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I Did a Thing

This summer, I did a thing.  Actually I did a couple of things.  I finished my second book, the Thinking Positive Toolbox.  I also started painting.  Not super creative Bob Ross style painting.  That would require talent.  But during my endless scrolling on Facebook, I discovered fluid art.  I watched tons of videos, did tons of research and said “Hey, that looks easy.  I can do that.”   Okay  First I was wrong, it’s not easy.  But I can do it.  Not always well, but I can do it.

So I started fluid painting and it’s equal parts fun and frustrating.  Fun because creating anything is fun.  Frustrating because I have a clear idea in my head of what I want to have happen, and 99.5% of the time, it doesn’t.  That’s okay because every pour is a learning experience, and you can scrape your paint off, or paint over it.

What About the Thing?

I’m getting there.  I made a new Instagram page and started sharing my paintings, which was mad scary. I put everything up there, the good, the bad and the ugly.  I’m not afraid of showing my mistakes….well, I am afraid, but I think it’s good to show that you’re not perfect. Since then, I’ve had a few people approach me about my paintings, and I’ve actually sold a couple!  Do I think I’m going to get rich off of this?  Uh that would be a big huge no, but I like creating things, and if I can make something that makes something happy then I’m going to do it.  Of course, I make people aware that there is no way I can replicate something I’ve already made, but I can give it my best try.

Will You Get to the Thing Already?

Relax, I’m getting to the thing.  So I decided to create a gallery here and share my art work with the world. I’m not putting the bad and the ugly up there.  They’ve been painted over already, or thrown out, because they were not salvageable.  I do know when to give up.  This is the first time I made a gallery so I’m kind of psyched that I figured that out.  If you hover over the pictures, you can see prices, and see which ones sold.  Sadly I have nothing new to add to it because the paintings have to cure for a couple of weeks and then need a to put a gloss finish over it and let that dry.  I don’t know about where you live, but where I live we’ve had constant humidity and things are taking a while to dry.

You Said a Couple of Things

Yes, I did say I did a couple of things.  A few years ago, I took some voice over classes, and I loved it.  I really, really loved it. It’s something I’d like to do more of on a professional level.  I finally decided to put up a couple of samples of my work to see if anything comes of it. It’s a big thing, but it’s still a thing.

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Thinking Positive: Take the Journey into Positivity

By: Tracie Joy

Thinking Positive Toolbox

A Workbook for Developing Positive Thinking Strategies

We all try to think positive, but sometimes it can be so hard. Life can get crazy, and we get pushed and pulled from all different directions. How do you stay positive when life seems to be conspiring against you? The Thinking Positive Toolbox will help you develop your own strategies to stay positive in this crazy life.

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