheers to Creativity ~ 

About Me

My photo

Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.