TracyOlan

Visual artist :: WOOL WAX WOOD

Kingston, Canada · 22 Sales

TracyOlan

Visual artist :: WOOL WAX WOOD

Kingston, Canada 22 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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This is my story…so far.

Hey there, I'm Tracy. I am a maker and always have been I suspect. I live and create in Canada, in the heart of a bustling downtown limestone city. On weekends I run to the woods and play in the trees beside a lake, with my guy and our boy. Both worlds call to me deeply and each inspire and nourish me differently. The libra in me needs them both equally and what they offer, I take with me into the studio every day.

I am always changing and reaching for what fits and feels better. Slowing to feel full up for what is working, then falling into the reach again. Some things tho, seem to stay the same. My love of natural materials, is one. Whether found in the woods or on the shores of Lake Ontario, in abundant beehives or off the back of my sheepy friends…I am pretty smitten with what earth offers this little artist. I love my earthy finds so much they are scattered around my home and studio, a stick or stone is art before I get my hands on it, and they sit like friends in the background of my life. I love reaching into an old crate full of driftwood sticks and pulling out one I know well, and having it so naturally become a focal point in a piece of art I'm working on. It feels so collaborative, and thrilling, when a piece just fits perfectly, literally or metaphorically, into my art. And that sort of thing happens all the time in my studio, as part of my creative process. From the moment the journey begins - which is usually in a Starbucks getting my tea, before hitting the road with my dog Charlie, on our way to some beach or salvage yard, looking for beautiful things - to the last moments in the creative process where I'm hanging and signing my work….it's all equally good and fulfilling.

I LOVE what I get to do. It's always changing and expanding and unfolding, naturally. I find my way around life and art, by way of my instincts…one feeling at a time. I hope something here draws you in and stirs you up…Whispers to you.
T xo

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