The weekend Tracy Verdugo brought Paint Mojo to Newcastle!

I was lucky enough to be able to host Tracy Verdugo and her fantastic Paint Mojo Workshop in Newcastle, which has totally enriched my creative adventure!

Meeting the wonderful Tracy was only just the beginning, her warmth and thoughtful style of teaching had us all relaxed and able to explore.

The day started with a meet and greet and the sharing of why we were at the workshop and the majority of answers were all about freeing up our creativity.  Tracy showed us various techniques and ways to think creatively with symbols and poems and gave us permission to play.

I had a grin from ear to ear all day and thoroughly enjoyed the creative play process that Tracy shared with us.  By the end of day one Tracy had us all engrossed  in our paintings and no one wanted to leave – one student even suggested that we camp out and paint all night!  We were definitely all in our elements and enjoying the day.


The next day was a little more of a challenge for me because I was loving what I had already created and the decision to go further was a frightening one, but then I remember why I had wanted to do the workshop and that was to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new and I knew if I didn’t push through I would have gained nothing.  So I decided to go for it and my painting changed dramatically (as you will see in the image below) and I was so glad that I let go with help from Tracy 🙂


Here are some wonderful images of the beautiful paintings created from the workshop:


At the end of the workshop we were all very excited and inspired.  It was a pleasure to spend the weekend with such wonderful, creative and caring women.

If you ever get the chance to do one of Tracy’s workshops I would thoroughly recommend it, you won’t forget the experience.  I have come away from the workshop with creative confidence, a bunch in fantastic techniques, plenty of inspiration and even some new friends!

Tracy’s beautiful painting created at the workshop (image below) was sold to a lucky student on the day.


Thanks Tracy for such a wonderful learning experience xxx

Keep Creating



Paint Mojo Workshop at Newcastle, Australia

The goal of my creative adventure is to learn and experience as many different types of drawing and painting to try and find my own unique style and also enjoy the process along the way.  I’ve come across a wide network of  creatives so far on my creative adventure, but one in particular has caught my eye –  Tracy Verdugo, who has wonderful paintings and a style that is truly inspirational and freeing.   I just new I had to experience the Paint Mojo Workshop that she runs because it looks just right for my creative adventure.

To my surprise, when I contacted Tracy about a workshop, she mentioned that she would love to bring it to Newcastle and the rest is history…….TRACY IS BRINGING HER PAINT MOJO WORKSHOP TO NEWCASTLE!  Woo Hoo!

Tracy’s unique style is very inspiring and I can’t wait to let the paint fly!

When: 7th & 8th July 2012 – 9.30 to 4.30pm

Where: Art Space Studio 11 at Newcastle Community Arts Centre

Please spread the news!  Even if you aren’t in the Newcastle area – have a look at Tracy’s Blog because she runs a number of workshop’s around Australia and other countries too!

For further details check out Tracy’s Blog

tracy's work

Happy Creating!

Cheers Chrystie xx